January 1, 2001
Basketball Grizzlies: Activated G Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. Placed F Grant Long on injured list. Suns: Activated C Jake Tsakalidis. Placed F Ruben Garces on injured list. College Mississippi: Fired defensive coordinator Art Kaufman, defensive backs coach Tom Lavigne and conditioning coach Benjy Pierce. West Virginia: Named Bill Stewart assistant football coach and Jeff Casteel assistant defensive coach. Hockey Flames: Placed G Mike Vernon (concussion) on IR, retroactive to Dec. 20. Maple Leafs: Activated D Cory Cross.
January 23, 2001
Baseball Indians: Signed C Chris Snusz to minor-league contract. White Sox: Named Wally Backman and John Orton player development personnel. Named Mark Haley hitting coach of Single-A Winston-Salem. Named Daryl Boston minor-league outfield instructor. Basketball Cavaliers: Placed F-G Matt Harpring (left ankle surgery) on injured list. Activated G Bimbo Coles. Trail Blazers: Placed G Gary Grant (right knee effusion) on injured list. Activated G Erick Barkley. College American: Sophomore F-C Charles Pringle transferred to Westark Community College.
April 11, 2004
Moves Baseball ASTROS: Placed P Andy Pettitte on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 7, with strained left elbow. Called up P Brandon Backe from Triple-A New Orleans. DEVIL RAYS: Signed OF Bubba Trammell to minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Durham. RED SOX: Designated IF Brian Daubach for assignment. Purchased contract of P Frank Castillo from Triple-A Pawtucket. TWINS: Recalled OF Lew Ford from Triple-A Rochester. Colleges BOWLING GREEN: Named Vance Joseph defensive backs coach.
January 22, 2000
Baseball Cubs: P Ismael Valdes (9-14, 3.98 ERA with Dodgers) agreed to one-year contract thought to be worth $5,737,500, avoiding salary arbitration. Tigers: Designated P Willis Roberts for assignment. Basketball Nets: Placed C Michael Cage (sprained toe) on injured list. Warriors: Signed G Sam Jacobson to 10-day contract. Colleges Clemson: C Arturas Javtokas left men's basketball team for personal reasons. Football Broncos: Signed DL Willie Cohens. Browns: Running backs coach Dick Portee resigned to take position on offensive staff at North Carolina State.
April 28, 2002
Moves Baseball ORIOLES: Signed IF Alex Arias to minor-league contract. RANGERS: Recalled P Rob Bell from Triple-A Oklahoma. Optioned OF Kevin Mench to Oklahoma. Basketball WOMEN'S BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME: Inducted Tara VanDerveer, Marianne Stanley, Cindy Brogdon, Kamie Etheridge, Margaret Sexton Gleaves, Hortencia Marcari, Sandra Meadows and Lea Plarski. College GEORGIA TECH: QB Andy Hall will transfer to Delaware. OHIO STATE: Named Pete Gaudet, Kelley Meury and Chavone Hammond assistant women's basketball coaches.
February 16, 1995
Auto racingNASCAR Winston Cup -- Fined Jim Murray and Dick Bown, crew chiefs, $500 for installing transmissions without a reverse gear and Bob Labonte and Cliff Greene, crew chiefs, $100, for using air filters that didn't meet NASCAR specifications.BasketballGolden State Warriors -- Released C Manute Bol.Miami Heat -- Named Tony Fiorentino assistant coach.Philadelphia 76ers -- Signed G Kevin Pritchard to a 10-day contract. Placed G B. J. Tyler on the injured list.Los Angeles Lakers -- Activated C Sam Bowie.
January 23, 1999
BaseballAstros: Named Kimball Crossley scout.Athletics: Agreed to terms with 1B Jeff Ball on minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.Cubs: Agreed to terms with P Terry Adams on a one-year contract.Indians: Agreed to terms with P Ron Villone on a one-year contract.Mets: Agreed to terms with IF Mariano Duncan on minor-league contract. Re-signed IF Mike Kinkade.CollegesMid-American Conference: Announced the retirement of Jerry Ippoliti, commissioner.Loyola (Ill.): Suspended F-C Alvin Robinson indefinitely for violating team rules.
March 28, 1996
Former NFL safety Andre Waters has joined Stump Mitchell's staff at Morgan State, where he will serve as defensive backs coach.Waters spent 10 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before finishing his career in 1995 with the Arizona Cardinals. A longtime friend of Mitchell's, he arrived in the NFL as an unheralded free agent from Cheyney University in Pennsylvania, the same school that inducted new Morgan State athletic director Garnett Purnell into its athletic Hall of Fame."Andre brings a lot to the Morgan coaching staff," said Mitchell, who replaced Ricky Diggs in December.