February 13, 2005



ORIOLES: Agreed to one-year contract with P Jorge Julio.

ROYALS: Defeated P Jeremy Affeldt in salary arbitration; he'll receive raise from $350,000 to $950,000 instead of his $1.2 million request.


CLIPPERS: Activated G Shaun Livingston from injured list. Placed G Kerry Kittles on injured list with degenerative disc in lower back.

HAWKS: Placed G Kenny Anderson on injured list with strained left hamstring. Activated G-F Josh Smith from injured list.

76ERS: Placed G Kedrick Brown on injured list with lower back strain. Activated F Brian Skinner from injured list.

TIMBERWOLVES: Fired Flip Saunders as coach and announced that he will be reassigned within organization. Announced that VP of basketball operations Kevin McHale will coach team for rest of season.


INDIANA: Announced that LB Paul Szczesny has left program and withdrawn from school.

KANSAS STATE: Announced that junior F Marques Hayden will not return to men's basketball team this season.


PATRIOTS: Promoted Eric Mangini, former Ravens assistant coach, to defensive coordinator.

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