January 10, 2004



ASTROS: Named Tim Bogar manager, Jack Billingham pitching coach and Pete Rancont coach for Rookie-level Greeneville.

CARDINALS: Signed OF Emil Brown and OF Mark Quinn to one-year minor league contracts with invitations to major league camp. Signed OF Chris Prieto and 1B Luis Ortiz to minor league contracts; assigned them to Triple-A Memphis. Signed free-agent P Julian Tavarez, who had been with Pirates, to two-year, $4.2 million contract. Signed 2B Marlon Anderson, who had been with Devil Rays, to one-year, $600,000 contract. Signed OF Ray Lankford to minor league contract with invitation to spring training.

DEVIL RAYS: Named Don Zimmer adviser. Designated P Matt White for assignment.

DODGERS: Agreed to one-year, $975,000 contract with OF Dave Roberts. Named former Orioles C Terry Kennedy manager of Triple-A Las Vegas.

GIANTS: Agreed to one-year, $1.5 million contract with free-agent P Brett Tomko, who had been with Cardinals.

MARINERS: Designated P Ryan Anderson for assignment.

REDS: Agreed to minor league contracts with P Rigo Beltran, P Seth Etherton, P Brian Mallette, P Aaron Myette, P Corey Thurman, P Luke Prokopec, C Dane Sardinha, C Mike Stefanski, C Javier Valentin, IF Jacob Cruz, IF Aaron Holbert, OF McKay Christensen and OF Jermaine Clark.

RED SOX: Named Brad Mills bench coach, Lynn Jones first base coach, U.L. Washington minor league infield coordinator, Victor Rodriguez Latin American field coordinator, Todd Claus manager of Single-A Sarasota, Chad Epperson manager of Single-A Augusta and Luis Alicea of Rookie-level Lowell.

ROCKIES: Agreed to minor league contract with free-agent IF Denny Hocking, who had been with Twins.


NBA: Fined Celtics F Paul Pierce $7,500 for throwing and kicking basketball into stands during game Wednesday.

NETS: Signed G Robert Pack to 10-day contract. Placed F Eddie Griffin on injured list with sore back. Activated G Zoran Planinic from injured list.

76ERS: Signed F Zendon Hamilton to 10-day contract.

SPURS: Signed G Charlie Ward. Placed G Alex Garcia on injured list with bruised right knee.

SUNS: Activated F Amare Stoudemire and F Zarko Cabarkapa. Placed F Maciej Lampe on injured list with back spasms.


HERMANN TROPHY: Honor that goes to college soccer's best player went to St. John's D Chris Wingert.

ARIZONA STATE: Announced that QB Andrew Walter will stay in school for senior season instead of entering NFL draft. Named Mark Carrier secondary coach.

CLEMSON: Announced that junior WR Derrick Hamilton and junior DT Donnell Washington will forgo senior seasons and make themselves available for NFL draft.

DUKE: Named David Kelly football associate head coach.

FLORIDA STATE: Announced that WR P.K. Sam will forgo senior year and make himself available for NFL draft.

MIAMI, FLA.: Announced that CB Antrel Rolle will return for senior season instead of entering NFL draft.

NEBRASKA: Named Bill Callahan football coach.

OKLAHOMA: Announced that All-America DT Tommie Harris will forgo senior season to enter NFL draft.

OREGON: Announced that DL Igor Olshansky will forgo senior season and enter NFL draft.

UCLA: Announced that TB Tyler Ebell has decided to transfer.

WASHINGTON: Announced retirement of AD Barbara Hedges, effective Jan. 16. Named Dick Thompson interim AD.

WEST VIRGINIA: Suspended F Drew Schifino indefinitely from men's basketball team for violation of team rules.


BROWNS: Promoted wide receivers coach Terry Robiskie to offensive coordinator.

BUCCANEERS: Named Bruce Allen GM.

FALCONS: Named Jim Mora Jr. coach and Greg Knapp offensive coordinator.

49ERS: Promoted Ted Tollner to offensive coordinator and Gregg Smith to offensive line coach. Named Rich Olson quarterbacks coach and Dan Cozzetto tight ends coach.

GIANTS: Named Tim Lewis defensive coordinator.

JETS: Named Denny Marcin defensive line coach.

LIONS: Named Pat Morris offensive line coach.


NHL: Announced that Maple Leafs' Pat Quinn will coach Eastern Conference team and Red Wings' Dave Lewis will coach Western Conference in All-Star Game.

BRUINS: Recalled LW Martin Samuelsson from AHL Providence. Assigned RW Colton Orr to Providence.

CAPITALS: Claimed D Todd Rohloff off waivers from Blue Jackets. Assigned C Brian Sutherby to AHL Portland.

FLAMES: Acquired LW Lynn Loyns from Sharks for future considerations.

ISLANDERS: Signed free-agent C Cliff Ronning.

SHARKS: Traded F Lynn Loyns to Flames for future considerations.

STARS: Placed C Mike Modano on IR, retroactive to Jan. 2, with groin injury.


FIFA: Suspended Guatemala's soccer federation because of actions of its government.

SOCKERS (MISL): Traded D Gaston Pernia to Fury for D Brad Flanagan.


Remaining free agents

American League

Anaheim (1): Eric Owens of.

Orioles (3): Albert Belle, of; Hector Carrasco, rhp; Scott Erickson, rhp.

Boston (3): John Burkett, rhp; Todd Jones, rhp; Robert Person, rhp.

Cleveland (2): Ellis Burks, dh; Terry Mulholland, lhp.

Detroit (2): Shane Halter, 3b; Matt Walbeck, c.

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