Moves Baseball BLUE JAYS: Activated P Esteban Loaiza...

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May 15, 2002

Moves

Baseball

BLUE JAYS: Activated P Esteban Loaiza from the 15-day DL. Optioned P Mike Smith to Triple-A Syracuse.

CARDINALS: Activated P Garrett Stephenson from the 15-day DL. Optioned P Travis Smith to Triple-A Memphis.

INDIANS: Purchased the contract of OF Bruce Aven from Triple-A Buffalo. Optioned OF Alex Herrera to Buffalo.

MARLINS: Activated P Josh Beckett from the 15-day DL. Optioned P Gary Knotts to Triple-A Calgary.

RED SOX: Placed OF Manny Ramirez on the 15-day DL. Called up IF Bryant Nelson from Triple-A Pawtucket. Announced that OF Trot Nixon has dropped the appeal of his four-game league suspension.

TIGERS: Activated 1B Dmitri Young from the 15-day DL. Sent OF Craig Monroe to Triple-A Toledo.

TWINS: Placed P Brad Radke on the 15-day DL.

WHITE SOX: Named Kirk Champion supervisor of minor-league pitching.

Basketball

DETROIT SHOCK (WNBA): Waived F Mandi Carver, G Jhudy Gonzalez and G Sharon Francis.

SEATTLE STORM (WNBA): Claimed G Kate Paye off waivers. Released G Charmin Smith

College

NORTHEAST CONFERENCE: Announced Albany and Stony Brook have signed four-year extensions to remain associate members in football through 2006.

BOWIE STATE: Announced senior softball player Candice Ginsberg was named to the 2002 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Commissioner's All-Academic team. Sophomore Felicia Smith was named to the Commissioner's All-Academic second team.

COPPIN STATE; Senior Nickie Peters of the men's cross country/track team and senior Jackie Johnson-Stewart of the women's basketball team, were named Male and Female Athlete of the Year by the college.

OHIO: Announced that F Brandon Hunter has declared for

the NBA draft.

PENN STATE: Announced TE R.J. Luke will transfer to Western Illinois.

SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE: Named Katie Henderson women's basketball coach.

TOWSON: Senior CF Gregg Davies and sophomore SS Brian McKenna were named to the Verizon Academic All-America District 2 baseball team.

Football

TEXANS: Released LB Robert Jones.

COLTS: Signed TE Jermaine Wiggins.

Hockey

FLYERS: Named Ken Hitchcock coach.

Track and field

U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY: Suspended sprinter Justin Gatlin for two years after testing positive for amphetamine.

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