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December 24, 2003

Moves

Baseball

ASTROS: Agreed to minor league contracts with P Tony Fiore and OF Phil Hiatt.

CUBS: Agreed to one-year contract with free-agent IF Todd Walker, who had been with Red Sox.

DIAMONDBACKS: Agreed to one-year, $1 million contract with P Shane Reynolds and one-year, $500,000 contract with P Steve Sparks.

MARLINS: Acquired minor league P Bill Murphy as player to be named from Athletics to complete Dec. 16 trade for P Mark Redman.

PADRES: Signed C Miguel Ojeda and 1B Todd Sears to one-year contracts. Signed P Eddie Oropesa to minor league contract.

PHILLIES: Agreed to one-year, $575,000 contract with IF-OF Shawn Wooten.

PIRATES: Agreed to one-year, $975,000 contract with free-agent 3B Chris Stynes, who had been with Rockies.

REDS: Named Mark Berry third base coach, Randy Whisler first base coach, Chris Chambliss hitting coach and Jerry Narron bench coach.

RED SOX: Agreed to one-year contracts with free-agent 2B Pokey Reese ($1 million), who had been with Pirates, and P Jason Shiell. Agreed to minor league contract with P Edwin Almonte.

YANKEES: Designated C Michel Hernandez for assignment. Signed free-agent P Tom Gordon, who had been with White Sox, to two-year, $7.25 million contract and OF Kenny Lofton, who had been with Cubs, to two-year, $6.2 million contract.

Basketball

CLIPPERS: Activated F-C Olden Polynice. Placed F-C Melvin Ely on injured list with flu.

LAKERS: Activated F Brian Cook from injured list. Placed G Jannero Pargo on injured list.

ROCKETS: Activated G Mike Wilks from injured list. Placed F-C John Amaechi on injured list with intestinal virus.

76ERS: Placed F Marc Jackson on injured list with left ring finger fracture. Acquired 2004 conditional second-round draft pick from Magic for F Monty Williams, 2004 conditional second round draft pick and cash.

SUNS: Acquired F Donnell Harvey from Magic for 2004 second-round draft pick. Placed F Robert Archibald on injured list with flu.

SUPERSONICS: Activated G Ray Allen. Placed F Ansu Sesay on injured list with sprained left ring finger.

Colleges

ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK: Announced that G Nick Zachery left basketball team for personal reasons.

CINCINNATI: Named Mark Dantonio football coach.

COPPIN STATE: MEAC named G Antoinette Reese women's basketball Player of the Week.

DEPAUW: Named Bill Lynch football coach.

ELON: Named Paul Hamilton football coach.

LOUISIANA STATE: Announced that RB Shyrone Carey and LS Steve Damen are ineligible for Sugar Bowl for rules violations.

ST. JOSEPH'S (IND.): Named Tim Lester football coach.

Football

BEARS: Signed WR Daryl Jones and G Bryan Anderon. Placed S Mike Green and T Qasim Mitchell on IR.

BENGALS: Placed LB Adrian Ross on IR with with torn left ACL. Signed OL Thatcher Szalay from practice squad. Signed T Belton Johnson to practice squad.

BROWNS: Signed OL Scot Osborne from practice squad. Waived DB Ron Israel. Placed DT Antonio Garay on IR. Signed DT John Nix. Signed DB David Young to practice squad. Waived DT David Thompson from practice squad.

CHARGERS: Announced that Marty Schottenheimer will return as coach in 2004.

EAGLES: Placed LB Carlos Emmons on IR. Signed S Norman LeJeune from practice squad. Signed LB Jason Short to practice squad.

FALCONS: Placed RB Travis Jervey on IR with strained neck. Signed LB Terrence Robinson from practice squad. Re-signed FB Jeremy Allen to practice squad.

49ERS: Waived DT DeVone Claybrooks. Signed DE Michael Landry from practice squad.

JETS: Waived RB-KR Michael Bates from IR.

LIONS: Placed DE Kalimba Edwards on IR with groin injury. Signed DT Colin Cole.

RAIDERS: Announced retirement of OT Lincoln Kennedy.

REDSKINS: Placed S Ifeanyi Ohalete on IR. Signed DE Ron Warner.

STEELERS: Placed OL Marvel Smith on IR. Signed DB B.J. Tucker from practice squad.

TEXANS: Announced resignation of director of negotiations Dan Ferens, effective in spring. Signed CB Rober' Freeman from practice squad.

STAMPEDERS (CFL): Named Matt Dunigan coach and GM.

ALOUETTES (CFL): Named Larry Smith interim president.

Hockey

FLYERS: Recalled G Antero Niittymaki from AHL Philadelphia.

KINGS: Assigned G Milan Hnilicka and RW John Tripp to AHL Manchester.

Soccer

FIFA: Banned Manchester United D Rio Ferdinand for seven months for taking cannabis.

U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: Invited D.C. United M Ben Olsen to training camp next month.

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