BRAVES: Transferred 2B Marcus Giles to 60-day DL. Recalled P Tim Drew from Triple-A Richmond. Optioned P Travis Smith to Richmond.

BLUE JAYS: Purchased contract of P David Bush from Triple-A Syracuse. Optioned P Micheal Nakamura to Syracuse.


DODGERS: Placed P Hideo Nomo on 15-day DL with inflammation of his right rotator cuff. Purchased contract of P Giovanni Carrara from Triple-A Las Vegas.

MARINERS: Purchased contract of P Travis Blackley from Triple-A Tacoma. Optioned P Clint Nageotte to Tacoma. Placed C Miguel Olivo on 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Recalled 3B Justin Leone from Tacoma.

MARLINS: Optioned OF Chris Aguila to Triple-A Albuquerque. Purchased contract of P Aaron Small from Albuquerque.

ROCKIES: Recalled P Denny Stark from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Optioned C J.D. Closser to Colorado Springs. Activated P Adam Bernero from 60-day DL. Designated P Marc Kroon for assignment.

WHITE SOX: Requested waivers on P Vic Darensbourg for purpose of granting him his unconditional release.


CAVALIERS: Signed F Luke Jackson.

HAWKS: Named Rodney Heard director of scouting. Promoted Mike McNeive to director of pro personnel and Julie Hogg to basketball operations coordinator.


HEAT: Signed F Malik Allen and C Wang Zhi-Zhi. Made qualifying offer to F Rasual Butler.

JAZZ: Named Tyrone Corbin assistant coach.

NETS: Announced that F Rodney Rogers declined to exercise his option on final year of his contract and became an unrestricted free agent.

PACERS: Named Quinn Buckner vice president of communications and Kathy Jordan vice president of player relations.


AUBURN: Granted basketball G Lewis Monroe his release from school.


CAL STATE FULLERTON: Kurt Suzuki won Johnny Bench Award as college's baseball's best catcher.

COPPIN STATE: Announced women's golf will be added as a sport at school, beginning August 2005.

DELAWARE: Named Kim Ciarrocca women's lacrosse coach.

DENVER: Announced that men's basketball G James Lane is transferring to Nebraska.

NAVY: Named Darrah Metz women's assistant basketball coach.

N.C. STATE: Named Trena Trice-Hill women's assistant basketball coach.


SAN FRANCISCO: Named Heidi VanDerveer assistant women's basketball coach.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE: Tarra Boulden was named to IWLCA Division III Academic Honor Roll.

XAVIER: Announced it will cut its track and field program, effective with the 2004-2005 academic year.


CHIEFS: Agreed to terms with LB Keyaron Fox and DE Robert Flickinger.

DOLPHINS: Waived WR Nick Davis.



AVALANCHE: Signed F Chris Gratton and D Bob Boughner to multi-year contracts and D Karlis Skrastins to one-year contract. Announced F Peter Worrell has accepted his qualifying offer.

BLUES: Signed G Brent Johnson to one-year contract with a club option.

CAPITALS: Re-signed D Jason Doig to one-year contract.

COYOTES: Signed G Brent Johnson to one-year contract.

DEVILS: Signed C John Madden and F Jay Pandolfo.


HURRICANES: Agreed to terms with D Glen Wesley.

RED WINGS: Re-signed C Kris Draper to four-year contract.

STARS: Signed RW Aaron Downey to one-year contract.

THRASHERS: Signed D Jaroslav Modry to three-year contract.


BAYHAWKS (MLL): Announced G Justin Sussman has been claimed off the practice squad by Cannons.