Indians: Activated OF Manny Ramirez from 15-day DL. Sent P Brian Williams outright to Triple-A Buffalo.
Padres: Placed C Carlos Hernandez on 15-day DL, retroactive to July 6. Sent P Carlos Reyes outright to Triple-A Las Vegas. Recalled P Carlos Almanzar from Las Vegas. Added P Todd Erdos to roster.
Pirates: Placed IF Luis Sojo (elbow) on 15-day DL, retroactive to July 3. Recalled IF Abraham Nunez from Triple-A Nashville.
Reds: Placed 3B Aaron Boone (knee) on 15-day DL.
Yankees: Purchased contract of OF Ryan Thompson from Triple-A Columbus and recalled OF Luke Wilcox from Columbus.
Raptors: Named Stan Albeck, Jim Brewer and Craig Neal assistant coaches.
WNBA: Fined Utah C Margo Dydek $250 for slapping Portland G Michelle Marciniak on Wednesday night.
Villanova: Signed Steve Lappas, men's basketball coach, to contract extension through 2003-04 season.
Broncos: Waived DE Willie Cohens.
Browns: Signed OT James Brown to one-year contract and FB Aaron Shea to three-year contract. Released LB Tramont Lawless.
Colts: Signed DB David Macklin and TE Rob Renes.
Jets: Signed FB Mike Stack. Waived WR Brandon Campbell.
Packers: Signed WR-KR Joey Jamison to multiyear contract.
Raiders: Signed QB Rodney Peete.
Seahawks: signed DE John Hilliard.
Capitals: Signed C Stefan Ustorf and LW-C Mark Murphy.
Flyers: Re-signed RW Jody Hull to one-year contract.
Predators: Signed LW Denis Arkhipov and RW Alexander Krevsun.
Red Wings: Re-signed D Larry Murphy to one-year contract.
Wild: Signed C Brett McLean.
National Professional Soccer League: Announced resignation of Steve M. Paxos, commissioner.