December 30, 2003



DEVIL RAYS: Agreed with former Orioles C Brook Fordyce on one-year contract.

RANGERS: Signed Former Orioles OF David Dellucci to one-year, $750,000 contract.

REDS: Agreed with P Cory Lidle on one-year, $2.75 million contract.


HAWKS: Requested waivers on F Lee Nailon. Activated F Alen Henderson from injured list.

HEAT: Activated C Wang Zhi-Zhi from injured list. Placed F Udonis Haslem on injured list.

HORNETS: Waived C James Lang.

NETS: Agreed to terms with F Eddie Griffin.

PISTONS: Activated F Darvin Ham from injured list. Placed F Tremaine Fowlkes on injured list.


IOWA: Announced women's basketball F Deb Remmerde will transfer to Northwestern, Iowa.

JOHNS HOPKINS: DB Matt Campbell, DL Paul Smith and OL Matt Weeks were named to All-ECAC Southwest first team.

PURDUE: Announced women's basketball F Indi Johnson was declared academically ineligible for second semester.


BEARS: Fired coach Dick Jauron.

BENGALS: Signed LB Kenny Jackson, OL Belton Johnson, DB Ricot Joseph, OL Pete Lougheed, RB James Lynch, C Mike Mabry, DL Norris McCleary, OL Justin Sands, DL Greg Scott and WR Adam Ziesel.

BILLS: Fired coach Gregg Williams.

BROWNS: Fired offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, running backs coach Todd McNair and quarterbacks coach Carl Smith.

CARDINALS: Fired coach Dave McGinnis

DOLPHINS: Agreed with coach Dave Wannsted on two-year contract extension, through 2006.

FALCONS: Signed DT Devone Claybrooks, K Damon Duval, T Jason Jowers, DE Antwan Lake and T Jared Peck. Re-signed FB Jeremy Allen, DE Charles Alston, LB James Cotton, T Garry Johnson and WR Willie Quinnie.

LIONS: Signed DB Charles Drake, DB Chris Kern, OL David Miller, OL Ben Johnson and OL Kaulana Noa.

TEXANS: Signed WR Albert Johnson and WR Chris Taylor to reserve future contracts. Extended contract of CB Rober' Freeman.


NHL: Suspended Bruins F Martin Lapointe for one game, without pay, for cross-checking incident in game Dec. 27.

CANADIENS: Placed C Benoit Gratton on injured reserve. Waived F Donald Audette.

SENATORS: Traded D Wade Brookbank to Panthers for future considerations.

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