ATHLETICS: Optioned P Aaron Harang to Triple-A Sacramento.
DODGERS: Sent P Kevin Beirne outright to Single-A Vero Beach. Recalled P Guillermo Mota from Triple-A Las Vegas.
PADRES: Sent P Tom Davey outright to Triple-A Portland.
RED SOX: Claimed OF Benny Agbayani off waivers from Colorado.
TIGERS: Optioned P Fernando Rodney to Triple-A Toledo. Purchased contract of P Jose Paniagua from Toledo.
WHITE SOX: Recalled IF D'Angelo Jimenez from Triple-A Charlotte.
ESPN: Named Sean Elliott NBA commentator.
RAPTORS: Exercised option on contract of F Morris Peterson.
ROCKETS: Signed G Steve Francis (Maryland) to multi-year contract extension.
SPURS: Signed C Kevin Willis.
TIMBERWOLVES: Signed G Troy Hudson to multi-year contract.
DELAWARE: Suspended defensive lineman Femi Ayi.
GOUCHER: Named Stephen Keefe athletic trainer and Chris Taugher assistant sports information director.
LOYOLA (CHICAGO): Announced that G Paige Harris has transferred from Massachusetts and joined the women's basketball team.
MISSOURI: Extended contract of football coach Gary Pinkel through 2007.
NEVADA-LAS VEGAS: Announced that F Odartey Blankson has transferred from Marquette and will not be eligible to play in 2002-03 season.
PENNSYLVANIA: Named Todd Cavallaro (Johns Hopkins) men's assistant lacrosse coach.
WESTERN MICHIGAN: Announced that AD Kathy Beauregard will take an extended medical leave, beginning Aug. 26.
BEARS: Waived TE Bryan Fletcher, LB Kiah Johnson, FB Gregg Kellett, FB Mike Leach and LB Devin Lemons.
BENGALS: Waived QB Scott Covington, DT Pernell Davis, DT Randy Chevrier, WR Khori Ivy, WR Kwazeon Leverette, C Ray Redziniak, DE Joey Evans and OT Justin Bland.
BRONCOS: Released S George Coghill, QB Todd Husak, WR Charlie Adams, LB Trev Faulk, C Jason Scukanec, C David Diaz-Infante, C Mark Fischer, T Jared Peck, T Brandon Winey, DT Cyron Brown, DT Jerry Johnson, S Delvin Hughley and S Darius Clark.
CARDINALS: Waived WR Nathan Poole, WR Jake Soliday, CB Eric Joyce, DE Gillis Wilson and G Tony Wragge. Placed DE Alton Moore on IR.
CHARGERS: Placed DE Al Fontenot, DT Doug Sims and WR Terry Charles on IR.
CHIEFS: Placed S Jerome Woods and DE Jabbar Threats on IR, and CB Central McClellion on physically unable to perform list. Waived RB Frank Moreau, CB Reggie Stephens, WR John Capel, FB Josh Roth, OT Aaron Crittendon, DE Michael Landry, OL Brandon Ludwig and P Adam Wulfeck.
COLTS: Waived K Michael Husted, WR Chris Lacy, WR Donald Shoals, WR John Stone, LB Christian Rodriguez, LB Anthony Williams. OT Demetrious Maxie, DB Bobby Jackson, OL Terrance Sykes and DE David Warren. Placed RB Dominic Rhodes and RB Brian Allen on season-ending IR. Put C Curt McGill on IR and DE Chukie Nwokorie and DB Jermaine Hampton on reserve physically unable to perform list.
COWBOYS: Waived CB DaShawn Abram, DT Darius Bryant, QB Sam Clemons, DE Kevin DeRonde, DS Mitch Palmer, RB Ray Robinson and OT Joey Slaten.
FALCONS: Waived S Corey Hall, S Perry Phenix, S Corey Harris, QB Dusty Bonner, WR Michael Coleman, LB Karim Grant, G Manly Kanoa, C Curt Lessman, CB Eric Sims and RB Terrance Williams.
49ERS: Waived OT John Feugill, OT Austin Lee, RB Saladin McCullough, WR Jeremy McDaniel and S Brian Smith.
