For The Record Moves Baseball ANGELS: Placed C Bengie...

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July 18, 2002

For The Record

Moves

Baseball

ANGELS: Placed C Bengie Molina on 15-day DL with strained left hamstring.

ASTROS: Activated P T.J. Mathews. Optioned P Scott Linebrink to Triple-A New Orleans.

BRAVES: Activated 2B Marcus Giles and SS Mark DeRosa; optioned Giles to Triple-A Richmond. Designated former Orioles IF Jesse Garcia for assignment.

CUBS: Placed C Joe Girardi on 15-day DL with left posterior rib cage strain. Purchased contract of C Mike Mahoney from Triple-A Iowa.

DEVIL RAYS: Placed P Wilson Alvarez on 15-day DL.

GIANTS: Optioned P Aaron Fultz to Triple-A Fresno. Purchased contract of P Troy Brohawn from Fresno.

INDIANS: Activated P David Riske. Optioned P Dave Elder to Buffalo of the International League.

MARLINS: Sent P Nate Teut outright to Triple-A Calgary.

ORIOLES: Recalled OF Luis Matos from Double-A Bowie.

REDS: Placed P Joey Hamilton on 15-day DL, retroactive to July 8, with strained left hamstring.

Basketball

CELTICS: Signed rookie free-agent guard J.R. Bremer.

GRIZZLIES: Signed G Gordan Giricek, who was in Russian Super League.

LAKERS: Agreed to $20.9 million, four-year contract with free-agent F Devean George.

MAGIC: Signed free-agent G Jacque Vaughn, who had been with Hawks.

NUGGETS: Re-signed F Ryan Bowen.

PISTONS: Signed free-agent G Chauncey Billups, who had been with Timberwolves, to multi-year contract.

RAPTORS: Added C Olden Polynice to summer league roster.

FIRE (WNBA): Activated G Jackie Stiles.

College

ARKANSAS: Announced that sophomore men's basketball F Berry Jordan is transferring.

CATHOLIC: Announced resignation of football coach Rob Ambrose; promoted defensive coordinator Tom Mulholland to coach.

MAINE: Announced that LB Lofa Tatupu will leave football team.

NAVY: Named Maj. Jerry Rizzo, USMC, sprint football coach.

VIRGINIA: Named Rod Jensen men's assistant basketball coach.

Football

BILLS: Signed OL Mike Pucillo, seventh-round draft pick.

CHARGERS: Signed TE Justin Peelle, fourth-round pick, to three-year contract.

EAGLES: Signed free-agent LB Levon Kirkland, who had been with Seahawks, to one-year contract.

49ERS: Waived LB Alex Lincoln and OT Milford Stephenson. Placed DL Junior Bryant on injured reserve/physically unable to perform list.

JAGUARS: Signed DT Clenton Ballard, sixth-round pick, and CB Steve Smith, seventh-round pick.

JETS: Signed DT Josh Evans, who had been with Titans and last week won appeal to have third substance abuse suspension overturned. Released DL Riddick Parker and CB Todd Franz.

RAVENS: Waived undrafted rookie OT Newel Matavao, OT Damon Nivens and G Jim Walker.

REDSKINS: Waived LB Jauron Dailey.

STEELERS: Signed LB Larry Foote, fourth-round pick, and WR Lee Mays, sixth-round pick, to three-year contracts.

TEXANS: Signed S Ramon Walker, second-round pick, and G Fred Weary, third-round pick. Waived LB Robert Mackey, OT John Miller, LB Aaron Thompson (Maryland) and LB Casey Tisdale.

VIKINGS: Signed G Ed Ta'amu, fourth-round pick.

LOS ANGELES (AFL): Signed former Ravens WR/LB Germany Thompson to practice squad.

Hockey

NHL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION: Rene Robert resigned as CEO.

BLUES: Announced that LW Keith Tkachuk accepted qualifying offer for 2002-03 season.

BRUINS: Re-signed RW Glen Murray to two-year contract.

BLUE JACKETS: Sign C Don MacLean to one-year contract. Named Gord Murphy assistant coach.

COYOTES: Re-signed D Todd Simpson to two-year contract.

KINGS: Named John Van Boxmeer assistant coach.

MAPLE LEAFS: Signed free-agent RW Tom Fitzgerald, who had been with Blackhawks.

MIGHTY DUCKS: Agreed to two-year contracts with free-agent D Todd Reirden, who had been with Thrashers, and C Jason Krog.

PREDATORS: Re-signed D Andy Delmore.

RANGERS: Signed LW Krzysztof Oliwa.

RED WINGS: Promoted assistant coach Dave Lewis to coach. Named Joey Kocur assistant coach.

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