December 06, 2003



BRAVES: Agreed to one-year contract with P Jaret Wright, avoiding arbitration.

DIAMONDBACKS: Agreed to one-year, $1 million contract with IF Carlos Baerga.

GIANTS: Agreed to two-year, $2.5 million contract with P Matt Herges.

MARLINS: Agreed to minor league contract with IF Lenny Harris; invited him to major league camp.

TIGERS: Agreed to minor league contract with IF Dean Palmer; invited him to major league camp.


NBA: Fined Nets G Jason Kidd $10,000 for verbally abusing and publicly criticizing game officials after game Wednesday against Grizzlies. ... Announced that Lakers F Karl Malone will not play tomorrow against Jazz after being suspended for one game by the NBA for elbowing Mavericks G Steve Nash in head Thursday.

BUCKS: Placed F Toni Kukoc on injured list with back spasms. Signed F Dan Langhi.

CLIPPERS: Activated F Elton Brand from injured list. Placed G Eddie House on injured list with sprained left foot.

MAGIC: Activated G Shammond Williams from injured list. Placed G Reece Gaines on injured list with right patella tendinitis.

SPURS: Bought out remainder of contract of G Anthony Carter, who has tendinitis in left knee.


NCAA: Announced that former Notre Dame DT Alan Page will receive Theodore Roosevelt Award for efforts to encourage post-secondary education.

JOHN MACKEY AWARD: Nassau County Sports Commission announced three finalists for award that goes to nation's best tight end: Ben Troupe, Florida; Kellen Winslow II, Miami (Fla.); and Kris Wilson, Pittsburgh.

CONNECTICUT: Announced that F Charlie Villanueva's NCAA eligibility issues have been cleared up, and that he will play today.

DARTMOUTH: Named Dan Chemotti and Jeff Roberts men's lacrosse assistant coaches.

COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME: B Julia Bachman and B Hannah Young were named to All-AWCC first team in soccer. M Heather Karbonski (Arundel) and F Katelyn Aziz (North Harford) were named to All-AWCC second team.

OREGON: Agreed to one-year contract extension through 2008 with football coach Mike Bellotti.

ST. MARY'S: Announced that volleyball coach Kelly Sampson resigned.

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.


BRONCOS: Placed KR Chris Cole on IR. Signed WR Charlie Adams from practice squad.

FALCONS: Signed WR John Lewis. Placed WR LaTarence Dunbar on IR with hamstring injury.

JETS: Waived S David Young. Signed RB Johnathan Reese from practice squad.

REDSKINS: Signed OL Pia Elisara from practice squad. Released OL Daryl Terrell.


BLUE JACKETS: Assigned F Espen Knutsen and F Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre to AHL Syracuse.

DEVILS: Recalled D Sean Brown from AHL Albany. Assigned G Scott Clemmensen to Albany.

ISLANDERS: Assigned F Jeff Hamilton to AHL Bridgeport.

LIGHTNING: Recalled C Martin Ciback from AHL Hershey.

SENATORS: Assigned G Ray Emery to AHL Binghamton.

STARS: Activated C Pierre Turgeon from IR. Assigned RW Rob Valisevic to AHL Utah.


SOCKERS (MISL): Signed M Matt Broadhead. Named Ralf Wilhelms executive VP.

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