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ROUSH RACING (NASCAR): Signed Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch to new contracts.


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.


MISL: Named Blast G Scott Hileman Defensive Player of the Week.

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