MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Suspended Royals C Brent Mayne for two games and fined him for making contact with umpire Jerry Crawford on multiple occasions in game Sept. 17.

ATHLETICS: Announced two-year player development contract with Single-A Kane County.

BREWERS: Acquired P Pedro Liriano as second player to be named from Angels in deal for former Orioles OF Alex Ochoa on July 31.

RANGERS: Announced two-year player development contract with Single-A Stockton.

REDS: Purchased contract of P Conor Brooks from Brockton (Independent).

ROYALS: Purchased contract of P Wes Obermuller from Double-A Wichita. Recalled P Ryan Bukvich from Wichita.

TIGERS: Activated P Matt Anderson. Recalled OF Craig Monroe and OF Andres Torres from Triple-A Toledo. Placed P Oscar Henriquez on 60-day DL with bone chips in right elbow.


MAVERICKS: Signed free-agent F Popeye Jones, who had been with Wizards.

TRAIL BLAZERS: Signed C Arvydas Sabonis to multi-year contract.


ST. BONAVENTURE: Signed men's basketball coach Jan van Breda Kolff to one-year contract extension, through 2006-07.

MORGAN STATE: Hired James D. McMillian as tennis coach.

UMES: Announced that junior Dari Ganoza and freshman Jana Milin have been named to volleyball all-tournament team at last weekend's UMBC Retriever Invitational.


CARDINALS: Waived DT Nate Bryant. Moved DT Wendell Bryant to active roster.

CHARGERS: Activated CB Quentin Jammer. Placed CB Tony Okanlawon on IL.

SEAHAWKS: Activated OT Walter Jones. Released G Konrad Dean.

TORONTO (ARENA): Announced that it will not compete in 2003 season due to lack of financial commitment from investors.


CAPITALS: Returned D Chris Hajt, D Ryan Van Buskirk, D Jonathan Zion, G Robert Muller and F Brad Parsons to junior teams.

EAST COAST HOCKEY LEAGUE: Board of Governors approved expansion membership in Dayton, Ohio, effective for 2002-03.

Horse racing

BELMONT PARK: Announced that jockey Robbie Davis has withdrawn his appeal and will serve 10-day suspension for careless riding during race March 13.

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