BLUE JAYS: Claimed P Jason Kershner off waivers from Padres.
BREWERS: Purchased contract of P Dave Pember from Double-A Huntsville.
CARDINALS: Designated former Orioles P Nerio Rodriguez for assignment.
RED SOX: Optioned OF Benny Agbayani to Triple-A Pawtucket.
TIGERS: Acquired OF Gary Varner from Reds to complete trade that sent P Brian Moehler to Cincinnati; assigned him to Single-A West Michigan.
TWINS: Called up OF Mike Cuddyer from Triple-A Edmonton. Optioned P Juan Rincon to Triple-A Edmonton.
YANKEES: Optioned P Mike Thurman to Triple-A Columbus. Recalled OF Juan Rivera.
EVANSVILLE: Announced that basketball G Andre Burton has transferred from Kankakee CC and that C Faruk Mujezinovic will not play in 2002-03 season because of injury.
GOUCHER: Named Jake Sauer assistant men's soccer coach and Ryan Pflugrad assistant women's soccer coach.
KENTUCKY: Dismissed C Jason Parker from basketball team for violating athletic department policy.
MARYLAND: Named Larry Leckonby senior associate AD for business & finance (chief financial officer).
MISSISSIPPI STATE: QB Kevin Fant was suspended by NCAA for today's game against No. 15 Oregon.
RUTGERS: Announced resignation of director of men's basketball operations Stan Nance.
STANFORD: Suspended QB Chris Lewis for game at Boston College next Saturday because of NCAA rules violation. Women's soccer coach Andy Nelson resigned amid witness accounts he shoved two players to ground.
U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY: Announced that arbitration panel has ruled that cyclist Tammy Thomas is disqualified for life because she tested positive for anabolic agent norbolethone for second time.
BEARS: Moved S Damon Moore to physically-unable-to-perform list. Reached injury settlement with WR Nate Jacquet.
BROWNS: Waived WR Kwame Cavil.
CHIEFS: Signed TE Tony Gonzalez to one-year tender offer.
DOLPHINS: Waived WR Robert Baker, OT Anthony Cesario, LB Kevin Rollins and LB Scott Shields.
49ERS: Waived FB Jasen Isom, DT Cleveland Pinkney and C Ty Wise. Placed QB Cade McNown on IR.
GIANTS: Waived PK Matt Bryant, TE Taman Bryant, S Nate Coggins, OT Ryan Deterding, WR Derek Dorris, CB David Mitchell, DE Nick Myers, OT Andy Stensrud and HB Antonio Warren.
JETS: Agreed to seven-year contract extension with WR Wayne Chrebet.
PACKERS: Re-signed TE Bill Seymour. Waived WR Kerry Hood.
PATRIOTS: Released C Patrick Downey, DE Radell Lockhart, LB Ratcliff Thomas and S Chris Hayes.
RAVENS: Waived WR Kenyon Hambrick, WR Randy Hymes, WR Marc Lester, FB Marvin Brown, TE Jonathan Burrough, OL Jim Jones, OL Lawrence Smith, DT Omari Jordan, DT Salem Simon, DT Ben Williams, LB Rod Taylor and CB Reggie Waddell.
REDSKINS: Released DT Donovan Arp, C Dustin Keith, TE Ivan Mercer, DB Chandler Smith, CB Mark Washington and OL Melvin Paige.
WNBA Finals(Best of three; *-if necessary)
New York vs. Los Angeles
Game 1: L.A. 71, New York 63 Today: at L.A., 3:30 p.m. *Tomorrow: at L.A., 3:30 p.m. Soccer
San Jose at D.C., 7:30 p.m. New Eng. at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Kansas City, 8 p.m. MetroStars at L.A., 10 p.m.
Maryland 8, Rhode Island 0 Kappa Kickoff Classic Mt. St. Mary's 2, Gardner-Webb 0 Hofstra 2, UMBC 1, OT
Maryland 5, Fordham 0 Messiah 8, Salisbury 0 Towson 5, UMBC 1
Towson def. Manhattan, 30-19, 30-24, 26-30, 30-17 Towson def. Dickinson, 30-14, 30-20, 30-14 Dickinson def. Goucher, 30-27, 30-22, 30-16
Lutheran 4, Mt. Carmel 2
Goals: L-Pohl 2, DiBasilio, Tarasco; MC-Liadakis 2. Assists: L-Miller, Tarasco; MC-Kremer 2. Saves: L-Richard 10; MC-Bury 25. Half: L, 2-1.
McDonogh 7, Bullis 0
Goals: M-McHugh 4, Petropauli 2, Beckman. Assists: M-Yi 3, Beckman, B.Lewis, Marchiano, Munson. Saves: M-Horwath 2, Borowitz; B-n/a. Half: M, 4-0.
