ORIOLES: Exercised 2002 contract options on 1B-OF Jeff Conine and P Buddy Groom.
ASTROS: Declined to exercise 2002 contract options for P Pedro Astacio and P Doug Brocail.
ATHLETICS: Signed former Orioles P Rocky Coppinger, P Ismael Villegas, IF Jose Flores, IF Chad Meyers and OF Michael Warner.
BRAVES: Announced that Single-A affiliate in Macon, Ga., will relocate to Rome, Ga., in 2003.
CUBS: Declined to exercise 2002 option on P Kevin Tapani.
DIAMONDBACKS: Declined to exercise 2002 option on contract of P Russ Springer.
GIANTS: Declined to exercise 2002 option on 1B Andres Galarraga, making him a free agent.
INDIANS: Named Ken Stauffer Midwest supervisor in scouting department.
ROCKIES: Agreed to terms with P Scott Elarton on one-year contract.
METS: Named Bob Apodoca pitching coach at Single-A St. Lucie.
PADRES: Named Scott Trcka and Jim Bretz to amateur scouting staff.
RANGERS: Agreed to terms with hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo on three-year contract and C Brad King, IF Eddy Martinez and IF Juan Silvestre to minor-league contracts.
TIGERS: Released P Dave Borkowski and re-signed him to minor-league contract.
YANKEES: Fired batting coach Gary Denbo.
CAVALIERS: Placed G Bryant Stith on injured list. Activated G Jeff Trepagnier from injured list.
CLIPPERS: Placed F Lamar Odom on suspended list.
WIZARDS: Waived F Loy Vaught.
CENTENNIAL CONFERENCE: Named Johns Hopkins M Jill Minger and D Lauren Hanlon to All-Centennial women's soccer first team, F Jen Baldwin, F Kacey Foster, D Yquem Roman and G Shannon O'Malley to second team and D Laura Bauer honorable mention.
NORTHEAST CONFERENCE: Named UMBC G Jessie Brown to preseason women's basketball all-conference team. Picked Mount St. Mary's third and UMBC fourth in preseason women's basketball poll in vote by coaches.
SOUTH FLORIDA: F Greg Brittian was suspended indefinitely for failure to fulfill team academic responsibilities.
FRESNO STATE: Announced that G Chris Sandy will be academically ineligible until the spring semester after the NCAA denied the school's appeal.
MURRAY STATE: Suspended sophomore F Jamar Avent from men's basketball team after arrest on charges of first-degree terroristic threatening.
BILLS: Placed S Tony Driver on IR. Signed S Pierson Prioleau.
BROWNS: Waived DB Dyshod Carter and DT Cedric Killings. Signed DT DeVone Claybrooks and DB Earthwind Moreland from practice squad. Signed DE Felipe Claybrooks to practice squad.
COLTS: Signed RB Shyrone Stith. Released WR Tony Simmons. Signed WR Bobby Newcombe to practice squad.
DOLPHINS: Signed CB Zebbie Lethridge.
JAGUARS: Waived S Delvin Brown. Signed DB Renard Cox.
PATRIOTS: Placed WR Curtis Jackson on IR.
RAIDERS: Placed CB Eric Johnson on IR. Activated CB Brandon Jennings.
AVALANCHE: Activated D Adam Foote from injured list. Sent D Jaroslav Obsut to AHL Hershey.
BLUES: Assigned D Christian Laflamme to AHL Worcester.
CANADIENS: Recalled D Francis Bouillon from AHL Quebec.
CANUCKS: Waived G Martin Brochu. Signed G Peter Skudra.
COYOTES: Assigned RW Tyler Bouck to AHL Springfield.
MAPLE LEAFS: Assigned C Nikolai Antropov to AHL St. John's.
RANGERS: Assigned RW Rico Fata and D Sylvain Lefebvre to AHL Hartford.
