MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION—Promoted Chris Dahl to communications manager.
TEXAS RANGERS—Named Brook Jacoby minor league hitting coordinator.
CHICAGO CUBS—Named Chris Speier third base coach.
SPRINGFIELD CARDNIALS—Announced the Texas League has approved their membership and will be affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals. Name Matt Gifford vice president.
JOLIET JACKHAMMERS—Named Joe Charboneau bench coach and assistant in player procurement.
National Basketball Association
CHARLOTTE BOBCATS—Released G Corey Benjamin.
NEW JERSEY NETS—Signed Rod Thorn, president, to a five-year contract extension.
Women's National Basketball Association
WNBA—Announced the resignation of Val Ackerman, president, effective Feb. 2005.
American Basketball Association
LONG BEACH JAM—Signed G Ben Adams.
LOS ANGELES STARS—Signed G-F Andre Larry.
ONTARIO WARRIORS—Signed C Alvin Jefferson.
National Basketball Development League
HUNTSVILLE FLIGHT—Announced that G Antoine Pettway was allocated to the team by the NBDL.
National Football League
BUFFALO BILLS—Signed Jerry Gray, defensive coordinator, to a contract extension.
NFL EUROPE—Announced the Scottish Claymores franchise has folded.
Arena Football League
ARIZONA RATTLERS—Re-signed WR-DB Randy Gatewood.
GRAND RAPIDS RAMPAGE—Signed L Colin Christopher. Waived FB-LB Jermaine Benoit and QB Anthony Buich. Released OS Carlos Johnson and WR-LB Jack Walker.
LOS ANGELES AVENGERS—Released FB-LB Kevin Clemens.
NEW ORLEANS VOODOO—Signed FB-LB Jason Bratton and OS Jerel Myers.