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Tuesday, January 14, 2003

American League
CHICAGO WHITE SOX--Named Rick Ingallas, West Coast scouting supervisor, Derek Valenzuelam, Southwest scouting supervisor, and Chuck Fox, Northeast area scout.
CLEVELAND INDIANS--Named Winston Llenas director of Dominican operations.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS--Signed C Mike DiFelice to a minor league contract.
TEXAS RANGERS--Agreed to terms with OF Jim Rushford on a minor league contract with Oklahoma of the PCL.
National League
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS--Agreed to terms with RHP Elmer Dessens on a two-year contract.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS--Named Josh Rawitch assistant director of public relations and John Shoemaker manager of Las Vegas of the PCL.
South Atlantic League
SOUTH GEORGIA WAVES--Named Dann Bilardello manager, Garey Ingram hitting coach and Ed Kohl strength and conditioning coach.
Northern League
BERKSHIRE BLACK BEARS--Claimed RHP B.J. Leach off waivers from Quebec.
FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS--Traded C Kirk Pierce, SS Geoff McCallum and a player to be named to Schaumburg for RHP Hank Woodman and OF Steve Foley.
GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS--Named Gary Templeton manager and Scott May pitching coach.
QUEBEC LES CAPITALES--Released C Lee Bagley.
Japanese Central League
YOKOHAMA BAYSTARS--Agreed to terms with RHP Matt Whiteside.
National Basketball Association
NEW JERSEY NETS--Placed G Brandon Armstrong on the injured list. Activated G Chris Childs.
Women's National Basketball Association
LOS ANGELES SPARKS--Announced the resignation of Glenn McDonald, assistant coach.
National Football League
NFL--Fined San Francisco WR Terrell Owens $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct, New York Giants S Shaun Williams $10,000 for unnecessary roughness and Giants S Omar Stoutmire $7,500 for unnecessary roughness during their game on Jan. 5.
GREEN BAY PACKERS--Announced the retirement Frank Novak, special teams coach, following the 2003 season.
National Hockey League
NHL--Fined Montreal general manager Andre Savard $50,000 and coach Michel Therrien $25,000 as a result of their abuse of officials after a game against New Jersey on Jan. 7.
ATLANTA THRASHERS--Reassigned C Chris Herperger to Chicago of the AHL.
BOSTON BRUINS--Recalled C-LW Andy Hilbert from Providence of the AHL.
BUFFALO SABRES--Recalled RW Jaroslav Kristek from Rochester of the AHL.
CALGARY FLAMES--Named Yvon Vautour assistant coach of Saint John of the AHL.
FLORIDA PANTHERS--Reassigned G Wade Flaherty to San Antonio of the AHL.
LOS ANGELES KINGS--Reassigned C Mike Cammalleri, C Jared Aulin, C Jerred Smithson to Manchester of the AHL.
PHOENIX COYOTES--Recalled C Jeff Taffe from Springfield of the AHL.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS--Recalled F Tom Kostopoulos from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS--Reassigned D Karel Pilar to St. John's of the AHL.
Major League Soccer
MLS--Signed F Aleko Eskandarian, F Eddie Gavan, MF Ricardo Clark, MF Brian Carroll, MF Jacob LeBlanc, D Eric Lewis, MF Logan Pause, D David Stokes, F Jason Thompson, MF Guillermo Gonzalez, F Arturo Alvarez and MF Mike Magee.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES--Loaned F Ariel Graziani to Barcelona of the Ecuadorian League for the 2003 season.
Major Indoor Soccer League
MISL--Named Steve Flatow vice president of sales and business development.
Women's United Soccer Association
ATLANTA BEAT--Announced the retirement of D Dayna Smith.
USA TRACK & amp; FIELD--Named Jim Elias chief operating officer and chief financial officer and Mike Conley executive director of Elite Athlete Programs.
ELIZABETH CITY STATE--Named Waverly Tillar football coach.
GEORGIA--Announced junior LB Chris Clemons will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.
MISSISSIPPI STATE--Named Morris Watts offensive coordinator and Steve Campbell offensive line coach.
SMU--Named Shawn Heilbron associate athletic director for marketing and sales and David Miller associate athletic director for facilities and operations.
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI--Named Rip Scherer offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Moved tight ends coach Mitch Rodrigue to offensive line coach.
TCU--Announced junior LB LaMarcus McDonald will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.
TEXAS TECH--Named Bill Bedenbaugh running backs coach.
UCLA--Named Steve Axman offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
VIRGINIA MILITARY--Announced sophomore G Jason Conley has left the basketball team for personal reasons and plans to transfer.