BREWERS: Fired manager Jerry Royster.
INDIANS: Released P Heath Murray unconditionally. Assigned P Dave Maurer outright to Triple-A Buffalo.
MARINERS: Signed C-IF Chao Kuan Wu to minor-league contract.
METS: Claimed P Doug Nickle off waivers from Padres. Designated P Adam Walker for assignment.
PADRES: Sent OF Kory De Haan, IF Julius Matos and P Jonathan Johnson outright to Triple-A Portland. Announced P Mike Holtz cleared waivers and chose free agency. Released P Matt DeWitt. Activated P Kevin Jarvis, P Brian Tollberg, P Jose Nunez and P Rob Ramsay from the 60-day DL.
REDS: Released P Jose Silva unconditionally. Reinstated P Seth Etherton and P Luis Pineda from 60-day DL. Reinstated 1B Sean Casey, OF Austin Kearns, IF Brandon Larson, C Jason LaRue and P Gabe White from 15-day DL.
RED SOX: Claimed P Jason Shiell off waivers from Padres.
TIGERS: Assigned P Jason Beverlin, P Seth Greisinger, P Brian Powell, C Mitch Meluskey, IF Chris Truby, OF Jacob Cruz and OF Wendell Magee outright to Triple-A Toledo.
YANKEES: Sent following outright to Triple-A Columbus: P Adrian Hernandez, P Jay Tessmer, P Nate Field and IF Scott Seabol.
HORNETS: Placed F Matt Bullard on injured list.
JAZZ: Signed G Mark Jackson to one-year contract.
BIG TEN: Dismissed four college football officials - referee Daniel Capron, linesman Steve Beckman, back judge Scott Buchanan and side judge Don Swanson - after determining they did poor job during Sept. 21 game between Wake Forest and Purdue.
BOWIE STATE: F-C Tim Washington was named Street & Smith's NCAA Division II men's basketball preseason All-America honorable mention.
MARYLAND: Suspended LB Leroy Ambush for Saturday's game at West Virginia for violation of team policy.
WASHINGTON: Suspended men's basketball assistant coach Cameron Dollar without pay for one month for series of recruiting violations.
BILLS: Activated LB Dominique Stevenson from practice squad. Signed DL Omari Jordan to practice squad.
BROWNS: Signed OL Chad Beasley. Waived FB R.J. Bowers; signed him to practice squad. Waived OL Kaulana Noa from practice squad.
PACKERS: Signed G Alcender Jackson to practice squad. Released TE Bill Seymour.
RAIDERS: Signed TE Austin Wheatley to practice squad.
REDSKINS: Signed OL Tim Stuber to practice squad.
TEXANS: Signed G Milford Brown, who was chosen in last week's NFL supplemental draft after being declared ineligible in August by NCAA.
COSTA RICA: Agreed to $1.4 million, four-year contract with former U.S. men's coach Steve Sampson to coach national team.
American 1, Loyola 0 Anne Arundel CC 2, CCBC Dundalk 1 Catholic 2, Washington C. 1, OT Goucher 3, Marymount 2 Randolph Macon 3, Villa Julie 2, OT Salisbury 2, St. Mary's 0
Coll. of N.D. 2, Gallaudet 1, OT Messiah 3, McDaniel 0
Coll. of N.D. 10, Wilson 0 J. Hopkins 1, Fr. & Marshall 0 McDaniel 1, Gettysburg 0 Towson 3, UMBC 0
Allegany CC def. Anne Arundel CC, 31-27, 30-22, 30-13 Johns Hopkins def. Haverford, 30-27, 30-26, 26-30, 32-30 Towson def. UMBC, 30-21, 30-21, 20-30, 30-18 Ursinus def. Washington College, 30-31, 30-18, 30-23, 22-30, 15-10 Soccer
(Three-game series; three points for a win, one for tie; first team to five points advances) Colorado (5) vs. Dallas (4) (Colorado wins series, 7-4) Yesterday Colorado 2, Dallas 1, OT K.C. (8) vs. L.A. (1) (L.A. wins series, 6-3) Yesterday L.A. 5, K.C. 2 Columbus (6) vs. San Jose (3) (Columbus wins series, 6-0) Chicago (7) vs. New England (2) (New England wins series, 6-3) Yesterday New England 2, Chicago 0
Cleveland at Blast, 7:35 p.m. Harrisburg at Phila., 7:05 p.m. K. C. at Milwaukee, 7:05 p.m. Dallas at San Diego, 7:05 p.m.