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College football, golf, baseball

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Bowl Games

Last night

Magnolia Gridiron All-Star Classic

At Jackson, Miss.

White 19, Red 7

Hawaii Bowl

At Honolulu; Payout: $750,000

Nevada 49, Central Florida 48, OT

Friday

Fort Worth Bowl

Payout: $750,000

Kansas 42, Houston 13

Thursday

Las Vegas Bowl

Payout: $750,000

California 35, BYU 28

Poinsettia Bowl

At San Diego; Payout: $750,000

Navy 51, Colorado State 30

Wednesday

GMAC Bowl

Mobile, Ala.; Payout: $750,000

Toledo 45, UTEP 13

Tuesday

New Orleans Bowl

At Lafayette, La.; Payout: $750,000

Southern Miss 31, Arkansas State 19

Tomorrow

Motor City Bowl

At Detroit; Payout: $750,000

Akron (7-5) vs. Memphis (6-5), 4 p.m. (ESPN)

Tuesday, Dec. 27

Champs Sports Bowl

At Orlando, Fla.; Payout: $862,500

Clemson (7-4) vs. Colorado (7-5), 5 p.m. (ESPN)

Insight Bowl

At Phoenix; Payout: $750,000

Ariz. St. (6-5) vs. Rutgers (7-4), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday, Dec. 28

MPC Computers Bowl

At Boise, Idaho; Payout: $750,000

Boise State (9-3) vs. Boston College (8-3), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Alamo Bowl

At San Antonio; Payout: $1.65 million

Michigan (7-4) vs. Nebraska (7-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, Dec. 29

Emerald Bowl

At San Francisco; Payout: $750,000

Utah (6-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-4), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Holiday Bowl

At San Diego; Payout: $2 million

Oregon (10-1) vs. Oklahoma (7-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Dec. 30

Music City Bowl

At Nashville; Payout: $780,000

Virginia (6-5) vs. Minnesota (7-4), Noon (ESPN)

Sun Bowl

At El Paso; Payout: $1,575,000

Northwestern (7-4) vs. UCLA (9-2), 2 p.m. (CBS)

Independence Bowl

At Shreveport, La.; Payout: $1.2 million

Missouri (6-5) vs. South Carolina (7-4), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Peach Bowl

At Atlanta; Payout: $2.35 million

Miami (9-2) vs. LSU (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Dec. 31

Meineke Bowl

At Charlotte, N.C.; Payout: $750,000

South Florida (6-5) vs. North Carolina State (6-5), 11 a.m. (ESPN2)

Liberty Bowl

At Memphis; Payout: $1.5 million

Fresno State (8-4) vs. Tulsa (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Houston Bowl

Payout: $1.2 million

TCU (10-1) vs. Iowa State (7-4), 2:30 (ESPN2)

Monday, Jan. 2

Cotton Bowl

At Dallas; Payout: $2.5 million

Alabama (9-2) vs. Texas Tech (9-2), 11 a.m. (FOX)

Outback Bowl

At Tampa, Fla.

Payout: $2.85 million

Iowa (7-4) vs. Florida (8-3), 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Gator Bowl

At Jacksonville, Fla.

Payout: $1.6 million

Virginia Tech (10-2) vs. Louisville (9-2), 12:30 (NBC)

Capital One Bowl

At Orlando, Fla.

Payout: $5.312 million

Wisconsin (9-3) vs. Auburn (9-2), 1 p.m. (ABC)

Fiesta Bowl

At Tempe, Ariz.

Payout: $14-17 million

Ohio State (9-2) vs. Notre Dame (9-2), 5 p.m. (ABC)

Sugar Bowl

At Atlanta

Payout: $14-17 million

Georgia (10-2) vs. West Virginia (10-1), 8:30 p.m. (ABC)

Tuesday, Jan. 3

Orange Bowl

At Miami

Payout: $14-17 million

Penn State (10-1) vs. Florida State (8-4), 8 p.m. (ABC)

Wednesday, Jan. 4

Rose Bowl

At Pasadena, Calif.

