MLBPA: Announced that Southern IF Rickie Weeks won Golden Spikes Award as best amateur player.


NBA: Denied Magic's request for salary cap medical exemption for injured F Grant Hill.

BULLS: Named John Bach assistant coach. Signed G Kirk Hinrich, seventh overall draft pick.

LAKERS: Signed free-agent G Gary Payton, who had been with Bucks, and F Karl Malone, who had been with Jazz.

TRAIL BLAZERS: Named John Nash GM.

SPARKS (WNBA): Placed C Lisa Leslie on IR with bruised bone in right knee.


ACC: Submitted proposal to NCAA to reduce minimum number of teams required for football title game from 12 to 10.

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL: Named Jesus Labrada and Michael Burden men's basketball assistant coaches.

GOUCHER: Announced that NCAA awarded postgraduate scholarship to hurdler Jen McCulley, a 2003 graduate.

HOOD: Announced that lacrosse M Melissa Olson has committed to school.

KENTUCKY WESLEYAN: Agreed to forfeit all men's basketball victories from last season after NCAA found school committed two secondary infractions.

NAVY: Announced that F Amelia Sheveland was elected women's soccer captain.

NORTH CAROLINA-GREENSBORO: Named Mitch Buonaguro and Adam Chaskin men's basketball assistant coaches.

VANDERBILT: Announced that Bobby Reynolds, top-ranked in men's college tennis, will skip senior year to turn pro.

VILLA JULIE: Named Christine Jackson field hockey coach.


BUCCANEERS: Signed S Greg Brown to one-year contract.

CHIEFS: Signed following draft picks to three-year contracts: LB Kawika Mitchell, OL Jordan Black and DE Jimmy Wilkerson.

JETS: Signed free-agent DT Chester McGlockton, who had been with Broncos. Waived DT Joe Minucci.

LIONS: Signed LB James Davis, fifth-round draft pick. Released DT Shawn Lazarus.

PACKERS: Signed DE Earl Cochran and WR Kamau Peterson.

PATRIOTS: Signed following draft picks: DT Dan Klecko, DT Ethan Kelley and DB Asante Samuel.

RAVENS: Signed S Antwoine Sanders, seventh-round draft choice, to three-year contract.


AVALANCHE: Signed D Tomas Slovak to multi-year contract and D Karlis Skrastins and LW Bates Battaglia to one-year contracts.

BLACKHAWKS: Signed LW Alexander Kojevnikov, D Michal Barinka, D Vladimir Gusev and D Lasse Kuukonen.

BLUE JACKETS: Signed C Mark Hartigan to one-year contract and D Alexander Gusjkov to multi-year contract.

BRUINS: Re-signed D Jonathan Girard and LW Michal Grosek to one-year contracts.

CANUCKS: Re-signed G Dan Cloutier to one-year contract and D Marek Malik to two-year contract.

CAPITALS: Re-signed D J-F Fortin and D Chris Hajt to one-year contracts.

COYOTES: Signed free-agent LW Daniel Cleary, who had been with Oilers, to multi-year contract.

DEVILS: Signed D Matt DeMarchi, F Ahren Nittel, F Thomas Pihlman, F Ilkka Pikkarainen and F Aleksandar Suglobov.

FLAMES: Re-signed C Stephane Yelle. Agreed to terms with RW Matt Davidson, who had been with Blue Jackets.

FLYERS: Signed D Joni Pitkanen to three-year contract.

HURRICANES: Re-signed RW Jeff Heerema to one-year contract.

KINGS: Signed D Denis Grebeshkov to three-year contract. Agreed to terms with D Martin Strbak and F Esa Pirnes.

LIGHTNING: Re-signed D Brad Lukowich and RW Andre Roy to multi-year contracts. Signed RW Evgeni Artukhin to three-year contract. Re-signed D Darren Rumble to one-year contract.

MAPLE LEAFS: Re-signed D Ric Jackman to one-year contract.

MIGHTY DUCKS: Agreed to two-year contract with LW Mike Leclerc and one-year contract with LW Cam Severson.

PANTHERS: Signed D Petr Kadlec to one-year contract.

PENGUINS: Named Michel Therrien coach for AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

PREDATORS: Signed Russian C Denis Platonov.

RED WINGS: Re-signed restricted free-agent D Mathieu Dandenault to one-year contract. Signed D Niklas Kronwall to two-year contract.

SENATORS: Re-signed G Martin Prusek.

SHARKS: Re-signed C Alyn McCauley, C Mark Smith, G Mikka Kiprusoff and RW Miroslav Zalesak.

STARS: Signed C Antti Miettinen to two-year contract. Signed RW Mattias Tjarnqvist to one-year contract.

WILD: Signed LW Christoph Brandner to multi-year contract.


USOC: Formally nominated New York as candidate to be host of 2012 Summer Games.


U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY: Suspended American Edris Gonzales for six years after he tested positive for testosterone use.

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