DEVIL RAYS: Agreed to one-year contracts with C Pete Laforest and OF Josh Hamilton.

METS: Signed former Orioles P Scott Erickson, a free agent, to minor league contract; invited him to major league camp. Invited P Pedro Feliciano, P Scott Kazmir, P Royce Ring, P Jeremy Hill, P Matt Peterson, P Jason Roach, P Shawn Sedlacek, IF Chris Basak, IF Victor Diaz, IF David Wright, C Joe Hietpas, C Justin Huber, C Jesse Levis, C Danilo Reynoso, OF Ron Acuna, OF Raul Gonzalez, OF Kenny Kelly, OF Esix Snead and OF Eric Valent to major league camp.

PADRES: Agreed to one-year, $750,000 contract with free-agent P Antonio Osuna, who had been with Yankees, to one-year contract. Designated P Matt Bruback for assignment.

PIRATES: Agreed to minor league contract with free-agent P Mark Guthrie, who had been with Cubs. Promoted Tony Beasley to manager of Double-A Altoona.

REDS: Won arbitration hearing with P Chris Reitsma, who will receive $950,000 this year instead of the $1.45 million he had requested.

RED SOX: Agreed to one-year contract with free-agent DH-OF Ellis Burks, who had been with Indians.

TIGERS: Agreed to one-year contracts with P Roberto Novoa, P Fernando Rodney, P Matt Roney, P Lino Urdaneta, P Mike Bumatay, P Eric Eckenstahler, P Rob Henkel, C-IF Chris Shelton, 2B Ryan Raburn and OF Nook Logan. Named Britt Burns pitching coach and Rick Morales coach at Single-A Lakeland.

YANKEES: Waived 3B Drew Henson. Sold contract of IF Fernando Seguignol to Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan's Pacific League.


HORNETS: Activated G Bryce Drew from injured list.

NETS: Signed G Hubert Davis to second 10-day contract.

TRAIL BLAZERS: Signed G Eddie Gill.

WNBA: Named Ann Sarnoff chief operating officer.

FEVER (WNBA): Acquired G Kelly Miller and first-round draft pick from Sting for first- and second-round draft pick.



CATHOLIC: Named Tom Clark football coach.

FLORIDA: Demoted offensive coordinator Ed Zaunbrecher to quarterbacks coach. Promoted Larry Fedora to offensive coordinator.

LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE: Signed football coach Rickey Bustle to two-year contract extension.

ST. JOHN'S: Expelled Grady Reynolds from men's basketball team and permanently suspended Elijah Ingram and Abraham Keita, hours after a woman was arrested for allegedly lying to police about being raped by several players the night before. The school annonced that two other players, Lamont Hamilton and Mohammed Diakite, were also suspended, and another player, Tyler Jones, would be disciplined.

TEXAS STATE: Named David Bailiff football coach.

UCLA: Announced resignation of offensive coordinator Steve Axman. Named Tom Cable offensive coordinator.

USC: Sophomore WR Mike Williams said he won't enter NFL draft.


NFL: Rescinded $5,000 fine levied against Bengals QB Jon Kitna for wearing cap with cross during interviews after game in December.

FALCONS: Named Robert Prince offensive assistant coach. Signed LB J.R. Johnson, P Glenn Pakulak and QB Wesley Phillips.

GIANTS: Named John Hufnagel offensive coordinator.

PACKERS: Re-signed WR Frank Rice.

RAIDERS: Named Joe Avezzano special teams coach.


AVALANCHE: Placed RW Dan Hinote on IR with concussion.

CAPITALS: Assigned D Josef Boumedienne, D Steve Eminger, C Graham Mink and G Maxime Ouellet to AHL Portland.

COYOTES: Announced an end to the affiliation agreement with Springfield of the AHL following this season.

LIGHTNING: Announced a multiyear affiliation agreement with AHL Springfield.

THRASHERS: Announced that they will host 2005 NHL All-Star Game.

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