BLUE JAYS: Named Joe Breeden bench coach. Agreed to minor league contracts with P Juan Campos, OF Noah Hall, P Josue Matos and P David Maurer. Sent P Pete Walker outright to Triple-A Syracuse.

BRAVES: Signed executive VP and GM John Schuerholz (Towson State) to one-year contract extension through 2005 with option for 2006.


DEVIL RAYS: Agreed to minor league contract with P Mike Williams, who had been with Phillies.

EXPOS: Agreed to minor league contract with former Orioles C Gregg Zaun, who had been with Rockies.

MARINERS: Sent P Ryan Anderson outright to Triple-A Tacoma.

PADRES: Agreed to two-year, $5.5 million contract with OF Jay Payton. Designated P Mike Bynum for assignment.

PIRATES: Named Alvaro Espinoza infield instructor.

ROCKIES: Named Joe Mikulik manager, Greg Booker pitching coach and Dave Hajek hitting coach for Single-A Asheville.

TWINS: Agreed to minor league contract with former Orioles P Rick Helling.

LOTTE MARINES (JAPANESE PACIFIC LEAGUE): Signed IF Matt Franco to one-year contract.



NBA: Suspended Wizards F Christian Laettner five games for violating terms of NBA-NBPA anti-drug program.

BULLS: Activated G-F Scottie Pippen from injured list. Placed F Chris Jefferies on injured list with sprained left ankle.

HEAT: Activated F Udonis Haslem from injured list. Placed F Samaki Walker on injured list with right ankle bone spurs.


UCLA: CB Matt Ware announced that he will forgo final year of college eligibility to enter NFL draft.


GEORGIA: Defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder won Broyles Award, given to nation's top assistant football coach.

INDIANA: Announced that M Ned Grabavoy has signed with MLS and will pass up senior season of college eligibility.

LE MOYNE: Northeast-10 named Pat Delaney (Old Mill) Diver of the Week.

LOUISIANA STATE: QB Matt Mauck announced that he will forgo final year of college eligibility to enter NFL draft.

MARYLAND: East Atlantic Gymnastics League named Rachel Martinez Gymnast of the Week.

NAVY: Patriot League named F-C Carlton Baldwin men's basketball Rookie of the Week. Patriot League named Tori Throckmorton women's Swimmer of the Week and Kevin Teague men's Diver of the Week.


NEBRASKA: Switched Turner Gill from quarterbacks coach to receivers coach.

NEVADA: Announced that F Dean Brown will no longer be member of men's basketball team.

NORTH ALABAMA: Announced resignation of defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt.

ST. BONAVENTURE: Named Ronald E. Zwierlein AD, effective Feb. 1.

WASHINGTON STATE: Signed AD Jim Sterk to five-year contract extension.



U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY: Announced that OF Terrmel Sledge, who is on Expos' 40-man roster, is second player on a major league roster to test positive for steroids; banned him from international competition for two years. Confirmed sprinter Mickey Grimes' positive drug test for ephedrine at 2003 Pan American Games.

USOC: Announced that Melissa Price, who won 2003 U.S. national title in June with hammer throw of 230 feet, 9 inches, tested positive for newly discovered steroid THG during that competition and in out-of-competition test.


NFC: Added Packers TE Bubba Franks and Seahawks G Steve Hutchinson to Pro Bowl squad as injury replacements for Giants TE Jeremy Shockey and Saints G LeCharles Bentley.

CHIEFS: Announced resignation of defensive coordinator Greg Robinson.

49ERS: Signed G Alonzo Cunningham.


GIANTS: Named Jerald Ingram running backs coach and Jerry Palmieri conditioning coach. Retained tight ends coach Mike Pope and assistant special teams coach Mike Priefer. Signed QB Ryan Van Dyke, OL Dion Meredith, DE Sean Guthrie, RB Antoine Womack, G Travis Scott and DT Mario Monds.

RAMS: Fired special teams coach Bobby April.

VIKINGS: Named Ted Cottrell defensive coordinator.

High schools

SOUTH RIVER: Named Jim Haluck boys lacrosse coach.



BLUE JACKETS: Assigned D Aaron Johnson to AHL Syracuse.

CANUCKS: Recalled F Tyler Bouck from AHL Manitoba.

HURRICANES: Recalled RW Pavel Brendl from AHL Lowell. Assigned LW Ryan Bayda to Lowell.

THRASHERS: Assigned F Tommi Santala to AHL Chicago.


MLS: Signed D Chris Wingert and M Ramon Nunez.


CREW (MLS): Acquired M Manny Lagos from Earthquakes for third-round draft pick.

UNITED (MLS): Named Tom Soehn assistant coach.

COMETS (MISL): Traded rights to G Paolo Ceccarelli to Sockers for future considerations.

FURY (MISL): Traded D Brad Flanagan to Sockers for D Gaston Pernia.

SIDEKICKS (MISL): Signed F Laurenco Andrade to three-year contract.