Athletics: Agreed to two-year contract with P T.J. Mathews.
Cubs: Named Terry Kennedy minor-league field coordinator. Signed P Todd Van Poppell, P Daniel Garibay, P Dave Zancanaro, P Mike Heathcott, P Kerrry Lacy, C Angelo Encarnacion, C Alan Zinter, IF Chris Peterson, OF Tarrik Brock, OF Raul Gonzalez and OF Chris Hatcherthe to Triple-A contracts and invited them to spring training.
Devil Rays: Named Matt Keough major-league scout.
Rockies: Designated 1B J. R. Phillips for assignment.
NBA: Named Raptors G-F Vince Carter Player of the Week.
76ers: Placed C Stanley Roberts (strained lower back) on injured list. Activated C Tyrone Hill.
ACC: Named Maryland's LaMont Jordan Offensive Back of the Week.
National Field Hockey Coaches Association: tion: Named Johns Hopkins' Lauren Carney to All-America second team.
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference: ference: Named Shepherd senior RB and Harlan Hill finalist Damian Beane (City), senior OL John Terrill (C. Milton Wright), senior OL Jay Greene (Wilde Lake), junior DE Chris Field (Severna Park) and junior KR James Rooths (Carver) to all-conference football team.
Houston: Announced that football coach Kim Helton will not return.
Jacksonville State: Named Jack Crowe football coach.
Ohio State: Granted QB Austin Moherman release from scholarship.
Oklahoma: Suspended TE Marcellus Rivers, CB Evan Howell, CB Alvin Porter and S J.B. Flowers for regular-season finale Saturday against Oklahoma for violating team policy.
Arena Football: Reached agreement on multiyear television contract with CBS Cable's TNN, ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC Sports, effective with 2000 season.
Blues: Recalled F Ladislav Nagy from AHL Worcester.
Stars: Activated C Brian Skrudland and D Richard Matvichuk from IR. Placed D Alan Letang and D Roman Lyashenko on IR.