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.