RANGERS: Agreed to one-year contracts with OF Kevin Mench, P Reynaldo Garcia, P Travis Hughes, P Mario Ramos and C Gerald Laird.
RED SOX: Claimed P Bronson Arroyo off waivers from Pirates. Designated P Juan Pena for assignment.
MYSTICS (WNBA): Signed coach Marianne Stanley to two-year contract.
DIXIE INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: Announced that name will change to USA South Athletic Conference, effective June 30.
UMBC: Northeast Conference named Astrid Sperling swimming and diving Athlete of the Week and Stefanie Thomas indoor track and field Rookie of the Week.
NORTH CAROLINA: East Atlantic Gymnastics League named Olivia Trusty (Bryn Mawr) Specialist of the Week. Announced that following lacrosse players have signed letters of intent: M Jessica Allen (Hereford), M Julie Gladchuk (St. Mary's), A-M Lindsay Higgins (Roland Park), A-M Christina Juras (McDonogh), A-M Kelly Renzi (Centennial) and A Chrissy Rude (Hereford).
TOWSON: CAA named F Lawrence Hamm men's basketball Rookie of the Week.
BILLS: Signed CB Scott Turner, DB Kenneth Harris and DE Andrew Bowers.
BRONCOS: Re-signed K Jason Elam to five-year, $9 million contract with $2.68 million signing bonus.
BUCCANEERS: Signed WR Ramondo North, LB Idris Price, C-G Jason Scukanec and G Mitch White to one-year contracts.
DOLPHINS: Signed LB Brendon Ayanbadejo.
GIANTS: Named former Navy assistant Mike Priefer assistant special teams coach.
LIONS: Named Steve Mariucci coach.
PACKERS: Promoted Darrell Bevell to quarterbacks coach and Brad Miller to assistant defensive line coach.
PANTHERS: Named Danny Crossman assistant special teams coach.
RAMS: Named Frank Falks tight ends coach and Bob Babich defensive assistant. Re-signed QB Scott Covington. Added former Ravens WR Kenyon Hambrick, DE Bary Holleyman, P Rhett Kopp, S Robbie Robinson and DT Jeremy Staat to the roster. Allocated G James Broyles, S Robbie Robinson, CB Todd Howard and P Rhett Kopp to NFL Europe.
RAVENS: Promoted Phil Savage to director of player personnel, George Kokinis to director of pro personnel and Eric DeCosta to director of college scouting.
SEAHAWKS: Allocated DE Joey Evans, WR Emmett Johnson, DT Luis Almanzer, G Pete Campion, OT Brian Crawford, LB Dane Krager, former Ravens practice squad QB Wes Pate, WR Jon Pendergrass and former Ravens RB Tellis Redmon to NFL Europe.
KINGS: Placed C Michael Cammalleri on IR with post-concussion symptoms.
PREDATORS: Traded F Greg Koehler to Kings for future considerations.
USOC: Announced resignation of president Marty Mankamyer.
COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT: Dismissed appeal by 1996 Olympic champion swimmer Claudia Poll of Costa Rica against a four-year drug ban for use of norandrosterone.
WTA: Announced that WTA Championships will change format from 16-player single-elimination tournament to eight-player round robin.
Player (*-starter) Pos. Team
Jim Larkin GK Cle. Peter Pappas* GK Phila. John Ball D Cle. Sean Bowers* D Blast Glenn Carbonara D Phila. Genoni Martinez* D Har. Chris Morman D Har. Pat Morris D Phila.
David Bascome* F Har. Denison Cabral F Blast Don D'Ambra F Phila. Ato Leone F Har. Marco Lopez F Har. Hector Marinaro* F Cle. Giuliano Oliviero F Cle. Joel Shanker* F Phila.