DEVIL RAYS: Agreed on one-year contracts with P Chad Gaudin and P Jon Switzer.

MARINERS: Agreed with P Ron Villone on one-year, $1 million contract.


TWINS: Signed IF Jose Offerman to minor league contract.

YANKEES: Released 3B Drew Henson.


LAKERS: Signed G Maurice Carter to second 10-day contract.

TRAIL BLAZERS: Traded F Rasheed Wallace and G Wesley Person to Hawks for F Shareef Abdur-Rahim, G Dan Dickau and C Theo Ratliff

SILVER STARS (WNBA): Signed F Adrienne Goodson to one-year contract.


NORTH EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: Admitted Villa Julie College, Baptist Bible College, Bard College, Chestnut Hill College, Keystone College, Pennsylvania State University-Berks, Philadelphia Biblical University, Polytechnic University and SUNY Purchase as members for the 2004-05 season.


INDIANA STATE: Announced sophomore G David Moss has been reinstated to men's basketball team.

MARYLAND: Megan Knepper was named ACC Swimmer of the Week.

MASSACHUSETTS: Named Don Brown football coach.

PITTSBURGH: Announced that WR Larry Fitzgerald is forgoing his final two years of college eligibility to enter NFL draft.


BEARS: Named Wade Wilson quarterbacks coach.


BILLS: Named Sam Wyche quarterbacks coach.

BRONCOS: Signed RB Santonio Beard.

CHIEFS: Agreed with WR Dave Klemic, K Lawrence Tynes and LB Isaac White.

JAGUARS: Named Pete Rodriguez special teams coordinator, Bob Ligashesky special teams assistant and Andy Heck offensive assistant coach.

LIONS: Named George Catavolos defensive backs coach.



BLUES: Acquired D Eric Weinrich from Flyers for 2004 fifth-round draft pick.

CAPITALS: Recalled D Josef Boumedienne from AHL Portland.

COYOTES: Traded G Sean Burke, RW Branko Radivojevic and the rights to LW Ben Eager to Flyers for C Mike Comrie.

FLYERS: Announced retirement of G Jeff Hackett.

KINGS: Signed coach Andy Murray and assistants Mark Hardy, Ray Bennett, John Van Boxmeer and Andy Nowick to contract extensions.

LIGHTNING: Agreed to multiyear contract extensions with general manager Jay Feaster and coach John Tortorella.


PANTHERS: Announced Rick Dudley will step down as coach but will remain general manager. Named John Torchetti interim head coach.