January 31, 2004



DODGERS: Agreed to one-year, $1 million contract with IF-OF Jolbert Cabrera. He had asked for $1.35 million in salary arbitration; team had offered $850,000.

PHILLIES: Agreed to one-year, $2.6 million contract with P Vincente Padilla.

PIRATES: Agreed to minor league contract with former Orioles OF Chris Singleton, who had been with Athletics.

RED SOX: Agreed to one-year, $4,587,500 contract with 1B-DH David Ortiz. He had asked for $5 million in arbitration; team had offered $4.2 million.

ROYALS: Invited country singer Garth Brooks to major league camp as non-roster player; his presence is designed to promote his children's charities, Teammates for Kids.


NBA: Fined Jazz $15,000 for mascot skit that ridiculed Lakers F Karl Malone and G Kobe Bryant during timeout of game last Saturday. ... Announced that expansion draft for Charlotte Bobcats will be June 22 (or June 23 if NBA Finals goes to seven games).

CLIPPERS: Signed F Matt Barnes to second 10-day contract.

LAKERS: Placed G Kobe Bryant on injured list with cut right index finger. Signed G Maurice Carter to 10-day contract.

MAVERICKS: Claimed F Scott Williams on waivers from Suns.

NUGGETS: Activated G Jon Barry from injured list. Placed F Mark Pope on injured list with left knee patella tendinitis.

76ERS: Signed F Zendon Hamilton for rest of season.

TIMBERWOLVES: Signed G Darrick Martin to 10-day contract.

DALLAS (NWBL): Signed F Sheryl Swoopes.


SEC: Suspended Vanderbilt G-F Corey Smith and South Carolina F Renaldo Balkman one game each for fighting during game Jan. 28.

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL: Named Bob Parker men's lacrosse coach.

CORNELL: Named Jim Knowles football coach.

MANSFIELD: Named Jim Shiffer football coach.

MARYLAND: Soccer Buzz named F-M Kimmy Francis and M-D Mallory Mahar to All Mid-Atlantic second team; named M Jen Biscoe (John Carroll) to third team; named D Ashly Kennedy (St. Mary's) to freshman team.

TEXAS CHRISTIAN: Announced that it will leave Conference USA and join Mountain West Conference in all sports beginning in 2005-06 academic year.


CARDINALS: Named Joe Robinson defensive ends coach and special teams coordinator.

JETS: Named Doug Graber defensive backs coach.

PACKERS: Named Johnny Roland running backs coach.

RAIDERS: Allocated TE David Newman, G Todd Wike, G Pete Campion, LB Robert Chapman, RB Chris Downs (Maryland), QB Brett Engemann, DT Ron Moore, DE David Nugent and DE Bobby Setzer to NFL Europe.


NHL: Suspended Capitals D Jason Doig for two games, without pay, for kneeing Hurricanes C Kevyn Adams during game Thursday. Suspended Predators D Jamie Allison one game and fined team $10,000 for getting into verbal confrontations with fans during game Thursday against Blue Jackets. ... Fined Stars F Steve Ott and F Scott Young $1,000 each for board check and high sticking, respectively.

BLUE JACKETS: Assigned C Brad Moran to AHL Syracuse.

BLUES: Assigned D Christian Laflamme to AHL Worcester.

MIGHTY DUCKS: Recalled LW Casey Hankinson from AHL Cincinnati.

PENGUINS: Recalled G Sebastien Caron from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

PREDATORS: Claimed RW Jeremy Yablonski off waivers from Blues; assigned him to AHL Milwaukee.

THRASHERS: Activated C Marc Savard and D Chris Tamer from IR.


UNITED (MLS): Traded F-M Devin Barclay (McDonogh) to Crew for future considerations. Will not renew contract of D Galin Ivavov.

COLOMBIA: National team named Reinaldo Rueda coach.

Pro basketball

All-Star Game


Eastern Conference

Forwards-Vince Carter, Toronto; Jermaine O'Neal, Indiana.

Guards-Allen Iverson, Philadelphia; Tracy McGrady, Orlando.

Center-Ben Wallace, Detroit.

Western Conference

Forwards-Kevin Garnett, Minnesota; Tim Duncan, San Antonio.

Guards-Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers; Steve Francis, Houston.

Center-Yao Ming, Houston.

Final voting

Eastern Conference

Forwards Vince Carter, Toronto, 2,127,183; Jermaine O'Neal, Indiana, 1,629,054; Kenyon Martin, New Jersey, 659,773; Ron Artest, Indiana, 405,326; Scottie Pippen, Chicago, 358,035; Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Atlanta, 273,018; Carlos Boozer, Cleveland, 226,822; Richard Jefferson, New Jersey, 226,253; Jamal Mashburn, New Orleans, 221,519; Toni Kukoc, Milwaukee, 193,555. Guards Allen Iverson, Philadelphia, 1,731,648; Tracy McGrady, Orlando, 1,231,825; Jason Kidd, New Jersey, 1,126,838; LeBron James, Cleveland, 768,532; Baron Davis, New Orleans, 644,518; Stephon Marbury, New York, 384,316; Paul Pierce, Boston, 332,353; Reggie Miller, Indiana, 222,891; Chauncey Billups, Detroit, 214,195; Richard Hamilton, Detroit, 184,309. Centers Ben Wallace, Detroit, 1,982,251; Alonzo Mourning, New Jersey, 414,356; Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Cleveland, 356,861; Jamaal Magloire, New Orleans, 236,448; Eddy Curry, Chicago, 169,977.

Western Conference

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