BRAVES: Placed P John Smoltz on 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday, with right elbow tendinitis. Recalled P Jung Bong from Triple-A Richmond.
BREWERS: Acquired P Mike Crudale from Cardinals as one of two players to be named in last week's trade for P Mike DeJean. Optioned Crudale to Triple-A Indianapolis.
CUBS: Placed P Dave Veres on 15-day DL, retroactive to Friday, with right shoulder tendinitis. Recalled P Jon Leicester from Double-A West Tennessee.
GIANTS: Placed C Yorvit Torrealba on bereavement list. Activated C Alberto Castillo.
INDIANS: Placed IF John McDonald on 15-day DL with lower back strain. Designated P David Cortes for assignment. Recalled IF Brandon Phillips from Triple-A Buffalo. Purchased contract of P Jose Santiago from Buffalo.
PHILLIES: Placed P Terry Adams on 15-day DL with strained left oblique muscle. Recalled P Brandon Duckworth and P Geoff Geary from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Placed P Mike Williams on bereavement list.
PIRATES: Designated P Pat Mahomes for assignment.
ROCKIES: Placed P Chin-hui Tsao on 15-day DL, retroactive to Friday, with strained left hamstring. Purchased contract of P Jesus Sanchez from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
REDS: Sent IF Jim Chamblee outright to Triple-A Louisville.
ROYALS: Placed P Jose Lima on 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday, with strained right groin. Transferred P Runelvys Hernandez from 15-day to 60-day DL.
WHITE SOX: Agreed with P Jose Paniagua on minor league contract and assigned to Triple-A Charlotte.
HEAT: Announced that Clippers did not match Heat's offer to F-G Lamar Odom worth $65 million over six years.
PACERS: Fired coach Isiah Thomas.
WARRIORS: Signed G-F Calbert Cheaney, who had been with Jazz.
PATRIOT LEAGUE: Named Navy women's soccer team top team in conference preseason poll.
KENTUCKY: Announced basketball G Nastassia Alcius has transferred from Dayton.
SAM HOUSTON STATE: Announced G Mario Kinsey and F Rodrick Winters will not play for men's basketball team in 2003-04 for academic reasons.
TEXAS A&M;: Named Lance Irvin men's assistant basketball coach.
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN: Named Darren Kohne assistant basketball coach.
WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON: Named Donald O'Meara women's assistant basketball coach.
BENGALS: Claimed DE Greg Scott off waivers from Redskins. Waived WR Marquise Walker.
CHIEFS: Agreed with CB Willie Ford on one-year contract. Waived LB Larry Atkins.
COLTS: Waived WR Royd Williams.
JAGUARS: Signed TE Kyle Brady to contract extension.
JETS: Signed OT Michael Thompson. Waived WR Cedric James.
BLACKHAWKS: Re-signed C Tyler Arnason. Signed RW Matt Ellison.
LIGHTNING: Re-signed C Brad Richards to multi-year contract.
RED WINGS: Signed RW Kevin Miller to one-year contract.
SHARKS: Re-signed defenseman Scott Hannan.
STARS: Signed C Mike Modano to one-year contract extension through 2004-05.
FORCE (MISL): Traded rights to F Giuliano Oliviero to Wave for F Sipho Sibiya and future considerations and then traded Sibiya and rights to D D.J. Newsom to Steamers for F Ato Leone.