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DIAMONDBACKS: Promoted Sandy Johnson to VP-senior assistant GM and Bob Miller to assistant GM.


NBA: Fined Timberwolves G-F Latrell Sprewell $25,000 for actions in Tuesday's game. Suspended Kings F Peja Stojakovic for one game for making improper contact with game official.


CENTRAL FLORIDA: Named Miles Aldridge, Dave DeGuglielmo, Eric Green and Peter McCarthy assistant football coaches.

HOLY CROSS: Named Tom Gilmore football coach.

MONTANA STATE-NORTHERN: Named Mark Samson football coach.


BEARS: Signed DT Charles Hill to three-year contract. Placed WR Dez White on IR with knee injury.

BRONCOS: Placed S Nick Ferguson on IR. Signed LB Patrick Chukwurah. Waived LB Louis Green from practice squad. Signed FB Kyle Johnson to practice squad.

DOLPHINS: Re-signed WR Kendall Newson. Waived TE Josh Whitman; signed him to practice squad.

49ERS: Placed WR Terrell Owens on IR. Signed WR James Jordan from practice squad. Signed WR Adam Herzing and DB Allan Amundson to practice squad.

GIANTS: Placed LB Wes Mallard on IR. Signed OT Michael Saffer.

High schools

ADIDAS SCHOLAR ATHLETES: Notre Dame M Zoey Bouchelle and Liberty G Conrad Taylor were named NSCAA/Adidas Scholar Athletes of the Year.


BLUE JACKETS: Assigned RW Tim Jackman to AHL Syracuse.

PREDATORS: Signed RW Brandon Segal; assigned him to AHL Milwaukee.



Masters field

Qualifiers for the 68th Masters Tournament, to be played April 8-11 at Augusta National Golf Club (players listed in only one category):

Masters champions: Mike Weir, Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Jose Maria Olazabal, Mark O'Meara, Nick Faldo, Ben Crenshaw, Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Ian Woosnam, Sandy Lyle, Larry Mize, Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Craig Stadler, Tom Watson, Fuzzy Zoeller, Gary Player, Raymond Floyd, Tommy Aaron, Charles Coody, Arnold Palmer.

U.S. Open champions (five years): Jim Furyk, Retief Goosen.

British Open champions (five years): Ben Curtis, Ernie Els, David Duval, Paul Lawrie.

PGA champions (five years): Shaun Micheel, Rich Beem, David Toms.

Players Championship (three years): Davis Love III, Craig Perks.

U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up: Nick Flanagan, Casey Wittenberg.

British Amateur champion: Gary Wolstenholme.

U.S. Amateur Public Links champion: Brandt Snedeker.

U.S. Mid-Amateur champion: Nathan Smith.

Top 16 players and ties from 2003 Masters: Len Mattiace, Phil Mickelson, Jeff Maggert, Scott Verplank, Jonathan Byrd, Tim Clark, Angel Cabrera, K.J. Choi.

Top eight players and ties from 2003 U.S. Open: Stephen Leaney, Kenny Perry, Justin Rose, Fredrik Jacobson, Nick Price.

Top four players and ties from 2003 British Open: Thomas Bjorn.

Top four players and ties from 2003 PGA Championship: Chad Campbell, Alex Cejka.

Top 40 players from the 2003 PGA Tour money list: Brad Faxon, Stuart Appleby, Bob Tway, Charles Howell III, Jay Haas, Jonathan Kaye, Justin Leonard, Chris DiMarco, Steve Flesch, Briny Baird, Chris Riley, Robert Allenby, Tim Herron, Jerry Kelly, Fred Funk, J.L. Lewis, Kirk Triplett, Rocco Mediate, Bob Estes, Stewart Cink, Tim Petrovic, Shigeki Maruyama, John Rollins, Jeff Sluman.

Top 50 players from the final 2003 world ranking (released Dec. 22): Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke, Paul Casey, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Michael Campbell, Peter Lonard, Ian Poulter, Colin Montgomerie, Eduardo Romero, Phillip Price, Toshi Izawa. Note: The Masters also will invite the top 10 players from the '04 PGA Tour money list after The Players Championship, and the top 50 players in the world ranking published March 29.

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