Baseball Major League Baseball -- Announced that NBC Sports executive Ken Schanzer will head baseball's new television operation, a partnership with NBC and ABC that will oversee all major-league Anetwork broadcasts. Schanzer, 48, will begin his new job Aug. 2.
National League -- Announced Los Angeles Dodgers P Ramon Martinez has withdrawn his appeal of a five-game suspension for throwing at Charlie Hayes of the Colorado Rockies on June 15.
Orioles -- Placed 3B Leo Gomez on the 15-day DL with a cyst on his left wrist and tendinitis of the left wrist. Activated OF Brady Anderson from the DL.
Cincinnati Reds -- Optioned P Mike Anderson to Triple-A Indianapolis. Recalled OF Keith Gordon from Double-A
Milwaukee Brewers -- Placed P Bill Wegman on the 15-day DL with an ulcer and a hiatal hernia. Purchased the contract of P Matt Maysey from Triple-A New Orleans. Moved OF Alex Diaz from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.
New York Mets -- Named Joe McIlvaine executive vice president of baseball operations and signed him to a two-year contract. Optioned SS Kevin Baez to Triple-A Norfolk. Recalled P Eric Hillman from Norfolk.
Oakland Athletics -- Optioned P Kevin Campbell to Triple-A Tacoma.
San Diego Padres -- Promoted IF Brent Bish from Single-A Rancho Cucamonga to Double-A Wichita. Assigned P Jeff Brown to Rancho Cucamonga.
San Francisco Giants -- Optioned P Greg Brummett to Triple-A Phoenix. Recalled IF Paul Faries from Phoenix. Purchased the contract of IF Eric A. Johnson from Phoenix. Placed IF Mike Benjamin on the 15-day DL with a bruised right heel. Transferred
P Craig Colbert from the 15- to the 60-day DL.
Dallas Mavericks -- Named Tom Newell and Randy Wittman as
New Jersey Nets -- Signed unrestricted free agent G Kevin Edwards of the Miami Heat to a multi-year contract.
Cornell -- Named Tyrone Pitts men's assistant basketball coach.
Houston -- Named Fred Applin assistant women's basketball coach.
Louisville -- Named Wiley Brown strength and conditioning
Loyola, N.O. -- Named Emily B. Therrell women's soccer coach.
Monmouth -- Announced the resignation of Chip Sweeney, men's golf coach.
Radford -- Named Bob Clark and Tricia Cullop women's assistant basketball coaches.
South Carolina State -- Named Jim Martin athletic director.
Western Kentucky -- Named Steve Small women's associate head basketball coach.
Birmingham Bulls (ECHL) -- Announced an affiliation with the expansion Florida Panthers of the NHL.
Las Vegas Thunder (IHL) -- Signed D Jean-Marc Richard, RW Patrice Lefebvre and LW Bobby Joyce.
Fort Lauderdale Strikers (APSL) -- Placed MF Jefferson Doe on waivers.
Milwaukee Wave (NPSL) -- Signed D Tag Gambatese to a two-year contract.
Tampa Bay Rowdies (APSL) -- Announced F Mike Brady has left the team.
Toronto Blizzard (APSL) -- Placed F Frank Cardona on waivers.