EXPOS: Agreed to one-year, $4.1 million contract with P Orlando Hernandez.

MARLINS: Went to arbitration with P Mark Redman; player asked for $2.15 million and team offered $1.8 million.

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

ORIOLES: Signed free-agent P Rick Helling, who had been with Diamondbacks, to minor-league contract that would pay him $1 million if he makes Opening Day roster.

PHILLIES: Signed P Terry Adams to one-year, $2.9 million contract. Signed P Hector Mercado, P Eric Junge and OF Jorge Padilla.

SHREVEPORT (INDEPDENDENT): Named Terry Bevington manager.


HAWKS: Signed G Jermaine Jackson to 10-day contract.

RAPTORS: Signed F Maceo Baston for rest of season. Released F-C Zendon Hamilton.


ARIZONA: Named Mike Deal offensive coordinator.

CENTRAL FLORIDA: Named Joe Robinson special teams coordinator.

MARYLAND: Extended contracts of men's soccer coach Sasho Cirovski and women's soccer coach Shannon Higgins-Cirovski, both through 2009.

COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME: Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference named Becca Parrow (Joppatowne) Most Outstanding Swimmer for the second straight year.

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

WESTERN MICHIGAN: Announced resignation of defensive coordinator Jim Knowles.


NFL: Named Texans GM Charley Casserly to competition committee.

BROWNS: Signed TE Steve Heiden to two-year contract and QB Pat Barnes and DT Adriano Belli. Agreed to terms with DE Michael Boireau. Were awarded S Jason Moore off waivers from 49ers.

EAGLES: Signed P Dirk Johnson to three-year contract.

PACKERS: Signed free-agent QB Zak Kustok. Named Joe Philbin assistant offensive line coach.

VIKINGS: Named Randy Hanson offensive quality control coach.


PGA TOUR: Apologized to Fuzzy Zoeller for erroneously disqualifying him from Champions Tour event for trying to conduct instructional tip on golf course.

MAPGA: Named Jeremy Greiner tournament director and Westley Weidenmiller tournament program administrator.


NHL: Named Avalanche G Patrick Roy Player of the Week.

KINGS: Announced that D Chris McAlpine had successful surgery to repair hernia and is expected to be out for eight weeks.

LIGHTNING: Placed D Stan Neckar place on IR, retroactive to Feb. 4.

PENGUINS: Traded D Andrew Ference to Flames for conditional draft choice.

RANGERS: Acquired F Alexei Kovalev, F Dan LaCouture, D Janne Laukkanen and D Mike Wilson from Penguins for F Rico Fata, F Mikael Samuelsson, D Joel Bouchard and D Richard Lintner.


U.S. OLYMPIC COMMITTEE: Chief marketing officer Toby Wong resigned.


REVOLUTION (MLS): Announced retirement of M Peter Nowak, former Polish national team player.


USA SWIMMING: Named Eddie Reese men's coach and Mark Schubert women's coach for 2004 Olympic team.

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