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THE SPORTING NEWS: Named Cardinals' Walt Jocketty Executive of the Year.

ANGELS: Agreed to two-year contract extensions with bench coach Joe Maddon, third base coach Ron Roenicke, first base coach Alfredo Griffin, hitting coach Mickey Hatcher and bullpen coach Orlando Mercado. Agreed to one-year extensions with pitching coach Bud Black and bullpen catcher Steve Soliz.

BREWERS: Agreed to minor league contract with C Mark Johnson.

CUBS: Named former Diamondbacks manager Bob Brenly TV commentator.

DODGERS: Named Roy Smith VP of scouting and player development; Terry Collins director of player development; and Dan Feinstein coordinator of baseball operations.

EXPOS: Purchased contracts of P Michael Hinckley, 1B Larry Broadway and P Darrell Rasner from Double-A Harrisburg and P Josh Karp and P Danny Rueckel from Triple-A Edmonton. Designated P Roy Corcoran for assignment.

MARINERS: Named former Orioles OF Don Baylor hitting coach.

MARLINS: Named former Orioles pitching coach Mark Wiley pitching coach and Harry Dunlop bullpen coach.

METS: Released P Grant Roberts and P Jose Parra. Named Tony Bernazard and Sandy Johnson special assistants to GM.

ROCKIES: Removed vice chairman Jerry McMorris from board of directors and dropped him as officer.


NBA: Suspended Bucks F Marcus Fizer one game after guilty plea on gun charge.


NAIA: Named Dexter Smith director of legislative services.

COLUMBIA: Named M. Dianne Murphy AD.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL: Named Steven Russell men's basketball assistant coach.

GOUCHER: CAC named F Eddie Emokpae (Chesapeake), F Adam Wrede, M Kevin Bartruff and D Brian Concklin to men's soccer all-conference second team. ... CAC named Jon Claus Male Swimmer of the Week and Stephanie LaGue Female Swimmer of the Week.

MARYLAND: ACC named F Jason Garey, M Domenic Mediate and F Abe Thompson to men's soccer all-conference first team; G Noah Palmer to second team; and M Stephen King to all-freshman team.

UMBC: America East named D Marcus Gross to men's soccer all-conference first team. ... America East named Kunakorn Yisomruay and Tim Ward (Mount St. Joseph) men's swimming and diving Performers of the Week.

NAVY: Patriot League named Kelly Freeburn Swimmer of the Week.

QUINNIPIAC: Named Bill Romano men's basketball assistant coach.

ST. MARY'S: CAC named F Brian Wolcott to men's soccer all-conference first team and M Joe Valentino to second team.

SALISBURY: CAC named M Dan Lader (C. Milton Wright) men's soccer Player of the Year; named Gerry DiBartolo Coach of the Year; named F Chris Mills, D Markus Hunkeler, G and M Tim Lane (Centennial) to all-conference first team; named F Bill Whittington to second team. ... CAC named Whittington men's soccer Athlete of the Week, Megan Powell field hockey Athlete of the Week and Kim Rementer volleyball Athlete of the Week.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE: Centennial Conference named A Laura Scimeca to field hockey all-conference first team and D Katie Madron to second team.

YORK: CAC named M Chris Ports (John Carroll) to men's soccer all-conference first team and named him Rookie of the Year.


BENGALS: Signed CB Brandon Williams to practice squad.

BILLS: Signed WR Drew Haddad to practice squad.

BROWNS: Placed OL Kelvin Garmon and DB Leigh Bodden on IR. Signed OL Javiar Collins. Signed P Ryan Dutton to practice squad. Waived OL Anthony Oakley from practice squad.

CHARGERS: NFL suspended FB Andrew Pinnock four games for violating league's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances.

DOLPHINS: Announced resignation of coach Dave Wannstedt. Promoted defensive coordinator Jim Bates to interim head coach. Placed S Shawn Wooden on reserve/physically unable to perform list. Waived PK Bill Gramatica. Waived WR-DB Bobby Sippio from IR.

GIANTS: Placed DE Michael Strahan and former Ravens DE Keith Washington on IR. Activated DE Lorenzo Bromell from physically-unable-to-perform list.

JAGUARS: Waived DT Willie Blade.

JETS: Placed S Derek Pagel on IR. Waived OT Brent Smith. Signed S Oliver Celestin.

VIKINGS: Signed G Anthony Herrera from practice squad. Signed WR Omar Jenkins to practice squad. Released C Billy Conaty.

High schools

McDONOGH: Brittany Tegeler and Julie Kafka committed orally to play soccer at Connecticut and Lehigh, respectively. Amy Jennings (Dickinson) committed orally to play lacrosse at Dickinson.

OWINGS MILLS: Jared Franklin committed orally to play lacrosse at Hobart.


RAPIDS (MLS): Fired Tim Hankinson, coach.

EARTHQUAKES (MLS): Exercised 2005 contract options on coach Dominic Kinnear and assistant John Doyle.


DAVIS CUP: Spain named Juan Carlos Ferrero, Carlos Moya, Rafael Nadal and Tommy Robredo to team that will face United States in final Dec. 3-5 in Seville; Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco were named substitutes.

Track and field

NATIONAL TRACK & FIELD HALL OF FAME: Announced following inductees for ceremony Dec. 3: Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Michael Johnson, Joan Benoit Samuelson and Michael Conley; veterans Jack Davis, Otis Davis, Gerry Lindgren and John Pennel; contributor Dr. Evie Dennis; and coach Stan Huntsman.

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