Baseball Athletics: Placed DH John Jaha and OF Jeremy...

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May 17, 2001

Baseball

Athletics: Placed DH John Jaha and OF Jeremy Giambi on the 15-day disabled list. Activated 2B Jose Ortiz from the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Robin Jennings from Triple-A Sacramento.

Cubs: Waived former Orioles OF Damon Buford. Purchased the contract of OF Todd Dunwoody from Triple-A Iowa.

Devil Rays: Placed IF Russ Johnson on the 15-dayDL. Called up IF Andy Sheets from Triple-A Durham.

Dodgers: Agreed to terms with 3B Brian Nickerson.

Indians: Placed OF Kenny Lofton on the 15-day DL. Called up OF Mark Lewis from Triple-A Buffalo. Activated P J.D. Brammer from Buffalo's DL and designated him for assignment.

Mets: Optioned OF Alex Escobar to Triple-A Norfolk. Purchased the contract of OF Darren Bragg from Norfolk.

College

UMBC: Announced the resignation of softball coach Jean Battista.

Wake Forest: Named Pat Kelsey coordinator of basketball operations.

Football

Bears: Agreed to terms with FB Daimon Shelton.

Broncos: Signed QB Mike Van Raaphorst. Waived WR Ryan Thelwell.

Giants: Signed LB Jody Littleton, DE Adriano Belli, DL Eric Chandler and DL DaMonte McKenzie.

Hockey

Coyotes: Announced the resignation of Taylor Burke, assistant general manager.

Olympics

USA Basketball: Named Tom Izzo, Oliver Purnell and Glenn Rivers assistant coaches for the Goodwill Games team.

Soccer

Tampa Bay Mutiny (MLS): Suspended F Mamadou Diallo three games and fined him $5,000 for attempting to physically confront a fan after a game May 12.

Cleveland Crunch (NPSL): Signed D Kiley Couch.

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