DODGERS: Named Corey Busch team consultant.

EXPOS: Named Nick Manno minor league administration coordinator; Jose Alguacil minor league infield coordinator; Charlie Corbell pitching coach for Triple-A Edmonton; Rob Ducey coach and Mark Grater pitching coach for Double-A Harrisburg; Tim Raines manager, Andy Skeels coach and Craig Bjornson pitching coach for Single-A Brevard; Bobby Henley manager, Joel Chimelis and Ricky Bones pitching coach for Single-A Savannah; Franklyn Bravo pitching coach for short-season Single-A Vermont; and Arturo Defreites manager, Jose Alguacil coach and Tom Keating pitching coach for the Single-A Expos.

PIRATES: Agreed to terms with OF Henry Rodriguez on minor league contract. Named Tom Prince a coach in extended spring training and for short-season Single-A Williamsport.

REDS: Voided minor league contract of P Corey Thurman because of pre-existing medical condition.

RED SOX: Agreed with OF Trot Nixon on three-year contract.

YANKEES: Acquired 3B Mike Lamb from Rangers for P Jose Garcia.


FEVER (WNBA): Announced retirement of G Sonja Henning and G Coquese Washington.

MERCURY (WNBA): Announced resignation of coach John Shumate to become college scout for Suns.

SILVER STARS (WNBA): Signed F Jessie Hicks (Maryland).


NORTH EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: Added following schools to form 12-team NCAA Division III league that will begin play in 2004-05: Villa Julie, Baptist Bible, Bard, Chestnut Hill, Keystone, Pennsylvania State-Berks, Philadelphia Biblical, Polytechnic and SUNY Purchase.

MARYLAND: Announced that All-Metro player Kim Ziegler (Fallston) signed to play lacrosse in 2004.

MEMPHIS: Signed football coach Tommy West to new five-year contract.

MINNESOTA: Named Melissa McFerrin women's associate head basketball coach.

MISSOURI: Announced that junior G Randy Pulley has been dismissed from men's basketball team.

NAVY: Announced that following players were named to Patriot League women's soccer academic honor roll: Haley Crain, Ariana Downs, Stacy Finley, Emma Hagen, Kate Huppmann, Stephaie Parker, Quinn Rinehart, Amelia Sheveland and Nicole Waggoner.

NEBRASKA: Named Randy Jordan running backs coach and Bill Busch outside linebackers coach.

ST. MARY'S: Announced that senior F Mary Kate Lenz (Urbana) was named to's Team of the Week.

UCLA: Fired offensive coordinator Steve Axman. Named Tom Cable offensive coordinator.

WEST VIRGINIA: Announced that OL Tim Brown has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by NCAA.

WISCONSIN: Named Bret Bielema defensive coordinator.


BEARS: Named Darryl Drake wide receivers coach and Charlie Coiner assistant special teams coach.

BROWNS: Signed WR Richard Alston, WR Hugh Smith, QB Todd Husak, DL Corey Jackson, DL Cedric Scott, RB Joffrey Reynolds, DB Ricky Sharpe and DB David Young. Agreed to terms with K Derek Schorejs.

EAGLES: Signed LB Jason Short and FB Josh Parry.

GIANTS: Announced the retirement of DT Keith Hamilton. PATRIOTS: Signed FB Philip Crosby, OT Jack Fadule, LB Justin Kurpeikis, RB Malaefou Mackenzi, RB Frank Moreau, WR Marquise Walker, DB Scott Farley, LB Lawrence Flugence, DB Jason Perry, DB Mike Hall, OT David Pruce and DL Buck Rasmussen.


USA HOCKEY: Named former Capitals coach Ron Wilson to coach of the 2004 World Cup of Hockey team.


GALAXY (MLS): Signed F Jovan Kirovski.


ATP TOUR: Suspended U.S. doubles player Graydon Oliver for two months for testing positive for a banned substance last year. He will also forfeit $5,000 in prize money.

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