ATHLETICS: Activated P Jim Mecir from 15-day DL. Designated OF Adam Piatt for assignment.

BRAVES: Optioned P Jung Keun Bong to Triple-A Richmond. Activated P Trey Hodges from 15-day DL. Placed P Roberto Hernandez on 15-day DL with strained left hamstring.


DEVIL RAYS: Named Tim Wilken special assistant to GM.

DODGERS: Assigned P Omar De Los Santos to Single-A South Georgia. Promoted P Steve Nelson from South Georgia to Single-A Vero Beach.

METS: Activated C Mike Piazza. Optioned OF Jeff Duncan to Triple-A Norfolk.

REDS: Placed IF-OF Russell Branyan on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of OF Dernell Stenson from Triple-A Louisville.

WHITE SOX: Placed P Billy Koch on 15-day DL with soreness in right elbow. Recalled P Jon Adkins from Triple-A Charlotte.

NEWARK BEARS (ATLANTIC LEAGUE/INDEPENDENT): Signed former Orioles 3B Ryan Minor. Released former Orioles OF Curtis Goodwin.


BUCKS: Named Mike Schuler assistant coach.


CLIPPERS: Signed G Eddie House and G Marcus Hatten.

KNICKS: Signed F Maciej Lampe.

LAKERS: Signed G-F Ime Udoka.

RAPTORS: Signed G Rick Brunson and F George Williams.

TIMBERWOLVES: Named Sid Lowe assistant coach.

TRAIL BLAZERS: Named John Loyer and Bernard Smith assistant coaches. Named Jerome Kersey director of player programs.



BAYLOR: G John Lucas III received release to talk to other schools about transferring.

BOSTON COLLEGE: Announced that senior G Ryan Sidney will not return to men's basketball team due to personal reasons.

CLEMSON: WR Roscoe Crosby given medical waiver by ACC and will be allowed to play football this season.

JACKSONVILLE STATE: Named Joel VanMeter men's assistant basketball coach.

JOHNS HOPKINS: Field hockey team tied for second place with Ursinus in Centennial Conference Preseason Coaches Poll.


MICHIGAN STATE: Reinstated QB Jeff Smoker and S Robert Flagg.

NEW JERSEY CITY: Announced that women's soccer coach Ted Flogaites has resigned his position to become coach at Lambuth.

PENN STATE: Announced C Tiffany Tomlinson has left women's basketball team and withdrawn from university.


BENGALS: Waived SS Deloise Moore.

BROWNS: Agreed to terms with RB Lee Suggs on five-year contract. Released LB Michael Josiah.


COWBOYS: Signed RB Adrian Murrell.

49ERS: Waived TE Mark Anelli.

JAGUARS: Signed QB Byron Leftwich to seven-year contract.

JETS: Signed OL Isaac Herring.

PACKERS: Re-signed WR Mike Horacek.

SEAHAWKS: Released S Harold Blackmon.


VIKINGS: Placed TE Steve Farmer on IR. Signed TE Ben Steele.

CFL: Issued notice of default to Hamilton Tiger-Cats for failure to meet player payroll.


BLUE JACKETS: Re-signed restricted free-agent LW Jeremy Reich and restricted free-agent RW Kent McDonell.

HURRICANES: Re-signed restricted free-agent LW Eric Cole to one-year contract.

LIGHTNING: Agreed to terms with restricted free-agent LW Cory Stillman on one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.


THRASHERS: Agreed to terms with C Marc Savard.

WILD: Named Matt McConnell TV play-by-play announcer.


D.C. UNITED (MLS): Transferred M Bobby Convey to Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League.