Baseball Orioles -- Agreed to terms with...

Baseball Orioles -- Agreed to terms with P Jim Poole, P Jeff Williams, P John O'Donoghue and C Jeff Tackett on one-year contracts.

Chicago Cubs -- Agreed to terms with OF Sammy Sosa on a one-year contract.


Chicago White Sox -- Agreed to terms with OF Lance Johnson on a three-year contract.

Cincinnati Reds -- Agreed to terms with P Tim Pugh, P Bobby Ayala, P Larry Luebbers, P Ross Powell, P Scott Robinson, P Scott Service, P Jerry Spradlin, C Dan Wilson, C Darron Cox, IF Tim Costo and OF Keith Gordon on one-year contracts.


Colorado Rockies -- Agreed to terms with 3B Charlie Hayes on a one-year contract.

Kansas City Royals -- Agreed to terms with P Kevin Appier and P Bill Sampen on one-year contracts.

Minnesota Twins -- Agreed to terms with P Kevin Tapani and OF Derek Lee on one-year contracts.

New York Yankees -- Agreed to terms with P Melido Perez on a four-year contract.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Agreed to minor-league contracts with 1B Russ Morman and OF Tim Leiper.

San Diego Padres -- Agreed to terms with 3B Gary Sheffield on a one-year contract.

San Francisco Giants -- Agreed to terms with P Trevor Wilson on a one-year contract.

Seattle Mariners -- Agreed to a one-year contract with P Russ Swan.


?3 Eastern League -- Named John Levenda president.


Dallas Mavericks -- Signed G Lamont Strothers to a 10-day contract. Waived G Tracy Moore.

Denver Nuggets -- Signed former Washington Bullets F Tom Hammonds. Placed C Robert Werdann on the injured list.


Big Ten -- Suspended Wisconsin G Andy Kilbride and Northwestern F Cedric Neloms and F Matt Purdy one game for fighting.


Army -- Fired basketball coach Tom Miller because of his poor relationship with his players.

Colgate -- Announced it will drop its 106-year-old intercollegiate baseball program after the spring season.

Colorado College -- Hockey coach Brad Buetow resigned under fire amid a school investigation into alleged NCAA violations.

U. of Colorado -- Named former Navy head football coach Elliot Uzelac guards and centers coach.

Mercyhurst -- Named Joe Kimball football coach.

St. Mary's -- Named Heather Kimble volleyball coach.


San Francisco -- Suspended basketball C Rich Klein from the team for failure to follow academic regulations.

Southern Cal -- Named Mike Riley offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Syracuse -- Named Chris Rippon defensive secondary coach.

Temple -- Named Deon Chester wide receivers coach and Kent Schoolfield running backs coach.


Buffalo Bills -- Fired GM Bill Polian.



New York Rangers -- Sent F Alexei Kovalev, D Joby Messier and Peter Andersson to AHL Binghamton.

San Jose Sharks -- Assigned F Jaroslav Otevrel and F Ray Whitney to IHL Kansas City. Waived F Michel Picard.

Horse racing Thoroughbred Racing Associations -- Announced that David Vance was elected president of the board of directors.