ATHLETICS -- Agreed to minor league contract with IF Todd Walker.


BRAVES -- Optioned P Kyle Davies, P Peter Moylan and IF Martin Prado to Triple-A Richmond. Assigned P Buddy Carlyle, P Steve Colyer, OF Doug Clark, IF Yunel Escobar, OF Willie Harris and C Corky Miller to minor league camp. Placed IF Willy Aybar, P Mike Hampton and P Tanyon Sturtze on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 23.

CARDINALS -- Released P Ricardo Rincon. Assigned P Dennis Dove, OF John Rodriguez, P Kelvin Jimenez and IF Jolbert Cabrera to minor league camp.


DEVIL RAYS -- Optioned P Seth McClung and P Chad Orvella to Triple-A Durham. Assigned 1B Carlos Pena to minor league camp.

MARINERS -- Optioned P Jon Huber to Triple-A Tacoma.

MARLINS -- Placed P Jose Garcia, P Josh Johnson, P Logan Kensing and P Carlos Martinez on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 23.

METS -- Sent outright P Jon Adkins to minor league camp. Optioned P Chan Ho Park to Triple-A New Orleans.

PADRES -- Sent P Justin Germano and P Andrew Brown outright to Triple-A Portland. Optioned P Justin Hampson to Portland. Purchased the contract of IF Oscar Robles and optioned him to Portland. Assigned C Pete LaForest to minor league camp. Placed P Scott Cassidy on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 23.

PHILLIES -- Placed C Ryan Buddle, P Freddy Garcia and P Jon Lieber on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 23.

PIRATES -- Placed P John Grabow on 15-day DL. Released IF Jose Hernandez, former Orioles OF Luis Matos and P Dan Kolb. Purchased contracts of IF Don Kelly and former Orioles P John Wasdin from Triple-A Indianapolis.

REDS -- Placed OF Norris Hopper on 15-day DL.


ROCKIES -- Optioned OF Ryan Spilborghs to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Designated OF Alexis Gomez for assignment. Purchased contracts of former Orioles OF Steve Finley and IF John Mabry from Colorado Springs.

TIGERS -- Agreed to four-year contract extension with SS Carlos Guillen. Placed C Vance Wilson on 15-day DL. Recalled C Mike Rabelo from Triple-A Toledo.

YANKEES -- Announced that IF Andy Phillips cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Released C Todd Pratt. Assigned IF Chris Basak to minor league camp. Optioned OF Kevin Reese and OF Kevin Thomson to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.


NCAA -- Granted Pittsburgh women's basketball G Mallorie Winn sixth season of eligibility.

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Agreed to contract extension with men's basketball coach Will Brown through 2011-12 season.


MISSOURI STATE -- Announced that Katie Abrahamson-Henderson resigned as women's basketball coach.

PITTSBURGH-JOHNSTOWN -- Announced resignation of women's basketball coach Jodi Gault.

TEXAS -- G Kevin Durant was named AP men's basketball Player of the Year.

TEXAS A&M; -- Agreed to contract extension with men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie.

WASHINGTON STATE -- Tony Bennett was named AP men's basketball Coach of Year.

WEBER STATE -- Agreed to terms with men's basketball coach Randy Rahe on two-year contract extension through 2011-12 season.



KINGS -- Signed G Jon Quick to multi-year contract.

SHARKS -- Signed D Ty Wishart, first-round draft pick in 2006.



Johns Hopkins 15, McDaniel 1 Towson 10, Hofstar 9, 10 inn. Washington C. 12, Swarthmore 2



Women EAGL Championship Team scores: 1. N.C. State, 195.475; 2. West Virginia, 195.300; 3. North Carolina, 194.925; 8. Maryland, 191.175


Men No. 5 Duke 12, No. 13 Delaware 6 Women Mt. St. Mary's 19, Wagner 6 Today STATE MEN Robert Morris at Towson, 1 p.m. Syracuse at Loyola, 1 p.m. Navy at Georgetown, 1 p.m. UMBC at Albany, NY, 1 p.m. York at St. Mary's, 1 p.m. Gettysburg at Salisbury, 2 p.m. Goucher at Catholic, 2 p.m. Johns Hopkins at North Carolina, 2 p.m. Maryland at Virginia, 3 p.m. Ursinus at McDaniel, 3 p.m. Wesley at Villa Julie, 3 p.m. Haverford at Washington College, 7 p.m. STATE WOMEN SUNY-Buffalo at Villa Julie, 12 p.m. UMBC at Boston, 12 p.m. Ursinus at McDaniel, 12 p.m. St. Mary's at York, 1 p.m. Salisbury at Franklin & Marshall, 2 p.m. Penn State at Loyola, 3:30 p.m.


McDaniel 4-6, Salisbury 2-10



Men Wake Forest 6, Maryland 1 Women Franklin & Marshall 7, Washington C. 2

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Women Championship TODAY Wisconsin vs. Wyoming, 3 p.m.