Men Maryland 10, Manhattan 0 Towson 2, New Hampshire 0
Albright 71, Western Maryland 24 Navy 158, George Washington 85
Albright 53, Western Maryland 42
Delaware def. Towson, 32-34, 26-30, 32-30, 30-28, 15-12
All-Americans The Associated Press' 2001-02 preseason women's All-America team, with school, year, height, position, votes from a 45-member national media panel and key stats from last season:
Sue Bird, Connecticut, Sr., 5-9, G, 43 votes. Stats: 10.9 points, 5.0 assists.
Chantelle Anderson, Vanderbilt, Jr., 6-6, C, 39 votes. Stats: 21.2 points, 6.3 rebounds.
Stacey Dales, Oklahoma, Sr., 6-0, G, 39 votes. Stats: 16.0 points, 7.3 assists.
LaToya Thomas, Mississippi State, Jr., 6-2, F, 26 votes. Stats: 24.3 points, 8.5 reobunds.
Alana Beard, Duke, Soph., 5-11, G/F, 24 votes. Stats: 17.0 points, 4.5 rebounds.
Others receiving votes: Lucienne Berthieu, Old Dominion; Swin Cash, Connecticut; Linda Frohlich, UNLV; Deanna Jackson, Alabama-Birmingham; Gwen Jackson, Tennessee; Kara Lawson, Tennessee; Kelly Mazzante, Penn State; Alicia Ratay, Notre Dame; Nicole Powell, Stanford; Michelle Snow, Tennessee; Diana Taurasi, Connecticut; Ayana Walker, Louisiana Tech; Angie Welle, Iowa State; Shereka Wright, Purdue.
(All times p.m.; line in parentheses)
Wednesday's result Toledo 41, W. Michigan 35
Today Air Force at Colorado St. (-8), 7:30
State Tulane (-2 1/2 ) at Navy, noon Fordham at Towson, 12:30 Johns Hopkins at Western Maryland, 1 South Carolina State at Morgan State, 1 Salisbury vs. Frostburg State at RFK Stadium, 1:30 Clemson at Maryland (-7), 7 Top 25 No. 1 Miami (-20) at Boston College, noon
No. 2 Nebraska (-13 1/2 ) vs. Kansas State, 3:30
No. 3 Oklahoma (-17 1/2 ) vs. Texas A&M;, noon
No. 4 Florida (-12) at No. 14 South Carolina, 7:45
No. 5 Texas (-34 1/2 ) vs. Kansas, 12:30
No. 6 Tennessee (-24) vs. Memphis, 2
No. 7 Oregon at No. 17 UCLA (-3), 3:30
No. 8 Washington (-3 1/2 ) at Oregon State, 3:30
No. 9 BYU (-22 1/2 ) at Wyoming, 3
No. 10 Florida State (-18) vs. North Carolina State, 3:30
No. 11 Washington State (-1 1/2 ) at Arizona State, 6:30
No. 12 Michigan (-15 1/2 ) vs. Minnesota, noon
No. 15 Illinois (-9 1/2 ) vs. Penn State, 3:30
No. 16 Stanford (-8 1/2 ) at Arizona, 7
No. 18 Syracuse (-14 1/2 ) vs. West Virginia, noon
No. 19 Georgia (-8 1/2 ) vs. No. 24 Auburn, 3:30
No. 20 Georgia Tech (-14) at Virginia, 3:30
No. 21 Colorado (-4) at Iowa State, 7
No. 22 Michigan State (-7 1/2 ) vs. Indiana, noon
No. 23 Virginia Tech (-23 1/2 ) at Temple, noon
No. 25 Louisville (-32) vs. Houston, 2
Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Madison Square Garden, New York Maryland vs. Arizona, 9
Maryland vs. Florida State at Wake Forest, noon
W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia 3 0 1.000 -
Milwaukee 2 1 .667 1
Blast 2 2 .500 1 1/2
Cleveland 2 2 .500 1 1/2
Kansas City 2 3 .400 2
Harrisburg 0 3 .000 3
Kansas City at Blast, 7:35 p.m.
Saturday's games, Blast at Milwaukee, 1:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Harrisburg, 7:35 p.m.
Philadelphia at Cleveland, 7:35 p.m.