Baseball Baltimore Orioles -- Signed P Roy...


Baseball Baltimore Orioles -- Signed P Roy Smith (5-10, 4.81 ERA with Minnesota Twins) and P Israel Sanchez (0-0, 8.38 in 11 games with Kansas City Royals) to minor-league contracts. Named Michael Fiorelli marketing coordinator, Scott Indorf assistant director of stadium services and Richard Simmons sales representative. Promoted Aric Holsinger to chief financial officer and Paul Zwaska to head groundskeeper. Added a team in the Gulf Coast League that will play out of Sarasota, Fla.

Chicago Cubs -- Agreed to terms with 1B Mark Grace (.309, 9 HRs, 82 RBI) on one-year contract worth $1.2 million, a raise of $675,000.

Cleveland Indians -- Named Pat Ciccantelli strength and conditioning coach.

Houston Astros -- Agreed to terms with 2B Casey Candaele (.286, 3, 9) on one-year contract worth $350,000, a raise of $227,500.

Kansas City Royals -- Agreed to terms with SS Kurt Stillwell (.249, 3, 51) on one-year contract worth $1.28 million, a raise of $485,000.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Agreed to terms with OF Kal Daniels (.296, 27, 94) on one-year contract worth $2,025,000, a raise of $1,425,000.

Texas Rangers -- Agreed to terms with P Charley Kerfeld (3-3, 6.62 ERA for Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves) and C Mike Stanley (.249, 2, 19) on minor-league contracts.


San Antonio Spurs -- Placed G Rod Strickland on injured list broken bone in right hand). Signed G Clifford Lett.


Evansville -- Fired Dave Moore, football coach, and assistants Doug Moore and Chris Fischer.

New Mexico -- Promoted Dan Brown, assistant football coach, to defensive coordinator.


Los Angeles Rams -- Named Jimmy Raye passing game-receivers coach and John Teerlinck defensive line coach.

Minnesota Vikings -- Named Monte Kiffin defensive coordinator.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Named Richard Williamson head coach and signed him to two-year contract. Named Phil Krueger general manager.

Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) -- Named Ron Lancaster head coach.


London Monarchs (WLAF) -- Named Larry Kennan head coach.


NHL -- Announced that Edmonton Oilers G Grant Fuhr has been reinstated after serving five months of one-year suspension for violation of league's substance-abuse policy and is eligible to return Feb. 18.

New York Rangers -- Sent LW Rick Bennett and RW Paul Broten to Binghamton (AHL).

St. Louis Blues -- Traded RW Herb Raglan, D Tony Twist and D Andy Rymsha to Quebec Nordiques for W Darin Kimble.

Washington Capitals -- Recalled C Reggie Savage (27 goals, 25 assists) from Baltimore (AHL). Waived LW Bob Joyce for purpose of sending him to Baltimore.


Wichita Wings -- Fired coach Terry Nicholl. Named Roy Turner interim coach.

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