Payout: $14,998,000

Texas (12-0) vs. Southern Cal (12-0), 8 p.m. (ABC)

Saturday, Jan. 14

Las Vegas All-American Classic

9:30 p.m. (CSTV)

Saturday, Jan. 21

East-West Shrine Classic

At San Antonio

4 p.m. (ESPN2)

Hula Bowl

At Honolulu

7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Saturday, Jan. 28

Senior Bowl

At Mobile, Ala. 4 p.m. (ESPN)

GOLF

World Rankings

Final

1. Tiger Woods USA 17.16

2. Vijay Singh Fij 9.78

3. Phil Mickelson USA 8.14

4. Retief Goosen SAf 8.10

5. Ernie Els SAf 8.03

6. Sergio Garcia Spn 7.23

7. Jim Furyk USA 5.80

8. Colin Montgomerie Sco 4.78

9. Adam Scott Aus 4.68

10. Chris DiMarco USA 4.58

11. David Howell Eng 4.49

12. Angel Cabrera Arg 4.44

13. Luke Donald Eng 4.41

14. Kenny Perry USA 4.35

15. David Toms USA 4.30

16. Michael Campbell NZl 4.19

17. Padraig Harrington Ire 4.08

18. Darren Clarke NIr 4.03

19. Davis Love III USA 3.89

20. Tim Clark SAf 3.69

21. Paul McGinley Ire 3.57

22. Thomas Bjorn Den 3.41

23. Bart Bryant USA 3.39

24. Nick O Hern Aus 3.38

25. Fred Couples USA 3.26

26. Jose Maria Olazabal Spn 3.25

27. Stewart Cink USA 3.19

28. Scott Verplank USA 3.14

29. John Daly USA 3.03

30. Stuart Appleby Aus 2.93

31. Choi Kyung-Ju Kor 2.88

32. Henrik Stenson Swe 2.83

33. Justin Leonard USA 2.81

34. Ben Crane USA 2.80

35. Robert Allenby Aus 2.77

36. Mark Hensby Aus 2.75

37. Sean O Hair USA 2.73

38. Chad Campbell USA 2.66

39. Shingo Katayama Jpn 2.66

40. Miguel Angel Jimenez Spn 2.60

41. Lee Westwood Eng 2.57

42. Brandt Jobe USA 2.52

43. Tom Lehman USA 2.50

44. Shigeki Maruyama Jpn 2.50

45. Fred Funk USA 2.45

46. Peter Lonard Aus 2.40

47. Rod Pampling Aus 2.37

48. Mike Weir Can 2.35

49. Tim Herron USA 2.31

50. Geoff Ogilvy Aus 2.28

51. Stephen Ames Can 2.24

52. Paul Casey Eng 2.22

53. Carl Pettersson Swe 2.21

54. Bernhard Langer Ger 2.18

55. Charles Howell III USA 2.16

56. Graeme McDowell Nir 2.15

57. Zach Johnson USA 2.14

58. Steve Elkington Aus 2.11

59. Ian Poulter Eng 2.06

60. Niclas Fasth Swe 2.05

61. Craig Parry Aus 2.01

62. Trevor Immelman SAf 1.98

63. Mark Calcavecchia USA 1.96

64. Ted Purdy USA 1.93

65. Lucas Glover USA 1.88

66. Jerry Kelly USA 1.84

67. Brad Faxon USA 1.80

68. Kenneth Ferrie Eng 1.78

69. Tom Pernice Jr. USA 1.74

70. Richard Green Aus 1.72

71. Rory Sabbatini SAf 1.71

72. Billy Mayfair USA 1.69

73. Olin Browne USA 1.69

74. Vaughn Taylor USA 1.67

75. Nick Dougherty Eng 1.66

ECHL

TODAY

No games scheduled

MONDAY

Greenville at Charlotte

Gwinnett at Columbia

Dayton at Wheeling

Idaho at Utah

Stockton at Fresno

Las Vegas at Bakersfield

PREP HOCKEY

BEDFORD 3, CENTRAL 2: B-Brown, Bachli, Sarton. C-Keil, Solis. Saves-Meyers (C) 34, Gryza (B) 18.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Mid-American Conference

