ATHLETICS: Promoted David Frost to assistant GM and Billy Owens to director of player personnel. Agreed to one-year contracts with P Frank Brooks, P John Rheinecker, IF Freddy Bynum, IF Bobby Crosby, IF Dan Johnson, IF Graham Koonce, IF Mike Rouse, IF Marco Scutaro, P Justin Duchscherer, P Chad Harville, P Justin Lehr, P Mike Wood, OF Bobby Kielty, OF Matt Watson and C Adam Melhuse.
BREWERS: Agreed to one-year contracts with P Tim Bausher, P Jeff Bennett, P Jorge de la Rosa, P Ben Hendrickson, P Chris Saenz, C Kade Johnson, C Chad Moeller and OF Brady Clark. Signed P Chris Michalak to a minor league contract.
CARDINALS: Signed IB-OF Albert Pujols to seven-year contract with club option for eighth year.
GIANTS: Agreed to minor league contract with IF Damon Minor.
MARINERS: Agreed to one-year contracts with P Cha-Sueng Baek, P Jeff Heaverlo, P Rett Johnson, P Aaron Looper, P Bobby Madritsch, P Matt Thornton; IF Greg Dobbs, IF Ramon Santiago, IF Luis Ugueto, OF Jamal Strong and C Ryan Christianson.
PIRATES: Announced that Chip Ganassi and William B. Allen have left board of directors.
REDS: Agreed to one-year contracts with P Matt Belisle, IF William Bergolla, P Juan Cerros, P Phil Dumatrait, IF Edwin Encarnacion, P Josh Hall, P Luke Hudson, IF Tim Hummel, P D.J. Mattox and P Brian Reith.
RED SOX: Announced that director of media relations Kevin Shea has left organization to pursue other opportunities.
ROYALS: Agreed to one-year contracts with P Runelvys Hernandez, P D.J. Carrasco, P Miguel Asencio, P Kyle Snyder, P Brian Bass, P Joe Dawley, P Nate Field, P Brad Voyles, C Mike Tonis, OF Dee Brown, OF Byron Gettis, OF Rich Thompson and OF Alexis Gomez.
GRIZZLIES: Placed G Mike Miller on injured list with sore back. Activated G Troy Bell from injured list.
LAKERS: Activated F Brian Cook from injured list.
MAGIC: Signed F Desmond Penigar to 10-day contract.
MAVERICKS: Activated G Tony Delk from injured list. Placed G Travis Best on injured list with inflamed right Achilles' tendon.
NUGGETS: Claimed C Michael Doleac off waivers from Hawks. Placed C Francisco Elson on injured list.
PACERS: Placed F Ron Artest on injured list. Activated F James Jones from injured list.
PISTONS: Activated F Tremaine Fowlkes from injured list.
RAPTORS: Placed G Vince Carter on injured list with moderate left ankle sprain. Activated F Michael Bradley from injured list.
SUNS: Activated F Antonio McDyess from injured list. Waived F-C Ben Handlogten.
TIMBERWOLVES: Activated C Michael Olowokandi from injured list. Released G Darrick Martin.
LONG BEACH (ABA): Released F Dennis Rodman to allow him to try out for NBA teams.
AUBURN: Announced that RB Brandon Jacobs has decided to transfer from school.
COLORADO: Named Brian Cabral interim football coach.
GEORGIA: Dismissed F-C Kara Braxton from women's basketball team for violating team rules.
LOUISIANA STATE: Approved football coach Nick Saban's new seven-year, $18.45 million contract.
MISSISSIPPI: Signed football coach David Cutcliffe to two-year contract extension through 2007.
SOUTHERN METHODIST: Announced that it is dropping men's track and cross country teams.
VERMONT: Named Kerry Dziczkaniec women's soccer coach; he has been an assistant at Maryland the past five seasons.
WILMINGTON (DEL.): Announced that the following have committed to play lacrosse for women's program that's starting play in spring 2005: Michele Sadowski and Amy Waggoner (Kenwood); Amanda Beasley and Katelyn Gibas (Aberdeen); Christina Knight and Stacey Spillman (C. Milton Wright); Heather DiBlasi (Joppatowne); Christina Coccia (CCBC-Essex); and Colby Bugda (Bel Air).
STEELERS: Restructured contract of T Marvel Smith.
ARGONAUTS (CFL): Signed RB Rashaan Salaam.
ST. PAUL'S: Announced that LB Drew Behrens will play football at Columbia.
AVALANCHE: Placed D Rob Blake on IR, retroactive to Feb. 9, with hairline fracture in leg and RW Travis Brigley on IR, retroactive to Feb. 12, with back injury. Acquired D Bob Boughner from Hurricanes for third-round draft pick and rights to F Chris Bahen.
KINGS: Placed G Roman Cechmanek on IR, retroactive to Feb. 19, with groin strain.
OILERS: Placed F Radek Dvorak on IR, retroactive to Feb. 15, with groin injury.
THRASHERS: Placed LW Vyacheslav Kozlov on IR, retroactive to Feb. 14, with shoulder sprain.
GALAXY (MLS): Signed M Cobi Jones to multi-year contract.
K.C. 5, St. Louis 3 Dallas 4, Milwaukee 3 San Diego at Monterrey, ppd., schedule conflict
Cleveland at Blast, 7:35 p.m. Phila. at St. Louis, 8:05 p.m. San Diego at K.C., 8:35 p.m.