BASKETBALL Boston Celtics -- Announced signing of free agent G-F Derek Smith, eight-year NBA veteran recovering from knee surgery. He was drafted by Golden State in 1982, and played for Clippers, then Sacramento and Philadelphia. He's averaged nearly 13 points a game over his career.
HOCKEY Hartford Whalers -- Recalled LW Jim McKenzie from Springfield of AHL. McKenzie had team-high 107 penalty minutes in 24 games with Indians. He also had three goals and four assists. Whalers Coach Rick Ley said after team's 4-2 loss to New York Islanders Thursday that the team would make a move to add some muscle, saying RW Ed Kastelic no longer would have to bear the burden.
COLLEGES Nebraska -- Veteran offensive line coach Milt Tenopir was suspended for Jan. 1 Citrus Bowl for secondary violations of NCAA rules.
COURTS Roosevelt Snipes, former Florida State running back, received his Christmas present early when a judge in Sarasota, Fla., sentenced him to 30 years in prison, then suspended the sentence. Circuit Judge John Blue's decision Friday angered prosecutors and police, who said Snipes's criminal record warranted hard time. Last December, Circuit Judge Lee Haworth placed Snipes, 28, on 15 years probation for assaulting a Sarasota police officer and warned Snipes he would go to prison the next time he came before the court. Snipes has been arrested twice since then, on robbery charges and probation violations. Instead of prison, Blue ordered Snipes to enter a Dade County drug treatment center, placed him under house arrest for two years and ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service.