Indians: Signed SS Omar Vizquel to a five-year, $15.35 million contract extension.
White Sox: Agreed to terms with OF Darren Lewis on a two-year contract. Named Bill Buckner hitting coach.
Heat: Placed C Alonzo Mourning on the injured list. Signed free-agent F-C Danny Schayes.
Pacific-10: Placed UCLA on probation for one year and penalized the softball program five scholarships over a two-year period because of violations occurring in the program.
Pittsburgh: Announced the resignation of Steve Bird, wide receivers coach, and Jack Henry, offensive line coach.
South Florida: Named Jim Leavitt football coach.
NFL: Fined Cincinnati WR Carl Pickens and WR Darnay Scott and Jacksonville CB Vinnie Clark $5,000 each for a fight at the end of their game on Nov. 26.
Bills: Waived DE James Patton.
Buccaneers: Placed S John Lynch on injured reserve. Signed FB Fred Lester from the practice roster.
Packers: Waived QB T. J. Rubley. Signed WR Bucky Brooks.
Roughriders (CFL): Announced the resignation of coach Ray Jauch.
Islanders: Announced that coach Mike Milbury will also assume the duties of general manager.
Jets: Recalled LW Andre Faust from AHL Springfield.
Kings: Recalled C Gary Shuchuk and RW Dan Bylsma from IHL Phoenix.
Maple Leafs: Recalled D Paul DiPietro from IHL Houston.
Mighty Ducks: Named David McNab assistant general manager. Announced scout Paul Fenton will also assume duties assisting in hockey operations for the AHL Baltimore Bandits.
Sabres: Recalled F Dane Jackson, F Dixon Ward and D Grant Jennings from AHL Rochester. Reassigned F Jason Dawe and F Rob Conn to Rochester.
Senators: Fired Andre Dupont and Barry Long, scouts.
Sharks: Announced the retirement of D Gordie Roberts.
Whalers: Recalled LW Sami Kapanen from AHL Springfield.
International Olympic Committee: Announced that NBC has been awarded the United States broadcast rights to the Olympics in 2004, 2006 and 2008.
MLS: Named Bobby Houghton coach of the Colorado Rapids.