BREWERS: Agreed to one-year contracts with P Mike Adams, P Mike Crudale, P Ben Diggins, P Matt Ford, P Wes Obermueller, P Dennis Sarfate, OF Corey Hart and OF Dave Krynzel. Agreed to minor league contracts with P Garrett Berger and P Jose De La Torre.

DEVIL RAYS: Agreed to minor league contract with 1B Fred McGriff.


EXPOS: Won arbitration case with 1B Nick Johnson, who will receive $1.25 million contract for 2004.

MARINERS: Signed P Terry Mulholland and OF Eric Owens to minor league contracts.

PHILLIES: Agreed to one-year, $11 million contract with P Kevin Millwood, avoiding arbitration.


NBA: Announced that Warriors' Jason Richardson, Celtics' Ricky Davis, Nuggets' Chris Andersen and Pacers' Fred Jones will compete in All-Star Weekend slam-dunk contest.

HORNETS: Placed C Sean Rooks on injured list.

RAPTORS: Placed G Jalen Rose (fractured hand) on injured list. Activated F Michael Curry from injured list.

76ERS: Fired coach Randy Ayers. Named Chris Ford coach.


TIMBERWOLVES: Signed G Darrick Martin to second 10-day contract.

LIBERTY (WNBA): Signed C Ann Wauters to multiyear contract.

MYSTICS (WNBA): Signed C Chasity Melvin.


BIG SKY CONFERENCE: Suspended Montana basketball coach Pat Kennedy one game for comments about game official.

FORDHAM: Suspended director of basketball operations Alex Groothuis two games for unsportsmanlike conduct in Saturday game against Xavier.


UMES: G Tee Trotter was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men's basketball Player of the Week for second consecutive week.


NFL: Reached tentative agreement to keep Pro Bowl in Hawaii through 2009.

BEARS: Named Karl Dunbar defensive line coach.

GIANTS: Signed TE Mark Inkrott. Signed three-year contract to keep training camp at University at Albany.

JETS: Signed DE Joey Evans and P Tim Morgan.


RAIDERS: Named Rob Ryan defensive coordinator.


NHL: Suspended Coyotes F Tyson Nash two games without pay for slashing Sharks' Alexander Korolyuk last week.

AVALANCHE: Placed D Rob Blake (fractured leg) on IR.

BLUE JACKETS: Traded D Pauli Levokari to Penguins for D Brendan Buckley.

CAPITALS: Recalled G Maxime Ouellet from AHL Portland.


THRASHERS: Placed D Yannick Tremblay (hip) on IR.