ANGELS: Agreed to terms with P Rich Fischer, P Steve Green, P Jake Woods and OF Barry Wesson on one-year contracts.
CUBS: Agreed to terms with P Greg Maddux on three-year contract.
PHILLIES: Re-signed OF Marlon Byrd to one-year contract.
GIANTS: C A.J. Pierzynski wins arbitration and will get $3.5 million instead of team's offer of $2.25 million.
YANKEES: Signed P Gabe White to one-year contract.
CAVALIERS: Activated C Tony Battie from injured list. Placed G J.R. Bremer on injured list with right knee patella tendinitis.
CELTICS: Announced they have terminated contract of F Vin Baker after he cleared waivers.
HAWKS: Waived C Michael Doleac. Signed C Mamadou N'diaye to 10-day contract.
NAISMITH AWARD: Named Josh Childress, Stanford; Jameer Nelson, Saint Joseph's; Chris Duhon, Duke; J.J. Redick, Duke; Ben Gordon, Connecticut; Emeka Okafo, Connecticut; Ike Diogu, Arizona State; Andre Emmett, Texas Tech; Raymond Felton, North Carolina; Matt Freije, Vanderbilt; Francisco Garcia, Louisville; Ryan Gomes, Providence; Devin Harris, Wisconsin; Julius Hodge, North Carolina State; Luke Jackson, Oregon; Lawrence Roberts, Mississippi State; Wayne Simien, Kansas; Ronny Turiaf, Gonzaga; Hakim Warrick, Syracuse; and Bracey Wright, Indiana, finalists for player of year in men's college basketball. Named Diana Taurasi, Connecticut; Seimone Augustus, LSU, Jacqueline Batteast, Notre Dame; Alana Beard, Duke; Tera Bjorklund, Colorado; Jamie Carey, Texas; Shameka Christon, Arkansas; Shyra Ely, Tennessee; Trina Frierson, Louisiana Tech; Chandi Jones, Houston; Kelly Mazzante, Penn State; Nicole Ohlde, Kansas State; Cappie Pondexter, Rutgers; Nicole Powell, Stanford; Stacy Stephens, Texas; Christi Thomas, Georgia; Iciss Tillis, Duke; Kendra Wecker, Kansas State; Lindsay Whalen, Minnesota; and Shereka Wright, Purdue, finalists for player of year in women's college basketball.
ECAC: Named Navy runner Erik Schmidt Athlete of Week.
FLORIDA: Announced F Christian Drejer has left men's basketball team to pursue professional career overseas.
JACKSONVILLE: Eliminated position of athletic director.
MISSISSIPPI STATE: Announced RB Nick Turner was dismissed from team for violating team policy.
BROWNS: Re-signed LB Brant Boyer to four-year contract extension.
DOLPHINS: Named Eric Fears assistant strength and conditioning coach.
JETS: Named Bob Casullo tight ends coach.
RAIDERS: Named Pat Jones outside linebackers coach and Sam Clancy defensive line coach.
BLACKHAWKS: Signed G Adam Munro.
CAPITALS: Assigned G Maxime Ouellet to AHL Portland.
PREDATORS: Activated D Stan Neckar and assigned him to AHL Milwaukee on conditioning assignment.
SENATORS: Acquired RW Peter Bondra from Capitals for C Brooks Laich and second-round pick in 2005 draft.
STARS: Signed free-agent LW Shayne Corson to contract for remainder of season.
CHINA: Named Mavericks assistant coach Del Harris men's basketball coach for Athens Olympics.
UNITED: Announced that John Harkeshas re-joined team as director of youth development.
Milwaukee at Dallas, 8:05 p.m. St. Louis at Kansas City, 8:35 p.m. San Diego at Monterrey, ppd., schedule conflict
Cleveland at Blast, 7:35 p.m. Philadelphia at St. Louis, 8:05 p.m. San Diego at Kansas City, 8:35 p.m.
Best NBA coaching starts
9: Kurt Rambis, Lakers, 1998-99
9: B. Jeannette, Bullets, 1947-48
8: Larry Brown, Nuggets, 1976-77