FRIDAY

Oregon St. 73, W. Michigan 68

TODAY

No games scheduled

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28

Oakland, Mich. at Toledo, 7

Miami (Ohio) vs. Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, 8

Big Ten Conference

FRIDAY

Indiana 73, Butler 55

Minnesota 80, S. Dakota St. 61

Northwestern 69, DePauw 36

Ohio St. 74, Tennessee St. 65

TODAY

No games scheduled

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28

Coppin St. at Michigan, 7

Tennessee Tech at Michigan St., 7

Tenn.-Martin at Purdue, 7

PFW at Penn St., 7:30

SE Missouri at Illinois, 8

Gardner-Webb at Ohio St., 8

Louisiana Tech at Wisconsin, 8

Top 25 Fared

1. Duke (11-0) beat St. John s 70-57.

2. Connecticut (9-0) beat Morehead State 129-61.

3. Villanova (8-0) beat La Salle 98-57.

4. Memphis (9-1) beat Louisiana Tech 76-58.

5. Florida (11-0) beat Miami 77-67.

6. Illinois (12-0) beat Missouri 82-50.

7. Oklahoma (6-2) lost to West Virginia 92-68.

8. Gonzaga (9-2) beat Eastern Washington 75-65; beat Saint Louis 60-57.

9. Washington (10-0) beat Lehigh 54-37.

10. Michigan State (10-2) beat Wisconsin-Green Bay 98-69.

11. Louisville (9-1) beat Middle Tennessee 76-68; beat College of Charleston 78-63; beat Detroit 56-48.

12. UCLA (10-1) beat Wagner 74-72; beat Sacramento State 86-56.

13. George Washington (8-0) did not play.

14. Boston College (8-2) beat Harvard 89-55.

15. Texas (9-2) beat Texas State 85-49.

16. Maryland (8-2) beat American University 81-55.

17. North Carolina (6-2) lost to Southern California 74-59.

18. Indiana (7-2) beat Charlotte 71-54; beat Butler 73-55.

19. Kentucky (8-3) beat Iona 73-61.

20. Nevada (8-1) beat Georgia 68-62.

21. N.C. State (9-1) beat Alabama 68-64.

22. Wake Forest (9-2) beat Richmond 47-40.

23. Tennessee (6-1) lost to Oklahoma State 89-73.

24. Ohio State (8-0) beat Tennessee State 74-65.

25. Iowa (10-3) beat Drake 65-60; beat Robert Morris 73-51.

National

Yesterday

SOUTH

Louisville 56, Detroit 48

Today

No games Scheduled

Tomorrow

No games Scheduled

Tuesday, Dec. 27

EAST

Boston College at Duquesne, 7

Syracuse vs. Towson at Wachovia Arena, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 7

