For The Record




BLUE JAYS: Named Tony LaCava assistant to GM.

BREWERS: Announced that OF Ryan Christenson refused assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis and became free agent and that P Chad Fox also declared for free agency. Outrighted P Jose Mieses to Indianapolis. Named Dick Groch special assistant to GM for scouting.

RED SOX: Added P Andy Shibilo to 40-man roster.

ROCKIES: Named former Orioles C Jamie Quirk bench coach, Sandy Alomar third base coach, Dave Collins first base coach, Rick Mathews bullpen coach and Mark Strittmatter bullpen coach.

TIGERS: Named Kirk Gibson bench coach, Lance Parrish bullpen coach and Juan Samuel third base coach; signed them to two-year contracts. Named Mike Russell major-league scout.


NETS: Signed C Lonnie Jones.

TIMBERWOLVES: Announced F Joe Smith (Maryland) probably will miss opener with strained left groin.


PBA: Promoted Fred Schreyer to chief operating officer.


PATRIOT LEAGUE: Announced that basketball tournament will return to The Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro for 2002-03 and 2003-04.

ARIZONA STATE: Announced that G-F Betsy Boardman will miss basketball season with torn ligament in right knee.

JOHNS HOPKINS: Centennial Conference named QB Zach Dilonno co-Offensive Player of the Week.

UMBC: Northeast Conference named outside hitter Julia Waclawiak Player of the Week and outside hitter Christine Skala Rookie of the Week.

MIAMI: AD Paul Dee apologized to Florida State K Xavier Beitia for taunting he received after missing possible game-winning field goal last weekend.

NEBRASKA: Announced that QB Jammal Lord will start Saturday at Oklahoma State despite being charged yesterday with disturbing the peace.

OHIO STATE: Suspended LB Fred Pagac Jr. for one game after he was arrested and charged with persistent disorderly conduct.

PENN STATE: Announced that F-C Courtney Upshaw has been dismissed from women's basketball team.

PURDUE: Announced that G Kenneth Lowe is expected to miss 3-4 weeks of preseason basketball practice because of broken right thumb.


NFL: Suspended Broncos S Kenoy Kennedy one game without pay for third helmet-to-helmet hit of season, the latest occurring Sunday.

BEARS: Released DT Curry Dawson from practice squad. Signed WR Edell Shepherd to practice squad.

BUCCANEERS: Signed long snapper Ryan Benjamin to one-year contract. Released long snapper Morris Unutoa.

CHARGERS: Signed WR Eric Parker. Released S Robert Carswell. Re-signed DE Josh Whitman to practice squad. Released DL Luke Butkus from practice squad.

DOLPHINS: Signed QB Dave Dickenson. Waived CB Paul Miranda. Waived G Antwan Kirk-Hughes off practice squad. Signed WR Margin Hooks to practice squad.

GIANTS: Placed DT Keith Hamilton on IR with Achilles' tendon injury. Signed DE Byron Frisch.

JAGUARS: Placed DE Tony Brackens on IR with injured left knee. Signed G-T Leander Jordan.

JETS: Signed QB Todd Husak from practice squad. Waived DT Giradie Mercer.

PACKERS: Re-signed T Barrett Brooks. Waived DB Erwin Swiney.

RAMS: Placed T Grant Williams on IR. Signed T Andy King from practice squad to active roster. Signed RB Maurice Douglas to practice squad.

RAVENS: Placed DE Marques Douglas on IR with torn ACL. Signed QB Anthony Wright and DE Riddick Parker from practice squad.

TEXANS: Placed T Tony Boselli on IR with shoulder injury.


BLUE JACKETS: Placed RW Lasse Pirjeta on injured reserve with a separated shoulder.

CAPITALS: Claimed RW Andreas Salomonsson off waivers from Devils.


MLS: Named Earthquakes' Joe Cannon Goalkeeper of the Year, Fire's Carlos Bocanegra Defender of the Year and Wizards M Chris Klein Comeback Player of the Year.

NATIONAL SOCCER HALL OF FAME: Inducted Maryland women's coach Shannon Higgins-Cirovski.

POWER (WUSA): Acquired G Carly Smolak from Spirit for M Sherrill Kester and third-round draft pick in 2003.

MANCHESTER UNITED (PREMIER LEAGUE): Suspended captain Roy Keane five games and fined him $234,000 after he was found to have deliberately tried to injure a player in game two seasons ago.


Men's soccer

Frostburg State 3, Washington & Jefferson 2 Greensboro Coll. 8, Villa Julie 2 Princeton 1, Loyola 1, OT Salisbury 2, Catholic 0 Wesley 3, Washington 2

Women's soccer

Anne Arundel CC 0, Catonsville CC 0 Villa Julie 5, Coll. of Notre Dame 1

Field hockey

Loyola 1, Princeton 1, 2 OT McDaniel 2, Muhlenberg 1, OT Rowan 2, Salisbury 0 Swarthmore 3, Goucher 1

STX/NFHCA National

Coaches Poll

Division I

No. School (1st-place) W-L Pts. Prev

1. Maryland (22) 13-1 551 1 2. Michigan 12-1 524 2 3. O. Dominion (1) 11-2 496 3 4. Wake Forest (5) 12-2 492 4 5. Michigan State 13-2 454 5

6. Penn State 11-2 416 6 7. James Madison 10-4 383 8 8. Northeastern 12-2 346 10 9. Louisville 10-5 301 11 10. Duke 8-5 265 12

11. Iowa 8-4 264 13 12. North Carolina 7-7 243 9 13. Kent State 8-4 242 7 14. Virginia 8-5 172 18 15. California 8-3 139 16


Towson def. Morgan State, 30-24, 30-21, 30-22 Villa Julie def. Hood, 30-25, 30-16, 30-18

Pro basketball

NBA preseason

Yesterday's results

Washington 87, Denver 82 Orlando 103, New Orleans 90 Toronto 93, Cleveland 76 New Jersey 104, Boston 92 Detroit 106, Dallas 102 Minnesota 127, Chicago 101 Houston 96, San Antonio 93 New York 89, Utah 83




At Foxboro, Mass. L.A. vs. New England, 1:30 p.m.


Next for Blast

Saturday vs. Milwaukee, 7:35 p.m.

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