Devil Rays: Activated OF Greg Vaughn from the 15-day DL; placed IF Bobby Smith on the15-day DL, retroactive to July 6, with a sprained knee ligament.
Marlins: Assigned P Bryan Morse and P Marc Neubauer to Single-A Kane County.
Red Sox: Sent P Tim Young to Triple-A Pawtucket; recalled 1B Dernell Stenson.
Reds: Placed P Osvaldo Fernandez on the15-day disabled list with a sore right elbow; recalled P Scott Winchester from Triple-A Louisville; claimed P Jason Sekany off waivers from Red Sox and assigned him to Double-A Chattanooga.
Tigers: Optioned P Steve Sparks to Triple-A Toledo; recalled C Javier Cardona and 3B Jose Macias from Toledo.
Twins: Recalled OF Chad Allen from Triple-A Salt Lake; sent OF Butch Huskey outright to Salt Lake.
Yankees: Optioned P Ed Yarnall to Triple-A Columbus; recalled P Darrell Einertson from Columbus.
NBA: Fined the Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Brewers $50,000 each for violating league rules governing tryouts of prospective draftees.
WNBA: Houston C Elen Chakirova has decided to leave the team and return to her native Russia.
Bills: Signed WRs Kevin Drake and Todd Floyd and DBs Nick Ferguson and Quincy Coleman.
Chargers: Signed LB Deon Humphrey.
Dolphins: Waived WR Todd Doxzon, G Joe Wong and FB Teddy Salters; signed G Antonio Fleming.
Jaguars: Signed TE Jerry Ross.
Eagles: Signed WR Anthony Ladd.
Raiders: Signed CB Kory Blackwell.
Redskins: Came to terms with TE Irv Smith and CB Lloyd Harrison.
Titans: Agreed to terms with S Bobby Myers.
Blackhawks: Re-signed LW Chris Herperger.
Blue Jackets: Signed D Frantisek Kucera to a multi-year contract.
Canadiens: Announced C Saku Koivu has accepted the club's qualifying offer for 2000-01; agreed to terms with C Patrick Poulin on a three-year contract; signed the following unrestricted free agents: D Enrico Ciccone, LW P.J. Stock, D Sylvain Blouin, C Eric Landry, F Eric Bertrand.
Coyotes: Signed RW Landon Wilson to a one-year contract with an option.
Flyers: Signed free agent LW Kevin Stevens, who had been with the Rangers.
Predators: Signed LW Petr Sachl and D Timo Helbling.
Wild: Signed LW Peter Bartos.