Wednesday, Feb. 20 6:33pm ET
ESPN Wire

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February 20, 2002

Escude ousts Ferrero at Rotterdam tennis (6:33pm ET)
* Ray fired by Kelley Racing; Unser likely replacement (6:33pm ET)
* Expos win arbitration case against SS Cabrera (6:33pm ET)
* O'Malley shocks Woods at Match Play Championship (6:33pm ET)
* Belarus stuns Sweden in Olympic hockey quarterfinals (6:33pm ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (6:33pm ET)
* O'Malley leads Woods in Match Play Championship (4:36pm ET)
* Belarus stuns Sweden in Olympic hockey quarterfinals (4:36pm ET)
* Shea wins for grandpa, American women go 1-2 in skeleton (4:36pm ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (4:36pm ET)
* Torrens-Valero makes quarterfinals at Copa Colsanitas tennis (4:05pm ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (4:05pm ET)
* Williams, Seles, Mauresmo advance at Dubai Women's Open (2:30pm ET)
* NFL teams have until Thursday to designate players (2:29pm ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (2:29pm ET)
Depleted field in PGA Tucson Open (1:28pm ET)
* Van Exel biggest name as NBA trade rumors heat up (1:28pm ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (1:26pm ET)
* Depleted field in Tucson Open (12:37pm ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (12:37pm ET)
Match Play Championship begins Wednesday (12:18pm ET)
* Tigers sign OF Jose Macias to two-year contract (12:18pm ET)
* Former major league pitcher Gooden arrested for drunk driving (12:18pm ET)
Phillies sign OF Abreu to five-year extension (12:18pm ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (12:18pm ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (12:17pm ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (12:16pm ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (12:15pm ET)
Coetzer upset in second round at Kroger St. Jude tennis (12:15pm ET)
Kuti Kis wins at Copa Colsanitas in Colombia (12:15pm ET)
Testud moves into quarterfinals at Dubai Women's Open (12:15pm ET)
Kuerten upset at AT&T Cup tennis (12:15pm ET)
Venus Williams to become new No. 1 next week (12:15pm ET)
Report: Ravens to release Pro Bowl TE Sharpe (12:15pm ET)
Yankees sign IF Leyritz to minor league contract (12:15pm ET)
Marlins sign OF Tim Raines to minor league deal (12:15pm ET)
Dave Winfield named Padres vice president (12:15pm ET)
Reds avoid arbitration with RHP Williamson (12:15pm ET)
Minnesota signs OF Torii Hunter, avoids arbitration (12:15pm ET)
Phillies agree to five-year deal with OF Abreu (12:15pm ET)
Expos sign Canseco to minor league contract (12:15pm ET)
Lakers C O'Neal returns from injured list (12:15pm ET)
Bulls acquire Rose from Pacers in seven-player deal (12:15pm ET)
* U.S. seeks hockey semifinal berth; skeleton returns (12:15pm ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (12:15pm ET)
* Coetzer upset in second round at Kroger St. Jude tennis (11:56am ET)
* Kuti Kis wins at Copa Colsanitas in Colombia (11:56am ET)
* Testud moves into quarterfinals at Dubai Women's Open (11:56am ET)
* Kuerten upset at AT&T Cup tennis (11:56am ET)
* Reds avoid arbitration with RHP Williamson (11:56am ET)
* Minnesota signs OF Torii Hunter, avoids arbitration (11:56am ET)
* Phillies agree to five-year deal with OF Abreu (11:56am ET)
* Expos sign Canseco to minor league contract (11:56am ET)
* Lakers C O'Neal returns from injured list (11:56am ET)
* Americans do Rumsfeld proud, Flowers breaks racial barrier (11:56am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (11:56am ET)
Kuti Kis wins at Copa Colsanitas in Colombia (11:29am ET)
* Report: Ravens to release Pro Bowl TE Sharpe (11:29am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (11:29am ET)
Testud moves into quarterfinals at Dubai Women's Open (11:28am ET)
* Lakers expected to activate C O'Neal Tuesday (11:28am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (11:28am ET)
* Dave Winfield named Padres vice president (11:25am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (11:25am ET)
* Venus Williams to become new No. 1 next week (11:24am ET)
* Yankees sign IF Leyritz to minor league contract (11:24am ET)
Marlins sign OF Tim Raines to minor league deal (11:24am ET)
* Michelle Kwan's quest for gold begins (11:24am ET)
* Bulls acquire Rose from Pacers in seven-player deal (11:24am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (11:24am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (11:20am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (11:19am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (11:19am ET)
No. 2 Paola Suarez advances at Copa Colsanitas (11:07am ET)
Tulyaganova, Nagyova upset round at Dubai Women's Open (11:07am ET)
Four Americans reached second round at Kroger St. Jude tennis (11:07am ET)
Norman's comeback stalled at AT&T Cup tennis (11:07am ET)
Safin wins, Ivanisevic out at Rotterdam tennis (11:07am ET)
Lakers broadcaster Hearn breaks hip, to have surgery Tuesday (11:06am ET)
Suns hire Al Bianchi to complete coaching staff (11:06am ET)
Chiefs sign LB Patton to six-year contract (11:06am ET)
Sixers' F Coleman, Pacers' G Miller suspended (11:06am ET)
Buccaneers pry Gruden away from Raiders (11:06am ET)
Point Given captures top honor at Eclipse Awards (11:06am ET)
Kansas replaces Duke atop AP hoops poll (11:06am ET)
Hornets F Jamal Mashburn makes successful return Monday (11:06am ET)
Delaware football coach Tubby Raymond announces retirement (11:06am ET)
Texans make Boselli first pick, raid Jaguars and Jets (11:06am ET)
No medals but a top hockey seed for United States (11:06am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (11:06am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (10:22am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (9:50am ET)
Coetzer upset in second round at Kroger St. Jude tennis (8:43am ET)
Kuti Kis wins at Copa Colsanitas in Colombia (8:43am ET)
Testud moves into quarterfinals at Dubai Women's Open (8:43am ET)
Kuerten upset at AT&T Cup tennis (8:43am ET)
Venus Williams to become new No. 1 next week (8:43am ET)
Report: Ravens to release Pro Bowl TE Sharpe (8:43am ET)
Yankees sign IF Leyritz to minor league contract (8:43am ET)
Marlins sign OF Tim Raines to minor league deal (8:43am ET)
Dave Winfield named Padres vice president (8:43am ET)
Reds avoid arbitration with RHP Williamson (8:43am ET)
Minnesota signs OF Torii Hunter, avoids arbitration (8:41am ET)
Phillies agree to five-year deal with OF Abreu (8:41am ET)
Expos sign Canseco to minor league contract (8:41am ET)
Lakers C O'Neal returns from injured list (8:41am ET)
Bulls acquire Rose from Pacers in seven-player deal (8:41am ET)
* U.S. seeks hockey semifinal berth; skeleton returns (8:41am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (8:41am ET)
* Coetzer upset in second round at Kroger St. Jude tennis (4:31am ET)
* Kuti Kis wins at Copa Colsanitas in Colombia (4:31am ET)
* Testud moves into quarterfinals at Dubai Women's Open (4:31am ET)
* Kuerten upset at AT&T Cup tennis (4:31am ET)
* Reds avoid arbitration with RHP Williamson (4:31am ET)
* Minnesota signs OF Torii Hunter, avoids arbitration (4:31am ET)
* Phillies agree to five-year deal with OF Abreu (4:31am ET)
* Expos sign Canseco to minor league contract (4:31am ET)
* Lakers C O'Neal returns from injured list (4:31am ET)
* Americans do Rumsfeld proud, Flowers breaks racial barrier (4:31am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (4:31am ET)
* Report: Ravens to release Pro Bowl TE Sharpe (4:04am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (4:04am ET)
* Lakers expected to activate C O'Neal Tuesday (4:03am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (4:03am ET)
* Dave Winfield named Padres vice president (4:00am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (4:00am ET)
* Venus Williams to become new No. 1 next week (3:58am ET)
* Yankees sign IF Leyritz to minor league contract (3:58am ET)
* Michelle Kwan's quest for gold begins (3:58am ET)
* Bulls acquire Rose from Pacers in seven-player deal (3:58am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (3:58am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (3:55am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (3:54am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (3:54am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (3:42am ET)
* Coetzer upset in second round at Kroger St. Jude tennis (2:58am ET)
* Kuti Kis wins at Copa Colsanitas in Colombia (2:58am ET)
* Testud moves into quarterfinals at Dubai Women's Open (2:58am ET)
* Kuerten upset at AT&T Cup tennis (2:58am ET)
* Reds avoid arbitration with RHP Williamson (2:58am ET)
* Minnesota signs OF Torii Hunter, avoids arbitration (2:58am ET)
* Phillies agree to five-year deal with OF Abreu (2:57am ET)
* Expos sign Canseco to minor league contract (2:57am ET)
* Lakers C O'Neal returns from injured list (2:57am ET)
* Americans do Rumsfeld proud, Flowers breaks racial barrier (2:57am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (2:57am ET)


