ATHLETICS: Agreed to terms with 1B Eric Karros on one-year contract. Designated P Mario Ramos for assignment.

MARLINS: Agreed to terms with 1B/OF Wil Cordero on one-year contract.

TIGERS: Agreed to terms with C Ivan Rodriguez on four-year contract.

TWINS: Agreed to terms with P J.C. Romero on a one-year contract.

DIAMONDBACKS: Extended player development agreement with Single-A South Bend for two years.


NBA: Suspended Lakers C Shaquille O'Neal one game for using obscene language and publicly criticizing officials during television interview.

BULLS: Reached contract settlement with G Jay Williams.

WARRIORS: Activated G Nick Van Exel from injured list. Placed F Troy Murphy (ankle) on injured list.

ROCKETS: Suspended G Steve Francis (Maryland) one game for missing team flight to Phoenix.

SUPERSONICS: Activated G Richie Frahm from injured list.

SILVER STARS (WNBA): Announced retirement of G Jennifer Azzi.


MARYLAND: Cyntia Weir was named ACC Swimmer of the Week.

NAVY: Announced retirement of Don DeVoe, men's basketball coach, effective at end of season.


DOLPHINS: Named Bernie Parmalee running backs coach and Chris Foerster tight ends coach. LIONS: Signed RB Jeffery Sanchez.


BLUE JACKETS: Placed D Duvie Westcott on IR.

CAPITALS: Recalled G Maxime Ouellet from AHL Portland. Assigned G Rastislav Stana to Portland.

HURRICANES: Placed D Aaron Ward and C Kevyn Adams on IR.


GALAXY (MLS): Declined to exercise option on contract of F Diego Serna. Announced M Antonio Martinez has left team.

EARTHQUAKES (MLS): Re-signed M Ronnie Ekelund and M Brian Mullan.

Pro football

Super Bowl records

The Super Bowl records set or tied in New England's 32-29 victory over Carolina on Sunday in Houston:


RECORDS SET Most completions, game: 32, Tom Brady, New England.

Longest completion: 85, Jake Delhomme (to Muhsin Muhammad), Carolina.

Longest play from scrimmage: 85, Jake Delhomme (to Muhsin Muhammad), Carolina.

Longest reception: 85, Muhsin Muhammad (from Jake Delhomme), Carolina.

Most consecutive games with sack (since 1982): 3, Willie McGinest, New England.

RECORDS TIED Most two-point conversions, game: 1, Kevin Faulk, New England.


RECORDS SET Most points, both teams, quarter: 37 (Carolina 19, New England 18, 4th quarter).

Most passing, first downs, game: 19, New England.

Most completions, game: 32, New England.

Most net passing yards, both teams: 649 (New England 354, Carolina 295).

Farthest into game, no points, both teams: 26 minutes, 55 seconds.

RECORDS TIED Fewest times sacked: 0, New England.

Most penalties: 12, Carolina.

Most penalties, both teams: 20 (Carolina 12, New England 8).

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