NASCAR: Suspended Jimmy Spencer from all NASCAR-sanctioned competition until Aug. 26 for punching Kurt Busch in garage at Michigan International Speedway.
ANGELS: Placed IF Benji Gil on waivers for purpose of giving him his unconditional release.
BRAVES: Placed 1B Julio Franco on 15-day DL with fractured left middle finger. Recalled IF Mike Hessman from Triple-A Richmond.
GIANTS: Activated P Felix Rodriguez from 15-day DL. Optioned P Chad Zerbe and IF Cody Ransom to Triple-A Fresno.
INDIANS: Placed OF Matt Lawton on 15-day DL with dislocated right middle finger. Recalled IF Triple-A Travis Hafner.
RANGERS: Activated P Ismael Valdes from 15-day DL. Sent P Rob Ellis outright to Triple-A Oklahoma.
REDS: Acquired minor league P Tyler Pelland from Red Sox, completing trade that sent P Scott Williamson to Red Sox last month. Placed 3B Brandon Larson on 15-day DL with strain and inflammation in back of left shoulder. Transferred OF Austin Kearns from 15- to 60-day DL.
ROYALS: Activated P Jose Lima from 15-day DL.
TIGERS: Recalled P Nate Robertson from Triple-A Toledo. Optioned P Chris Mears to Toledo.
MAVERICKS: Traded G Nick Van Exel, G Avery Johnson, C Evan Eschmeyer, F Popeye Jones and F Antoine Rigadeau to Warriors for F Antawn Jamison, F Danny Fortson, G Jiri Welsch and F Chris Mills.
NUGGETS: Signed G Earl Boykins to multiyear contract.
ARMY: Named Mike Murphy assistant lacrosse coach.
BAYLOR: F Lawrence Roberts transferred to Mississippi State.
CHARLOTTE: Named Dalonte Hill men's assistant basketball coach.
CINCINNATI: Named Brian Teter associate athletic director.
DARTMOUTH: Named Jeff McNamara assistant football coach.
DePAUW: Announced retirement of football coach Nick Mourouzis at end of 2003 season.
EASTERN MICHIGAN: Named Larry Holton assistant football coach.
MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS: Named Chris Pilz men's basketball coach.
NIAGARA: Named Luke Dobrich men's assistant basketball coach.
SETON HALL: Announced retirement of baseball coach Mike Sheppard.
TENNESSEE STATE: Received application for admission from QB Adrian McPherson.
WAGNER: Named Jim Meil men's associate basketball coach. Named Sean Rivers and Yves Kabore men's assistant basketball coaches.
BENGALS: Waived DT Mario Monds, TE Derek Smith, FB Terry Witherspoon, C Dustin McQuivey, LB Rodney Thomas and WR Adam Ziesel.
BRONCOS: Agreed with coach Mike Shanahan on three-year contract extension through 2008.
EAGLES: Re-signed S Rashard Cook to one-year contract.
FALCONS: Waived WR Jamal Burke, T Kris Farris and G Blake Henry.
JETS: Placed G Tom Nutten on reserve-retired list. Signed WR Cedric James. Waived DB Deshaun Hill, DB Will Hunter, DB Kevin Knight and PK Danny Kight.
PATRIOTS: Released CB Otis Smith.
REDSKINS: Placed DT Brandon Noble on IR. Waived DB Rashidi Barnes and P Brent Bartholomew.
VIKINGS: Sign LB Jarrod Penright. Waived TE Jeff Kostrewa.
BLACKHAWKS: Signed affiliation agreement with ECHL Florence Pride for 2003-04 season.
CANUCKS: Signed C Ryan Kesler.
CAPITALS: Signed free-agent C Francois Methot to one-year contract.
RANGERS: Agreed to terms with LW Anson Carter.
STARS: Signed G Dan Ellis to three-year contract.
SHARKS: Signed LW Milan Michalek.