March 05, 2004



ANGELS: Agreed to terms with P John Lackey and P Kevin Gregg.

ASTROS: Agreed with pitcher Kirk Saarloos on one-year contract.

BREWERS: Agreed with IF Keith Ginter on three-year contract and P Chris Capuano, P Wayne Franklin, IF Bill Hall, IF Lyle Overbay and OF Scott Podsednik on one-year contracts. Renewed contract of P Doug Davis.

EXPOS: Agreed to terms with P T.J. Tucker and P Claudio Vargas on one-year contracts.

METS: Signed 2B Jose Reyes and P Jason Anderson and P Jose Diaz to one-year contracts.

PIRATES: Gave former Orioles OF Chris Singleton his unconditional release and voided his minor-league contract after failing his physical.

RED SOX: Agreed with P Bronson Arroyo, P Colter Bean, P Jamie Brown, P Jerome Gamble, P Reynaldo Garcia, P Bryan Hebson, P Anastacio Martinez, P Lenny Dinardo, P Mark Malaska, P Phil Seibel, C Andy Dominique, C Michel Hernandez and IF Kevin Youkilis on one-year contracts.

TWINS: Signed P Joe Nathan to two-year contract. Renewed the contract of P Kyle Lohse. Signed P Grant Balfour, P Boof Bonser, P Sean Douglass, P J.D. Durbin, P Matt Guerrier, P Adam Johnson, P Colby Miller, P Micheal Nakamura, P Juan Rincon, P Carlos Silva, P Brian Wolfe, P Carlos Pulido, P Brad Thomas, C Rob Bowen, C Matthew LeCroy, 1B Justin Morneau, IF Jason Bartlett, IF Michael Cuddyer, IF Nick Punto, IF Terry Tiffee, OF Lew Ford, OF B.J. Garbe, OF Jason Kubel, OF Michael Restovich and OF Michael Ryan.


BULLS: Signed F Paul Shirley to a 10-day contract. Placed F Marcus Fizer on injured list with sprained left ankle.

HEAT: Activated G Bimbo Coles. Placed C Loren Woods with lower back strain.

JAZZ: Signed C Mikki Moore for the remainder of the season. KNICKS: Named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to basketball operations staff.


NORTHEAST CONFERENCE: Named Central Connecticut State's Ron Robinson men's basketball Player of the Year. Mount St. Mary's G Landy Thompson (Archbishop Spalding) named to All-Conference second team. Mount St. Mary's G Mychael Kearse named to third team and All-Rookie team.

NEW ORLEANS BOWL: Announced two-year title sponsorship agreement with Wyndham International.

BOWIE STATE: Named Michael J. Lynn Jr. football coach.

EVANSVILLE: Announced sophomore F Deywayne Lee has been dismissed from the men's basketball team.

GOUCHER: Announced that Kate Guggino was named first-team selection and Stephanie Tolbert (Western) made the second team on All-Capital Athletic Conference women's basketball team, and that Charleata Neal was named CAC women's basketball Coach of the Year.

LOUISVILLE: Signed men's basketball coach Rick Pitino and football coach Bobby Petrino to contract extensions through 2010.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Named Levern Belin defensive interior coach, John Bond offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and Marquis Mosely wide receivers coach. Promoted Sam Pittman to assistant head coach and offensive line coach. Moved Greg Bower from defensive interior coach to tight ends coach.

LOUISIANA STATE: Named Mike Collins linebackers coach.

OKLAHOMA: Suspended C Jabahri Brown indefinitely from men's basketball team after he was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

SAINT LOUIS: Announced that junior G Reggie Bryant has left men's basketball team for indefinite period to be with his seriously ill father.

WISCONSIN: Announced that indefinite suspension of RB Dwayne Smith has been reduced to five spring practices.


BEARS: Re-signed CB Todd McMillon to one-year contract.

BENGALS: Signed former Ravens S Kim Herring and LB Nate Webster to five-year contracts.

BUCCANEERS: Signed T Derrick Deese.

CHARGERS: Signed LB Steve Foley and OL Leander Jordan to three-year contracts.

CHIEFS: Re-signed TE Billy Baber to one-year contract.

49ERS: Re-signed DE John Engelberger to three-year contract, C Brian Jennings to six-year contract and S Ronnie Heard to a one-year contract.

LIONS: Re-signed WR-KR Eddie Drummond.

PANTHERS: Re-signed TE Kris Mangum to four-year contract and G Tutan Reyes to two-year contract.

RAIDERS: Re-signed FB Chris Hetherington and WR Alvis Whitted.

RAMS: Signed K Sean Landeta (Towson) to one-year contract. Signed P Mark Jensen.

RAVENS: Acquired WR Terrell Owens from 49ers for 2004 second-round draft pick.

REDSKINS: Traded CB Champ Bailey to Denver for RB Clinton Portis. Re-signed LB Kevin Mitchell and C Ethan Albright.

SAINTS: Signed RB-KR Aaron Stecker, who had been with Buccaneers, to four-year contract.

STEELERS: Signed TE Matt Cushing and WR Chris Doering to one-year contracts.

TEXANS: Signed DT Robaire Smith, who had been with Titans, to a six-year contract. Signed T Todd Wade, who had been with Dolphins, to six-year contract.


BLUES: Traded G Brent Johnson to Coyotes for C Mike Sillinger. Recalled F Peter Sejna from AHL Worcester.

BRUINS: Traded 2006 second-round draft pick and future considerations to Capitals for C Michael Nylander.

CAPITALS: Claimed D Brad Norton off waivers from Kings.

WILD: Traded C Jim Dowd to Canadiens for 2004 fourth-round draft pick.


MAJOR INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE: Promoted David Grimaldi vice president of soccer operations and Herb Silva vice president of officials.

WAVE (MISL): Signed F Johnny Torres to three-year contract. Traded F Dan Antoniuk to Sockers for fourth-round pick in 2005 MISL amateur draft.

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