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CARDINALS: Re-signed P Ray King to two-year contract.

DEVIL RAYS: Agreed to one-year contract with P Rob Bell. Agreed to minor league contract with former Orioles C Tim Laker, 3B Brandon Larson and OF Brian Buchanan.

DIAMONDBACKS: Double-A Tennessee named Tony Perezchica manager, Dan Carlson pitching coach and Eric Fox hitting coach.

DODGERS: Triple-A Las Vegas named Jerry Royster manager.

GIANTS: Re-signed P Jason Christiansen to one-year contract.

INDIANS: Agreed to minor league contracts with P Denny Stark, P Chad Zerbe, former Orioles IF Mike Kinkade and former Orioles IF Jose Morban.

MARINERS: Signed free-agent 3B Adrian Beltre, who had been with Dodgers, to five-year, $64 million contract.

MARLINS: Signed free-agent P Antonio Alfonseca, who had been with Braves, to one-year, $300,000 contract.

METS: Claimed OF Ron Calloway off waivers from Nationals.

RANGERS: Agreed to minor league contract with free-agent 1B Greg Colbrunn, who had been with Diamondbacks.

REDS: Signed P Jared Fernandez to minor league contract.

RED SOX: Agreed to four-year, $40 million contract with free-agent SS Edgar Renteria, who had been with Cardinals.

ROCKIES: Claimed IF Alfredo Amezaga off waivers from Angels.

WHITE SOX: Claimed P Bobby Jenks off waivers from Angels. Designated P Eduardo Villacis for assignment. Agreed to one-year, $1 million contract with OF Timo Perez.


NETS: Acquired G-F Vince Carter from Raptors for C Alonzo Mourning, C-F Aaron Williams, F Eric Williams and two first-round draft picks.

76ERS: Placed F Josh Davis on injured list. Activated G Kevin Ollie from injured list.


EASTERN MICHIGAN: Named former Orioles C Chris Hoiles assistant baseball coach.

FLORIDA: Named John "Doc" Holliday to job on football coaching staff; he had been North Carolina State's associate head coach and wide receivers coach.

INDIANA: Named Terry Hoeppner football coach.

LIBERTY: Announced that G Jeremy Monceaux has decided to leave men's basketball team.

PORTLAND: Announced that G Sean Smith has decided to leave men's basketball team.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Named Dave Wommack assistant football coach.

SYRACUSE: Named Daryl Gross AD.

UCLA: Signed football coach Karl Dorrell to two-year contract extension through 2010.


NFL: Fined Broncos QB Jake Plummer $5,000 for making obscene gesture during Sunday's game against Dolphins. ... Fined Redskins RB Clinton Portis and S Sean Taylor $10,000 each for wearing red socks Sunday. Fined Taylor $10,000 for out-of-bounds hit that knocked Eagles WR Terrell Owens into Redskins cheerleader. ... Announced that Falcons and Colts will begin preseason Aug. 6 in American Bowl in Tokyo.

BRONCOS: Placed DT Luther Elliss and DB Willie Middlebrooks on IR.

BUCCANEERS: Released DT Jon Bradley. Signed DT Keith Wright from practice squad. Signed DE Corey Smith to practice squad.

DOLPHINS: Signed FB James Lynch (Maryland). Placed LB Tony Bua on IR.

LIONS: Signed OL Sean Bubin from Jaguars' practice squad.

High school

WALBROOK: Basketball player Velmar Coleman, a second-team All-City/County guard last season, will attend Towson University.


INTERNATIONAL ICE HOCKEY FEDERATION: Barred Canucks F Todd Bertuzzi from playing in Europe because of violent conduct on rink.

Horse racing

NEW YORK RACING ASSOCIATION: Named John Passero, formerly of Maryland Racing, track superintendent for Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course.


AUSTRIAN SKI FEDERATION: Announced that 1998 Olympic super-G silver medalist Hans Knauss tested positive for steroid nandrolone after World Cup race Nov. 27.


U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY: Suspended Dean Goad for two years after he tested positive for elevated testosterone-epitestosterone ratio.

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