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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Suspended OF Josh Hamilton for 2004 season for violating baseball's drug policy.

ANGELS: Assigned C Jeff Mathis and P Steve Andrade, P Steve Green and P Bobby Jenks to minor league camp.

BLUE JAYS: Optioned P Jason Arnold, P Dustin McGowan, C Guillermo Quiroz, IF Jorge Sequea, OF Gabe Cross and OF Alexis Rios to Triple-A Syracuse and P Francisco Rosario to Single-A Dunedin. Assigned P Jayson Durocher to their minor league camp. BREWERS: Optioned P Mike Adams, P Jorge De La Rosa and P Ben Hendrickson to Triple-A Indianapolis.

EXPOS: Optioned P Roy Corcoran, OF Ryan Church, OF Brandon Watson to Triple-A Edmonton and SS Josh Labandeira to Double-A Harrisburg. Assigned P Pat Mahomes, P Mike Judd, P Christian Parker, 1B Larry Broadway and C Josh McKinley to their minor league camp. INDIANS: Optioned P Fernando Cabrera, IF Jhonny Peralta, IF Brandon Phillips, OF Grady Sizemore to Triple-A Buffalo. Assigned P Kazuhito Tadano, C Victor Valencia, P Tim Young to their minor league camp.

MARLINS: Optioned IF Kevin Hooper and OF Chris Aguila to Triple-A Albuquerque. Optioned C Josh Willingham to Double-A Carolina.

ORIOLES: Optioned P Eddy Rodriguez, P John Stephens and P Brian Forystek to Triple-A Ottawa and P David Crouthers to Double-A Bowie.

RANGERS: Optioned P Juan Dominguez and OF Ramon Nivar to Triple-A Oklahoma.

RED SOX: Optioned P Edwin Almonte, P Phil Seibel and IF Kevin Youkilis to Triple-A Pawtucket and P Jerome Gamble to Double-A Portland. Assigned P Nick Bierbrodt outright to Pawtucket. Assigned OF Jeremy Owens and C Kelly Shoppach to their minor league camp.

WHITE SOX: Announced the resignation of bench coach Joe Nossek. Optioned P Felix Diaz and P Jon Rauch Triple-A Charlotte. Assigned P Vic Darensbourg and P Jose Santiago to minor league camp.


NBA: Suspended Pacers F Ron Artest for one game without pay for hitting Trail Blazers G Derek Anderson in head with his forearm in game Wednesday.

BULLS: Signed F Linton Johnson III to contract for rest of season. CAVALIERS: Placed F Jason Kapono on injured list with right knee tendinitits. Activated G-F Kedrick Brown.

NETS: Placed G Jason Kidd on injured list with bone bruise in his left knee. Activated G-F Tamar Slay.


INDIANA STATE: Announced C Ted Morris has left men's basketball team and will transfer to another school.

KANSAS STATE: Signed men's basketball coach Jim Wooldridge to two-year contract extension.

NEVADA-LAS VEGAS: Named Marvin Menzies assistant men's basketball coach.

WILMINGTON COLLEGE: Named David Bugda coach of women's lacrosse team that will begin play in 2005 season. Named Robert Varell women's lacrosse assistant coach. Announced that Catie Smith (Bel Air) has committed to play women's lacrosse and soccer.


BEARS: Released QB Chris Chandler.

BENGALS: Signed former Ravens KR-WR Patrick Johnson, who had been with Redskins, to one-year contract. Re-signed CB Reggie Myles.

BRONCOS: Signed TE Jed Weaver, who had been with 49ers. Re-signed RB Reuben Droughns.

BUCCANEERS: Acquired WR Joey Galloway from Cowboys for WR Keyshawn Johnson. Signed Galloway to one-year contract.

CHARGERS: Signed free-agent WR Kevin Dyson, who had been with Panthers, to one-year contract.

CHIEFS: Re-signed S Shaunard Harts to one-year contract. Agreed with CB William Bartee on four-year contract.

FALCONS: Re-signed LB Artie Ulmer.

TEXANS: Signed KR J.J. Moses.

VIKINGS: Agreed to terms with TE Jermaine Wiggins, who had been with Panthers.


BLUE JACKETS: Signed RW Steven Goertzen to multi-year contract. Assigned RW Tim Jackman to AHL Syracuse.

CANADIENS: Signed G Yann Danis through 2005-06 season.

CAPITALS: Assigned G Maxime Ouellet to AHL Portland. Signed G Matt Yeats.

COYOTES: Signed D Joe Callahan to multi-year contract.

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