DODGERS: Agreed to one-year, $790,000 contract with P Giovanni Carrara, avoiding salary arbitration.
METS: Named Brett Butler part-time minor-league outfield and base running instructor. Signed 1B Mike Glavine, brother of Mets P Tom Glavine, to minor-league contract. Agreed to one-year contract with P Grant Roberts. Agreed to minor-league contracts with OF Prentice Redman and P Jeremy Griffiths and invited them to major-league camp.
PADRES: Agreed to minor-league contract with free-agent IF Keith Lockhart, who had been with Braves; invited him to major-league camp.
PHILLIES: Agreed to six-year, $50 million contract extension through 2008 with OF Pat Burrell.
RED SOX: Agreed to one-year, $560,000 contract with IF Lou Merloni.
YANKEES: Promoted VP of scouting Lin Garrett to VP of scouting and player development, director of player development Rob Thomson to VP and director of minor-league operations, director of player personnel Damon Oppenheimer to VP of professional scouting.
NBA: Named following award winners for January: Eastern Player, Pacers C Jermaine O'Neal; Western Player, Lakers G Kobe Bryant; Eastern Rookie, Heat F Caron Butler; Western Rookie, Suns F Amare Stoudemire; Eastern Coach, Bucks' George Karl; Western Coach, Spurs' Gregg Popovich.
CONNECTICUT: Announced that men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun is taking three-to-four week medical leave. Named George Blaney interim coach.
MARYLAND: Men's G Steve Blake was named one of 30 finalists for Wooden Award. ACC named G Chrissy Fisher women's basketball co-Rookie of the Week.
COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME: Named Laura Becker assistant lacrosse coach.
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME: Announced that G Kelsey Wicks has left women's basketball team.
ROSE-HULMAN: Named Ted Karras football coach.
ST. FRANCIS (PA.): NEC named G Darshan Luckey (Southern-Baltimore) men's basketball Rookie of the Week.
BENGALS: Named Bill Tobin scouting consultant.
49ERS: Signed OL Alonzo Cunningham.
JAGUARS: Named Mark Asanovich strength and conditioning coach and Todd Howard defensive assistant coach.
LIONS: Promoted Tom Lewand to executive VP and chief operating officer and Martin Mayhew to senior VP of football administration and legal affairs.
PACKERS: Signed DT Terdell Sands from practice squad.
VIKINGS: Allocated WR Kenny Clark, K Todd France, QB Shaun Hill (Maryland), P Nick Murphy, G Kenny Sandlin and T Lorenzo White to NFL Europe.
KINGS: Placed C Ian Laperriere on IR with injured right knee.