Friday, April 11, 2003
Shane Reynolds signed a one-year contract with the Braves, whose starting pitching has been hit hard by injuries and Greg Maddux's poor start. Reynolds, 35, agreed to a one-year deal for $300,000 - the major league minimum - and a mutual option for $3 million, with a $100,000 buyout in 2004.
The Devil Rays signed pitcher John Rocker to a minor league contract. The former Atlanta, Cleveland and Texas reliever worked out Wednesday at Tropicana Field. He was assigned to Triple-A Durham and will join the team's extended spring training program Saturday in St. Petersburg.
Houston's Craig Biggio hit his 31st career leadoff homer against the Cincinnati Reds to break Bobby Bonds' National League record.
A New York City fashion stylist has sued Hornets guard Kenny Anderson for $2 million, saying he broke financial promises he made to her during the more than three years she was his girlfriend. Jeanette DiLone, 32, said in her breach-of-contract lawsuit filed Wednesday that she was Anderson's girlfriend from 1997 to 2000.
LeBron James will be covered by a $10 million insurance policy when he plays in next week's Capital Classic high-school all-star game.
Washington swingman Doug Wrenn will skip his senior season and declare himself eligible for the NBA draft. The 6-foot-6 junior averaged 12.7 points last season, shooting 40 percent.
Georgetown forward Mike Sweetney announced he will skip his senior season and enter the NBA draft.
On the air
College softballOklahoma at Texas, 2 p.m., ESPN
The Masters, 1 p.m., USA
St. Louis at Houston, 7:05 p.m., Fox-Midwest, KZIM-960, KBXB-97.9
Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 2:10 p.m., WGN
Atlanta at Florida, 6:30 p.m., TBS
High school baseballPotosi at Central, 4 p.m., KGIR-1220
Jackson at New Madrid County Central, 4 p.m., KAPE-1550
MotorsportsQualifying for Virginia 500, 2 p.m., SPEED
Qualifying for Pepsi 300, 3:30 p.m., SPEED
Orlando at Indiana, 7 p.m., ESPN
Golden State at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Playoffs, Toronto at Philadelphia, 6 p.m., ESPN2
Playoffs, Edmonton at Dallas, 8:30 p.m., ESPN2
Family Circle Cup, noon, ESPN
High school baseballPotosi at Central, 4 p.m.
New Madrid County Central at Jackson, 4 p.m.
Oran vs. Forsyth, Ozark Round Robin, 6 p.m
High school softballAdvance at Chaffee, 4 p.m.
High school girls' soccerPerryville at St. Pius, 4:15 p.m.
St. Vincent at Notre Dame, 4:00 p.m.
High school track & fieldChaffee Meet, 4 p.m.
High school golfDe Soto at Perryville, 4 p.m.