BaseballDevil Rays: Placed P Jim Mecir on 15-day DL...


May 14, 1999


Devil Rays: Placed P Jim Mecir on 15-day DL. Optioned P Eddie Gaillard to Triple-A Durham. Recalled P Alan Newman from Durham.

Mets: Optioned OF Terrence Long to Triple-A Norfolk.

Rochester (Triple-A): Assigned P Jason Rogers to Double-A Bowie.


Mystics (WNBA): Named Jenny Boucek assistant coach.

Harlem Globetrotters: Named Bernie Bickerstaff, former NBA Wizards coach, executive in charge of basketball.


Coppin State: Announced resignation of Tiffany Green, women's basketball assistant coach.

Maryland: Softball P Kelly Shipman was named National Player of the Week by National Fastpitch Coaches Association after surpassing 1,000 career strikeout mark).

Massachusetts: Announced that men's basketball junior Eric Williams will transfer from Syracuse.

Miami, Ohio: Signed Charlie Coles, men's basketball coach, to four-year contract extension, through 2003-04.

UMBC: Signed 6-foot-2 G Kareem Washington (White Plains, N.Y., High) to basketball letter of intent.


Packers: Signed C Grant Garrett.

Patriots: Signed QB Scott Mutryn, RB Brian Akins, CB Corey Ivy and FB Jamie Bowers.

Redskins: Signed WR James Thrash and DT David Hoelscher to one-year contracts.

Titans: Signed Don MacLachlan, executive VP, to three-year contract extension, through 2002.

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