CARDINALS: Purchased contract of OF John Mabry from Triple-A Memphis. Optioned OF Colin Porter to Memphis.

DEVIL RAYS: Placed IF Damian Rolls on 15-day DL. Recalled OF Charles Gipson from Triple-A Durham.

DODGERS: Assigned P Brett Wayne to Single-A Columbus.

GIANTS: Placed 1B J.T. Snow on 15-day DL, retroactive to May 21, and 2B Ray Durham on 15-day DL, retroactive to May 22. Recalled IF Brian Dallimore from Triple-A Fresno. Purchased contract of IF Damon Minor from Fresno. Designated P Kevin Walker for assignment.

INDIANS: Signed P Scott Elarton to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo. Sent P Scott Sturkie to Braves to complete earlier trade.

METS: Optioned P Tyler Yates to Triple-A Norfolk. Purchased contract of P Pedro Feliciano from Norfolk. Announced IF Ricky Gutierrez cleared waivers and decided to become a free agent. Placed P Grant Roberts on 60-day DL.

ORIOLES: Recalled P Denny Bautista from Double-A Bowie. Purchased contracts of C Robert Machado and IF Jose Leon from Triple-A Ottawa. Designated C Keith Osik and IF Jose Bautista for assignment. Optioned P Rick Bauer and P Matt Riley to Ottawa.

RANGERS: Placed OF Kevin Mench and OF Brian Jordan (Milford Mill) on 15-day DL. Purchased contracts of OF Chad Allen and former Orioles OF Gary Matthews Jr. from Triple-A Oklahoma. Transferred C Gerald Laird from 15- to 60-day DL.

RED SOX: Placed IF Bill Mueller on 15-day DL, retroactive to May 20. Recalled C-1B Andy Dominique from Triple-A Pawtucket.


NBA: Fined Pacers F Ron Artest $10,000 for making obscene gesture in Game 2 of Eastern Conference finals vs. Pistons.


LOUISIANA COLLEGE: Named Norman Joseph football coach.

STANFORD: Named Trent Johnson men's basketball coach.


NFL: Named Art Shell senior vice president for football operations and development and Eric Grubman executive vice president of finance and strategic transactions.

BILLS: Signed OL Dylan McFarland.

CARDINALS: Signed P Ryan Downes to one-year contract.


MAJOR INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE: Awarded expansion franchise to Chicago, to begin play in 2004-05 season.

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