ATHLETICS: Purchased contract of P Ryan Glynn from Triple-A Sacramento. Designated P Britt Reames for assignment.
DEVIL RAYS: Purchased contract of P Lee Gardner from Triple-A Durham. Optioned P Seth McClung to Durham. Designated P Jose Diaz for assignment.
DIAMONDBACKS: Claimed P Claudio Vargas off waivers from Nationals.
GIANTS: Traded P Matt Herges to Diamondbacks for OF Doug DeVore and assigned DeVore to Triple-A Fresno.
INDIANS: Announced OF Ryan Ludwick cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Buffalo.
TWINS: Placed IF Nick Punto on 15-day DL with pulled right hamstring. Recalled IF Terry Tiffee from Triple-A Rochester.
WHITE SOX: Activated P Orlando Hernandez from 15-day DL.
NBA: Fined Nuggets $200,000 and suspended coach George Karl for first three regular-season games of 2005-06 season for violating league rules prohibiting contact between NBA teams and players not yet eligible for NBA draft. Fined Pistons F-C Rasheed Wallace $20,000 for public criticism of officiating in Thursday's game and using inappropriate language while speaking to media.
ALABAMA: Named Ashley McElhiney director of women's basketball operations.
GEORGE MASON: Named James Johnson and Chris Caputo men's assistant basketball coaches.
HOOD COLLEGE: Announced that it will join Wastern College Athletic Conference, effective July 1.
HOWARD: Named Gil Jackson men's basketball coach.
JOHNS HOPKINS: Chris Watson and Peter LeSueur of men's lacrosse team were named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II team.
MARYLAND: Distance runners Adam Ambrus and Nathaniel Zola were named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II team.
UMBC: Adam Grossman (Pikesville) of track team was named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II team.
MOUNT ST. MARY'S: Mandy Jenkins of track team was named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II team.
NOTRE DAME: Named Peter Vaas quarterbacks coach.
TOWSON: Signed Joe Mathews, women's basketball coach, to a three-year contract extension. 1B Jason Maxey (Hammond) was named to Louisville Slugger All-American team.
BRONCOS: Placed G P.J. Alexander on reserve non-football injury list.
BUCCANEERS: Signed LB Rich Glover.
DOLPHINS: Announced resignation of general manager Rick Spielman.
REDSKINS: Released KR Chad Morton.
MILFORD MILL: Chelsea Jeter has signed to play basketball at Fayetteville State on a full athletic scholarship.
BLUES: Named Jarmo Kekalainen assistant general manager.
BAYHAWKS: Waived M Tom Melanson and M Mike Hammer.
UNITED: Signed G Andrew Weber to developmental roster.