ATHLETICS: Promoted bench coach Ken Macha to manager. Declined to exercise $1.1 million option on former Orioles C Greg Myers, who received $100,000 buyout.

BLUE JAYS: Signed free-agent P Doug Creek, who had been with Mariners, to $700,000, one-year contract.

BREWERS: Named Ned Yost manager; agreed to terms with him on two-year contract.

DEVIL RAYS: Fired pitching coach Jackie Brown and hitting coach Milt May. Will not offer new contracts to bullpen coach Glenn Ezell and first base coach Lee May.

EXPOS: Exercised $6 million option on P Bartolo Colon. Announced that OF Wil Cordero and 1B Andres Galarraga declared for free agency. Activated IF Jose Macias from 60-day DL.

INDIANS: Named Eric Wedge manager; signed him to three-year deal with club options for 2005 and 2006. Named Joel Skinner third base coach.

MARINERS: Declined to exercise $4 million option on P James Baldwin, who received $500,000 buyout.

ORIOLES: Signed P Pat Hentgen for 2003 with option for 2004.

PHILLIES: Declined to exercise $5.4 million option on P Terry Adams.

ROCKIES: Exercised P Todd Jones' $3 million option. Declined to exercise option on P Sean Lowe, but retained arbitration rights. Interviewed Bob Apodaca for pitching coach position.

TIGERS: Named Mick Kelleher first base and infield coach.

NORTHERN LEAGUE (INDEPENDENT): Changed name to Northeast League.


HORNETS: Announced that G Bryce Drew will undergo surgery to repair orbital wall fracture in left eye and will miss at least two weeks.

KNICKS: Signed coach Don Chaney to contract extension. Waived G Toby Bailey.

PACERS: Signed F Jeff Foster to contract extension.

RAPTORS: Announced that F Lamond Murray is expected to miss 16 weeks - twice as long as previously expected - after surgery to repair torn ligament in right foot.

WARRIORS: Announced that club has been awarded G Oscar Torres on waiver claim.


FROSTBURG STATE: Atlantic Central Football Conference named QB Grant Burrough (C. Milton Wright) football Offensive Player of the Week and DB Curan Oatts (Atholton) Defensive Player of the Week.

MARYLAND: ACC named junior Scott Buete men's soccer Co-Player of the Week.

UMBC: NEC named F Derek McElligott (Greater Christian Grace Academy) men's soccer Player of the Week.

NAVY: Patriot League named F Stacy Finley women's soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Jenn Windstein Swimmer of the Week.

SALISBURY: ACFC named QB Dustin Johnson football Rookie of the Week.


NFL: Upheld Chargers S Rodney Harrison's one-game suspension for helmet-to-helmet hit on Raiders WR Jerry Rice; Harrison will miss Sunday's home game against the Jets and lose $111,764.

BEARS: Signed DT Curry Dawson to practice squad. Placed WR Edell Shepherd on practice squad injured list. Released long snapper Jody Littleton.

BRONCOS: Released P Tom Rouen and WR Kevin Kasper. Signed P-K Micah Knorr.

BUCCANEERS: Signed TE Casey Crawford to 53-man roster. Placed LB Ryan Nece on IR with knee injury. Signed C Jason Scukanec to practice squad.

CARDINALS: Placed WR Bryan Gilmore on IR. Signed WR Jake Soliday from practice squad. Released DT Mario Fatafehi from practice squad. Signed WR Nathan Poole to practice squad.

COWBOYS: Announced that T Javiar Collins will miss up to six weeks with strained ligament in right knee.

PANTHERS: Waived QB Tim Hasselbeck.

SAINTS: Signed GM Mickey Loomis to four-year contract extension through 2006.

SEAHAWKS: Signed QB Jeff George.

VIKINGS: Placed DT Talance Sawyer on IR. Signed DT Cedric Killings. Signed CB Shad Criss to practice squad.


CAPITALS: Recalled G Sebastien Charpentier from AHL Portland. Placed G Olie Kolzig on IR. Reassigned RW Mike Farrell to Portland.


BLAST (MISL): Signed G Brett Phillips to offer sheet.

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