BREWERS: Signed P Pasqual Coco to minor-league contract. Placed P Jayson Durocher on 15-day disabled list after he underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery earlier in month. Assigned CF David Krynzel and C Joe Lawrence to minor league camp.

DODGERS: Assigned P Troy Brohawn to minor-league camp.

EXPOS: Optioned OF Peter Bergeron and 3B Scott Hodges to Triple-A Edmonton. Assigned IF Tony Medrano to minor-league camp.

INDIANS: Optioned OF Coco Crisp to Triple-A Buffalo. Sent P Jerrod Riggan outright to Buffalo. Assigned IF Greg LaRocca, P Jason Boyd, P Dave Elder, P Jason Phillips, OF Wendell Magee and OF Chris Magruder to minor-league camp. Released P Mike Thurman.

MARLINS: Assigned P Mike Judd, P Doug Bochtler, C Paul Hoover and OF Chris Wakeland to minor-league camp.

METS: C Mike Piazza had Major League Baseball Players Association appeal his five-game suspension for charging mound, making it likely he would be available for season opener.

ORIOLES: Hired Buck Martinez as an analyst for broadcasts on Comcast SportsNet and Orioles Television Network.

PADRES: Agreed to minor-league contract with OF Mark Quinn. Added IF Alex Pelaez to spring roster from minor-league camp.

PIRATES: Released P Rolando Arrojo. Optioned C Humberto Cota and P Duaner Sanchez to Triple-A Nashville. Assigned P Nelson Figueroa to minor-league camp.

RANGERS: Assigned P Ron Mahay to minor-league camp.

REDS: Released P Luis Pineda. Returned Rule 5 P Blake Williams to Cardinals for cash.

RED SOX: Added P Robert Person to 40-man roster. Assigned IF Earl Snyder, 1B Julio Zuleta and OF Lou Collier to minor-league camp.

YANKEES: Optioned former Orioles OF Ryan McGuire to Triple-A Columbus.


CELTICS: Activated F Mark Bryant from injured list. Placed C Bruno Sundov on injured list with strained right hamstring.

NETS: Signed F Donny Marshall to second 10-day contract.

NUGGETS: Placed G Vincent Yarbrough on injured list with sprained right ankle.

SPURS: Activated C David Robinson (Navy) from injured list. Placed C Mengke Bateer on injured list with left patella tendinitis.


BOWLING GREEN: Announced that basketball F-G Raheem Moss will transfer at end of semester.

DAYTON: Announced resignation of women's basketball coach Jaci Clark after 14-14 season.

DETROIT: Announced resignation of women's basketball coach Anne Rexford.

HOOD: Announced that women's swimming coach Don Feinberg will add new men's swimming team to his coaching duties.

JOHNS HOPKINS: National Association of Basketball Coaches named F Steve Adams to All-Middle Atlantic Region second team.

MARYLAND: Named Tim Banks inside linebackers coach and James Franklin recruiting coordinator. Moved Bill O'Brien to running backs coach.

SAINT JOSEPH'S: Atlantic 10 reprimanded men's basketball coach Phil Martelli for violating its code of conduct during conference tournament.

SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE: Gave men's basketball coach Barry Hinson two-year contract extension, through 2005-06, after 17-12 season.

TOWSON: Signed following to national letters of intent for field hockey: Michelle DiIonno (Madison, N.J.), Erika Harris (Shrub Oak, N.Y.), Kim McEwen (Elverson, Pa.) and Allison Reynolds (Elkton).


BILLS: Signed free-agent S Izell Reese, who had been with Broncos.

JAGUARS: Waived CB Robert Bean, OL Aaron Koch and OL Derrick Chambers.

JETS: Signed free-agent K Doug Brien, who had been with Vikings.

SAINTS: Traded T Kyle Turley to Rams for second-round pick in 2004 draft.

TEXANS: Re-signed S Matt Stevens, CB Brandon Jennings, CB Jason Simmons, T Tarlos Thomas, T Barry Hall, S Kyries Hebert, TE Jabari Holloway, LB Jason Lamar and DT Shawn Worthen.



Connecticut 6, Navy 4 Frostburg St. 25, Waynesburg 3 Georgia Tech 13, Maryland 7 Oneonta 8, McDaniel 4

Men's basketball

NCAA Division II

Elite Eight At Lakeland, Fla. Wednesday's national quarterfinals Mass.-Lowell (28-4) vs. Bowie State (29-4), noon Cal Poly-Ponoma (23-7) vs. Kentucky Wesleyan (29-3), 2:30 p.m. Queens (N.C.) (28-3) vs. Eckerd (25-6), 6 p.m. Northeastern St. (29-3) vs. Nebraska-Kearney (30-2), 8:30 p.m. Thursday's national semifinals Mass.-Lowell-Bowie State winner vs. Ponoma-Ky. Wes. winner, 6 p.m. Queens-Eckerd winner vs. NE St.-Neb.-Kearney winner, 8:30 p.m. Next Saturday's national final Semifinal winners, 1 p.m.

