December 07, 2003



MARINERS: Named Bob Fontaine VP for scouting, Roger Jongewaard VP and special assistant to GM, Benny Looper VP of player development and scouting, Frank Mattox director of player development and Greg Hunter director of minor league operations.

MARLINS: Signed OF Gerald Williams to minor league contract; invited him to major league camp.

PADRES: Agreed to one-year, $1.85 million contract with P Rod Beck with club option for 2005.


NBA: Fined Mavericks coach Don Nelson $7,500 for publicly criticizing officials.


DUKE: Promoted Ted Roof to football coach.


NFL: Fined Steelers coach Bill Cowher $10,000 for criticizing replay official Dale Hamer after last Sunday's game against Bengals.

PACKERS: Placed S Antuan Edwards on IR with partially torn hamstring. Signed CB Erwin Swiney from practice squad.


BRUINS: Recalled RW Patrick Leahy and LW Ted Donato from AHL Providence.

FLAMES: Recalled F Josh Green from AHL Lowell.

ISLANDERS: Activated C Dave Scatchard and RW Eric Godard from IR.

RED WINGS: Assigned G Curtis Joseph to AHL Grand Rapids.

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