ANGELS: Optioned P Derrick Turnbow to Double-A Arkansas and P Bobby Jenks to Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.

INDIANS: Signed P Kazuhito Tadano to minor-league contract.

REDS: Optioned P Ricardo Aramboles to Double-A Chattanooga. Assigned P Carlos Almanzar to minor-league camp.

ROYALS: Returned C Ronny Paulino to Pirates for $25,000.

TWINS: Signed free-agent P Kenny Rogers, who had been with Rangers, to one-year, $2 million contract. Placed P Eric Milton (Maryland) on 60-day DL.


NBA: Suspended Pacers F Ron Artest for one game, without pay, for committing flagrant foul in game March 12.

MAVERICKS: Placed G Avery Johnson on injured list with right calf strain. Activated G Tariq Abdul-Wahad from injured list.

SUNS: Activated C Jake Tsakalidis. Placed G Randy Brown on injured list with left calf strain.

WIZARDS: Activated G Tyronn Lue from injured list. Waived G Anthony Goldwire.


ACC: AP named North Carolina F La'Tangela Atkinson the conference's women's basketball Rookie of the Year.

CAL POLY-SAN LUIS OBISPO: Suspended six women's basketball players from Big West Conference tournament for violating no-alcohol rule.

CAL STATE FULLERTON: Fired women's basketball coach Barbara Ehardt.

LOUISVILLE: Announced that C Marvin Stone was not cleared by NCAA to play in Conference USA tournament quarterfinal; his amateur status is in question.

PORTLAND STATE: Announced that RB Kelena Ho'okano and DE Roderkus Wright have transferred to school.

ST. BONAVENTURE: Named Paul Grys interim AD.

TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN: Named DeAnn Craft women's basketball coach.


COURT FOR ARBITRATION ON SPORT: Reduced performance-enhancing-drug-related suspension of Marco Pantani from eight months to four months.


BEARS: Agreed with free-agent QB Kordell Stewart, who had been with the Pittsburgh Steelers, on two-year, $5 million contract.

BENGALS: Signed free-agent TE Reggie Kelly, who had been with Falcons, to four-year contract. Signed RB Ray Jackson to two-year contract.

BROWNS: Signed S Earl Little to five-year contract.

COLTS: Signed free-agent WR Brandon Stokley, who had been with Ravens, to two-year, $2.9 million contract.

COWBOYS: Signed free-agent LB Alshermond Singleton, who had been with Buccaneers, to four-year contract. Re-signed exclusive-rights free-agent S Lynn Scott.

DOLPHINS: Signed free-agent CB Terrell Buckley, who had been with Patriots, to one-year contract.

JAGUARS: Signed LB Mike Peterson, who had been with Colts, to multi-year contract.

JETS: Matched Redskins' five-year, $8 million offer sheet to free-agent KR-RB Chad Morton.

LIONS: Re-signed G Ray Brown and DT Kelvin Pritchett to one-year contracts.

PANTHERS: Agreed to five-year, $15.5 million contract with free-agent RB Stephen Davis, who had been with Redskins.

RAVENS: Re-signed T Ethan Brooks to two-year contract.

VIKINGS: Traded QB Todd Bouman to Saints for 2003 sixth-round draft pick.

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