San Diego St. at Providence, 7:30

SOUTH

Holy Cross at George Mason, 7

Gonzaga at Memphis, 7

Coll. of Charleston at N.C.-Wilmington, 7

William & Mary at Virginia Tech, 7

Stetson at Miami, 7:30

Alabama A&M at Tennessee, 7:30

Jackson St. at Alabama, 8

West Florida at Southern Miss., 8

Richmond at Tulane, 8

MIDWEST

Northeastern at Wright St., 7

UMKC at Valparaiso, 8

SOUTHWEST

Rhode Island at Houston, 8

Texas Southern at Texas A&M, 8

FAR WEST

E. Washington at BYU, 9

Rocky Mountain at Idaho St., 9

Wis.-Milwaukee at Wyoming, 9

Portland St. at Oregon, 10

N. Carolina A&T at Hawaii, Mid

TOURNAMENTS

FIU Holiday Classic

At Miami

First Round

Texas-San Antonio vs. Cal St.-Fullerton, 6

St. Bonaventure at Fla. International, 8

Panasonic Holiday Festival

At New York

First Round

St. John s vs. Columbia, 6:30

St. Peter s vs. Massachusetts, 8:30

State Farm Sun Bowl Tournament

At El Paso, Texas

First Round

MVSU at UTEP, 9

Georgetown vs. Colgate, 11

Wednesday, Dec. 28

EAST

Albany, N.Y. at Brown, 7

Stony Brook vs. Connecticut at the Hartford Civic Center, 7

Monmouth, N.J. at Hartford, 7

St. Francis, Pa. at La Salle, 7

Carnegie-Mellon at Princeton, 7:30

Youngstown St. at Siena, 8

SOUTH

Southern Wesleyan at Charleston Southern, 7

Ohio Valley at Coastal Carolina, 7

Limestone at East Carolina, 7

Clemson at Georgia, 7

Fairleigh Dickinson at Louisville, 7

New Hampshire at N.C. State, 7

Pittsburgh at South Carolina, 7

Bethune-Cookman at South Florida, 7

UMBC vs. Virginia at the Siegel Center, Richmond, Va., 7

Oklahoma St. at UAB, 7:30

Delaware St. at Maryland, 8

Austin Peay at Middle Tennessee, 8

N.C.-Asheville at North Carolina, 8

S. Illinois at Murray St., 10

MIDWEST

Fordham at Notre Dame, 7

N. Iowa at Bradley, 8

Missouri St. at Creighton, 8

Drake at Evansville, 8

Tennessee St. at Iowa St., 8

Lewis at Marquette, 8

E. Illinois at Missouri, 8

Butler at S. Dakota St., 8

Chicago St. at Saint Louis, 8

Indiana St. at Wichita St., 8

SOUTHWEST

St. Gregory s at Lamar, 8

Texas-Permian Basin at North Texas, 8

Oral Roberts at Oklahoma, 8

Harvard at SMU, 8

Grambling St. at TCU, 8

Ark.-Pine Bluff at Arkansas St., 9

FAR WEST

Utah Valley St. at Weber St., 7:45

Georgia Tech vs. Air Force at Colorado Springs World Arena, 9

Colo.-Colo. Springs at Colorado St., 9

High Point at Utah, 9

Texas-Pan American at Oregon St., 10

CS Northridge at Pepperdine, 10

Saint Joseph s at Saint Mary s, Calif., 10

Portland at UC Santa Barbara, 10

TOURNAMENTS

Cable Car Classic

At Santa Clara, Calif.

First Round

UC Riverside at Santa Clara, 9

Bucknell vs. Boston U., 11

Comcast Lobo Invitational

At Albuquerque, N.M.

First Round

Dartmouth at New Mexico, 8

Texas-Arlington vs. Radford, 10:15

FIU Holiday Classic

At Miami

Third Place, 6

Championship, 8

Panasonic Holiday Festival

At New York

Third Place, 6:30

Championship, 8:30

State Farm Sun Bowl Tournament

At El Paso, Texas

Third Place, 7:30

Championship, 9:30

Women

Today

No games Scheduled

Tomorrow

No games Scheduled

Tuesday, Dec. 27

MIDWEST

S. Utah at Chicago St., 8

Wednesday, Dec. 28

MAC

Bucknell at Buffalo, 5

Saint Louis at Cent. Michigan, 7

Kent St. at Hawaii, 12 Mid.