GIANTS: Placed OT Jeff Hatch, S Clarence LeBlanc and DE Sean Guthrie on IR. Waived CB Kendrick Llorens, CB Calvin Coleman, G Vinny Sandoval, LB Jody Littleton, WR Sean Riley, LB Brad Rice, LB Josh Hotchkiss, C Terry Wagner, DT Brad Harris, DT Ryan Fisher, FB Aaron Kernek and P Gabe Lindstrom.
JAGUARS: Waived S Noah Burroughs.
JETS: Released QB Kyle McCann, QB Gus Ornstein, WR Tavon Mason, WR Matt Farmer, WR Mike Horacek, WR Kahmal Roy, S Jay Brooks, CB Jamie Rooths, G John Grabowski, G Brandon Moore, LB Jerimiah Janssen, LB Idris Price, TE David Newman, T Matt Knutson and FB Chad Kuhns.
LIONS: Placed WR Germane Crowell and DE Anthony Herron on physically unable to perform list. Released WR Pierre Brown, LB Robert Chapman, LB Dustin Cohen, LB Chaz Murphy, OT Marcel Howard, OT James McCall, DT Ken Jackson, RB Jonas Lewis and TE John Waerig.
PANTHERS: Released DE Lonnie Ford, S Billy Dee Greenwood, G Scott Kiernan, DT Emarlos Leroy, LB Aries Monroe, WR Mareno Philyaw, C Kenny Sandlin, TE Trent Sansbury and WR Jason Waters. Placed KR Michael Bates on the injured reserve list.
PATRIOTS: Agreed in principle to contract with RB Jamal Anderson.
RAIDERS: Placed DE Regan Upshaw on physically unable to perform list. Waived WR Billy Davis, WR Alex Van Dyke, RB Melvin Barnett, RB Larry Ned, G Jeremy Staat, G Teag Whiting, DE Emil Ekiyor, DB Willie Ford, DT Derrick Pickens and WR Joshua Johnson.
RAVENS: Waived TE Josh Bright, P Alan Cox, LB Gary Davis, LB Louis Green, T Dawani Fladger, RB Sean Gregory, RB Derek Homer, WR D.J. Humphries, QB Cleo Lemon, DT Josh McKibben, S Josh Robinson, S Jeremy Unertl, long snapper Brian Smith.
REDSKINS: Placed OL Rod Jones on IR. Released DB Kenneth Grant, DB Ron Israel and OT Akil Smith.
SAINTS: Released WR Frank Cutolo, WR Todd Elstrom, WR Richard Williams, WR Derrick Lewis, RB Jeff Chainey, RB Paris Gaines, LB Roylin Bradley, CB Jahi Henley, K Jeff Reed, S Rick Sherrod and G Chris Valletta. Placed LB Curtis Holden on IR.
SEAHAWKS: Released K Aaron Elling, QB Ryan Van Dyke, LB Keith Miller, DT Ron Smith and S Maurice Kelly.
STEELERS: Released DB Eugene Clinton, DB Ashante Woodyard, RB R.J. Bowers, OT Leon Brockmeier, C McAllister Collins, DE Rameel Connor, DE Bary Holleyman, K-P Burke Dales, WR D.J. Flick, TE Cory Gleason, CB LaVar Glover, LB Pernell Griffin, DL Bob Jones, DL Scott Schultz and FB Albert Tuipulotu.
TEXANS: Claimed G Cameron Spikes off waivers from Rams and TE Jabari Holloway off waivers from Patriots.
TITANS: Released S Joe Walker, DT Marlon Bush, LB Nate Morrow, TE Mark Thomas, WR Dedrick Dewalt, LB Byron Thweatt, T Adam Haayer and DE Saul Patu.
VIKINGS: Waived WR Atrews Bell, OT Brian Crawford, K Todd France, LB Dane Krager, QB Romaro Miller, P Nick Murphy and DT Shawn Worthen. Placed DT Winfield Garnett on IR.
CAPITALS:Announced that Tim Hunter has joined team's player development staff.
DEVILS: Signed D Ken Sutton and F Dave Roche.
MAPLE LEAFS: Signed G Trevor Kidd.
MIGHTY DUCKS: Agreed to terms on four-year contract with C Steve Rucchin.
SABRES: Signed G Ryan Miller.
SENATORS: Signed D Brian Pothier to multi-year contract and RW Dennis Bonvie to one-year contract.