For The Record




BREWERS: Fired manager Jerry Royster.

GIANTS: Dropped P Ryan Jensen, P Manny Aybar, P Scott Eyre, 1B Damon Minor and OF Marvin Benard from postseason roster.

INDIANS: Released P Heath Murray unconditionally. Assigned P Dave Maurer outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

MARINERS: Signed C-IF Chao Kuan Wu to minor-league contract.

METS: Claimed P Doug Nickle off waivers from Padres. Designated P Adam Walker for assignment.

PADRES: Sent OF Kory De Haan, IF Julius Matos and P Jonathan Johnson outright to Triple-A Portland. Announced P Mike Holtz cleared waivers and chose free agency. Released P Matt DeWitt. Activated P Kevin Jarvis, P Brian Tollberg, P Jose Nunez and P Rob Ramsay from the 60-day DL.

REDS: Released P Jose Silva unconditionally. Reinstated P Seth Etherton and P Luis Pineda from 60-day DL. Reinstated 1B Sean Casey, OF Austin Kearns, IF Brandon Larson, C Jason LaRue and P Gabe White from 15-day DL.

RED SOX: Claimed P Jason Shiell off waivers from Padres.

TIGERS: Assigned P Jason Beverlin, P Seth Greisinger, P Brian Powell, C Mitch Meluskey, IF Chris Truby, OF Jacob Cruz and OF Wendell Magee outright to Triple-A Toledo.

YANKEES: Sent following outright to Triple-A Columbus: P Adrian Hernandez, P Jay Tessmer, P Nate Field and IF Scott Seabol.


HORNETS: Placed F Matt Bullard on injured list.

JAZZ: Signed G Mark Jackson to one-year contract.


BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES: Announced in reversal of previous decision that Notre Dame's victory over Maryland in Kickoff Classic will count toward qualifying for BCS bowl game.

BIG TEN: Dismissed four college football officials - referee Daniel Capron, linesman Steve Beckman, back judge Scott Buchanan and side judge Don Swanson - after determining they did poor job during Sept. 21 game between Wake Forest and Purdue.

BOWIE STATE: F-C Tim Washington was named Street & Smith's NCAA Division II men's basketball preseason All-America honorable mention.

MARYLAND: Suspended LB Leroy Ambush for Saturday's game at West Virginia for violation of team policy.

PENN STATE: Big Ten determined that football coach Joe Paterno's grabbing an official after overtime loss to Iowa on Saturday did not violate league's rules against unsportsmanlike conduct.

WASHINGTON: Suspended men's basketball assistant coach Cameron Dollar without pay for one month for series of recruiting violations.


NFL: Suspended Bills DT Tyrone Robertson four games for violating league's substance abuse policy.

BILLS: Activated LB Dominique Stevenson from practice squad. Signed DL Omari Jordan to practice squad.

BROWNS: Signed OL Chad Beasley. Waived FB R.J. Bowers; signed him to practice squad. Waived OL Kaulana Noa from practice squad.

PACKERS: Signed G Alcender Jackson to practice squad. Released TE Bill Seymour.

RAIDERS: Signed TE Austin Wheatley to practice squad.

REDSKINS: Signed OL Tim Stuber to practice squad.

TEXANS: Signed G Milford Brown, who was chosen in last week's NFL supplemental draft after being declared ineligible in August by NCAA.


COSTA RICA: Agreed to $1.4 million, four-year contract with former U.S. men's coach Steve Sampson to coach national team.


Men's soccer

American 1, Loyola 0 Anne Arundel CC 2, CCBC Dundalk 1 Catholic 2, Washington C. 1, OT Goucher 3, Marymount 2 Randolph Macon 3, Villa Julie 2, OT Salisbury 2, St. Mary's 0

Women's soccer

Coll. of N.D. 2, Gallaudet 1, OT Messiah 3, McDaniel 0

Field hockey

Coll. of N.D. 10, Wilson 0 J. Hopkins 1, Fr. & Marshall 0 McDaniel 1, Gettysburg 0 Towson 3, UMBC 0


Allegany CC def. Anne Arundel CC, 31-27, 30-22, 30-13 Johns Hopkins def. Haverford, 30-27, 30-26, 26-30, 32-30 Towson def. UMBC, 30-21, 30-21, 20-30, 30-18 Ursinus def. Washington College, 30-31, 30-18, 30-23, 22-30, 15-10 Soccer

MLS playoffs


(Three-game series; three points for a win, one for tie; first team to five points advances) Colorado (5) vs. Dallas (4) (Colorado wins series, 7-4) Yesterday Colorado 2, Dallas 1, OT K.C. (8) vs. L.A. (1) (L.A. wins series, 6-3) Yesterday L.A. 5, K.C. 2 Columbus (6) vs. San Jose (3) (Columbus wins series, 6-0) Chicago (7) vs. New England (2) (New England wins series, 6-3) Yesterday New England 2, Chicago 0


Saturday's games

Cleveland at Blast, 7:35 p.m. Harrisburg at Phila., 7:05 p.m. K. C. at Milwaukee, 7:05 p.m. Dallas at San Diego, 7:05 p.m.


NHL preseason

Yesterday's results

Washington 3, Pittsburgh 1 Atlanta 4, Carolina 1 Columbus 4, N.Y. Rangers 1 N.Y. Islanders 4, Philadelphia 1 Boston 0, Florida 0 Toronto 4, Montreal 3 Colorado at San Jose

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