NASCAR: Named Kevin Harvick Rookie of the Year.
RANGERS: Agreed to $7.5 million, three-year contract with free-agent P Todd Van Poppel, who was with Cubs.
ROYALS: Named Bucky Dent manager and Kevin Long hitting coach of Triple-A Omaha.
TIGERS: Signed P Steve Sparks to two-year contract with club option for 2004.
NBA: Named Hawks F Shareef Abdur-Rahim Eastern Conference Player of the Week, and Spurs F Tim Duncan Western Conference Player of the Week. ... Fined Lakers G Kobe Bryant $7,500 for verbally abusing game official and failing to leave the court promptly after ejection Friday.
NETS: Waived F Reggie...