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For The Record




ASTROS: Agreed to terms with P Jared Fernandez on minor-league contract.

BLUE JAYS: Signed former Orioles SS Mike Bordick to one-year contract.

BRAVES: Traded P Kevin Millwood to Phillies for C Johnny Estrada.

BREWERS: Agreed with P Valerio De Los Santos on one-year contract.

CUBS: Agreed with P Shawn Estes, C Paul Bako, IF Kevin Orie and P Alan Benes on one-year contracts.

DEVIL RAYS: Named Kevin Barr strength and conditioning coach.

DODGERS: Agreed with 1B Fred McGriff on one-year contract.

EXPOS: Traded P Matt Herges to Pirates for P Chris Young and P Jon Searles. Named Brad Mills bench coach.

GIANTS: Agreed with P Scott Eyre on one-year contract. Named former Oriole Lenn Sakata minor-league roving hitting, bunting, base-running and infield instructor.

MARLINS: Signed 2B Luis Castillo, SS Alex Gonzalez and P Carl Pavano.

METS: Agreed with OF Cliff Floyd on multi-year contract.

PADRES: Agreed on one-year minor-league contract with Charles Nagy. Named Wally Joyner minor-league hitting coordinator.

PIRATES: Designated P Jim Mann for assignment.

RANGERS: Agreed with P Danny Kolb and C Todd Greene on one-year contracts. Assigned P Ryan Dittfurth to Triple-A Oklahoma after he cleared waivers.

WHITE SOX: Agreed with C Sandy Alomar on one-year contract.


AUBURN: Announced that G Steve Leven has left men's basketball team.

CALIFORNIA: Signed football coach Jeff Tedford to five-year contract, through the 2007 season.

DENVER: Signed women's basketball coach Pam Tanner to long-term contract extension.

EAST CAROLINA: Named John Thompson football coach.

MISSOURI: Signed men's basketball coach Quin Synder to two-year contract extension.

MONTANA: Named Bobby Hauck football coach.

MUHLENBERG: Named Sean Topping men's soccer coach.

NEBRASKA: Named Steve Pederson athletic director.

XAVIER: Announced that F Anthony Coleman has left men's basketball team.


BEARS: Placed QB Jim Miller on injured reserve. Signed LB Marq Cerqua from practice squad.


NHL: Suspended Flames F Scott Nichol for five games, without pay, for hitting Blue Jackets' Hannes Hyvonen in his mouth with stick in game Thursday.

STARS: Placed C Mike Modano on injured reserve list, retroactive to Wednesday.


Non-tender free agents

The 46 players who became free agents when their teams failed to offer 2003 contracts:

American League

Anaheim (2): Brad Fullmer, 1b; Alan Levine, rhp.

Orioles (1): Chris Singleton, of.

Boston (1): Brian Daubach, 1b.

Chicago (2): Jim Parque, lhp; Todd Ritchie, rhp.

Cleveland (1): Chris Magruder, of.

Detroit (2): Robert Fick, of; Julio Santana, rhp.

Kansas City (2): Jeff Suppan, rhp; Chad Durbin, rhp.

New York (2): Christian Parker, rhp; Shane Spencer, of.

Oakland (2): Olmedo Saenz, inf; Mike Venafro, lhp.

Seattle (3): John Halama, lhp; Charles Gipson, inf-of; Desi Relaford, inf.

Tampa Bay (3): Tanyon Sturtze, rhp; Paul Wilson, rhp; Esteban Yan, rhp.

Texas (3): Frank Catalanotto; inf; Jovanny Cedeno, rhp; Dennys Reyes, lhp.

Toronto (1): Jose Cruz Jr., of.

National League

Arizona (1): Mark Little, of.

Atlanta (2): Kerry Ligtenberg, rhp; Jesse Garcia, inf.

Chicago (3): Mike Mahoney, c; Will Cunnane, rhp; Courtney Duncan, rhp.

Colorado (2): Scott Elarton, rhp; Gary Bennett, c.

Florida (1): Eric Owens, of.

Milwaukee (3): Ronnie Belliard, inf; Jose Cabrera, rhp; Jim Rushford, of.

New York (2): John Thomson, rhp; Doug Nickle, rhp.

Philadelphia (2): Travis Lee, 1b; Marlon Anderson, 2b.

San Francisco (5): Manny Aybar, rhp; Aaron Fultz, lhp; Ramon Martinez, inf; Jay Witasick, rhp; Neifi Perez, inf.


Men's basketball

Power index

(Through Thursday's games)

Rec. Rtg PV

1. Arizona 5-0 91 90

2. Duke 6-0 88 88

3. Kansas 5-3 86 85

4. Kentucky 5-2 85 84

5. Oklahoma 5-1 85 86

6. Pittsburgh 7-0 85 83

7. Florida 7-2 84 84

8. Maryland 4-3 84 84

9. Texas 6-2 84 82

10. Notre Dame 9-1 83 82

11. Illinois 7-0 82 82

12. Indiana 8-0 82 82

13. Marquette 6-1 82 81

14. Mississippi St. 7-1 82 81

15. Oregon 6-1 82 81

16. Xavier 5-2 82 82

17. Alabama 7-0 81 81

18. Connecticut 6-0 81 81

19. Georgetown 6-0 81 81

20. Michigan St. 6-2 81 80

21. N.C. State 5-1 81 81

22. Creighton 8-0 80 80

23. Louisville 5-1 80 79

24. Missouri 6-0 80 79

Note: The Power Index is a numerical value indicating the relative strength of each team based on this season's performance, changes in personnel, coaching, strength of schedule and current form.


MISL standings

Eastern Conference

W L Pct. GB

Philadelphia 13 3 .813 -

Cleveland 8 6 .571 4

Harrisburg 7 9 .438 6

Blast 5 10 .333 7 1/2

Western Conference

W L Pct. GB

Milwaukee 11 3 .786 -

Kansas City 5 7 .417 5

San Diego 6 11 .353 6 1/2

Dallas 5 11 .313 7

Today's games

Blast at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Dallas at Kansas City, 9:05 p.m.

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