December 28, 2004



HUTCH AWARD: Honor for courage and dedication to baseball was given to Padres P Trevor Hoffman.

CUBS: Re-signed OF Todd Hollandsworth to one-year, $900,000 contract, avoiding salary arbitration.

GIANTS: Agreed to two-year, $13.25 million contract with free-agent OF Moises Alou, who had been with Cubs.

REDS: Agreed to three-year, $25.5 million contract with P Eric Milton (Maryland), who had been with Phillies. Re-signed OF Jacob Cruz to minor league deal with invitation to spring training.


HORNETS: Traded G David Wesley to Rockets for G Jim Jackson and F Bostjan Nachbar. Waived G Alex Garcia and F Lonny Baxter (Maryland).

JAZZ: Placed G Howard Eisley on injured list with left Achilles' tendinitis. Activated G Keith McLeod.

NETS: Activated G-F Vince Carter.

RAPTORS: Placed C Alonzo Mourning on injured list. Activated C Rafael Araujo.

TRAIL BLAZERS: Signed C Ha Seung-Jin. Placed him on injured list with lower back pain. Activated G Richie Frahm.

ABA: Granted team to Wilmington, Del., to begin play in the 2005-06 season.


AUBURN: Agreed to seven-year, $16 million deal with football coach Tommy Tuberville.

GOUCHER: CAC named James Russo (Dulaney) men's basketball co-Player of the Week.

LIVINGSTONE: Named former Ravens TE Ben Coates football coach.

OHIO STATE: G Ricardo Billings has left men's basketball team.

OKLAHOMA: G Stephanie McGhee will not return to women's basketball team.

ST. JOHN'S: Suspended men's basketball F Rodney Epperson indefinitely pending review of his transfer from junior college during 2002-03 school year.


VIKINGS: Picked up 2005 $1 million option on coach Mike Tice (Maryland).


BLAST: MISL named Brian Rowland Goalkeeper of the Week, Allen Eller Offensive Player of the Week and P.J. Wakefield Defensive Player of the Week.

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