BREWERS: Named Paul Anderson assistant trainer.
ORIOLES: Signed P Bill Pulsipher to minor-league contract.
PIRATES: Named Brad Henderson trainer.
RED SOX: Named Euclides Rojas bullpen coach.
NBA: Announced following honors: Eastern Conference Player of the Month, Magic G Tracy McGrady; Western Conference Players of the Month, Mavericks F Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks G Steve Nash and Mavericks G-F Michael Finley; Rookies of the Month, Grizzlies F Drew Gooden and Heat F Caron Butler; Coaches of the Month, Pacers' Isiah Thomas and Mavericks' Don Nelson; Players of the Week, 76ers G Allen Iverson and Suns G Stephon Marbury.
KNICKS: Activated G-F Lavor Postell. Placed G Frank Williams on injured list with tendinitis in left Achilles' tendon.
WIZARDS: Placed G Juan Dixon (Maryland, Calvert Hall) on injured list with sprained left elbow. Activated F Brian Cardinal.
YAKIMA (CBA): Waived F Corsley Edwards (Lake Clifton).
HOUSTON BOWL: Announced that Southern Mississippi will play in game Dec. 27 against a Big 12 team.
LAS VEGAS BOWL: Announced that New Mexico will play in game Dec. 25 against a Pacific-10 team.
SAN FRANCISCO BOWL: Announced that Air Force will play in game Dec. 31 against a Big East team.
DAVEY O'BRIEN AWARD: Miami's Ken Dorsey, Iowa's Brad Banks and Southern California's Carson Palmer were named finalists for honor that goes to nation's best quarterback.
OUTLAND TROPHY: Miami c Brett Romberg, Washington State DT Rien Long and Utah OT Jordan Gross were named finalists for honor that goes to nation's best interior lineman.
DOAK WALKER AWARD: Miami's Willis McGahee, Colorado's Chris Brown and Penn State's Larry Johnson were named finalists for honor that goes to nation's top running back.
BALL STATE: Fired football coach Bill Lynch, who will be reassigned within university; he was 6-6 this season, 37-53 in eight seasons.
KENT STATE: Fired defensive coordinator Mike Dietzel.
LOYOLA: National Soccer Coaches Association of America named D Niall Lepper and G Reb Beatty (Archbishop Spalding) to All-SouthAtlantic first team.
MARYLAND: Football Writers Association named Maryland LB E.J. Henderson (Aberdeen) to All-America first team. ... ACC named Todd Wike Offensive Lineman of the Week, Henderson Defensive Lineman of the Week and K Nick Novak Specialist of the Week.
UMBC: National Soccer Coaches Association of America named F Derek McElligott to All-South Atlantic second team.
MISSISSIPPI STATE: Fired offensive coordinator Sparky Woods and defensive coordinator Joe Lee Dunn.
MOUNT ST. MARY'S: NEC named F Beth Foster women's basketball Player of the Week.
NEBRASKA: Fired defensive coordinator Craig Bohl, secondary coach George Darlington and rush ends coach Nelson Barnes.
TEXAS A&M;: Fired football coach R.C. Slocum.
TULSA: Football coach Keith Burns resigned; he was 1-11 this year, 2-21 in two seasons.
CHARGERS: Released K Wade Richey. Placed DT Jamal Williams on IR.
PATRIOTS: Re-signed free-agent S Chris Hayes.
RAVENS: Placed DE Michael McCrary on IR with knee injury.
REDSKINS: Signed K Jose Cortez and P Craig Jarrett. Released K James Tuthill. Placed LB Jeremiah Trotter on IR. Waived DB Kato Serwanga from IR.
BLUE JACKETS: Traded RW Chris Nielsen and rights to D Petteri Nummelin to Thrashers for RW Tomi Kallio and D Pauli Levokari.
BRUINS: Signed C Joe Thornton to one-year contract extension.