Baseball Blue Jays: Appointed Lisa Novak as VP of...

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March 15, 2001

Baseball

Blue Jays: Appointed Lisa Novak as VP of administration and business affairs.

Devil Rays: Optioned P Delvin James to Double-A Orlando.

Expos: Released C Bob Henley. Optioned OF Wilken Ruan to Single-A Jupiter ; P Matt Blank, P Donnie Bridges, P Troy Mattes and C Brian Schneider to Triple-A Ottawa; and P T.J. Tucker and 3B Scott Hodges to Double-A Harrisburg. Assigned IF Rob Sasser to minor-league camp.

Padres: Released OF Ruben Rivera and P Scott Karl.

Red Sox: Optioned P Sang-Hoon Lee to Triple-A Pawtucket. Assigned P Rafael Betancourt, P Brian Williams, OF Izzy Alcantara and C Luis Rodriguez to minor-league camp.

Basketball

NBA: Fined Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich $5,000 for publicly criticizing officials to assembled media following a game against the Suns on March 11. Suspended Magic F Tracy McGrady for two games without pay and fined him $10,000 for deliberately hitting Kings G Bobby Jackson in the face with the ball, and fighting, and suspended Jackson for one game without pay and fined him $7,500 for shoving McGrady in the chest, and fighting, in a game on March 13. Named Karen Davis senior director, television and media, NBA Latin America.

College

Texas-Pan American: Named Charolette Hunt as athletic compliance coordinator and senior women's administrator.

Football

Broncos: Signed TE Patrick Hape. Re-signed CB Jason Suttle. Waived DT Keith Traylor.

Giants: Waived CB Andre Weather. Announced they have declined to offer a contract tender to FB Craig Walendy.

Packers: Signed QB Doug Pederson. Claimed WR Mike Horacek off waivers from Jacksonville.

Chicago (XFL): Placed former Raven WR Ryan Yarborough on IR. Claimed CB Theodore McCall off waivers.

Hockey

Blue Jackets: Recalled RW Matt Davidson from AHL Syracuse. Signed D Radim Bicanek to multi-year contract.

Blues: Claimed F Sebastien Bordeleau off waivers from Predators and assigned him to AHL Worcester.

Capitals: Acquired D Dean Melanson from Flyers for C Matt Herr.

Islanders: Recalled D Evgeny Korolev from AHL Louisville. Assigned RW Mark Lawrence and D Aris Brimanis to IHL Chicago.

Kings: Activated D Mathieu Schneider from IR. Recalled F Scott Thomas from IHL Manitoba and RW Marko Tuomainen on emergency basis from AHL Lowell.

Panthers: Recalled RW Andrej Podkonicky from AHL Louisville.

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