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CUBS: Signed 1B Jose Velasquez.

METS: Agreed to minor-league contract with P Dan Wheeler; invited him to major-league camp.

ORIOLES: Named Homer Zulaica trainer for Triple-A Ottawa; Jake Ryan trainer for Rookie-level Bluefield; Spencer Eliott trainer for Rookie-level Gulf Coast; Ed Kenney director of baseball administration; and Dave Walker minor-league medical coordinator.

PADRES: Named Gary Jones manager of Single-A Fort Wayne.

PHILLIES: Signed OF Garry Maddox Jr.

PIRATES: Agreed to minor-league contract with free-agent P Pat Mahomes, who had been with Cubs; invited him to major-league camp.

RANGERS: Agreed to minor-league contract with free-agent OF Ruben Sierra, who had been with Mariners.

ROCKIES: Acquired OF Luke Allen from Dodgers for IF Jason Romano.

TWINS: Agreed to minor-league contract with former Orioles P Mike Fetters, a free agent from Diamondbacks, and invited him to major-league camp..

WHITE SOX: Agreed to minor-league contracts with IF-OF Brian Daubach, who had been with Red Sox; P Gil Heredia; P Esteban Loaiza, who had been with Blue Jays; P Brian Cooper; C Jamie Burke; C Steven Morales; and OF Clifford Brumbaugh. Each was invited to major-league camp.

YANKEES: Agreed to minor-league contract with free-agent P Juan Acevedo, who had been with Tigers; invited him to major-league camp.


NBA: Named Celtics F Paul Pierce Eastern Conference Player of the Week and Spurs F Tim Duncan Western Conference Player of the Week.

HORNETS: Placed G Baron Davis on injured list with torn cartilage in left knee. Signed G Randy Livingston to 10-day contract. Waived F Matt Bullard.

NUGGETS: Activated G Chris Whitney. Waived G John Crotty.

RAPTORS: Signed F-C Zendon Hamilton to 10-day contract. Waived F Art Long.

MERCURY (WNBA): Named Carrie Graf and Gary Kloppenburg assistant coaches.

USBL: Awarded franchise to Westchester, N.Y., whose nickname will be Wildfire, to begin play in 2003 season.


ARKANSAS: Named Roy Wittke quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator and offensive line coach Mike Markuson running game coordinator.

COPPIN STATE: MEAC named G Deke Thompson men's basketball Rookie of the Week.

DELAWARE STATE: MEAC named G Mandy Clark (Southern-Baltimore) women's basketball Player of the Week and F Najmah Fauntleroy (Arundel) Rookie of the Week.

ST. FRANCIS (PA.): NEC named G Darshan Luckey (Baltimore-Southern) men's basketball Rookie of the Week.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Named Charlie Williams wide receivers coach.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE: Centennial Conference named G Colin Camacho men's basketball Player of the Week.


AFC: Added Chargers LB Donnie Edwards and Patriots C Damien Woody to Pro Bowl team. Broncos LB Al Wilson, Steelers LB Kendrell Bell and Raiders C Barret Robbins won't play.

49ERS: Signed WR Hilton Alexander, WR Nate Jackson and WR James Jordan.

JAGUARS: Named Paul Boudreau offensive line coach, Ray Hamilton defensive line coach, Larry Kirksey wide receivers coach, Paul McCord assistant special teams coach and Mike Sullivan offensive assistant.

LIONS: Fired coach Marty Mornhinweg.

PACKERS: Named John Bonamego special teams coordinator.

TEXANS: Claimed CB Brandon Jennings off waivers from Raiders. Signed WR LaVell Boyd, OT Jelani Hawkins, S Glenn Sumter and OT Gannon Shepherd.


NHL: Announced that Maple Leafs G Ed Belfour (sore back), Rangers D Brian Leetch (ankle injury) and Canadiens C Saku Koivu (medical exam) will miss All-Star Game and will be replaced by Senators G Patrick Lalime, Rangers D Tom Poti and Panthers C Olli Jokinen. Named Avalanche G Patrick Roy Player of the Week.

CANUCKS: Signed D Ed Jovanovski and F Trevor Linden to three-year contract extensions worth $15 million and $6 million, respectively.

FLYERS: Named Terry Murray assistant coach. Signed RW Mike Siklenka to one-year contract.

KINGS: Placed C Brad Chartrand on IR with back strain.

THRASHERS: Activated G Byron Dafoe.


FIRE (MLS): Chose not to pick up option on M Sergi Daniv.

METROSTARS (MLS): Signed G Tim Howard to multiyear contract.

REVOLUTION (MLS): Signed F Taylor Twellman (Maryland) to contract extension through 2005.

UNITED (MLS): Acquired F Hristo Stoitchkov from Fire for 2004 second-round draft pick.


CROATIA: Named Goran Ivanisevic, Ivan Ljubicic, Lovro Zovko and Mario Ancic to play in Davis Cup matches against United States on Feb. 7-9 in Zagreb.

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