November 08, 2003



BRAVES: Announced 1B Robert Fick cleared unconditional release waivers.

BREWERS: Signed IF Trent Durrington to minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

CARDINALS: Declined to exercise their 2004 contract option on P Mike DeJean.

CUBS: Exercised 2004 contract option on P Matt Clement, worth $6 million.

MARINERS: Named Bill Bavasi general manager and executive vice president.

MARLINS: Announced that bullpen coach Jeff Cox, bench coach Doug Davis, first base and infield coach Perry Hill, pitching coach Wayne Rosenthal, hitting coach Bill Robinson and bullpen coordinator Pierre Arsenault will return for the 2004 season.

ORIOLES: Named Lee Mazzilli manager and signed him to two-year contract with two option years.

REDS: Announced P Seth Etherton refused an outright assignment to the minor leagues and elected free agency.

RED SOX: Exercised their 2004 contract option on P Derek Lowe, worth $4.5 million. Received permission from Angels to speak with bench coach Joe Maddon about manager opening.

WHITE SOX: Named Joey Cora third base coach.


NBA: Suspended Rockets F Maurice Taylor for minimum of 10 games for violating league's anti-drug program.

BULLS: Activated G Kirk Hinrich and F Linton Johnson. Placed F Marcus Fizer (inflamed right knee) and G Roger Mason Jr. (strained left groin) on injured list.

HEAT: Signed free-agent F Tyrone Hill. Released G Kirk Penney. Activated F Caron Butler. Placed F Malik Allen on injured list with bone spur in his right foot.

MAGIC: Activated F Pat Garrity and G Keith Bogans. Placed F Britton Johnson on injured list with left knee patella tendinitis. Placed G-F Gordon Giricek on injured list with strained right arch.

NETS: Placed F Rodney Rogers on injured list with lacerated left thumb. Activated G-F Tamar Slay.

NUGGETS: Waived C Chris Marcus.

TRAIL BLAZERS: Placed G Derek Anderson on injured list with back spasms. Signed G Matt Carroll.


FLORIDA: Suspended men's basketball G Anthony Roberson for two exhibition games and season opener for violating university policy.

MARYLAND: Atlantic Coast Conference named to All-Conference field hockey team: sophomore Jackie Ciconte, sophomore Lauren Powley and freshman Paula Infante. Following players were to Academic All-District II men's soccer team: Seth Stammler and Domenic Mediate.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S: Northeast Conference named women's soccer senior Keli Stevens (Sparrows Point) to All-Conference first team. Announced that women's soccer G Naomi Campano was named to Academic All-District II first team.

TOWSON: Colonial Athletic Association named junior F Julie Lambi second-team All-Conference field hockey team.

UMBC: America East named following to women's soccer All-Conference second team: Freshman D Mary Hearin and sophomore G Robin Babaris; senior D Carolynn Patton received honorable mention; Hearin was also named to All-Rookie team, along with Amanda DiCarlo. America East named junior D Cecile Banas to field hockey All-Conference second team.

WASHINGTON: Agreed to terms with athletic director Barbara Hedges on nine-month contract.


DOLPHINS: Activated WR Kendall Newson.

PATRIOTS: Placed WR David Patten on injured reserve after knee surgery. Waived S Shawn Mayer.

RAMS: Released FB Joey Goodspeed.

REDSKINS: Signed OL Pita Elisara.


NHL: Suspended Blues F Doug Weight for four games, without pay, as result of cross-checking incident in game Thursday against Canucks.

CAPITALS: Named Joshua M. Freeman and Mark D. Lerner as partners in franchise ownership group, Lincoln Holdings LLC. Recalled D Rick Berry from AHL Portland. Placed LW Matt Pettinger on injured reserve with mild concussion.

Pro soccer

MLS playoffs


(Two-leg aggregate score series)

Eastern Conference

D.C. United vs. Chicago Game 1-Chicago 2, D.C. 0 Tomorrow-at Chicago, 1 p.m.

MetroStars vs. New England Game 1-N.E. 2, MetroStars 0 Tomorrow-at N. Engl., 4 p.m.

Western Conference

Los Angeles vs. San Jose Game 1-L.A. 2, San Jose 0 Tomorrow-at San Jose, 9 p.m.

Colorado vs. Kansas City Game 1-Colorado 1, K.C. 1 Today-at K.C., 8 p.m.


Thursday's result

San Diego 3, Dallas 1

Yesterday's result

Milwaukee 7, Monterrey 1

Today's games

Monterrey at Blast, 7:35 p.m. Cleveland at Phila., 7:05 p.m. Milw. at St. Louis, 7:05 p.m.


Men's soccer

Mt. St. Mary's 3, St. Francis (N.Y.) 1 Centennial Conference semifinal Johns Hopkins 3, McDaniel 1 Patriot League semifinal Navy 3,Colgate 2

Women's soccer

ACC semifinal Florida State 1, Maryland 0 MAAC semifinal Loyola 4, Rider 2

Field hockey

ACC semifinal Wake Forest 4, Maryland 1


Bucknell def. Navy, 30-25, 31-29, 30-23 Maine def. UMBC, 3-030-16, 30-26, 30-16 North Carolina def. Maryland, 26-30, 30-26, 33-31, 25-30, 15-13

Swimming and diving


Towson 135, Wm. & Mary 106


Wm. & Mary 143, Towson 100

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