February 11, 2005



ASTROS: Agreed to two-year, $16.9 million contract with P Roy Oswalt, avoiding salary arbitration. Signed former Orioles OF Trenidad Hubbard to minor league contract; invited him to major league camp.

PHILLIES: Agreed to one-year, $825,000 contract with OF Jason Michaels.


NBA: Fined Celtics C Kendrick Perkins $15,000 for flagrant foul against Bucks F-G Desmond Mason in game Tuesday. ... Suspended Kings C Brad Miller one game for throwing headband and wristbands and yelling at officials after they did not call goaltending on last-second shot Tuesday. Fined Kings G Mike Bibby and G Cuttino Mobley $15,000 and F Chris Webber $10,000 for actions after game.

MAGIC: Activated F Brandon Hunter from injured list. Placed C Andrew DeClercq on injured list with sore right knee.

NETS: Signed G Billy Thomas for rest of season.


DUKE: Named John Strollo football assistant coach.

LSU: Named Bo Pelini defensive coordinator.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Named Steve Sarkisian assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach. Named Lane Kiffin offensive coordinator; he will also coach wide receivers and serve as recruiting coordinator. Named Dennis Slutak director of football operations.

TULSA: Announced that C Brian Cardwell will leave basketball team and withdraw from university.


NFC: Named Cowboys T Flozell Adams as Pro Bowl replacement for Eagles T Tra Thomas, who has back injury.

BROWNS: Named Bill Rees director of player personnel.

EAGLES: Placed franchise tag on DT Corey Simon. ... Signed QB Andy Hall, LB Greg Richmond, WR Justin Jenkins, WR Carlos Perez, OL Brandon Hall and OL Drew Strojny from practice squad to active roster.

PACKERS: Named Turner Gill director of player development-offensive assistant.

RAIDERS: Named Keith Millard defensive line assistant coach.

SEAHAWKS: Named Bob Casullo special teams coach.


IOC: Ethics commission recommended IOC VP Kim Un-yong be expelled permanently because of corruption charges in South Korea.


GERMAN SOCCER FEDERATION: Suspended referee Robert Hoyzer after he admitted rigging four games in return for $85,000.


FINA: Awarded 2005 world championships to Montreal, less than a month after stripping city of event.

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