Men's NIT

Wednesday's preliminary round W. Michigan 63, Illinois-Chicago 62 Coll. of Charleston 71, Kent St. 66 Providence 67, Richmond 49 Iowa St. 76, Wichita St. 65

Wednesday's first round Georgia Tech 72, Ohio State 58 Virginia 89, Brown 73 Rhode Island 61, Seton Hall 60 St. John's 62, Boston U. 57 UAB 82, La.-Lafayette 80 Minnesota 62, Saint Louis 52 Texas Tech 66, Nevada 54 San Diego State 67, UC Santa Barbara 62, OT Hawaii 85, UNLV 68

Thursday's first round Wyoming 78, E. Washington 71

Yesterday's first round Temple 75, Boston College 62 Iowa 54, Iowa State 53

Yesterday's second round San Diego State at Texas Tech

Today's first round

C. of Charleston vs. Providence, 7:30 p.m.

Tomorrow's first round, Siena vs. Western Michigan, 7 p.m. Monday's second round Virginia at St. John's, 7:30 p.m. Hawaii at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Georgia Tech at Iowa, 8 p.m. Wyoming at North Carolina, 8 p.m.


March 26-28


April 1 at New York, 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Consolation, championship April 1 at New York, 5:30 and 8 p.m.




NCAA quarterfinals

Team standings

1. Oklahoma State, 78 points. 2. Minnesota, 56. 3. Oklahoma, 51.5. 4. Lehigh, 50.5. 5. Iowa, 42. 6. Arizona State, 40.5. 7. Michigan, 37. 8. Illinois, 35. 9. Ohio State, 30. 10 (tie). Northern Iowa; West Virginia 29.

Individual results

125: Chris Fleeger, Purdue, dec. Jason Powell, Nebraska, 3-0; A.J. Grant, Michigan, dec. Terrance Clendenin, Lehigh, 10-0; Ben VomBaur, Boise State, dec. Bo Maynes, Oklahoma, 3-2; Travis Lee, Cornell, dec. Tony Black, Wisconsin, 3-2 133: Johnny Thompson, Oklahoma State, dec. Mark Jayne, Illinois, 3-2; Rad Martinez, Clarion, dec. Brandon Lauer, West Virgina, 8-3; Ryan Lewis, Minnesota, pinned Pat Garcia, Northern Iowa, 0:36; Cliff Moore, Iowa, dec. Josh Moore, Penn State, 4-3 141: Tevon Ware, Oklahoma, dec. Phillip Simpson, Army, 5-2; Jason Mester, Central Michigan, dec. Aaron Holker, Iowa State, 11-3; Dylan Long, Northern Iowa, dec. Mike Maney, Lock Haven, 4-0; Shane Cunanan, West Virginia, dec. Dana Holland, Arizona State, 5-3 149: Eric Larkin, Arizona State dec. Karl Nadolsky, Michigan State, 15-7; Jerrod Sanders, Oklahoma State, dec. Jake Percival, Ohio, 3-2; Jesse Jantzen, Harvard, dec. Collin Robertson, Boise State, 8-4; Jared Lawrence, Minnesota, dec. Dunstin Manotti, Cornell, 11-1 157: Alex Tirapelle, Illinois, dec. Luke Becker, Minnesota, 2-1; Scott Owen, N. Illinois, dec. Gray Maynard, Michigan State, 4-2; Ryan Bertin, Michigan, dec. Shane Roller, Oklahoma State, 3-1; Keaton Anderson, Ohio State dec. Derek Zinck, Lehigh, 7-3 165: Matt Lackey, Illinois, dec. Matt R. King, Edinboro, 6-1; Jacob Volkmann, Minnesota, def. Tyron Woodley, Missouri, 4-0; Tyrone Lewis, Oklahoma State, dec. John Clark, Ohio State, 11-5; Troy Letters, Lehigh, dec. Levi Prevost, Wyoming, 11-1 174: Carl Fronhofer, Pittsburgh, dec. Ralph Everett, Hofstra, 4-1; Shane Webster, Oregon, dec. Ryan Lange, Purdue, 3-2; Robbie Waller, Oklahoma pinned Mark Fee, Appalachian State, 1:27; Brad Dillon, Lehigh, dec. Chris Pendelton, Okla. State, 3-2 184: Jessman Smith, Iowa, dec. Dan Heizer, Northern Illinois, 5-3; Scott Barker, Missouri, dec. Mark Becks, Penn State, 3-2; Josh Lambrecht, Oklahoma pinned Clint Wattenberg, Cornell, 4:31; Jake Rosholt, Oklahoma State, pinned Greg Parker, Princeton, 2:20 197: Jon Trenge, Lehigh, pinned Kyle Smith, Michigan, 6:55; Chris Skretkowicz, Hofstra, dec. Morgan Horner, Lock Haven, 14-8; Damion Hahn, Minnesota, dec. Tom Grossman, Oklahoma, 14-2; Muhammed Lawal, Oklahoma State, dec. Sean Stender, Northern Iowa, 7-3 285: Steve Mocco, Iowa, dec. John Testa, Clarion, 7-1; Kellan Fluckiger, Arizona State, pinned Roe Rushton, Boise State, 1:21; Tommy Rowlands, Ohio State, dec. Matt Feast, Penn, 11-7; Kevin Hoy, Air Force, dec. Pat Cummins, Penn State, 3-2

Auto racing


Food City 500 lineup

At Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: .533 miles 1. (12) R. Newman, Dodge, 128.709 mph.

