POSTED: Wednesday, November 18, 2009


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College women

Volleyball magazine Top 20

1. Penn State, 280 points; 2. Texas, 24;. 3. Hawaii, 233; 4. Washington, 216; 5. Illinois, 203; 6. Stanford, 194; 7. Iowa State, 183; 8. UCLA, 176. 9. Nebraska, 158; 10. Kentucky, 145; 11. California, 120; 12. Minnesota, 115; 13. Florida, 92; 14. Michigan, 80; 15. Florida State, 75; 16. LSU, 65; 17. USC, 61; 18. Oregon, 51; 19. Arizona, 23; 20. Saint Louis, 12.

Others receiving votes: Notre Dame, Saint Mary's, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma, Baylor, Washington State


25th Anniversary Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau


Andy Irons, Hawaii
Brian Keaulana, Hawaii
Brock Little, Hawaii
Bruce Irons, Hawaii
Carlos Burle, Brazil
Clyde Aikau, Hawaii
Darryl Virostko, California
Greg Long, California
Jaime O'Brien, Hawaii
Jamie Sterling, Hawaii
Kelly Slater, Florida
Keone Downing, Hawaii
Makuakai Rothman, Hawaii
Mark Healey, Hawaii
Michael Ho, Hawaii
Noah Johnson, Hawaii
Peter Mel, California
Reef McIntosh, Hawaii
Ross Clarke-Jones, Australia
Rusty Keaulana, Hawaii
Shane Dorian, Hawaii
Sunny Garcia, Hawaii
Titus Kinimaka, Hawaii
Tom Carroll, Australia
Grant “;Twiggy Baker, South Africa
Ibon Amatriain, Euskadi
Ramon Navarro, Chile
Takayuki Wakita, Japan



American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Named Sandy Alomar, Jr. first-base coach.

NEW YORK YANKEES—Declined their 2010 contract option on RHP Sergio Mitre.

National League

HOUSTON ASTROS—Named Dick Scott minor league field coordinator.

NEW YORK METS—Named Tim Teufel manager of Binghamton (EL).

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Purchased the contracts OF Quintin Berry and LHP Yohan Flande from Reading (EL) and RHP Jesus Sanchez from Lakewood (SAL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Named Steve Williams major league scout.


National Basketball Association

NBA—Named Dikembe Mutombo global ambassador.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES—Waived G Allen Iverson.


National Football League

NFL—Suspended Kansas City WR Dwayne Bowe four games for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing substances.

BALTIMORE RAVENS—Released PK Steve Hauschka.

BUFFALO BILLS—Fired coach Dick Jauron.

CAROLINA PANTHERS—Placed LT Jordan Gross on injured reserve. Signed WR Charly Martin from the practice squad. Signed OL Brian De La Puente and DE Eric Moore to the practice squad. Released TE Jason Pociask from the practice squad.

CINCINNATI BENGALS—Agreed to terms with RB Larry Johnson. Waived DT Orien Harris.

HOUSTON TEXANS—Waived DE Jesse Nading. Signed RB Arian Foster from the practice squad.

NEW YORK JETS—Signed WR Britt Davis to the practice squad.

ST. LOUIS RAMS—Signed WR Jordan Kent.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Activated G Arron Sears from the reserve/did not report list.


National Hockey League

NHL—LW Brendan Shanahan announced his retirement.

COLORADO AVALANCHE—Recalled F Chris Durno from Lake Erie (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Loaned F Nikita Filatov to CSKA (KHL-Russia) for remainder of 2009-10 season.

MONTREAL CANADIENS—Reassigned G Robert Mayer from Hamilton (AHL) to Cincinnati (ECHL).

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS—Recalled RW David Laliberte from Adirondack (AHL).

SAN JOSE SHARKS—Recalled F Benn Ferreiro, F Frazer McLaren and F Logan Couture from Worcester (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Recalled C Jay Beagle and G Michal Neuvirth from Hershey (AHL).


BCS—Promoted administrator Bill Hancock to executive director.

MONTCLAIR STATE—Named Porscha Dobson women's track and field coach.

MURRAY STATE—Announced football coach Matt Griffin will not return next season.

PORTLAND STATE—Announced the resignation of football coach Jerry Glanville.

WINTHROP—Announced G Tiffany Brown has left the women's basketball team.