ASTROS: Agreed to terms with IF Jose Vizcaino on one-year contract.

INDIANS: Sent P Danys Baez outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

RANGERS: Signed IF Andy Fox to minor league contract and invited him to spring training.


NBA: Reduced suspension of Rockets F Maurice Taylor for violating league's anti-drug program from 10 games to six.

SPURS: Signed F Sean Marks. Waived G Shane Heal.


CENTRAL FLORIDA: Suspended freshman LB Chad Breeden for rest of season for violating team rules.

ELON: Fired Al Seagraves, football coach.

JOHNS HOPKINS: DB Matt Campbell was named Centennial Conference football Defensive Player of the Year. Campbell, QB George Merrell, RB Adam Cook, OL Matt Weeks, DL Paul Smith and LB Paul Longo were named to Centennial Conference first team. WR Brian Wolcott, OL Mark DeGennaro, K Chris Smolyn, LB Adam Luke and DB Joe Deluzio were named to second team. DL Alan Cody was named honorable mention.

MARYLAND: RB Josh Allen was named Atlantic Coast Conference co-Offensive Player of the Week. DT Randy Starks was named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week. Emily Boyer, Jackie Ciconte, Lauren Powley and Paula Infante were named to STX/National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-Mid-Atlantic Region first team. Colleen Barbieri, Kristin Harris, Sara Silvetti and Tiffany Marsh were named to second team.

McDANIEL: CB Rob Wingfield, LB Omar Phillip, DT Tony Braglio (Francis Scott Key), K Nate Getchell, P Corey Allen and OL Brad Stewart were named to Centennial Conference football first team. LB Troy Mason (Eastern Tech), DT Joe Rydzewski, KR French Pope and OL Drew Reinecker were named to second team. OL Todd Williams (River Hill) was named honorable mention.

SOUTHWEST STATE, MINN.: Announced resignation of Curt Strasheim, football coach.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE: Laura Scimeca was named to STX/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III All-South Region first team.


FALCONS: Waived WR Quentin McCord.

JETS: Placed S Jon McGraw (shoulder) on IR. Added DT Josh Evans to active roster.

LIONS: Placed WR Scotty Anderson (ankle) on IR. Activated WR David Kircus from practice squad.

TEXANS: Signed QB Mike Quinn to practice squad. Signed LB Shantee Orr from practice squad.


CAPITALS: C Robert Lang was named NHL Offensive Player of the Week.

COYOTES: Placed C Jan Hrdina on IR.

HURRICANES: Announced retirement of LW Jeff Daniels.

SABRES: Activated LW Jochen Hecht from IR. Waived LW Jason Botterill.

STARS: Acquired D Jon Klemm and 2004 fourth-round draft pick from Blackhawks for D Stephane Robidas and 2004 second-round draft pick.

OILERS: Signed C Adam Oates to one-year contract.


BLAST: G Scott Hileman was named MISL Goalkeeper of the Week.

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