2. (24) J. Gordon, Chevy, 127.343.

3. (49) Ken Schrader, Dodge, 127.123.

4. (2) Rusty Wallace, Dodge, 127.022.

5. (9) Bill Elliott, Dodge, 127.006.

6. (4) Mike Skinner, Pontiac, 126.779.

7. (7) Jimmy Spencer, Dodge, 126.587.

8. (8) D. Earnhardt Jr, Chevy, 126.570.

9. (97) Kurt Busch, Ford, 126.562.

10. (20) T. Stewart, Chevy, 126.445.

11. (22) W. Burton, Dodge, 126.395.

12. (18) B. Labonte, Chevy, 126.337.

13. (01) J. Nadeau, Pontiac, 126.237.

14. (32) R. Craven, Pontiac, 126.021.

15. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 126.005.

16. (40) S. Marlin, Dodge, 125.955.

17. (5) T. Labonte, Chevy, 125.930.

18. (19) J. Mayfield, Dodge, 125.906.

19. (6) Mark Martin, Ford, 125.815.

20. (10) J. Benson, Pontiac, 125.790.

21. (30) J. Green, Chevy, 125.790.

22. (74) T. Raines, Chevy, 125.740.

23. (48) J. Johnson, Chevy, 125.724.

24. (37) D. Cope, Chevy, 125.699.

25. (25) J. Nemechek, Chevy, 125.658.

26. (42) J. McMurray, Dodge, 125.551.

27. (29) K. Harvick, Chevy, 125.502.

28. (15) M. Waltrip, Chevy, 125.436.

29. (99) Jeff Burton, Ford, 125.387.

30. (38) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 125.379.

31. (77) Dave Blaney, Ford, 125.297.

32. (45) Kyle Petty, Dodge, 125.273.

33. (11) Brett Bodine, Ford, 125.273.

34. (21) Ricky Rudd, Ford, 125.077.

35. (1) S. Park, Chevy, 125.020.

36. (31) R. Gordon, Chevy, 124.971.

37. (17) M. Kenseth, Ford, Prov.

38. (88) D. Jarrett, Ford, Prov.

39. (41) C. Mears, Dodge, Prov.

40. (23) K. Wallace, Dodge, Prov.

41. (54) T. Bodine, Ford, Prov.

42. (0) J. Sprague, Pontiac, Prov.

43. (43) J. Andretti, Dodge, Prov.

Failed to qualify

44. (02) H. Sadler, Pontiac, 123.945.

45. (14) Larry Foyt, Dodge, 123.016.



The Maryland Waves will soon conduct tryouts for their girls and boys AAU basketball teams. Call Andy Gaeta, girls ages 9-16, at 443-506-6016 or visit; or Rick Anger, boys ages 9-14, at 443-506-6680 or visit

The Maryland Elite is accepting applications for its Shootout for boys on March 28-30 and girls on April 4-6 in Bel Air. Entry fee is $250 and includes pool play, trophies and awards. Call Terry Maczko at 410-569-4170 or Mark Healy at 410-420-2022.

A basketball camp for girls and boys, fifth through 12th grades, will be held at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, W.Va. The boys camp will run June 22-26 and the girls July 13-17. Call 301-916-6504 or e-mail


Pete Caringi's All Maryland Soccer Camp will be held in Maryland during June and July. The camp will have a highly acclaimed staff of pro and college coaches and players. Day camps for boys and girls ages 6-14 will be held at CCBC-Dundalk (June 16-20), Honeygo Park in White Marsh (June 23-27) and at UMBC (July 21-25). Residential camps for boys and girls ages 11-18 will be held at UMBC (July 13-17). Call 410-455-3003 or 410-455-1505.

The Maryland Pride women's soccer team will conduct open tryouts on March 29 at Hannah Moore Academy in Reisterstown from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Candidates should come prepared for the full two hours. The tryouts are for players who have completed their college eligibility. Women interested in trying out should go to and follow the prompts to the prospect form, or call 410-729-1100 and ask for Jack Wetherson.


The Amateur Softball Association is recruiting umpires for the Baltimore County area in Youth, Men's, Women's, Co-Ed league and tournament programs. Call Mark Schlenoff at 410 828-7007 or log on to

Table tennis

The Maryland Table Tennis Association will hold the Maryland Circuit Table Tennis Tournament on April 5-6 at its club in the Carrolltown Center Mall, Ridge Road at Route 26 in Eldersburg. Deadline for entries is April 4. The tournament starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Call 410-988-9777 or visit the Web site http:/

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