BIG 10

Michigan St. at LSU, 8

EAST

Stanford at Boston College, 2

Radford at Navy, 5

St. Bonaventure at Siena, 6

Hofstra at Harvard, 7

Wagner at Providence, 7

Tennessee at Temple, 7

Niagara at Colgate, 7

Florida St. at Fordham, 7

Princeton at Mount St. Mary s, Md., 7

Delaware St. at Stony Brook, 7

SOUTH

North Florida at South Florida, 6

Quinnipiac at UCF, 7

Murray St. at Charlotte, 7

Louisville at Kentucky, 7

SE Missouri at ETSU, 7

Rhode Island at Florida, 7

Duquesne at W. Kentucky, 7

Georgetown at Florida Atlantic, 7

Wake Forest at Richmond, 7

LSU-Shreveport at SE Louisiana, 8

Louisiana-Monroe at Southern Miss., 8

Middle Tennessee at Austin Peay, 8

MIDWEST

Valparaiso at Notre Dame, 2

Robert Morris at Cleveland St., 7

IUPUI at Oakland, Mich., 7

Pepperdine at Kansas, 8

Missouri St. at DePaul, 8

SOUTHWEST

Utah St. at Texas A&M, 8

FAR WEST

CS Northridge at Santa Clara, 5

Nevada at N. Arizona, 8

S. Dakota St. at Colorado, 9

San Francisco at Boise St., 9

Portland at Utah Valley St., 9

Sacramento St. at New Mexico St., 9

BYU at Weber St., 9:45

Portland St. at Idaho, 10

TOURNAMENTS

Hawk Classic

First Round

Iona at Saint Joseph s, 2

Bowling Green vs. Delaware, 4

Cavalier Classic

First Round

Boston U. vs. Holy Cross, 4:30

Yale at Virginia, 7

Lady Luck Classic

First Round

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. Marshall, 5

Longwood at Virginia Tech, 7

Hurricane Classic

First Round

Maine vs. Mississippi, 5

N. Carolina A&T at Miami, 7

Lady Griz Holiday Classic

First Round

N.C.-Asheville vs. N. Dakota St., 7

New Orleans at Montana, 9:30

Slam Hoop Classic-SDSU

First Round

Auburn vs. UC Davis, 8:30

Loyola, Md. at San Diego St., 10:30

Slam Hoop Classic-USD

First Round

Montana St. at San Diego, 9

Duke vs. St. John s, 11

Thursday, Dec. 29

BIG TEN

Iowa at Indiana, 7

Penn St. at Ohio St., 7

Wisconsin at Purdue, 7

Minnesota at Northwestern, 7

Michigan at Illinois, 8

MAC

W. Michigan at Missouri, 8

SPORTLIGHT

Dec. 25

1956 Corky Devlin of Fort Wayne goes 0-for-15 from the field against the Minneapolis Lakers to tie an NBA record.

1971 Garo Yepremian s 37-yard field goal at 7:40 of the second overtime gives the Miami Dolphins a 27-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the AFC playoffs. At 82:40, it s the longest game in NFL history.

1984 Bernard King of the New York Knicks scores 60 points in a 120-114 loss to the New Jersey Nets.

1995 Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys scores his 25th touchdown of the season in a 37-13 win over Arizona, breaking the record for most TDs in a season. Smith passes John Riggins of Washington, who scored 24 in 1983.

1999 Hawaii beats Oregon 23-17 in the Oahu Bowl to cap a remarkable turnaround for the Rainbow Warriors. Hawaii improves from 0-12 in 1998 to 9-4 the greatest single-season improvement in NCAA history.

2002 Katie Hnida becomes the first woman to play in a Division I football game when she attempts an extra point following a New Mexico touchdown in the Las Vegas Bowl. Hnida, a walk-on junior, has her kick blocked in the 27-13 loss to UCLA.

LOCAL BOWLING

Honor Roll

300 Game

Carl Wilson, Glass Bowl 233-300-257-790

High Series

Men (750 or better)

Rory Turner, Glass Bowl 776

Louie Hartman, Glass Bowl 762

Sean Severance, Glass Bowl 762

Mike Habrych, Glass Bowl 752

Women (650 or better)

Jodi Woessner, Glass Bowl 676

Brooke Summers, Glass Bowl 676

BASEBALL

Free Agent Signings

AMERICAN LEAGUE

BALTIMORE (1) Signed Ramon J. Hernandez, c, San Diego, to a $27.5 million, four-year contract.

BOSTON (3) Announced Tony Graffanino, 2b, accepted salary arbitration; signed Rudy Seanez, rhp, San Diego, to a $2.1 million, one-year contract; signed John Flaherty, c, New York Yankees, to a $650,000, one-year contract.

CHICAGO (1) Re-signed Paul Konerko, 1b, to a $60 million, five-year contract.

CLEVELAND (6) Signed Paul Byrd, rhp, Los Angeles Angels, to a $14.25 million, two-year contract; re-signed Bob Wickman, rhp, to a $5 million, one-year contract; signed Lou Merloni, 3b, Los Angeles Angels, to a minor league contract ($500,000); signed Steve Karsay, rhp, Texas, to a minor league contract ($600,000); signed Danny Graves, rhp, New York Mets, to a minor league contract ($600,000); signed Einar Diaz, c, St. Louis, to a minor league contract ($625,000).

DETROIT (2) Signed Todd Jones, rhp, Florida, to an $11 million, two-year contract; signed Kenny Rogers, lhp, Texas, to a $16 million, two-year contract.

KANSAS CITY (8) Re-signed Joe McEwing, 3b, to a minor league contract ($650,000); signed Elmer Dessens, rhp, Los Angeles Dodgers, to a $3.4 million, two-year contract; signed Scott Elarton, rhp, Cleveland, to a two-year contract; signed Mark Grudzielanek, 2b, St. Louis, to a $4 million, one-year contract; signed Doug Mientkiewicz, 1b, New York Mets, to a $1.85 million, one-year contract; signed Paul Bako, c, Los Angeles Dodgers, to a $700,000, one-year contract; signed Reggie Sanders, of, St. Louis, to a $10 million, two-year contract; signed Joe Mays, rhp, Minnesota, to a $1 million, one-year contract.

LOS ANGELES (2) Signed Hector Carrasco, rhp, Washington, to a $6.1 million, two-year contract; re-signed Tim Salmon, dh, to a minor league contract ($400,000).

MINNESOTA (1) Signed Rondell White, of, Detroit, to a $3.25 million, one-year contract.

