MARINERS: Activated P Kazuhiro Sasaki. Optioned P J.J. Putz to Triple-A Tacoma.

MARLINS: Placed P Tommy Phelps on 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 2, with left elbow tendinitis. Selected P Chad Fox from Triple-A Albuquerque. of the Pacific Coast League.


ORIOLES: Activated OF B.J. Surhoff. Optioned P Travis Driskill to Triple-A Ottawa.

RANGERS: Purchased contract of P Juan Dominguez from Triple-A Oklahoma. Optioned P Rosman Garcia to Oklahoma. Transferred P Ricardo Rodriguez from 15- to 60-day DL. REDS: Traded former Orioles P Kent Mercker to Braves for player to be named. Recalled C Corky Miller from Triple-A Louisville. Optioned P Joe Valentine to Louisville.

ROYALS: Designated 2B Carlos Febles for assignment. Activated IF Mendy Lopez.

WHITE SOX: Purchased contract of P Neal Cotts from Double-A Birmingham.


WNBA: Fined Mercury coach John Shumate $1,000 for verbally abusing officials after game Friday and Mystics F Chamique Holdsclaw $250 for comments regarding officiating following game Saturday.

PISTONS: Re-signed G Richard Hamilton to seven-year contract.



NCAA: Announced Northern Colorado forfeited three wins, Western State, North Dakota and Minnesota State at Mankato, from 2002 football season for using ineligible player.

CAL STATE FULLERTON: Named Joel Sobotka and Carl Holmes men's assistant basketball coaches.

COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY: Announced it has forfeited its men's tennis and softball victories from spring 2003 after self-reporting to NCAA a secondary violation in each sport.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE: Announced that redshirt freshman LB Travis Singletary has left football program after pleading guilty to felony count to theft of debit card.

OHIO STATE: Announced that men's basketball G Emonte Jernigan has left team for personal reasons.

PRINCETON: Named Kelly McDonald and Alison Fisher women's assistant lacrosse coaches and Joshua Nowocin assistant defensive football coach.


SOUTH CAROLINA: Suspended C Rolando Howell from men's basketball team indefinitely after his arrest on criminal domestic violence charge.

WILLIAM SMITH: Announced addition of golf to varsity level, starting in 2003-04 season.


BILLS: Agreed with RB Willis McGahee on five-year contract.

BENGALS: Waived OL Noah Swartz.

BRONCOS: Acquired WR Nate Jackson from 49ers in exchange for 2004 conditional draft pick. Waived WR Damon Hodge.


CHARGERS: Released S Ryan McNeil and WR Onome Ojo.

COLTS: Signed RB Mike Green. Waived WR Carl Morris.

DOLPHINS: Waived WR Robert Baker.

JETS: Waived PK Clay Rush and OT Bobby Brandt. PACKERS: Waived WR Kamau Peterson.

TITANS: Signed CB Steve Smith and LS Kenneth Amato.

VIKINGS: Waived WR Derrick Alexander.



MIGHTY DUCKS: Traded LW Travis Brigley to Avalanche for future considerations.

THRASHERS: Signed unrestricted free-agent F Randy Robitaille and unrestricted free-agent F Eric Healey.

BRUINS: Rejected $2.51 million salary set by an arbitrator for D Bryan Berard, making him free agent. Signed free-agent F Sandy McCarthy to one-year contract. Accepted arbitration decision on C Brian Rolston.

HURRICANES: Agreed with D Danny Markov on three-year contract.

PANTHERS: Re-signed RW Ivan Novoseltsev and LW Ryan Jardine to one-year contracts. Signed G Travis Scott to two-year contract and C Janis Sprukts and C Greg Jacina to minor league contracts. Agreed to terms with Clint Malarchuk, goaltending coach.


DEVILS: Named Jacques Laperriere assistant coach.

RANGERS: Acquired C Chad Wiseman from Sharks for LW Nils Ekman.


MAJOR LEAGUE LACROSSE: Named Bayhawks G Greg Cattrano defensive Player of the Week.