ASTROS: Agreed to terms with P Roy Oswalt, P Wade Miller, P Ricky Stone, P Brandon Puffer, OF Jason Lane, P Santiago Ramirez and P Miguel Saladin.

BRAVES: Agreed on one-year contracts with IF Marcus Giles, IF Mark DeRosa, IF Nick Green, IF Wilson Betemit, P Horacio Ramirez and P Chris Waters.

BREWERS: Signed P Matt Ford, P David Pember and IF Keith Ginter to one-year contracts.

DEVIL RAYS: Signed P Jose Paniagua to minor-league contract.

DODGERS: Agreed to terms with INF Chin-Lung Hu.

GIANTS: Agreed to terms with P Chad Zerbe, P Jerome Williams, P Jeff Urban, C Trey Lunsford, IF Lance Niekro, OF Tony Torcato, C Yorvit Torrealba, OF Carlos Valderrama, IF Damon Minor and OF Jason Ellison.

METS: Signed OF Timo Perez and C Jason Phillips to one-year contracts.

ORIOLES: Signed P Erik Bedard, OF Larry Bigbie, P Daniel Cabrera, P Sean Douglass, P Eric DuBose, OF Jay Gibbons, OF Darnell McDonald, P Mike Paradis and P Matt Riley to one-year contracts.

PIRATES: Signed P Mark Cisar to minor-league contract.

ROYALS: Agreed with IF-OF Ken Harvey and P Jeremy Affeldt on one-year contracts.

WHITE SOX: Purchased contract of 1B Brian Becker from Single-A Fargo-Moorhead.


CAVALIERS: Waived F Tyrone Hill.

CELTICS: Announced F Vin Baker has left the team to address personal issues.

CLIPPERS: Placed G Kenyon Dooling on injured list. Activated C Wang Zhi Zhi from injured list.


NCAA: Placed Miami baseball program on two years probation for violations within the program.

RICE: Named Jon Wilson women's basketball coach.

ST. BONAVENTURE: Announced men's basketball C Jamil Terrell was declared ineligible for failing to meet NCAA junior college transfer guidelines.

WESTERN MICHIGAN: Named Dick Bumpas defensive coordinator.

WIDENER: Named David Wood football coach.

WISCONSIN: Suspended F Brad Winchester from hockey team.


BILLS: Released TE Jay Riemersma and S Billy Jenkins.

BRONCOS: Waived TE Matt Dominquez. WR Ed McCaffrey and RB Terrell Davis agreed to restructured contracts.

BROWNS: Released LB Jamir Miller and LB Earl Holmes.

CARDINALS: Extended three-year tender offers to CB David Barrett, S Justin Lucas and C Jason Starkey. Extended tender offers to DT Nate Dwyer, S Nijrell Eason, LB Trev Faulk, C Steve Grace, LS Nathan Hodel, WR Nate Poole, RB Travis Prentice, G Teag Whiting, LB Levar Woods and G Tony Wragge.

CHARGERS: Released S Rodney Harrison, FB Fred McCrary, RB Terrell Fletcher, CB Alex Molden and T Ed Ellis. Tendered contract offers to OT Damion McIntosh, DT Leonardo Carson, WR Dondre Gilliam, WR Eric Parker, FB Joey Goodspeed, G Michael Keathley and CB Kevin House.

CHIEFS: Signed QB Trent Green to seven-year contract. Agreed with LB Mike Maslowski on six-year contract. Agreed with DE Gary Stills on four-year contract. Extended one-year tender offers to restricted free agent S Greg Wesley and exclusive rights free agent LB Quinton Caver and CB Corey Harris.

COLTS: C Jeff Saturday signed six-year deal worth about $20 million. Terminated contract of OL Waverly Jackson. Waived DB Jermaine Hampton, C Curt McGill and DB Joe Walker.

COWBOYS: Released RB Emmitt Smith.

DOLPHINS: Re-signed OL Mark Dixon. Tendered offers to S Arturo Freeman, S Trent Gamble and DT Jermaine Haley. Tendered exclusive rights offers to RB Robert Edwards and DE Adewale Ogunleye. Signed DE Lamanzer Williams and WR Kendall Newson and allocated them to the NFL Europe League.

49ERS: Signed RB Arland Bruce and LB Jackie Mitchell.

JETS: Signed LB Sam Cowart to five-year contract. Tendered offers to restricted free agents WR Laveranues Coles and KR Chad Morton. Tendered exclusive rights offers to WR Jonathan Carter, WR Kevin Swayne, LB Khary Campbell, LB Kelvin Moses, OL Dennis O'Sullivan and DT James Reed.

LIONS: Retained Kurt Schottenheimer as defensive coordinator and Ray Horton as secondary coach.

PANTHERS: Signed FB Brad Hoover to five-year contract extension.

RAIDERS: Released CB Tory James, DT Sam Adams, DE Regan Upshaw, S Anthony Dorsett, WR James Jett and RB Terry Kirby.

RAMS: Released CB Aeneas Williams, CB Dexter McCleon, FB James Hodgins and QB Jamie Martin.

STEELERS: Released K Todd Peterson. Tendered offers to DT Kendrick Clancy, LB Clark Haggans, FB Dan Kreider and CB Hank Poteat.

TEXANS: Released S Matt Stevens, S Eric Brown, LB Jay Foreman, LB Jeff Posey and OL Ryan Young. Tendered contract offers to WR Avion Black, WR JaJuan Dawson, CB Pat Dennis, TE Billy Miller, P Chad Stanley and CB Brandon Jennings as restricted free agents. Tendered contract offers to CB Jason Bell, DE Jerry Deloach, LB Troy Evans, DT Howard Green, OT Barry Hall and WR Atnaf Harris as exclusive rights free agents.

VIKINGS: Released LB Patrick Chukwurah and RB Harold Morrow. Tendered contract offers to RB Doug Chapman and C Cory Withrow.


BLAST: Announced that D Lance Johnson and D Jason Dieter plan to retire at end of season.

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