ASTROS: Placed P Rodrigo Rosario on 15-day DL, retroactive to June 28, with right shoulder tendinitis. Recalled P Brandon Puffer from Triple-A New Orleans.
BLUE JAYS: Placed IF-OF Dave Berg on 15-day DL with fatigue. Recalled former Orioles IF Howie Clark from Triple-A Syracuse.
BREWERS: Voided outright assignment of P Ruben Quevedo to Triple-A Indianapolis; placed him on 15-day DL, retroactive to June 27, with right shoulder tendinitis.
DODGERS: Activated 1B Fred McGriff from 15-day DL. Placed OF Brian Jordan (Milford Mill) on 15-day DL with strained left patella tendon.
GIANTS: Signed former Orioles OF Jeffrey Hammonds to minor league contract.
INDIANS: Optioned P Jose Santiago to Triple-A Buffalo. Recalled P Alex Herrera from Buffalo.
MARLINS: Activated P Josh Beckett from 15-day DL. Optioned P Blaine Neal to Triple-A Albuquerque.
METS: Traded 2B Roberto Alomar to White Sox for P Royce Ring, P Edwin Almonte and 2B Andrew Salvo. Activated IF Rey Sanchez from 15-day DL. Assigned Almonte to Triple-A Norfolk, Ring to Double-A Binghamton and Salvo to Single-A Capital City.
ORIOLES: Acquired former Orioles IF Luis Lopez from Rockies for player to be named; assigned him to Triple-A Ottawa.
PIRATES: Recalled P Mike Lincoln from Triple-A Nashville; activated him from 60-day DL.
REDS: Announced that P Jimmy Anderson refused outright assignment to Triple-A Louisville and chose free agency.
ROCKIES: Placed P Shawn Chacon on 15-day DL, retroactive to June 29, with sore elbow. Activated P Denny Stark off 60-day DL.
BUCKS: Named Larry Harris GM.
MAVERICKS: Signed coach Don Nelson to three-year contract extension and assistant Del Harris to three-year contract.
76ERS: Announced that F Monty Williams exercised contract option for 2003-04 season.
GLOBETROTTERS: Named Rod Baker VP of basketball operations and coach.
NCAA: Announced that men's basketball Final Four will be in San Antonio in 2008, Detroit in 2009, Indianapolis in 2010 and Houston in 2011.
AMERICAN: Announced resignation of AD Tom George.
BINGHAMTON: Named Brian Bidlingmyer men's basketball assistant coach.
BOWLING GREEN: Named Shaun Vandiver men's basketball assistant coach.
UC-IRVINE: Named Terry Boesel men's basketball assistant coach.
FROSTBURG STATE: Named Troy Strieby coach for men's and women's swimming and diving.
HOOD: Announced that F Courtney Bonneville (Thomas Johnson) has committed to play basketball.
LACKAWANNA: Announced that Marcus Williams (Randallstown) will join football program.
UMBC: Named Katie Rokus women's basketball assistant coach.
SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE: Promoted Ric Wesley to men's basketball associate head coach.
TEMPLE: Named Carla McGhee women's basketball assistant coach.
WASHINGTON: Rejected suspended football coach Rick Neuheisel's appeal to keep his job.
DOLPHINS: Signed DE Corey Callens to two-year contract.
JETS: Signed WR Carlos Rosado.
BLUE JACKETS: Agreed to two-year contract with C Andrew Cassels.
CANADIENS: Announced that they have bought out the contracts of F Mariusz Czerkawski and F Randy McKay, making them unrestricted free agents. Re-signed D Chad Kilger to two-year contract.
FLYERS: Signed free-agent G Jeff Hackett, who had been with Bruins.
KINGS: Signed F Chris Schmidt to one-year contract.
PENGUINS: Didn't make qualifying offer to F Alexander Daigle, D Joel Bouchard, D Shawn Heins, D Hans Jonsson and F Ville Nieminen, allowing them to become free agents.
PREDATORS: Signed F Rem Murray.
RANGERS: Announced that GM Glen Sather will continue as coach.
RED WINGS: Agreed to four-year contract with RW Darren McCarty.
SHARKS: Acquired C Mark Messier from Rangers for future considerations. Declined to pick up option on contract of LW Adam Graves, making him unrestricted free agent.
ESPN: Announced that brothers Pat and Kevin Tillman, who left professional sports careers to join Army, were chosen to receive ESPY's Arthur Ashe Courage Award.