BREWERS: Signed P Leo Estrella and P Luis Martinez to one-year contracts.

MARLINS: Agreed to one-year contracts with P Ronald Belisario, P Kevin Cave, P Mike Flannery, P Lincoln Holdzkom, P Blaine Neal, P Justin Wayne, P Franklyn Gracesqui, P Tommy Phelps, IF Kevin Hooper, IF Josh Wilson, OF Chris Aguila, OF Chip Ambres, OF Abraham Nunez and C Josh Willingham.


RANGERS: Agreed to five-year, $15.25 million contract with 3B Hank Blalock. Agreed to one-year contracts with OF Kevin Mench, P Mickey Callaway, P Juan Dominguez, P Rosman Garcia, P Chris Mabeus, P Edwin Moreno, P Erasmo Ramirez, P Nick Regilio, P Brian Shouse, P Ryan Snare, OF Ramon Nivar and 1B Adrian Gonzalez.


NBA: Announced that it is investigating Pistons for playing F Rasheed Wallace and G Mike James on Friday night before trade that brought them to Detroit was approved.

CLIPPERS: Placed G Doug Overton on injured list with sprained left ankle. Activated G-F Bobby Simmons.

HEAT: Activated F Samaki Walker from injured list. Placed G Bimbo Coles on injured list with bruised feet.

RAPTORS: Suspended F Lamond Murray one game for conduct detrimental to team.


CINCINNATI: Suspended C Debbie Merrill from women's basketball team for violation of team rules.


DEPAUL: Announced that G Tyler Smith is academically ineligible.


NFL: Browns won coin toss with Falcons, earning seventh pick in draft.

RAIDERS: Designated CB Charles Woodson franchise player.

RAMS: Designated T Orlando Pace franchise player.



NHL: Suspended Canucks F Matt Cooke two games without pay for spearing incident in Thursday game against Wild.

AVALANCHE: Traded D Martin Skoula to Mighty Ducks for D Kurt Sauer and 2005 fourth-round draft choice.

BLACKHAWKS: Recalled RW Shawn Thornton from AHL Norfolk.

BLUE JACKETS: Recalled RW Kent McDonell from AHL Syracuse.

DEVILS: Assigned F Brett Clouthier to ECHL Cincinnati.

MAPLE LEAFS: Placed G Ed Belfour on IR, retroactive to Feb. 13, with back injury.


PREDATORS: Recalled RW Wyatt Smith from AHL Milwaukee.