MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Announced agreement on new steroid-testing policy with players union, effective 2005 to 2008, pending ratification. Approved sale of Milwaukee Brewers to Mark Attanasio.

ASTROS: Signed P Dave Burba to minor league contract. Named Paul Ricciarini senior director of player personnel. Named David Gottfried senior director of baseball operations. Named Julio Linares special assistant to GM for Dominican scouting and development. Named Matt Galante consultant to baseball operations. Named Jay Edmiston, Bryan Frazier, Charlie Norton and Carlos Perez assistant directors of baseball operations.

BREWERS: Agreed to minor league contract with former Orioles P Rick Helling.

DEVIL RAYS: Signed OF Danny Bautista, who had been with Diamondbacks, to one-year contract.

DODGERS: Signed C Paul Bako, who had been with Cubs, to one-year contract.

INDIANS: Agreed to terms with IF Warren Morris and IF Jake Thrower on minor league contracts.

METS: Named Ken Oberkfell manager, Howard Johnson hitting coach, Dan Warthen pitching coach and Brian Chicklo trainer of Triple-A Norfolk.

RANGERS: Sent IF Ruddy Yan outright to Triple-A Oklahoma.

USA BASEBALL: Named Baylor coach Steve Smith coach of the U.S. national baseball team.


BEAR BRYANT AWARD: Awarded to Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville.

BOB COUSY AWARD: Chris Paul, Wake Forest; Raymond Felton, North Carolina; Travis Diener, Marquette; Chris Hernandez, Stanford; Josh Mueller, South Dakota; Chris Thomas, Notre Dame; Jose Juan Barea, Northeastern; J.D. Byers, Lebanon Valley; Tim Forbes, Bentley; Tom Harrington, Baldwin-Wallace; Julius Hodge, North Carolina State; Jarrett Jack, Georgia Tech; Erik Jackson, Macalester; Carl Krauser, Pittsburgh; Dave Logan, Indianapolis; Aaron Miles, Kansas; Rob Monroe, Quinnipiac; C.J. Watson, Tennessee; and Deron Williams, Illinois, were named finalists for award.

APPALACHIAN STATE: Named Molly Keating women's assistant soccer coach.

CLEMSON: Named Rob Spence offensive coordinator.

INDIANA-PURDUE OF FORT WAYNE: Fired men's basketball coach Doug Noll. Promoted Joe Pechota to interim coach.

LOUISIANA COLLEGE: Named David Armstrong football coach.

SAN DIEGO STATE: Announced that sophomore men's basketball F Mohamed Abukar has transfered from Florida and will be eligible to play in December.

TAMPA: Named Adrian Bush men's soccer coach.


NFL: Fined Vikings WR Randy Moss $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct in NFC wild card game against Green Bay. Fined Jets LB Eric Barton $7,500 for hitting Chargers QB Drew Brees with forearm to helmet in AFC wild card game.

DOLPHINS: Named Joe Bailey CEO of Dolphins Enterprises, LLC.

JETS: Signed WR Brock Ralph to future contract.

PATRIOTS: Re-signed DB Antwan Harris. Placed LB Eric Alexander on IR. Signed LS Mike Solwold to practice squad and released RB Kory Chapman from practice squad.


PENGUINS: Named David Morehouse senior consultant for special projects.


USTA: Named Michael Chang to high performance committee for two years.

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