ANGELS: Assigned IF Larry Barnes to Triple-A Salt Lake.
ASTROS: Rob Matwick won Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence.
BREWERS: Sent P Gene Altman and P Jose Garcia outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.
CARDINALS: Agreed to $27 million, four-year contract with P Jason Isringhausen, with club option for 2006.
CUBS: Acquired SS Alex Gonzalez from Blue Jays for P Felix Heredia and player to be named.
METS: Re-signed P Pete Walker to minor-league contract.
YANKEES: Named former Orioles coach Rick Down hitting coach and Rich Monteleone bullpen coach. Named Brian Butterfield manager of Triple-A Columbus.
76ERS: Activated G Eric Snow. Placed G Speedy Claxton on injured list with left ankle sprain.
CHUCK BEDNARIK TROPHY: Honor that goes to college football's top defensive player went to Oklahoma DB Roy Williams.
BIG SOUTH: Accepted Virginia Military Institute as 10th conference member.
ARIZONA STATE: Starting QB Jeff Krohn plans to leave school and transfer to another program.
CINCINNATI: C B.J. Grove rejoined men's basketball team as walk-on.
DUKE: Fired defensive coordinator Bob Trott.
FROSTBURG STATE: Sean Brown (North County) and Kim Faust were named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference men's and women's basketball Players of the Week, respectively.
PENNSYLVANIA: Named Joseph Amplo men's assistant lacrosse coach.
SHENANDOAH: Promoted Paul Barnes, associate head coach at Frostburg State from 1987 to 1996, to head coach.
WEST VIRGINIA: Announced resignation of defensive coordinator Phil Elmassian.
WILLIAM & MARY: Announced that men's basketball team will redshirt freshman C Nate Loehrke.
NFL: Fined Bills WR Peerless Price $30,000 for striking opponent after end of game against 49ers on Dec. 2. Suspended Lions S Tommy Bennett for final four games of the season for violating league's policy banning steroid use.
BENGALS: Released K Jaret Holmes from practice squad. Waived TE Marco Battaglia.
JAGUARS: Suspended WR R. Jay Soward indefinitely for breaking team rules.
RAMS: Signed WR Francis St. Paul and C Mike Newell to practice squad.
LPGA TOUR: Authorized Women's Senior Golf Association to be its official senior tour, with four events planned next season for women who 44 and older.
NHL: Suspended Mighty Ducks F Kevin Sawyer (five games), Flames F Craig Berube (three), Flames F Scott Nichol (two) and Flames coach Greg Gilbert (two) for roles in brawl Saturday. ... Named Avalanche C Joe Sakic Player of the Week.
BLACKHAWKS: Reassigned F Valeri Zelepukin to AHL Norfolk.
CANADIENS: Recalled D Patrick Traverse from AHL Quebec.
KINGS: Recalled C Adam Mair from AHL Manchester.
PREDATORS: Assigned LW Yves Sarault to AHL Milwaukee.
SENATORS: Recalled LW Ivan Ciernik from AHL Grand Rapids.
INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE: Granted athletes right to choose head of athletes' commission, a post previously chosen by IOC president.
WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY: Appointed Norwegian Olympic official Rune Anderson director of standards.
Sunday, WRRC Dancer Dash 10K, Westminster, 9 a.m., 410-848-1782. Sunday, Annapolis Striders' Anniversary 15K Run, Annapolis, 10 a.m., 410-268-1165. Sunday, HCS 2M, 5M, 8M, Swansfield Elementary, 2 p.m., 410-964-1998. Dec. 23, RASAC Holiday Run 5K, Heavenly Waters Park, 8 a.m., 410-879-0018. Jan. 1, HCS New Year's Day Prediction Run 8K, Jeffers Hill Neighborhood Center, 9:30 a.m., 410-964-1998. Jan. 1, RASAC St. Mary's Six-Miler, St. Mary's Church, Abingdon, 11 a.m., 410-879-7679. Jan. 1, WRRC Winfield Mile, Winfield, noon, 410-549-1873. Jan 6, HCS Winter Series 5K, Burleigh Manor Middle School, 2 p.m., 410-964-1998. Jan. 13, WRRC Mighty Medford Freeway 5K, Westminster, noon, 410-857-5154. Jan 13, HCS Winter Series 2M, 10K, 15K, Longfellow Elementary School, 2 p.m., 410-964-1998.
NCAA Div. I tournament Men Semifinals at Columbus, Ohio Friday (times TBA) St. John's, N.Y., vs. Indiana Stanford vs. North Carolina Championship at Columbus on Sunday
W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia 8 3 .727 -
Milwaukee 8 4 .667 1/2
Kansas City 6 7 .462 3
Blast 5 7 .417 3 1/2
Harrisburg 5 7 .417 3 1/2
Cleveland 4 8 .333 4 1/2
Cleveland at Blast, 7:35 Kansas City at Milwaukee, 1:05 Harrisburg at Philadelphia, 7:05