Baseball Astros: Agreed to terms with P Scott Elarton...


March 10, 2000


Astros: Agreed to terms with P Scott Elarton and OF Richard Hidalgo. Renewed contract of P Trever Miller.

Blue Jays: Reassigned P John Romano and IF Luis Lopez to minor-league camp.

Mets: Waived IF Shane Halter.

Pirates: Reassigned P Travis Baptist, P Alex Pena, P Danilo Leon, P Mike Gonzalez, IF Jarrod Patterson, IF Rico Washington, C Yamid Haad, OF Alex Hernandez, OF Adam Hyzdu and OF Ray Montgomery to minor-league camp.

Reds: Optioned OF Mike Frank, IF Ron Wright and P Elmer Dessens to Triple-A Louisville. Assigned following to minor-league camp: P Pat Flury, P Larry Leubbers, C Mike Hubbard, C David Toth, IF Mike Bell, IF Brandon Cromer, IF Brandon Larson, OF Pat Watkins, OF Adam Dunn and OF Brady Clark.

Newark (Independent): Acquired OF Bobby Bonds Jr. from Somerset.


Pistons: Waived F-C Don Reid.


NCAA: Placed Albany State, Ga., on probation for five years, reduced its scholarships and banned its postseason appearances in football and women's basketball for two years, for major violations involving number of scholarships offered from 1993 to 1999.

Johns Hopkins: Jose Gonzalez, Alok Moharir and Cory Falgowski were named to Division III National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American team.

St. Peter's: Reassigned men's basketball coach Rodger Blind (5-23 this season, 55-84 at school).

Winthrop: Fired women's basketball coach Robin Muller (9-19 this season).


NFL: Suspended S Darrius Johnson, waived Tuesday by Broncos, four games for violating substance-abuse policy.

Browns: Signed former Giants OT Roman Oben to $10.8 million, three-year contract with $3.2 million signing bonus. Waived DT John Jurkovic, who failed physical.

Chargers: Signed OL Joe Patton to one-year contract.

Colts: Signed TE Bradford Banta.

Patriots: Signed WR-KR Aaron Bailey.

Eagles: Re-signed DT Kelly Gregg to one-year contract.

Panthers: Announced retirement of secondary coach Bob Valesente, who was a Colts assistant in 1982-1983 and Maryland offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 1988.


Canadiens: Acquired D Christian Laflamme and D Matthieu Descoteaux from Oilers for D Igor Ulanov and Alain Nasreddine; assigned Descoteaux to AHL Quebec.

Islanders: Acquired D Ian Herbers from Lightning for 2000 seventh-round pick.

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