MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Named Jimmie Lee Solomon executive vice president.
ANGELS: Activated P Francisco Rodriguez from 15-day DL. Optioned P Chris Bootcheck to Triple-A Salt Lake.
ASTROS: Recalled IF Chris Burke from Triple-A Round Rock. Optioned P Ezequiel Astacio to Round Rock.
GIANTS: Extended contract of manager Felipe Alou through 2006 season, with club option for 2007.
REDS: Sent P Ben Weber to Triple-A Louisville.
TIGERS: Purchased contract of SS Tony Giarratano from Double-A Erie. Designated IF Jason Smith for assignment.
CAVALIERS: Named Mike Brown coach.
COMETS (WNBA): Waived G Felicia Ragland. Claimed G Edwige Lawson off waivers from Liberty.
SILVER STARS (WNBA): Placed C Bernadette Ngoyisa on injured list. Activated G Dalma Invanyi from injured list.
STORM (WNBA): Placed F Ashley Battle on injured list. Activated F Natalia Vodopyanova from injured list.
NOTRE DAME: Announced resignation of assistant football coach David Cutcliffe.
SALISBURY: The following were selected to the STX/USILA Division III men's All-America lacrosse teams: A Chris Phillips (first team), M Justin Smith (first team), D Jeff Bigas (first team), G Dan Korpon (first team), M Sean White (first team), A Dan Boyer (second team) and M Bryan Bradford (third team). The following were selected to the IWLCA/US Lacrosse Division III women's All-America teams: M Linda Ackermann (first team), A Lynsey Bateman (first team) and D Sarah Davis (third team). M Mary Bateman was named Inside Lacrosse Defensive Midfielder of Year.
BEARS: Agreed with S Chris Harris on four-year contract.
EAGLES: Signed RB Brian Westbrook to one-year contract.
PATRIOTS: Waived OT Lance Nimmo and former Ravens QB Chris Redman.
STEELERS: Signed WR Fred Gibson to three-year contract.