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Atlanta Braves -- Agreed to terms with P Kent Mercker on a one-year contract.

Chicago White Sox -- Assigned P Rob Dibble to Double-A Birmingham. Sent Al P Levine from Triple-A Nashville to Birmingham. Sent P Jason Watkins from Birmingham to Single-A Prince William.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- Placed 3B Tim Wallach on the DL, retroactive to April 22, with a bulging disk in his lower back. Transferred P Rick Gorecki from the 15- to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contract of C Noe Munoz from Triple-A Albuquerque.

St. Louis Cardinals -- Placed 2B Manuel Lee on the 15-day DL. Recalled IF Tripp Cromer from Triple-A Louisville. Agreed to terms with P Rich Rodriguez on a one-year contract.


Sun Belt Conference -- Announced that the Southwestern Louisiana baseball team has ruled itself ineligible for postseason play because of an investigation into alleged improprieties.

Elizabeth City State -- Named Barry Hamler men's basketball coach.

4 Miami -- Named Rodney Harmon men's tennis coach.

Pratt -- Announced the resignation of Louis Manosso, men's soccer coach, and Wayne Fisher, athletic and recreation supervisor. Named Reginald Hickman athletic and recreation supervisor.

Presbyterian -- Named Laura Timmons women's assistant basketball coach.


Carolina Panthers -- Signed LB Willie Brookins, DB-KR Billy Mitchell, NT Leonard Larramore, K David Lauder, P Kevin Feighery and OT Brandon Hayes.

Denver Broncos -- Re-signed WR Jeff Campbell.

Green Bay Packers -- Signed RB Lee Becton and DB Matthew Dorsett. Placed DB KeShon Johnson, DT Roosevelt Nix and WR Kevin Glenn on waivers.

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Signed RB Erric Pegram.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Signed DT Warren

Sapp to a four-year contract, and QB Todd Philcox.

Birmingham Barracudas (CFL) -- Signed S Otis Mounds, DB Jimmy Reed, QB DeAndre Smith, DE Joe Lepsis, OL Mark Hayes, OL Brian McCullouch and OL Winston Sandri.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) -- Acquired LB Marc Dube and WR Chip LaBarca from the Calgary Stampeders for future considerations. Signed OT Peter Partchenko.

Memphis Mad Dogs (CFL) -- Signed LB Darryl Gooden, DB Wayne Thompson, OL Kevin Beverly and WR Bruce LaSane.

Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) -- Signed QB Shawn Moore and WR Odessa Turner.

Toronto Argonauts (CFL) -- Signed LB Chris Tsangaris and LB Peter Miller.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) -- Signed LB K.D. Williams and DB Darrius Wilson.


Florida Panthers -- Recalled G Frederic Chabot from Cincinnati of the IHL.

Montreal Canadiens

Sent D Craig Rivet to Fredericton of the AHL.

New York Islanders -- Sent LW Yan Kaminsky to Denver of the IHL.

Ottawa Senators -- Recalled D Darren Rumble, RW Daniel Guerard and LW Michel Picard from Prince Edward Island of the AHL.

Washington Capitals -- Recalled eight players from Portland of the AHL: G Byron Dafoe, C Jason Allison, C Jeff Nelson, C Pat Peake, C Stefan Ustorf, RW Martin Gendron, D Steve Poapst, and D John Slaney.

Horse racing

Turfway Park -- Named Rick Leigh racing secretary.


U.S. Tennis Association -- Selected Las Vegas as the site for the Davis Cup semifinal against Sweden in September.

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