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.
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.
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.