METS: Activated C Vance Wilson from DL. Optioned C Tom Wilson to Triple-A Norfolk.

ORIOLES: Optioned OF Chad Mottola to Triple-A Ottawa.


PIRATES: Optioned P Mark Corey to Triple-A Nashville. Called up P Willis Roberts from Nashville.

RANGERS: Designated P Nick Bierbrodt for assignment. Recalled P Nick Regilio from Triple-A Oklahoma.

ROCKIES: Extended player development agreement with Triple-A Colorado Springs.


HORNETS: Signed G J.R. Smith, team's first-round pick in draft, to three-year contract.

KINGS: Signed F Kevin Martin to three-year contract. Signed G Ricky Minard.

MAGIC: Signed F-C Dwight Howard, team's first-round pick, to three-year contract.

PACERS: Signed C David Harrison, team's first-round pick, to multi-year contract.


WARRIORS: Named Russell Turner assistant coach. Signed F Andris Biedrins, team's first-round pick, to multi-year contract.

SHOCK (WNBA): Signed F-C Amisha Carter to seven-day contract.


BOSTON UNIVERSITY: Named Kelly Greenberg women's basketball coach.

CENTRAL MICHIGAN: Named Abby Wiseman women's assistant basketball coach.

CLEMSON: Named Alex Welp men's graduate assistant basketball coach.


FLORIDA STATE: Named Jennifer Hyde women's tennis coach.

HOLY CROSS: Named Darryl Hillard men's assistant basketball coach.

LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS: Named Michael Giorlando AD and men's basketball coach.

MONTANA: Announced resignation of associate AD Marie Porter, effective Aug. 15.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S: Named Delaware's Tyrone Perry men's assistant basketball coach.

OHIO STATE: Named Thad Matta men's basketball coach. Announced that F-C Debbie Merrill has transferred from Cincinnati.


RUTGERS: Named Sue Wicks women's basketball coordinator of operations. Promoted Michelle Edwards to women's assistant basketball coach.

SETON HALL: Named Dana Wynne women's assistant basketball coach.

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI: Named Ronnie Dean and Toby Lane men's assistant basketball coaches.

VIRGINIA: Named John Fitzpatrick assistant men's basketball coach and Mark Byington director of men's basketball operations. Promoted Alexis Sherard to men's assistant basketball coach.

WAGNER: Named Domenic Reno strength and conditioning coach for football program.



FALCONS: TE Hunter Goodwin told team he is retiring.

PATRIOTS: Released CB Otis Smith.

RAMS: Signed G Ryan Schau to one-year contract.


AVALANCHE: Named Joel Quenneville coach. Demoted Tony Granato to assistant coach.

BLUE JACKETS: Re-signed C Mark Hartigan. Signed D Andre Lakos and C Mattias Trattnig.


BRUINS: Re-signed D Ian Moran to two-year contract.

COYOTES: Named Michael Bucek senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

WILD: Signed D Raymond Giroux.