January 15, 2004



ANGELS: Agreed to terms with IF Shane Halter on one-year contract.

BLUE JAYS: Agreed to terms with P Ted Lilly on two-year contract.

BRAVES: Re-signed IF Mark DeRosa to one-year contract.

ORIOLES: Agreed to terms on three-year contract with free-agent P Sidney Ponson.

ROCKIES: Reached agreement with P Turk Wendell on minor league contract.

TIGERS: Signed following free agents to minor league contracts: IF Greg Norton, IF Pablo Ozuna, IF Juan Llamas, C Bobby Estalella, C Brandon Harper, OF Kurt Airoso, P Jason Karnuth, P Craig Dingman and P Alex Lontayo. Re-signed C-OF Ben Petrick.


KNICKS: Fired Don Chaney as coach and Lon Kruger and Brendan Malone as assistant coaches. Named Lenny Wilkens coach.

LAKERS: Placed G Kobe Bryant on injured list with sprained right shoulder. Signed G Ime Udoka to 10-day contract.

SPURS: Activated G Manu Ginobili from injured list. Placed G Jason Hart on injured list.


BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE: Suspended Radford men's basketball coach Byron Samuels for one game for violations of conduct policy at Jan. 5 game.

ARIZONA: Named Mike Canales offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN: Fired defensive coordinator Rusty Russell and defensive ends and special teams coach Levorn Harbin.

IOWA STATE: Named Barney Cotton offensive coordinator-offensive line coach and Dan McCarney quarterbacks coach.

NEBRASKA: Named Dennis Wagner offensive line coach.

NORTHERN IOWA: Announced that G Keyonn Tutt has left men's basketball team.

TOWSON: Aaron Krause (Linthicum) named Colonial Athletic Association men's swimming performer of week.

WASHINGTON STATE: WR Devard Darling will skip senior season to enter NFL draft.

WINTHROP: Announced that freshman Tara Hammond has decided to leave women's basketball team.


BEARS: Named Lovie Smith head coach.

BILLS: Named Mike Mularkey head coach.

BUCCANEERS: Signed LB Altroy Bodrick, RB Earnest Graham, WR Frank Murphy, DT Delbert Cowsette, CB Lynaris Elpheage, C-LS John Garrison, P Craig Jarrett, K Carlos Martinez, DB Kalvin Pearson, WR Justin Skaggs, G Kevin Breedlove, LB Michael Brown, C Ben Claxton and WR Fabian Davis.

CARDINALS: Named Alex Wood offensive coordinator, Richard Solomon defensive backs coach, Kirby Wilson running backs coach and Steve Wetzel strength and conditioning coach.

DOLPHINS: Named Jerry Sullivan receivers coach.

GIANTS: Named Mike Sweatman special teams coordinator.

RAMS: Renewed contracts of associate head coach/offensive line coach John Matsko, wide receivers coaches Henry Ellard and John Ramsdell, running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery, strength and conditioning coaches Chris Clausen and Dana LeDuc, defensive assistant coach Gill Byrd and special assistant-quality control coordinator Matt Sheldon.

SAINTS: Named Jimmy Robinson wide receivers coach.


NHL: Suspended Flyers C Jeremy Roenick for one game, without pay, for actions in Jan. 13 game.

BLUES: Assigned G Brent Johnson and D Mike Stuart to AHL Worcester. Recalled D Jame Pollack from Worcester.

BRUINS: Loaned G Peter Hamerlik to ECHL Reading.

FLAMES: Assigned LW Martin Sonnenberg to AHL Lowell.

LIGHTNING: Recalled C Alexander Svitov from AHL Hamilton. Reassigned RW Shane Willis to AHL Hershey.

PENGUINS: Assigned D Patrick Boileau to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

THRASHERS: Activated RW Serge Aubin from IR. Re-assigned C Derek MacKenzie to AHL Chicago.


CHICAGO FIRE (MLS): Acquired first pick in second round of 2004 draft from MetroStars to complete compensation package for coach Bob Bradley.

LOS ANGELES GALAXY (MLS): Traded first-round pick in 2004 draft to MetroStars for first-round pick in 2005 draft.

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION (MLS): Extended contract of coach Steve Nicol through 2005 season. Re-signed D Jay Heaps and F-M Chris Brown.

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