Mt. St. Joseph 3, Penn Charter 0
Goals: M-Pilius 2, Dennis. Assists: M-Garman 2, Vogt. Saves: P-n/a; M-Aro 6, McClelland 1. Half: 0-0.
Spalding at Bowling Brook, 2
Fila Classic at McDonogh-Curley vs. Bullis, 10; Old Mill vs. Penn Charter, noon; DeMatha vs. McDonogh, 2. Golf
Air Canada Championship
At Surrey, British Columbia Second round, par 71 Craig Barlow 67-65-132 Robert Allenby 71-62-133 David Gossett 67-66-133 Peter Lonard 66-67-133 Gene Sauers 69-65-134 Steve Lowery 67-67-134 Kevin Sutherland 67-67-134 Stephen Ames 68-67-135 Blaine McCallister 68-67-135 Rory Sabbatini 68-67-135 Jim McGovern 67-68-135 Carlos Franco 68-68-136 Tommy Tolles 67-69-136 Harrison Frazar 68-68-136 Jeff Gove 67-69-136 Chris Riley 68-68-136 Shigeki Maruyama 66-70-136 Stephen Gangluff 69-67-136 Per-Ulrik Johansson 68-69-137 Mark Calcavecchia 68-69-137 Tripp Isenhour 71-66-137 David Frost 65-72-137 Matt Peterson 70-67-137 Joel Edwards 68-69-137 Fred Funk 68-69-137 Tom Scherrer 68-69-137 Kent Jones 70-67-137 Eduardo Herrera 70-67-137 Brian Henninger 69-69-138 Joe Durant 71-67-138 Esteban Toledo 67-71-138 J.J. Henry 67-71-138 Steve Allan 68-70-138 Paul Stankowski 68-70-138 Ben Crane 67-71-138 John Senden 68-70-138 Tim Clark 70-68-138 Mike Springer 73-66-139 Garrett Willis 72-67-139 Phil Tataurangi 69-70-139 Jeff Brehaut 68-71-139 Rod Pampling 72-67-139 Michael Clark II 71-68-139 Darren Clarke 72-67-139 Vijay Singh 70-69-139 Scott McCarron 71-68-139 Kelly Gibson 70-69-139 Scott Gump 66-73-139 Mike Standly 71-68-139 Brian Bateman 72-67-139
State Farm Classic
At Springfield, Ill. Second round, par 72; a-amateur P. Meunier-Lebouc 64-67-131 Akiko Fukushima 67-67-134 Mi Hyun Kim 67-68-135 Kim Saiki 71-65-136 Cristie Kerr 67-69-136 Nancy Scranton 67-69-136 Betsy King 66-70-136 Pat Hurst 71-66-137 Vicki Goetze-Ackerman 70-67-137 Jill McGill 68-69-137 Candie Kung 68-69-137 Emilee Klein 68-69-137 Angela Stanford 68-69-137 Grace Park 68-69-137 Shani Waugh 67-70-137 Wendy Ward 67-70-137 Laura Diaz 66-71-137 Becky Morgan 63-74-137 Jean Bartholomew 69-69-138 Meg Mallon 69-69-138 Becky Iverson 66-72-138 Val Skinner 70-69-139 Se Ri Pak 70-69-139 Kris Tschetter 70-69-139 Catriona Matthew 70-69-139 Luciana Bemvenuti 69-70-139 Elizabeth Bowman 68-71-139 Selected others Danielle Ammaccapane 70-70-140 Heather Bowie 74-67-141 Laura Davies 73-68-141
At West Des Moines, Iowa First-round leaders, par 71 Hale Irwin 32-34-66 Graham Marsh 32-34-66 Larry Ziegler 33-34-67 Allen Doyle 31-36-67 Larry Nelson 33-34-67 Bob Gilder 32-35-67 Jim Holtgrieve 35-32-67 Jay Overton 35-33-68 John Bland 32-36-68 Dave Stockton 32-36-68 Wayne Levi 35-33-68 Bruce Lietzke 33-35-68 Don Pooley 33-35-68 Jose Maria Canizares 34-34-68 Hugh Baiocchi 33-35-68 John Harris 33-35-68 Dale Douglass 32-37-69 Bob Charles 31-38-69 Mark McCumber 33-36-69 Vicente Fernandez 33-36-69 Stewart Ginn 32-37-69 Bruce Fleisher 34-35-69 James Mason 34-35-69 Bobby Wadkins 33-36-69 Morris Hatalsky 33-36-69 Tom Jenkins 34-35-69 Tom Kite 32-37-69 Mike McCullough 33-36-69 Gil Morgan 34-35-69 Doug Johnson 35-34-69