UNITED STATES AMATEUR BASEBALL FEDERATION: Announced that IF Chris Hildreth (Mount St. Joseph) was selected to play in World Series, Aug. 5-13 in San Diego.

ANGELS: Activated P Brendan Donnelly. Designated P Dusty Bergman for assignment.


ASTROS: Acquired P David Weathers and P Jeremy Griffiths from Mets for OF Richard Hidalgo and cash. Designated P Ricky Stone for assignment.

ATHLETICS: Placed OF Billy McMillon on 15-day DL, retroactive to June 10, with inflammation in lower back. Recalled P Justin Lehr from Triple-A Sacramento.

MARLINS: Activated P Josh Beckett. Acquired P Billy Koch and cash considerations from White Sox for IF Wilson Valdez.

METS: Recalled P Pedro Feliciano from Triple-A Norfolk.

ORIOLES: Signed free-agent IF David Newhan.

PHILLIES: Agreed to terms with OF Greg Golson, their first-round draft pick.

PIRATES: Agreed to terms with C Neil Walker, their first-round draft pick.



BOBCATS: Named Dell Curry director of player programs. HORNETS: Promoted Allan Bristow to general manager.

AMERICAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION: Announced move of Hershey, Pa., franchise to Upper Marlboro. Team nickname will be NightHawks.


AMHERST: Lacrosse player Liz Martin (Bryn Mawr, Goucher) was named to CoSIDA Academic All-America Women's College Division at-large first team. CALIFORNIA: Announced that basketball G Omar Wilkes will transfer from Kansas.

CHARLOTTE: Announced that C Martin Iti has withdrawn his name from NBA draft list.

DREXEL: Named Tony Chiles men's assistant basketball coach.


GEORGE WASHINGTON: Promoted assistant women's lacrosse coach Chrissy Lombard (Mount Hebron) to head coach.

JAMES MADISON: Lacrosse player Gail Decker (Mount de Sales) was named to CoSIDA Academic All-America women's at-large second team.

JOHNS HOPKINS: Lacrosse D Chris Watson was named national third-team CoSIDA Academic All-American. Lacrosse A Peter LeSueur was named District II second-team CoSIDA Academic All-American.

UMES: Named Meredith Smith, former basketball coach at Southern of Baltimore, women's basketball assistant.

MISSISSIPPI STATE: Announced that F Lawrence Roberts has withdrawn his name from NBA draft list.

COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME: Lacrosse player Rebecca Dodson (Hereford) was named to CoSIDA Academic All-America College Division at-large second team.


SETON HALL: Announced that junior men's basketball F Stan Gaines transferred from Minnesota.

SHIPPENSBURG: Lacrosse player Page Heath (C. Milton Wright) was named to CoSIDA Academic All-America first team.

WASHINGTON: Announced that G Nate Robinson has withdrawn his name from NBA draft list.


CHIEFS: Agreed with G Tim Stuber on one-year contract.

PANTHERS: Signed QB Jake Delhomme to five-year contract extension through 2009.


PATRIOTS: Signed LB Tedy Bruschi to contract extension through 2007.

High school

WILDE LAKE: Announced that Ryan Schultheis has committed to play baseball at Towson University.


AVALANCHE: Re-signed former Capitals F Steve Konowalchuk to three-year contract.

LIGHTNING: Exercised 2004-05 option on G Nikolai Khabibulin.



MLS: Suspended Burn M Simo Valakari one game and fined him $750 for confrontation with referee Saturday against Revolution.