ASTROS: Signed following players to minor league contracts with invitation to spring training: IF Jason Alfaro, IF Mike Coolbaugh, C Dax Norris, C Chris Tremie, P Nate Bland, P Kirk Bullinger, P Jared Fernandez, P Miguel Saladin and P Rodrigo Rosario

BLUE JAYS: Agreed to terms on one-year contracts with P Terry Adams, who had been with Phillies, and SS Chris Gomez, who had been with Twins. Designated P Pete Walker for assignment.

CARDINALS: Agreed to two-year contract with P Julian Tavarez.

DEVIL RAYS: Signed SS Deivi Cruz, who had been with Orioles, to minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

MARLINS: Named Jeff Cox 3B coach and Tony Taylor bullpen coach.

PADRES: Claimed C Tom Wilson off waivers from Blue Jays. Designated P Brandon Villafuerte for assignment.

REDS: Named Terry Reynolds director of amateur scouting and Johnny Almaraz director of international scouting. Agreed to minor league contract with P Aaron Myette.

RED SOX: Agreed to terms with IF-OF Brian Daubach on minor league contract. Announced 3B coach Mike Cubbage will not be returning for 2004 season.

WHITE SOX: Agreed to terms with P Cliff Politte on one-year contract.


NBA: Suspended Nets F Kenyon Martin and Nets F Corey Maggette two games for throwing punches in Tuesday's game.

BULLS: Signed F Ronald Dupree to 10-day contract.

HEAT: Activated F John Wallace from injured list. Placed F Jerome Beasley on injured list with lower back strain.

LAKERS: Waived G Jannero Pargo.

NETS: Waived C Mikki Moore and G Robert Pack.

TIMBERWOLVES: Signed G Anthony Goldwire to 10-day contract. Waived G Keith McLeod.


CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE: Named Jeff Conway offensive coordinator.

OKLAHOMA: Announced that freshman men's basketball G Jimmy Tobias will transfer to Seminole (Fla.) Junior College.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Announced DE Kenechi Udeze will forgo his senior season to enter NFL draft.

TEXAS EL PASO: Named Jeff Banks running backs coach and Jim Clark cornerbacks coach.


COWBOYS: Signed defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer to three-year contract extension.

EAGLES: Placed RB Brian Westbrook on IR with torn triceps tendon. Signed G Jamaal Jackson from practice squad. Signed RB Eric McCoo to practice squad.

REDSKINS: Named Joe Gibbs coach and team president.


NHL: Suspended Maple Leafs C Mats Sundin one game without pay for throwing stick into stands in Tuesday's game against Predators.

BLUE JACKETS: Assigned C Dan Fritsche to OHL Sarnia.

CAPITALS: Placed RW Dainus Zubrus on IR with broken foot.

FLAMES: Recalled LW Martin Sonnenberg from AHL Lowell.

KINGS: Activated G Roman Cechmanek and RW Ian Laperriere from IR. Assigned G Mathieu Chouinard to AHL Manchester. Designated D Maxim Kuznetsov for assignment.

MAPLE LEAFS: Recalled C Kyle Wellwood from AHL St. John's.

STARS: Announced that G Ron Tugnutt has cleared waivers and was assigned to AHL Utah. Recalled G Mike Smith from Utah.


GYMNASTICS: Kevin Mazeika was chosen to coach the U.S. men's gymnastics team at Athens Olympics.


SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES (MLS): Named M Dominic Kinnear coach.

D.C. UNITED (MLS): Named Peter Nowak coach.

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