ATHLETICS: Reassigned P Jose Silva and IF Graham Koonce to minor-league camp.
BRAVES: Optioned P Matt Belisle, P John Ennis and P Billy Sylvester to Triple-A Richmond. Optioned P Brett Evert, P Chris Waters, OF Cory Aldridge and OF Ryan Langerhans to Double-A Greenville. Assigned P Chris Haney, P Chris Fussell and C Lee Evans to Richmond. Assigned P Bubba Nelson, P Adam Wainwright and C Jean Boscan to Greenville. Assigned OF Jeff Francouer to Single-A Rome.
CUBS: Optioned IF Nate Frese, OF Nic Jackson, OF Jackson Melian and P Matt Bruback to Triple-A Iowa. Placed 3B Kevin Orie on waivers for purpose of giving him his unconditional release.
MARLINS: Claimed P Steve Kent off waivers from Mariners.
METS: Assigned P Franklin Nunez to Triple-A Norfolk.
TIGERS: Optioned P Adrian Burnside, P Jorge Cordova, P Tim Kalita, P Nate Robertson and OF Cody Ross to Triple-A Toledo. Optioned OF Nook Logan to Double-A Erie and IF David Espinosa to Single-A Lakeland. Assigned P Carlos Alvarado, P Rob Henkel, P Jason Jimenez, P Rafael Roque, C Russ Cleveland, C Andy Kropf, C Max St. Pierre and IF Tom Evans to minor-league camp.
RANGERS: Placed P Rob Bell on waivers for purpose of giving him his unconditional release.
RED SOX: Placed OF Benny Agbayani and P Willie Banks on waivers for purpose of their unconditional releases.
REDS: Announced OF Jose Guillen refused assignment to Triple-A Louisville, making him a free agent. Signed Guillen to minor-league contract.
GRIZZLIES: Placed C Cezary Trybanski on injured list. Activated F Ryan Humphrey from injured list.
NCAA: Issued institutional sanctions against Western Kentucky and Western Illinois for their participations in altercation at conclusion of Division I-AA quarterfinal football game on Dec. 7, 2002.
CAPITAL ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: Named Salisbury University G Amy Campion Player of the Year, St. Mary's F Catherine Blakely Rookie of the Year and St. Mary's Megan Baskins and Goucher's Kate Guggino to first-team All-Conference in women's basketball. Named Salisbury University men's lacrosse player Josh Bergey and St. Mary's women's lacrosse player Karli Libertini Athlete of the Week
CENTRAL INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION: Named Bowie State's Allyson Hardy to All-South Atlantic Region first team.
COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASOCIATION: Freshman attacker Becky Trumbo (Liberty H.S./Eldersburg, Md.) of the Towson University women's lacrosse team has been named as the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week.
EAST ATLANTIC GYMNASTICS LEAGUE: Named Towson's Kristen Presutti Gymnast of the Week.
METRO ATLANTIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: Named Loyola's Katie Scherle women's basketball Rookie of the Year.
MIDWESTERN STATE: Announced resignation of men's basketball coach Greg Giddings.
NORTHEAST CONFERENCE: Named St. Francis (Pa.) G Darshan Luckey (Southern-B) men's basketball Rookie of the Year, and Mount St. Mary's G Landy Thompson (Spalding) to All-Rookie team. Named Mt. St. Mary's F Beth Foster and UMBC G Shalayna Johnson to women's basketball second-team All-Conference.
ARKANSAS: Gave men's basketball coach Stan Heath one-year contract extension.
COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME: Attacker Lori Baran (Perry Hall H.S.) named the Warrior/Inside Lacrosse Division III Player of the Week.
ELON: Announced that men's basketball coach Mark Simons has resigned.
JOHNS HOPKINS: Announced that C Kathy Darling was named to Verizon Academic All-America College Division I women's basketball second team.
ILLINOIS STATE: Fired men's basketball coach Tom Richardson.
MISSISSIPPI STATE: Announced that NCAA is investigating football program for possible rules violations over the past five seasons.
NAVY: Named Gavin O'Hare sailing dinghy coach.
TEXAS A&M;: Fired women's basketball coach Peggie Gillom.
WESTERN ILLINOIS: Announced resignation of men's basketball coach Jim Kerwin.
BEARS: Announced that they have matched Vikings' offer sheet to K Paul Edinger.
BENGALS: Agreed to four-year contract with TE Reggie Kelly.
CARDINALS: Signed S Dexter Jackson, who had been with Buccaneers, to five-year contract. Signed FB James Hodgins, who had been with Rams, to four-year contract. Signed QB Jeff Blake, who had been with Ravens, to three-year contract.
FALCONS: Announced retirement of FB Bob Christian.
49ERS: Signed free-agent TE Jed Weaver, who had been with Dolphins, to one-year contract.
GIANTS: Signed CB Ray Green, who had been with Dolphins. Waived S DeWayne Patmon. Withdrew exclusive rights contract tenders to CB Reggie Stephens and DT Ross Kolodziej.
JETS: Signed G Tom Nutten, FB Chad Kuhns and WR Tavon Mason.
PACKERS: Signed F Nick Luchey to multiyear contract.
PANTHERS: Signed OL Doug Brzezinski.
PATRIOTS: Signed free-agent S Rodney Harrison, who had been with Chargers.
RAIDERS: Signed DT Dana Stubblefield, who had been with 49ers.
REDSKINS: Offer sheet for seven-year, $35M contract signed by WR Laveranues Coles.
SEAHAWKS: Signed P Rodney Williams.
VIKINGS: Agreed to terms with free-agent CB Denard Walker, who had been with Broncos.
NHL: Suspended Coyotes LW Andrei Nazarov two games after he was given an intent-to-injure match penalty in game against Sharks on March 8. Suspended Stars RW Scott Young two games for high-sticking incident against Blue Jackets on March 11.