Baseball Blue Jays: Optioned P Matt DeWitt, P John Bale...

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March 16, 2000

Baseball

Blue Jays: Optioned P Matt DeWitt, P John Bale and 3B Casey Blake to Triple-A Syracuse. Reassigned IF Felipe Lopez to minor-league camp.

Braves: Reassigned P Jason Baker, P Matt Belisle, P Richard Dishman, P Derrick Lewis, P Scott Sobkowiak, C Fernando Lunar, C Steve Torrealba, IF Mark DeRosa, IF Marcus Giles and IF Tim Unroe to minor-league camp.

Devil Rays: Optioned OF Alex Sanchez to Triple-A Durham.

Expos: Optioned P Brent Billingsley, P Trey Moore, SS Tomas De La Rosa, 1B-OF Talmadge Nunnari to Triple-A Ottawa and P Matt Blank to Double-A Harrisburg. Reassigned C Yohanny Valera, IF Jamey Carroll and OF Scott Hunter to minor-league camp.

Indians: Reassigned P Tim Drew to minor-league camp.

Marlins: Optioned P Joe Fontenot to Triple-A Calgary. Optioned P Nelson Lara to Double-A Portland. Reassigned C Ryan Robertson and P Claudio Vargas to minor-league camp.

Pirates: Reassigned C Humberto Cota to minor-league camp.

Red Sox: Released OF Jermaine Allensworth.

Royals: Optioned P Lance Carter, P Jeff D'Amico and OF Jeffrey Tomlinson to Triple-A Omaha. Optioned P Justin Lambert to Double-A Wichita. Re-assigned C Izzy Molina, C Paul Phillips, IF Alejandro Prieto and P Bill Risley to minor-league camp. Released P Clint Sodowsky.

Tigers: Released P Ramon Tatis.

Yankees: Optioned OF Donzell McDonald and P Ben Ford to Triple-A Columbus. Reassigned IF Mike Coolbaugh and P Mike Jerzembeck to minor-league camp.

Basketball

Bulls: Activated F Ron Artest and G B. J. Armstrong from injured list. Placed G John Starks and F Michael Ruffin on injured list.

76ers: Signed G Ira Bowman for remainder of season.

College

Akron: Named Catherine Byrne women's soccer coach.

Cal Poly: Announced defensive coordinator Chris White has resigned to become assistant at Syracuse.

Delaware State: Announced resignation of men's basketball coach Maurice Sheals.

Limestone: Announced resignation of men's soccer coach Chris Masters. Named Stewart Brown men's soccer coach.

New Orleans: Named Bob Brown director of athletics.

Oklahoma State: Named Mike Jacobs offensive line coach.

Piedmont: Named Jim Stoeckel baseball coach.

Tennessee-Martin: Named Nathan Pifer women's soccer coach.

Western Michigan: Named Robert McCullum men's basketball coach.

Football

Bengals: Re-signed DT Andre Purvis to one-year contract.

Broncos: Named Karl Dorrell wide receivers coach.

Colts: Signed DE Bernard Holsey.

Dolphins: Agreed to terms with RB Lamar Smith.

Eagles: Re-signed DE Al Wallace and TE Kaseem Sinceno to one-year contracts. Signed free-agent C-G Eugene Chung to two-year contract.

49ers: Signed C-LS Joe Zelenka.

Rams: Signed DT Sean Moran.

Seahawks: Signed QB Jon Kitna.

Hockey

Canadiens: Recalled C Jesse Belanger from AHL Quebec.

Flames: Assigned LW Dave Roche and D Darrel Scoville to AHL Saint John.

Lightning: Recalled G Zac Bierk from IHL Detroit.

Predators: Announced IHL Milwaukee will continue to serve as affiliate for next two seasons.

Rangers: Recalled G Jean-Francois Labbe from AHL Hartford.

Red Wings: Signed D Aaron Ward to one-year contract.

Senators: Recalled G Jani Hurme from IHL Grand Rapids.

Stars: Assigned G Marty Turco to IHL Michigan.

Yachting

U.S. Sailing: Named Dawn Riley, first woman to head America's Cup syndicate, 1999 Yachtswoman of the Year.

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