Moves Baseball MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Hired Deloitte...

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May 17, 2002

Moves

Baseball

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Hired Deloitte & Touche to oversee memorabilia authentication program, replacing Arthur Andersen.

BLUE JAYS: Activated OF Shannon Stewart.

DIAMONDBACKS: Activated 1B Erubiel Durazo. Optioned IF Alex Cintroen to Triple-A Tucson.

INDIANS: Named Buddy Bell special minor-league consultant.

ORIOLES: Double-A Bowie activated P Matt Riley and assigned P Eddy Rodriguez to Single-A Frederick.

PADRES: Placed 1B Phil Nevin on 15-day DL, retroactive to May 12, with strained left shoulder. Purchased contract of IF Alex Pelaez from Triple-A Portland. Transferred P Matt DeWitt from 15-day to 60-day DL. Purchased contract of P Kevin Pickford from Triple-A Portland. Optioned P Cesar Crespo to Portland. Transferred P Jose Nunez to 60-day DL.

RANGERS: Agreed to contract with free-agent C Todd Greene. Designated C Hector Ortiz for assignment.

TIGERS: Traded IF Jose Macias to Expos for 3B Chris Truby.

WHITE SOX: Signed former Orioles OF Damon Buford and OF Brooks Kieshnick to minor-league contracts. Acquired OF Anthony Sanders from Reds' Triple-A Louisville.

YANKEES: Triple-A Columbus fired manager Brian Butterfield and named Frank Howard interim manager.

WINNIPEG (INDEPENDENT): Signed former Orioles minor-league 1B Pete Rose Jr.

Basketball

SOL (WNBA): Waived G Kisha Ford (Bryn Mawr).

STARZZ (WNBA): Waived G Erica Routt.

Broadcasting

HBO/SHOWTIME: Announced that Jim Lampley, James Brown, Jim Gray and Bobby Czyz will be announcers for pay-per-view telecast of Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis heavyweight title bout June 8.

NBC: Announced new contract with Bob Costas that keeps him as host of 2004 and 2006 Olympics and calls for him to work on Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup horse races, and golf's U.S. Open and Ryder Cup. He'll also do specials for NBC Entertainment.

College

FROSTBURG STATE: Named Keith Byrnes men's soccer coach; he had been at Plymouth State.

GANNON: Named Cleve Wright women's basketball coach.

ILLINOIS-CHICAGO: Extended contract of men's basketball coach Jimmy Collins through 2005-06.

LOYOLA: Tennis player Nancy Turn- blacer (Severna Park) was named to Verizon Academic All-America Women's At-Large District 2 first team.

MARYLAND: Gymnast Gillian Cote was named to Verizon Academic All-America Women's At-Large District 2 first team. Field hockey player Autumn Welsh was named to second team. ... Named Shawn Flynn assistant athletics director for internal operations and championships coordinator.

UMBC: Tennis player Kathryn Wheatley was named to Verizon Academic All-America Women's At-Large District 2 first team. Lacrosse player Beth Milani (Institute of Notre Dame) was named to second team.

MONTANA STATE-NORTHERN: Named Shawn Huse men's basketball coach.

PURDUE: Junior G Willie Deane declared himself eligible for NBA draft but does not plan to hire an agent and will remain eligible to return to school.

ST. JOSEPH'S, IND.: Named Linc Darner men's basketball coach.

SALISBURY: Placed A Christine Sliger (North Harford) on Brine/IWLCA All-South Atlantic Region women's first team and A Amanda Almon (Hammond) and D Kristen Maisel (Broadneck) on second team.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE: Jose Lejarraga was named Centennial Conference men's tennis Player of the Year. Lejarraga, Seth Morgan and Peter Taylor were named to all-conference singles team. Lejarraga, Morgan and Taylor were named to doubles team with Rafael Martins. ... Placed Ne'ko Browder on all-conference women's singles team and Browder and Shoko Nakamura on doubles team.

Football

BENGALS: Signed free-agent WR Chris Archie to two-year contract.

TEXANS: Signed OL Max Lane (Navy).

VIKINGS: Agreed to terms with former Ravens RB Moe Williams. Signed S Ronnie Bradford, who had been with Falcons.

Hockey

BLUES: Announced retirement of assistant coach Jimmy Roberts.

RED WINGS: Signed F Henrik Zetterberg to three-year contract.

STARS: Named Dave Tippett coach; signed him to three-year contract.

Horse racing

NEW YORK RACING ASSOCIATION: Fined trainer Billy Mott $1,000 and suspended him 15 days for finding of prohibited drug in post-race urine of Sweet Charity after race Jan. 4.

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