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Blue Jays: Named Kevin Briand manager of amateur baseball.

Braves: Named Gene Watson and Rip Tutor scouts.

Devil Rays: Declined to exercise option on 1B Paul Sorrento.

Reds: Named Craig Kornfeld and Greg Zunino area scouting supervisors.

Rockies: Declined to exercise option on C Kirt Manwaring. Hired Joe McDonald as minor-league scout.


Bulls: Placed G B. J. Armstrong, G Corey Benjamin and F-C Lari Ketner on injured list. Waived G Rusty LaRue.

Bucks: Waived C Paul Grant. Placed F Darvin Ham and G Rafer Alston on injured list.

Cavaliers: Placed F Lamond Murray, F-C A.J.Bramlett and C Zydrunas Ilgauskas on injured list.S Grizzlies: Waived C-F Robert Werdann. Placed F Grant Long, F Dennis Scott and F Antoine Carr on injured list.

Heat: Waied G-F Keith Askins.

Hornets: Placed G Ricky Davis, G Eldridge Recasner and F Tyrone Grant on injured list.

Jazz: Placed F Bakari Hendrix on injured list.

Lakers: Placed G Kobe Bryant, G John Celestand and F Robert Horry on injured list.

Kings: Placed G Ryan Robertson and C Bill Wennington on injured list.

Knicks: Waived F Jimmy Oliver.

Magic: Waived G Lee Mayberry. Placed F Armon Gilliam, F Derek Strong and G Anthony Parker on injured list.

Mavericks: Signed F Randell Jackson. Waived G Ira Bowman and G Greg Buckner. Placed F Gary Trent and C Hot Rod Williams and C Bruno Sundov on injuredlist.

Nets: Placed C Jayson Williams, C Evan Eschmeyer and G Kerry Kittles on injured list.

Nuggets: Waived C Dwayne Schintzius. Placed GChris Herren and F Popeye Jones on injured list.

76ers: Waived F Steve Goodrich. Placed C Matt Geiger, C Theo Ratliff and C Stanley Roberts on injured list.

Rockets: Placed F Matt Bullard on injuredlist. Waived G Matt Maloney and F Don MacLean.

SuperSonics: Placed G Emanual Davis and FChuck Person and F Lazaro Borrell on injured list.

Timberwolves: Waived C Trevor Winter. Placed C Danny Schayes and F Andrae Patterson and F Lou Roe on injured list.

Trail Blazers: Placed F Brian Grant, G Gary Grant and F Nikita Morgunov on injured list.

Warriors: Released G John Morton, G-F Mark Davis and F Bill Curley.


College of Charleston: F Rodgie Leggett left men's basketball team and will transfer.

Maryland: F Jason Cropley named ACC men's soccer Player of the Week. M Jackie Mynarski named ACC women's soccer co-Player of the Week.

Montana State: Fired women's basketball coach Tracey Sheehan and women's assistant basketball coach Jeff Malby for violating NCAA rules that govern welfare of athletes.

Towson: QB Joe Lee was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for football.


Broncos: Signed DT Paul Grasmanis.


Blues: Assigned F Jim Campbell to AHL Worcester from IHL Manitoba.

Devils: RW Randy McKay was suspended three games by NHL for slashing Flyers D Ulf Samuelsson. Acquired C Jeff Williams and C Sylvain Cloutier and seventh-round selection in 2000 entry draft from Atlanta for LW Eric Bertrand and RW Wes Mason.

Flames: Recalled F Hnat Domenichelli from AHL Saint John.

Flyers: Assigned C Jim Montgomery to IHL Manitoba.

Panthers: Recalled LW Ivan Novoseltsev and F Dwayne Hay from AHL Louisville.

Penguins: Assigned D John Slaney to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Thrashers: Traded C Jeff Williams and C Sylvain Cloutier to Devils for LW Eric Bertrand and RW Wes Mason and a seventh-round draft pick in 2000 entry draft. Assigned Mason to IHL Orlando.

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