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.