BaseballCardinals: Named Ray Burris scout/minor-league pitching instructor....



Cardinals: Named Ray Burris scout/minor-league pitching instructor. Agreed to terms with P Mike James and OF Steve Bieser on minor-league contracts. Sent P Mike Busby, C Marcus Jensen, P Curtis King, P Larry Luebbers, 1B-OF Eduardo Perez and P Clint Sodowski outright to Triple-A Memphis.

Expos: OF James Mouton, OF Orlando Merced, C Robert Machado and C Darron Cox refused assignment and opted for free agency.

Giants: Trainer Mark Letendre resigned to accept position of director of umpire medical services for MLB. Named Stan Conte trainer-medical director.


Celtics: Signed F-C Tony Battie to six-year contract extension.

Mavericks: Waived F Ben Davis and F Zendon Hamilton.

BayRunners (IBL): Signed F Peca Arsic.


National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators: Named Bridget Belgiovine president.

MEAC: Named Coppin State senior G Liesha Mitchell and junior F Kiesha Brooks to preseason all-conference basketball team; Eagles were picked to finish fourth.

Ohio State: Extended contract of men's basketball coach Jim O'Brien (270-248 overall; 35-31 with Buckeyes) through 2007 with deal that will pay him more than $833,000 a year.

Oregon: Suspended CB Tamoni Joiner indefinitely for repeated violation of team rules.


NFL: Fined Broncos $25,000 for violating policy on reporting injuries.

Bengals: Signed SS JoJuan Armour to practice squad.


Canucks: Recalled G Alfie Michaud from AHL Saint John. Assigned G Mike Valley to Saint John.

Capitals: Recalled LW Miika Elomo from AHL Portland.

Flames: Lent D Robyn Regehr to AHL Saint John.

Flyers: Acquired RW Jody Hull from Thrashers for future considerations.

Lightning: Placed LW Shawn Burr (groin pull) on IR. Recalled D Ben Clymer from IHL Detroit.

Oilers: Recalled LW Dan Cleary from AHL Hamilton.

Sabres: Assigned D Brian Campbell to AHL Rochester.

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