ANGELS: Activated OF Jeff DaVanon from 15-day DL. Optioned C Wil Nieves to Triple-A Salt Lake.

ASTROS: Placed P Darren Oliver on 15-day DL with left shoulder injury. Optioned P Tim Redding to Triple-A New Orleans. Recalled P Chad Qualls and P Carlos Hernandez from New Orleans.


MARINERS: Purchased contract of OF Hiram Bocachica from Triple-A Tacoma. Optioned P Cha Seung Baek to Tacoma.

ORIOLES: Activated OF Jay Gibbons from 15-day DL. Designated C Ken Huckaby for assignment.

PHILLIES: Activated P Vicente Padilla from 15-day DL. Added P Cory Lidle to 25-man roster. Sent P Geoff Geary to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Designated P Paul Abbott for assignment.

REDS: Reinstated P John Riedling from bereavement list.

ROCKIES: Activated P Joe Kennedy from 15-day DL. Placed C Todd Greene on 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 8, with left hamstring strain. Designated former Orioles P Travis Driskill for assignment. Called up C J.D. Closser from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

ROYALS: Optioned SS Angel Berroa to Double-A Wichita. Recalled SS Andres Blanco and P Jorge Vasquez from Wichita. Optioned P Ryan Bukvich to Triple-A Omaha.

TIGERS: Designated P Danny Patterson for assignment. Purchased contract of P John Ennis from Triple-A Toledo.

TWINS: Optioned P Aaron Fultz to Triple-A Rochester. Recalled P Matt Guerrier from Rochester.



CAVALIERS: Waived C Steven Hunter.

KINGS: Signed F David Bluthenthal.


COPPIN STATE: Named Theresea Jason (Liberty, Villa Julie) volleyball assistant coach.

DUQUESNE: Announced that sophomore women's basketball G Carmen Bruce has transferred from Georgetown.


MARYLAND: F Abe Thompson was named to watch list for Hermann Trophy, which goes to nation's top college soccer player.

NAVY: Volunteer assistant wrestling coach Adam Kantor was named head coach of U.S. Maccabiah wrestling team, which will compete in World Maccabiah Games on July 10-21, 2005 in Tel Aviv.

RHODE ISLAND: Named Tom Garrick women's basketball coach.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS: Suspended G Stetson Hairston indefinitely from basketball team after he was charged with felony trespassing and mob action and misdemeanor battery.

STONY BROOK: Named Lars Tiffany men's lacrosse coach.



BENGALS: Agreed to terms with RB Chris Perry, 26th pick in NFL draft.

BUCCANEERS: Signed WR Tim Brown. Waived WR James Williams.

49ERS: Released OL Khiawatha Downey.

JAGUARS: Waived K Seth Marler. Signed P Jesse Stein.

SEAHAWKS: Signed DT Marcus Tubbs, 23rd pick in draft.

SIRIUS NFL RADIO: Signed John Riggins to host daily talk show.



BLACKHAWKS: Re-signed LW Mark Bell to one-year, $1.18 million contract.

CANADIENS: Signed RW Andrei Kostitsyn, 2003 first-round draft pick, to three-year contract.

DEVILS: C Scott Gomez was awarded one-year, $2.9 million contract in arbitration settlement.

KINGS: Agreed to one-year contract with LW Ryan Flinn.

MAPLE LEAFS: Re-signed D Tomas Kaberle to two-year, $5.9 million deal.


RANGERS: Signed C Michael Nylander, who had been with Bruins. Re-signed C Jamie Lundmark.

SENATORS: Re-signed D Zdeno Chara to two-year, $9.5 million contract.


BAYHAWKS: A Tom Marechek and M Kevin Boland were named MLL Offensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively.


STORM (MISL): Chicago expansion franchise signed D-M Ted Chronopoulos to multi-year contract.