Baseball Braves: Acitvated SS Rafael Furcal. Optioned...

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July 01, 2000

Baseball

Braves: Acitvated SS Rafael Furcal. Optioned IF Mark DeRosa to Triple-A Richmond.

Mets: Recalled P Jim Mann from Triple-A Norfolk.

Orioles: Promoted IF Rick Short from Double-A Bowie to Triple-A Rochester.

Pirates: Placed OF Bruce Aven on 15-day DL with strained left hamstring. Recalled OF Tike Redman from Triple-A Nashville.

Basketball

IBL: Awarded Flint, Mich., franchise, to begin play in 2000-01. Nickname will be Stones. Coach will be Justus Thigpen.

Cincinnati (IBL) : Named Mike Frink coach and director of basketball operations.

College

NCAA: Ruled that Texas Tech (1996), Arizona (1999) and UCLA (1999) must return men's basketball tournament shares for using ineligible players.

Football

Cowboys: Signed former NFL Europe DB Stephen Fisher and OL Michael Leis.

Falcons: Signed RB Ron Rivers, who had been with Lions. Waived former Ravens QB Wally Richardson.

Saints: Signed RB Michael Blair and K Shayne Graham to one-year contracts. Agreed to one-year contract with QB Pat Barnes.

Vikings: Signed S Tyrone Carter, fourth-round draft pick, to $1.12 million, three-year contract, and C Mike Malano, seventh-round pick, to $850,000, three-year deal

Hockey

Blues: Signed D Mike Van Ryn to three-year contract.

Bruins: Named Peter Laviolette assistant coach.

Coyotes: Re-signed D Chris Joseph to one-year contract.

Panthers: Released C Craig Ferguson.

Soccer

United (MLS): Waived M Mike Slivinski.

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