NEW YORK (4) Signed Kyle Farnsworth, rhp, Atlanta, to a $17 million, three-year contract; signed Mike Myers, lhp, Boston, to a $2.4 million, two-year contract; re-signed Bernie Williams, of, to a $1.5 million, one-year contract; signed Johnny Damon, of, Boston, to a $52 million, four-year contract.

OAKLAND (1) Signed Esteban Loaiza, rhp, Washington, to a $21,375,000, three-year contract.

SEATTLE (4) Re-signed Jamie Moyer, lhp, to a $5.5 million, one-year contract; signed Carl Everett, dh, Chicago White Sox, to a $4 million, one-year contract; signed Jarrod Washburn, lhp, Los Angeles Angels, to a $37 million, four-year contract; signed Matt Lawton, of, New York Yankees, to a $400,000, one-year contract.

TAMPA BAY (1) Announced Travis Lee, 1b, accepted salary arbitration.

TEXAS (1) Re-signed John Wasdin, rhp, to a $600,000, one-year contract.

TORONTO (2) Signed B.J. Ryan, lhp, Baltimore, to a $47 million, five-year contract; signed A.J. Burnett, rhp, Florida, to a $55 million, five-year contract.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

ARIZONA (2) Signed Damion Easley, 2b, Florida, to a $700,000, one-year contract; signed Jason Grimsley, rhp, Baltimore, to an $825,000, one-year contract.

ATLANTA (1) Signed Todd Pratt, c, Philadelphia, to an $850,000 one-year contract.

CHICAGO (4) Signed Scott Eyre, lhp, San Francisco, to an $11 million, three-year contract; signed Bobby Howry, rhp, Cleveland, to a $12 million, three-year contract; signed John Mabry, of, St. Louis, to a $1,075,000, one-year contract; signed Jacque Jones, of, Minnesota, to a $16 million, three-year contract.

CINCINNATI (2) Re-signed Jacob Cruz, of, to a minor league contract ($625,000); signed Chris Hammond, lhp, San Diego, to an $800,000, one-year contract.

COLORADO (1) Signed Jose Mesa, rhp, Pittsburgh, to a $2,515,000, one-year contract.

FLORIDA (2) Re-signed Brian Moehler, rhp, to a $1.5 million, one-year contract; re-signed Lenny Harris, dh, to a minor league contract ($450,000).

HOUSTON (3) Re-signed Russ Springer, rhp, to a $750,000, one-year contract; re-signed Orlando Palmeiro, of, to a $1.9 million, two-year contract; re-signed Brad Ausmus, c, to a $7.5 million, two-year contract.

LOS ANGELES (7) Signed Rafael Furcal, ss, Atlanta, to a $39 million, three-year contract; re-signed Olmedo Saenz, 1b, to a $2 million, two-year contract; signed Sandy Alomar Jr., c, Los Angeles, to a $650,000 one-year contract; signed Bill Mueller, 3b, Boston, to a $9.5 million, two-year contract; signed Nomar Garciaparra, ss, Chicago Cubs, to a $6 million, one-year contract; signed Kenny Lofton, of, Philadelphia, to a $3.85 million, one-year contract; signed Brett Tomko, rhp, San Francisco, to an $8.7 million, two-year contract.

MILWAUKEE (2) Re-signed Rick Helling, rhp, to an $850,000, one-year contract; re-signed Jeff Cirillo, 3b, to an $850,000, one-year contract.

NEW YORK (3) Signed Billy Wagner, lhp, Philadelphia, to a $43 million, four-year contract; signed Jose Valentin, 3b, Los Angeles, to a $912,500, one-year contract; signed Julio Franco, 1b, Atlanta, to a $2.2 million, two-year contract.

PHILADELPHIA (2) Signed Abraham Nunez, 3b, St. Louis, to a $3.35 million, two-year contract; signed Tom Gordon, rhp, New York Yankees, to an $18 million, three-year contract.

PITTSBURGH (2) Signed Terry Adams, rhp, Philadelphia, to a minor league contract ($500,000); signed Roberto Hernandez, rhp, New York Mets, to a $2.75 million, one-year contract.

ST. LOUIS (5) Signed Gary Bennett, c, Washington, to an $800,000, one-year contract; signed Deivi Cruz, 2b, Washington, to an $800,000, one-year contract; signed Ricardo Rincon, lhp, to a $2.9 million, two-year contract; signed Braden Looper, rhp, New York Mets, to a $13.5 million, three-year contract; signed Juan Encarnacion, of, to a $15 million, three-year contract.

