BLUE JAYS: Signed C Bobby Estalella to minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Syracuse.

CUBS: Placed P Kerry Wood on 15-day DL, retroactive to May 13, due to injured triceps. Recalled P Michael Wuertz from Triple-A Iowa.

METS: Placed P Al Leiter on 15-day DL, retroactive to May 12, with left shoulder tendinitis. Purchased contract of OF Esix Snead from Triple-A Norfolk.

PHILLIES: Activated P Roberto Hernandez from 15-day DL.

ROCKIES: Placed P Scott Elarton on waivers for purpose of giving him unconditional release.

TWINS: Placed OF Shannon Stewart on 15-day DL, retroactive to May 18, with strained right plantar fascia. Recalled 1B Justin Morneau from Triple-A Rochester.


WARRIORS: Announced that GM Garry St. Jean will remain with team in different capacity. Named Rod Higgins GM.

USBL: Reinstated St. Louis coach Floyd Irons; he was suspended May 10 for pulling team off floor and missed two games.


ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM: Announced that men's basketball coach Mike Anderson received five-year deal worth up to $775,000 annually.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S: NEC named Mount St. Mary's P Dustin Pease (Archbishop Spalding) Rookie of the Year; named Pease and OF Jason Weszka (Glenelg) first-team all-conference; named 1B Eric Smith, 3B Burt Stormes, OF Jim Jefferson, C Adam Schlenoff (Loyola).

SHEPHERD: P Scott Koscielniak (Old Mill/CCBC-Catonsville) was named to baseball North Atlantic All-Region team.

SHIPPENSBURG: National Fast Pitch Coaches Association named P Kelley Tiesi (Catholic) NCAA Division II Softball Player of the Year and first-team All-American.

TOWSON: Signed basketball G Cantrell Fletcher, who played at Cecil Community College last season.


CARDINALS: Named John Idzik senior director of football operations.

FALCONS: Re-signed K Jay Feely, G Kynan Forney, G Roberto Garza, LB Matt Stewart and LB Karon Riley to one-year contracts.

GIANTS: Signed WR James McKnight, WR JaJuan Dawson, S Jason Doering, DT Glen Steele and RB Jerrmaine Green. Released S Clarence LeBlanc, LB Lewis Moore, TE Beau Fullerton and RB Keylon Kincade.

RAVENS: Agreed to one-year contract with CB Dale Carter. Released WR Robert Quiroga, LB Phil Smith and LB Cols Colas.

STEELERS: Released CB B.J. Tucker.

EDMONTON (CFL): Re-signed former Stallions DE Elfrid Payton.

USA FOOTBALL: Named Art Shell (UMES) to board of directors.


ABC: Curtis Strange resigned as lead analyst.

LADIES GOLF UNION: Announced that Women's British Open will be held at Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, in 2007.

High schools

CALVERT HALL: Announced that following athletes will sign with colleges today: swimmer Mark Rich, Iona; swimmer Alex Thomas, Washington College; track athlete Dustin Bauer, Towson; track athlete Mike Nasuta, Washington University; basketball C Maurice Martin, Philadelphia University; football WR Lemar Williams, St. Francis, Pa.; and tennis player Gary Simonette, Williams College.

OWINGS MILLS: M Eric Fishel was named Academic High School Lacrosse All-American, joining his brothers, Matt Fishel (1998) and Robert Fishel (2001), who received the honor as seniors at Pikesville.

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