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July 16, 2002

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Baseball

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Named Rangers SS Alex Rodriguez AL Player of the Week and Diamondbacks P Byung-Hyun Kim NL Player of the Week.

ANGELS: Placed P Troy Percival on 15-day DL, retroactive to Thursday, with infection in left foot. Announced that P Dennis Cook is out indefinitely with torn labrum and partial tear of rotator cuff. Recalled P Matt Wise from Triple-A Salt Lake.

ASTROS: Placed OF Brian L. Hunter on 15-day DL after appendix was removed Sunday night. Purchased contract of OF Barry Wesson from Triple-A New Orleans. Designated P Wilfredo Rodriguez for assignment.

BRAVES: Placed P Darren Holmes on 15-day DL with cut thumb suffered when he stumbled over sidewalk curb. Activated P Albie Lopez.

DIAMONDBACKS: Purchased contract of C Chad Moeller from Triple-A Tucson. Designated OF Jose Guillen for assignment.

INDIANS: Purchased contract of P Dave Elder from Triple-A Buffalo. Optioned former Orioles P Chad Paronto to Buffalo.

MARINERS: Activated P Ryan Franklin. Optioned P Julio Mateo to Triple-A Tacoma.

ORIOLES: Purchased contract of OF Howie Clark from Triple-A Rochester. Designated 1B Ryan McGuire for assignment.

RANGERS: Placed P Hideki Irabu on 15-day DL, retroactive to Saturday, with blood clots in lungs. Placed OF Rusty Greer on 15-day DL , retroactive to Friday, with lower back and hip pain. Recalled P Joaquin Benoit from Single-A Charlotte and P Rob Bell from Double-A Tulsa. Announced that IF Donnie Sadler has cleared waivers outright and been offered an assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma.

RED SOX: Activated P Rolando Arrojo. Placed P Alan Embree on 15-day DL with inflammation of left elbow.

ROYALS: Optioned P Dan Reichert to Triple-A Omaha. Purchased contract of P Runelvys Hernandez from Double-A Wichita. Sent 2B-OF Chuck Knoblauch to Double-A Wichita to begin injury rehabilitation assignment.

TWINS: Sent P Joe Mays to Double-A New Britain on rehabilitation assignment.

NEWARK (INDEPENDENT): Signed former Orioles IF Ryan Minor.

Basketball

NBA: Fired referees Dee Kantner and Jim Kinsey.

College

ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF: Fired men's basketball coach Harold Blevins and women's basketball coach Kenneth Conley.

BLOOMSBURG: Named Rich Mills men's interim basketball coach.

JOHNS HOPKINS: Lacrosse player P.J. DiConza was awarded NCAA postgraduate scholarship.

KENTUCKY: Named Mitch Barnhart AD; he had been Oregon State's AD.

NEVADA-LAS VEGAS: Announced that women's basketball junior C Petra Glaser withdrew from school.

NEW JERSEY TECH: Announced resignation of women's basketball coach Sharon Manning Beverly to become associate AD at Vassar.

NORTH CAROLINA A&T: Named Saudia Roundtree women's basketball coach.

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE: Named Chris Sparks men's assistant basketball coach.

WEST GEORGIA: Named Mike Ledford football coach.

Football

PANTHERS: Signed CB Dante Wesley, fourth-round draft pick, to three-year contract.

TITANS: Announced retirement of OL Bruce Matthews and said his No. 74 will be retired Dec. 8, when he is inducted into team's Hall of Fame. Signed CB Mike Echols, CB Tony Beckham and LB Rocky Boiman, all fourth-round picks.

Hockey

NHL: Fined Maple Leafs coach-GM Pat Quinn for comments made about free-agent signings around league.

BLACKHAWKS: Signed unrestricted free-agent D Jason Strudwick, who had been with Canucks.

CAPITALS: Named Randy Carlyle and Glen Hanlon assistant coaches.

DEVILS: Signed LW Patrik Elias to three-year contract.

FLAMES: Signed Swedish F Mathias Johansson.

KINGS: Agreed to three-year contract with F Alexander Frolov, first-round draft choice in 2000.

MIGHTY DUCKS: Agreed to three-year contract with LW Stanislav Chistov, 2001 first-round draft pick. Agreed to one-year contract with G Martin Gerber. Agreed to two-year contracts with C Tony Martensson and D Jan Tabacek.

OILERS: Agreed to one-year contracts with D Ales Pisa and Kari Haakana. Signed G Kristian Antila to two-year contract.

PENGUINS: Signed RW Konstantin Koltsov and LW Vladimir Vujtek.

PREDATORS: Signed free-agent F Greg Koehler, F Wyatt Smith and F Cameron Mann.

RANGERS: Re-signed F Ken Gernander to contract with AHL Hartford.

SENATORS: Signed RW Daniel Alfredsson to two-year contract. Signed D Anton Volchenkov and D Christoph Schubert.

WILD: Signed C Rickard Wallin, who was in Swedish Elite League last season.

Soccer

CREW (MLS): Signed M Freddy Garcia as discovery player.

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