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October 05, 2001


Major League Baseball: Named Giants OF Barry Bonds NL Player of the Month; Cardinals' Woody Williams NL Pitcher of the Month; Athletics 3B Eric Chavez AL Player of the Month; Athletics' Barry Zito AL Pitcher of the Month; Cardinals' Bud Smith NL Rookie of the Month; and Mariners OF Ichiro Suzuki AL Rookie of the Month.

Joliet (Independent): Named former Orioles C Matt Nokes manager.


Hornets: Waived C Lorenzo Coleman and G-F Cory Hightower.

Timberwolves: Exercised option on F Wally Szczerbiak through 2002-03.

Trail Blazers: Named Caldwell Jones and Herb Brown assistant coaches.

Wizards: Released C Thomas Hamilton.


Coppin State: Named Kevin Paige assistant director of athletics communications.


NFL: Named following Players of the Month: Rams RB Marshall Faulk, NFC offensive; Packers DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, NFC defensive; Giants P Rodney Williams, NFC special teams; Broncos QB Brian Griese, AFC offensive; Chargers CB Ryan McNeil, AFC defensive; Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski, AFC special teams; Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson, NFL offensive rookie; Redskins CB Fred Smoot, NFL defensive rookie.

Browns: Signed DB Perry Phenix.

Giants: Signed S Clarence LeBlanc from practice squad. Waived DE Gillis Wilson; signed him to practice squad.


Capitals: Assigned RW Mike Siklenka to ECHL Richmond.

Lightning: Re-signed C Vincent Lecavalier, restricted free agent and top pick in 1998 NHL draft, to four-year contract. Recalled RW Ryan Tobler from AHL Springfield. Reassigned RW Gordie Dwyer to Springfield.

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