February 19, 2002

Kuti Kis wins at Copa Colsanitas in Colombia (4:44pm ET)
* Report: Ravens to release Pro Bowl TE Sharpe (4:44pm ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (4:44pm ET)
Testud moves into quarterfinals at Dubai Women's Open (3:37pm ET)
* Lakers expected to activate C O'Neal Tuesday (3:36pm ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (3:36pm ET)
* Dave Winfield named Padres vice president (2:44pm ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (2:44pm ET)
* Venus Williams to become new No. 1 next week (12:30pm ET)
* Yankees sign IF Leyritz to minor league contract (12:30pm ET)
Marlins sign OF Tim Raines to minor league deal (12:30pm ET)
* Michelle Kwan's quest for gold begins (12:29pm ET)
* Bulls acquire Rose from Pacers in seven-player deal (12:29pm ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (12:29pm ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (10:31am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (9:55am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (9:00am ET)
No. 2 Paola Suarez advances at Copa Colsanitas (4:23am ET)
Tulyaganova, Nagyova upset round at Dubai Women's Open (4:23am ET)
Four Americans reached second round at Kroger St. Jude tennis (4:23am ET)
Norman's comeback stalled at AT&T Cup tennis (4:23am ET)
Safin wins, Ivanisevic out at Rotterdam tennis (4:23am ET)
Lakers broadcaster Hearn breaks hip, to have surgery Tuesday (4:22am ET)
Suns hire Al Bianchi to complete coaching staff (4:22am ET)
Chiefs sign LB Patton to six-year contract (4:22am ET)
Sixers' F Coleman, Pacers' G Miller suspended (4:22am ET)
Buccaneers pry Gruden away from Raiders (4:22am ET)
Point Given captures top honor at Eclipse Awards (4:22am ET)
Kansas replaces Duke atop AP hoops poll (4:21am ET)
Hornets F Jamal Mashburn makes successful return Monday (4:21am ET)
Delaware football coach Tubby Raymond announces retirement (4:21am ET)
Texans make Boselli first pick, raid Jaguars and Jets (4:21am ET)
No medals but a top hockey seed for United States (4:21am ET)
* DENOTES NEW OR UPDATED MATERIAL (4:21am ET)