ATHLETICS: Called up P Jairo Garcia from Triple-A Sacramento. Placed P Chad Bradford on 15-day DL with lower back strain.

BLUE JAYS: Named Joe Breeden first base coach.


MARINERS: Announced retirement of DH Edgar Martinez, effective at end of season.

PHILLIES: Acquired P Cory Lidle from Reds for OF Javon Moran, P Joe Wilson and player to be named or cash.

RANGERS: Activated P Doug Brocail from 15-day DL. Optioned P Rosman Garcia to Triple-A Oklahoma.

TIGERS: Placed OF Alex Sanchez on 15-day DL with right quadriceps strain. Recalled OF Nook Logan from Triple-A Toledo.

WHITE SOX: Recalled P Felix Diaz from Triple-A Charlotte. Optioned C Jamie Burke to Charlotte.

NEWARK (INDEPENDENT): Signed former Orioles minor league OF-1B Stephen Larkin.


PISTONS: Re-signed F Darvin Ham.


ROCKETS: Signed G Charlie Ward, who had been with Spurs, and G Bob Sura, who had been with Hawks.

TIMBERWOLVES: Re-signed G Troy Hudson to contract worth up to $37 million over six years.


APPALACHIAN STATE: Promoted Matt McMahon to men's basketball associate coach.

ARMY: Named Mike Blaine director of men's basketball operations.

UCLA: Named Maylana Martin women's basketball assistant coach.


GARDNER-WEBB: Announced that WR Lance Johnson will transfer from Duke.

GEORGIA: Suspended junior LB Odell Thurman three games, senior FB Jeremy Thomas two games, and sophomore P Gordon Ely-Kelso one game for rules violations.

LINCOLN, PA.: Named Garfield Yuille men's basketball coach.

LOYOLA (CHICAGO): Added F Tom Levin to men's basketball roster.

UMES: Named Revonda D. Whitley women's basketball assistant coach.

PENNSYLVANIA: Announced resignation of Joe McGeever, women's basketball assistant coach. Named Brian Stanchak coordinator of men's and women's basketball operations.


WASHINGTON COLLEGE: ECAC named M Stephen Berger (Mount St. Joseph) South Player of the Year in men's lacrosse and named Berger, D Gregory Vetter (Annapolis) and D Kyle Mitten South All-Stars. ECAC named M Janet Studdiford women's lacrosse first-team South All-Star and A Lindsey Eichner a second-team South All-Star.


BEARS: Signed K Remy Hamilton. Waived CB Josh Minkins.

BENGALS: Waived DT Norris McCleary. Signed DT Glen Steele to one-year contract.

BRONCOS: Announced that RB Terrell Davis officially retired.

GIANTS: Waived RB Delvin Joyce and RB Derrick Knight. Signed RB Joffrey Reynolds and RB Curtis Keaton.


PACKERS: Signed WR Reggie Love. Re-signed DT Ken Kocher. Waived WR Frank Rice and G-T Mitch White. Placed G-C Forest Vance on IR.

PANTHERS: Announced retirement of OL Adam Meadows.

STEELERS: Signed LB Adrian Ross and DE Anthony Herron. Released LS Chance Pearce and S Yaacov Yisrael.

TEXANS: Signed TE Kevin Zurecki. Waived C Dennis O'Sullivan.

BLUE BOMBERS (CFL): Fired coach Dave Ritchie. Named Jim Daley coach.



KINGS: Gave C Eric Belanger one-year, $950,000 contract through salary arbitration. Signed LW Ryan Flinn to one-year contract.

LIGHTNING: Agreed to multi-year contract with LW Fredrik Modin.

MAPLE LEAFS: Announced that they are relocating AHL affiliate from St. John's, Newfoundland, to Toronto for 2005-06.

MIGHTY DUCKS: Gave D Ruslan Salei one-year, $2.4 million contract through salary arbitration.

PREDATORS: Gave F Vladimir Orszagh one-year, $950,000 contract through salary arbitration.

SABRES: Gave G Martin Biron one-year, $2.8 million contract through salary arbitration. Re-signed F J.P. Dumont and D Brad Brown to one-year contracts.