For The Record

TRANSACTIONS

July 17, 2002

Moves

Baseball

CARDINALS: Activated P Andy Benes. Optioned 3B Mike Coolbaugh to Triple-A Memphis. Transferred P Garrett Stephenson from 15- to 60-day DL.

DEVIL RAYS: Placed P Ryan Rupe on 15-day DL with tendinitis in right knee. Recalled P Brandon Backe from Double-A Orlando.

MARLINS: Activated P Josh Beckett. Optioned P Blaine Neal to Triple-A Calgary.

METS: Sent P Saul Rivera to Montreal to complete April 5 trade. Signed P Edgar Alexander Alfonzo, nephew of 3B Edgardo Alfonzo, and assigned him to Single-A Kingsport.

ORIOLES: Placed SS Mike Bordick on 15-day DL with hairline fracture of right kneecap.

RANGERS: Activated OF Gabe Kapler. Activated P Danny Kolb. Optioned P Joaquin Benoit to Triple-A Oklahoma. Designated P Randy Flores for assignment.

Basketball

CAVALIERS: Signed G Dajuan Wagner, first-round pick, sixth overall, to three-year contract with club option.

LYNX (WNBA): Announced resignation of coach Brian Agler, who will remain GM. Promoted assistant coach Heidi VanDerveer to coach.

College

NCAA INFRACTIONS APPEALS COMMITTEE: Announced that Howard University will remain on probation until Nov. 27, 2004, reducing probation by two years.

TROY STATE: Named Buzz Phillips director of football, basketball and baseball operations.

Football

BILLS: Signed WR Maurice Jackson and CB Jykine Bradley.

BRONCOS: Placed WR Phil McGeoghan on reserve non-football injury list with shoulder injury.

BROWNS: Agreed to terms with LB Kevin Bentley and OT Joaquin Gonzalez.

CHARGERS: Named Ron George director of player development.

49ERS: Waived QB Giovanni

Carmazzi. JETS: Signed TE Chris Baker.

LIONS: Signed CB Andre Goodman.

PACKERS: Signed PR Darrien Gordon. Waived LB Cornell Menafee.

PANTHERS: Agreed to terms with OL Pete Campion.

REDSKINS: Signed OL Wilbert Brown and DE Greg Scott. Waived OG Ron Boldin and DT Wil Beck.

SAINTS: Signed CB Fakhir Brown to two-year contract and DE DaMonte McKenzie to one-year contract. Released RB Jonathan Adams, P Dan Hadenfeldt, S Chonn Lacey, LB Andrew LeClair and C-G John Romero.

TEXANS: Signed OL Chester Pitts.

Hockey

BLACKHAWKS: Named Marshall Johnston director of player evaluation. Reached affiliation agreement with ECHL Roanoke.

BLUES: Agreed to terms with F Keith Tkachuk and G Fred Brathwaite on one-year contracts. Signed F Steve Dubinsky, F Eric Nickulas and D Steve Bancroft.

BRUINS: Re-signed G John Grahame, D Nick Boynton and D Sean Brown. Signed unrestricted free-agent LW Michal Grosek.

CANADIENS: Re-signed F Andreas Dackell to two-year contract.

DEVILS: Named Dennis Gendron coach of AHL Albany.

FLAMES: Re-signed LW Jamie Wright.

HURRICANES: Signed D Ed Hill to three-year contract and D Ryan Bast to one-year contract.

KINGS: Agreed to terms with F Brad Chartrand on one-year contract with club option. Signed F Pavel Rosa to two-year contract. Acquired C Derek Armstrong from Rangers for 2003 conditional draft pick; agreed to one-year contract with Armstrong.

LIGHTNING: Re-signed free-agent LW Fredrik Modin to one-year contract.

MAPLE LEAFS: Agreed to terms with C Alyn McCauley and D Wade Belak.

PANTHERS: Acquired RW Hannes Hyvonen from Sharks for future considerations. Signed free-agent C Andy Lundbohm.

PENGUINS: Signed D Francois Leroux.

PREDATORS: Signed unrestricted free-agent D Pascal Trepanier.

RED WINGS: Signed D Dmitri Bykov to one-year contract.

WILD: Signed LW Jean-Guy Trudel.

Soccer

MISL: Announced that St. Louis Steamers will not participate in active play during 2002-03 but will remain member of league with option to return in 2003-04.

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