INDIANS: Activated SS Omar Vizquel.

PADRES: Recalled P Ben Howard from Triple-A Portland.


PIRATES: Acquired P Oliver Perez, OF Jason Bay and player to be named from Padres for OF Brian Giles.

REDS: Claimed IF Tim Hummel off waivers from White Sox as compensation for trade for P Scott Sullivan and cash. Placed OF Reggie Taylor on 60-day DL with dislocated left shoulder. Placed P Mark Watson on 15-day DL with kidney ailment. Optioned P Joe Valentine to Triple-A Louisville. Designated IF Jim Chamblee for assignment. Purchased contracts of P Dan Serafini, Phil Norton and Scott Randall from Louisville.

ROCKIES: Signed former Orioles C Gregg Zaun. Designated C Mandy Romero for assignment.

ROYALS: Acquired OF Rondell White and cash from Padres for P Chris Tierney and Brian Sanches. Voided option of P Runelvys Hernandez to Double-A Wichita and placed him on 15-day DL with elbow injury. Placed P Kevin Appier on 15-day DL with torn flexor tendon in his right elbow.

YANKEES: Activated P Gabe White. Optioned P Jeff Weaver to Single-A Tampa. Designated former Orioles P Jesse Orosco for assignment.


WNBA: Fined Liberty coach Richie Adubato $2,000 for verbally abusing officials in Sunday game against Sting.

RAPTORS: Announced that C Eric Montross has retired. Named Bob Beyer, Tony Brown, Jim Sann and Jay Triano assistant coaches, Shaun Brown strength and conditioning coordinator and Ron Oliver video coordinator.



GREATER CLEVELAND SPORTS COMMISSION: Announced that U.S. Olympic qualifying tournament for 2004 Athens Olympics be held next year in Cleveland.


KENT STATE: Agreed with women's basketball coach Bob Lindsay on seven-year contract extension through 2009-10 season.


NFL: Suspended 49ers DT Josh Shaw four games for violating league's substance abuse policy.


BENGALS: Acquired WR Kevin Walter on waivers from Giants. Released S JoJuan Armour. Waived WR Ron Dugans with injury settlement.

BILLS: Placed RB Willis McGahee on reserve non-football injury list. Released LB Brandon Spoon, WR Andre Rone and RB De'Mond Parker.

BRONCOS: Waived FB Kyle Johnson, FB Antwon McCray, OT Mark Baniewicz, OG Ben Claxton, OG Tyler Lenda, TE Arthur Love, LB Quincy Stewart, S Bobby Walker, CB Ben Kelly and CB Brandon Williams. Placed RB Ahmaad Galloway on IR.

BROWNS: Placed DL Israel Idonije on IR. Waived QB Nate Hybl, TE Jeff Kostrewa, DL Corey Jackson, OL Chad Ward and WR Richard Alston and WR Antoine Burns.

BUCCANEERS: Released T Anthony Davis and WR Jacquez Green.

CARDINALS: Placed DE Kyle Vanden Bosch, former Ravens CB Duane Starks and OG Teag Whiting on injured reserve.


CHARGERS: Signed RB Leon Johnson to one-year contract. Released RB DeMarco McCleskey, RB Nick Maddox, G Michael Keathley, G Alex Tuttle, WR Dondre Gilliam, WR Jeremy McDaniel, WR Brian Sump, DT Doug Sims, DE Kris Dielman and LB LaMarcus McDonald. Placed RB Antoineo Harris, WR Tim Baker, S Hanik Milligan and LB Jude Waddy on reserve IL.

COLTS: Waived WR Paul Arnold, WR Drew Haddad, WR Robert Redd, RB Steven Costa, RB Mike Green, RB Montrell Lowe, LB Marq Cerqua, LB J.R. Johnson, LB Anthony Williams, OL Hans Olsen, OL Rex Richards, TE Chad Bartoszek, DT Dante Booker, DB Calvin Carlyle and QB Jim Kubiak.

COWBOYS: Placed C Al Johnson on IR. Released RB ReShard Lee.

DOLPHINS: Moved DE David Bowens from active IL to reserve IL. Waived OT Jarvis Borum.

GIANTS: Claimed LS Carson Dach off waivers from Bears.

JAGUARS: Acquired S Anthony Mitchell from Ravens for conditional draft choice. Claimed DB Brad Franklin off waivers from Panthers. Claimed DB Willie Miles off waivers from Vikings. Released WR Kevin Lockett and S Johndale Carty.


JETS: Signed QB Jamie Martin, who had played with Rams.

LIONS: Released QB Curt Anes, FB Brandon Drumm, WR Scottie Vines, OG David Miller, DE Anthony Herron and DT Shawn Price.

PACKERS: Waived QB Akili Smith, TE Tyrone Davis, TE Luther Broughton, TE Cory Geason, RB Keith Burnell, FB Tommy Collins, OG-OT David Porter and WR-KR DeAndrew Rubin. Waived DT Steve Warren, DL Eric Powell, DL Cullen Jenkins, DL Terdell Sands, S Jacoby Shepherd and OT Reggie Coleman. Placed NT James Lee on IR.

PANTHERS: Released QB Randy Fasani and TE Keith Heinrich. Placed WR Nathan Black, DT Josh Taves and WR Terrence Wilkins on IR.

PATRIOTS: Acquired OL Jamil Soriano from Bears. Placed C Bill Conaty and QB Kliff Kingsbury on IR. Placed OL Steve Neal, OL Kenyatta Jones, LB Tully Banta-Cain and WR Chas Gessner on reserve physically-unable-to-perform list. Placed OL Gene Mruckowski on reserve IL.

RAIDERS: Placed TE Marcus Williams and G Corey Hulsey on injured reserve. Released QB Tee Martin, WR John Stone, CB Brock Williams, and LB Dave Moretti.


RAMS: Re-signed OT Orlando Pace to one-year contract. Released OT Robert Haws. Placed CB James Whitley on reserve physically-unable-to-perform list.

REDSKINS: Acquired former Ravens DT Lional Dalton from Broncos for fifth-round draft pick in 2004. Released DT James Cannida, DB Wade Davis, DB Lloyd Harrison, CB Alex Molden, DE Greg Scott, and TE Leonard Stephens.

SEAHAWKS: Placed DT Chad Eaton and WR Jason Willis on IR.

STEELERS: Released LB Justin Kurpeikis, WR Jason Armstead and S Russell Stuvaints.

TEXANS: Waived QB Mike Quinn, C Matt Anderson, TE Patrick Hughes, OT Tarlos Thomas, LB Antonio Wilson, DT Charles Hill, S Curry Burns, P Craig Jarrett and K Todd Sievers. Released FB Deon Dyer.

TITANS: Released TE John Hampton, DL Nick Burley, DL Richard Harris, OL Reggie Poole, and LB Nate Morrow. Placed S Thomas Wright on IR.


VIKINGS: Released K Hayden Epstein.


CANADIENS: Agreed with D Andrei Markov on two-year contract.

SENATORS: Named Eugene Melnyk owner and chairman.

STARS: Re-signed C Niko Kapanen to one-year contract.



METROSTARS (MLS): Re-signed D Eddie Pope to multi-year contract.

BLAST (MISL): Acquired rights to F Chris Handsor from KIXX for cash. Acquired M Danny Santoro and D Dewan Bader from Steamers for right to F Mali Walton and F Mark Thomas.