SAN DIEGO (5) Signed Geoff Blum, 3b, Chicago White Sox, to a $650,000, one-year contract; re-signed Eric Young, of, to a $700,000, one-year contract; re-signed Brian Giles, of, to a $30 million, three-year contract; re-signed Trevor Hoffman, rhp, to a $13.5 million, two-year contract; signed Doug Brocail, rhp, Texas, to a $1 million, one-year contract.

SAN FRANCISCO (4) Signed Tim Worrell, rhp, Arizona, to a $4 million, two-year contract; signed Mark Sweeney, 1b, San Diego, to a $1.8 million, two-year contract; signed Matt Morris, rhp, St. Louis, to a $27 million, three-year contract; signed Jose Vizcaino, 2b, Houston, to a $1.25 million, one-year contract.

WASHINGTON (3) Signed Marlon Anderson, inf, New York Mets, to a $1.85 million, two-year contract; re-signed Joey Eischen, rhp, to a $1.1 million, one-year contract; signed Robert Fick, c, San Diego, to an $850,000, one-year contract.

2006 Season Calendar

Jan 5-13 Salary arbitration filing.

Jan. 8 Last day until May 1 for free agents who rejected arbitration offers to re-sign with their former teams.

Jan. 10 Hall of Fame voting announced.

Jan. 17 Exchange of salary arbitration figures.

Jan. 18-19 Owners meetings, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Feb. 1-20 Salary arbitration hearings.

Feb. 16 Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players.

Feb. 21 Voluntary reporting date for other players.

Feb. 27 Hall of Fame Negro leagues and pre-Negro league selection committee vote, Tampa, Fla.

Feb. 28 Mandatory reporting date.

March 2-11 Teams may renew contracts of unsigned players.

March 3-20 World Baseball Classic.

March 15 Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days.

March 29 Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2006 salary.

April 2 Opening day, Cleveland at Chicago White Sox. Active rosters reduced to 25 players.

July 11 All-Star game, Pittsburgh.

July 30 Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y.

July 31 Last day to trade a player without securing waivers.

Sept. 1 Active rosters expand to 40 players.

Oct. 3 Playoffs begin.

Oct. 10 League championship series begin.

Oct. 21 World Series begins.

COLLEGE HOCKEY

CCHA

OVERALL RECORDS: Miami 12-2-2, Michigan 11-5-1, Lake Superior St. 10-6-4, Ohio St. 9-6-2, Ferris St. 8-6-4, N. Michigan 9-8-1, Neb.-Omaha 9-8-0, Michigan St. 7-7-5, Alaska-Fairbanks 6-7-3, W. Michigan 4-9-3, Notre Dame 6-11-1, Bowling Green 5-11-1.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28

Lake Superior St. vs. Lakehead at Bell Canada Varsity Cup

THURSDAY, Dec. 29

Ala.-Huntsville at Nebraska-Omaha

Bowling Green vs. Massachusetts at UConn Hockey Classic

Holy Cross at Ohio St. at Ohio Hockey Classic

Lake Superior St. vs. Calgary at Bell Canada Varsity Cup

Miami vs. RPI at Ohio Hockey Classic

Michigan vs. Colorado College at Great Lakes Invitational

Michigan St. vs. Michigan Tech at Great Lakes Invitational

FRIDAY, Dec. 30

Alaska-Anchorage at Alaska-Fairbanks

Bowling Green vs. Army/Connecticut at UConn Hockey Classic

Ferris St. vs. Boston College at Denver Cup

Lake Superior St. vs. St. Francis Xavier at Bell Canada Varsity Cup

Miami vs. HolyCross/Ohio St. at Ohio Hockey Classic

Michigan vs. Michigan St./Michigan Tech at Great Lakes Invitational

Michigan St. vs. Colorado College/Michigan at Great Lakes Invitational

N. Michigan vs. Wayne, Mich. at Badger Showdown

RPI/Miami at Ohio St. at Ohio Hockey Classic

W. Michigan at Wisconsin at Badger Showdown

SATURDAY, Dec. 31

Alaska-Anchorage at Alaska-Fairbanks

Ferris St. vs. Princeton/Denver at Denver Cup

N. Michigan vs. W. Michigan/Wisconsin at Badger Showdown

W. Michigan vs. N. Michigan/Wayne, Mich. at Badger Showdown

Yale at Nebraska-Omaha



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