December 05, 2003



CARDINALS: Agreed with former Orioles C Chris Widger on one-year contract.

MARLINS: Re-signed IF Mike Mordecai to one-year contract.

PIRATES: Re-signed P Salomon Torres to one-year contract.

REDS: Named Dave Miley manager and agreed to terms with him on one-year contract with club option.

RED SOX: Named Terry Francona manager and signed him to three-year contract with club option.

YANKEES: Acquired P Javier Vazquez from Expos for 1B Nick Johnson, OF Juan Rivera and P Randy Choate.


SUN BELT CONFERENCE: Announced that Florida Atlantic has accepted membership invitation, effective in fall of 2004, for football, with other sports to be added at later date.

ARIZONA: Added QB Ryan O'Hara to basketball roster.

EAST CAROLINA: Suspended F Corey Rouse indefinitely from basketball team for violating team policy.

ILLINOIS: Fired defensive coordinator Mike Cassity.

JAMES MADSION: Announced resignation of field hockey coach Irene Horvat.

LOUISIANA TECH: Fired defensive coordinator Rick Smith.

NEVADA: Named Ken Wilson linebackers and secondary coach and Chris Klenakis offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.

SALISBURY: Sophomore K Brock Boland was named to Football Gazette's All-South Region second team; senior DE Justin Dominick (Bel Air) was named to third team.

TENNESSEE TECH: Announced Mike Hennigan, athletic director and football coach, will relinquish duties as AD.

WEBER STATE: Suspended G Jamaal Jenkins and F Donnell Franklyn indefinitely from basketball team for academic violations.


NFL: Fined Titans CB Samari Rolle $12,500 for throat-slash gesture and celebrating interception against Jets on Monday.

RAMS: Signed DE Erik Flowers. Signed DE Nick Burley and WR Michael Coleman to practice squad.

High school

OAKLAND MILLS: Named Carol Satterwhite acting athletic director.


UNITED (MLS): M Bobby Convey has been named finalist for U.S. Soccer's 2003 Male Athlete of the Year.

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