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Pro soccer

MISL standings

Eastern Division

W L Pct. GB

Philadelphia 8 5 .615 -

Cleveland 4 6 .400 2 1/2

Blast 5 8 .385 3

Central Division

W L Pct. GB

Milwaukee 9 4 .692 -

St. Louis 8 5 .615 1

Chicago 6 8 .429 3 1/2

Western Division

W L Pct. GB

Kansas City 5 3 .625 -

San Diego 4 6 .400 2

Monterrey 1 5 .167 3

Today's game

Philadelphia at Blast, 6:05 p.m. Moves


ROYALS: Agreed to one-year contract with free-agent P Jose Lima, who had been with Dodgers.


LSU: Football coach Nick Saban announced that he accepted offer to coach NFL's Dolphins.

TULSA: John Phillips resigned as men's basketball coach. Assistant coach Alvin Williamson will take over on an interim basis.


GIANTS: Placed DT Norman Hand on IR. Signed OL Morgan Pears from practice squad.




(All times are p.m.)

State men

Morgan State at Virginia Tech, 7


Northeastern at Holy Cross, 7 Hofstra at Stony Brook, 7 Rhode Island at Iona, 7:30 Middle Tennessee at Villanova, 7:30


Morehead St. at Louisville, 7:30


Oakland, Mich. at Akron, 7 Longwood at Illinois, 8 Delaware St. at Northwestern, 8 Miami (Ohio) vs. Cincinnati W. Carolina at Wisconsin, 8


FIU Holiday Tournament At Miami First round Ohio U. vs. Binghamton, 6 Colgate at Florida International, 8 State Farm Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas First round Alabama St. at UTEP, 9 Tulane vs. Princeton, 11

Top 25 women

No. 8 Connecticut vs. George Mason, 7 Pro football

Nick Saban's coaching career

2005-: head coach, Dolphins

2000-2004: head coach, Louisiana State.

1995-1999: head coach, Michigan State.

1991-1994: defensive coordinator, Browns.

1990: head coach, Toledo.

1988-1989: secondary coach, Houston Oilers.

1983-1987: defensive coordinator/secondary coach, Michigan State.

1982: secondary coach, Navy.

1980-1981: secondary coach, Ohio State.

1978-1979: secondary coach, West Virginia.

1977: outside linebackers coach, Syracuse.

1975-1976: linebackers coach, Kent State.

1973-1974: graduate assistant, Kent State.Baseball

Remaining free agents

Anaheim - Shane Halter, 3b; Aaron Sele, rhp.

Arizona - Carlos Baerga, 1b; Danny Bautista, of; Mike Fetters, rhp; Shane Reynolds, rhp; Scott Service, rhp; Steve Sparks, rhp.

Atlanta - a-Jaret Wright, rhp.

Orioles - Marty Cordova, dh; Omar Daal, lhp; Buddy Groom, lhp; David Segui, dh.

Boston - Terry Adams, rhp; a-Pedro Astacio, rhp; Ellis Burks, dh; Ricky Gutierrez, 2b; Curtis Leskanic, rhp; a-Derek Lowe, rhp; a-Dave McCarty, 1b; Ramiro Mendoza, rhp; a-Pokey Reese, 2b; Scott Williamson, rhp.

Chicago (AL) - Roberto Alomar, 2b; Magglio Ordonez, of.

Chicago (NL) - Paul Bako, c; Tom Goodwin, of; Ben Grieve, of; Mark Grudzielanek, 2b; a-Todd Hollandsworth, of; Ramon Martinez, ss.

Cincinnati - Darren Bragg, of; Barry Larkin, ss; Todd Van Poppel, rhp; Gabe White, lhp.

Cleveland - Rick White, rhp.

Colorado - Jeromy Burnitz, of; Shawn Estes, lhp; Steve Reed, rhp.

Detroit - Alan Levine, rhp.

Florida - Chad Fox, rhp; Josias Manzanillo, rhp; Mike Mordecai, 3b; a-Ismael Valdez, rhp.

Houston - a-Carlos Beltran, of; Dan Miceli, rhp; Darren Oliver, lhp.

Kansas City - Juan Gonzalez, of; Desi Relaford, 3b.

Los Angeles - Elmer Dessens, rhp; Todd Hundley, c; a-Brent Mayne, c; Hideo Nomo, rhp; a-Odalis Perez, lhp; Paul Shuey, rhp; Robin Ventura, 1b.

Montreal - Tony Batista, 3b.

New York (AL) - Miguel Cairo, 2b; Tony Clark, 1b; Travis Lee, 1b; Esteban Loaiza, rhp; C.J. Nitkowski, lhp; John Olerud, 1b; a-Ruben Sierra, dh; Enrique Wilson, 2b.

New York (NL) - Ricky Bottalico, rhp; John Franco, lhp; Mo Vaughn, 1b; Todd Zeile, 1b.

Oakland - Chris Hammond, lhp; Jim Mecir, rhp; Mark McLemore, 2b.

Philadelphia - a-Doug Glanville, of; Roberto Hernandez, rhp; Kevin Millwood, rhp; Eric Milton, lhp.

Pittsburgh - Brian Boehringer, rhp.

St. Louis - Ray Lankford, of.

San Diego - Andy Ashby, rhp; Rich Aurilia, ss; Robert Fick, dh; Alex Gonzalez, ss; Dave Hansen, 1b; Antonio Osuna, rhp.

San Francisco - Dave Burba, rhp; Robb Nen, rhp.

Seattle - Edgar Martinez, dh.

Tampa Bay - Brook Fordyce, c; Tino Martinez, 1b; Todd Ritchie, rhp; Rey Sanchez, 2b.

Texas - Andy Fox, 3b; Brad Fullmer, dh; Rusty Greer, of; Brian Jordan, of; Jeff Nelson, rhp; Herbert Perry, dh; Jay Powell, rhp; Jeff Zimmerman, rhp.

Toronto - Dave Berg, of; Valerio De Los Santos, lhp; Carlos Delgado, 1b; Pat Hentgen, rhp; a-Gregg Zaun, c.

Note: a-rejected arbitration and may negotiate with former team through Jan. 8

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