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August 20, 2002

Moves

Baseball

MLB: Named Rangers IF Alex Rodriguez and Yankees OF Bernie Williams American League co-Players of the Week and Marlins P A.J. Burnett National League Player of the Week.

BRAVES: Activated P Kevin Gryboski from 15-dayDL. Placed P John Foster on 15-day DL.

EXPOS: Activated P Tony Armas from 15-day DL.

INDIANS: Placed IF Ricky Gutierrez on 15-day DL. Called up IF Greg LaRocca from Triple-A Buffalo. Transferred P Bob Wickman from 15- to 60-day DL.

MARLINS: Placed P A.J. Burnett on 15-day DL. Recalled P Blaine Neal from Triple-A Calgary.

PHILLIES: Agreed with C Mike Lieberthal on contract extension.

RANGERS: Purchased contract of P C.J. Nitkowski from Triple-A Oklahoma. Optioned P Reynaldo Garcia to Oklahoma.

REDS: Placed P John Riedling on 15-day DL. Optioned P Jared Fernandez to Triple-A Louisville.

YANKEES: Placed P Mariano Rivera on 15-day DL, retroactive to Friday, with strained right shoulder.

Basketball

SUPERSONICS: Exercised contract option on G-F Desmond Mason through 2003-04 season.

WNBA: Named Comets F Sheryl Swoopes Defensive Player of the Year.

Football

BEARS: Signed G Rex Tucker to seven-year contract and DT Alfonso Boone to five-year contract.

BENGALS: Waived TE Kirk McMullen, FB Harold Jackson and WR Michael Slater. Moved DT Mario Monds from active/non-football injury list to reserve/non-football injury list.

BILLS: Agreed with DE Chidi Ahanotu on one-year contract.

COLTS: Signed RB Kevin McDougal and RB Michael Wallace. Waived RB Ben Gay and PK David Collett. Placed WR Troy Albea on injured reserve.

COWBOYS: Released WR Richmond Flowers, DE Dwayne Missouri, S Travis Ortega, CB Shad Criss and WR Bashir Yamini. Agreed to injury settlement with LB Paris Johnson.

GIANTS: Signed C Morris Unutoa. Waived FB Adam Wright. Placed LB Clayton White on injured reserve-physically unable to perform list. Agreed to injury settlement with TE Martin Maurer and waived him.

LIONS: Activated CB Terry Fair and DT Shaun Rogers from physically unable to perform list.

RAIDERS: Signed former Ravens DT Sam Adams to multiyear contract.

RAMS: Acquired OT Grant Williams from Patriots for undisclosed draft pick.

SAINTS: Waived QB Jeff Lewis and TE Johnny Mitchell.

SEAHAWKS: Signed QB Mark Rypien to one-year contract.

TEXANS: Signed former Ravens QB Tony Banks.

Hockey

ISLANDERS: Signed F Dave Scatchard to two-year contract.

THRASHERS: Re-signed D Francis Lessard.

College

DUQUESNE: Named Ron Wuotila coordinator of men's basketball operations.

GEORGIA TECH: Announced Sweden's Jim Nystrom has joined basketball team.

GOUCHER: Named Stephen Keefe head athletic trainer and Chris Taugher assistant sports information director.

OHIO STATE: Promoted Paul Biancardi to men's associate head basketball coach, Monte Mathis to men's assistant basketball coach and Andy Murphy to video coordinator.

WESTERN KENTUCKY: Announced C Nigel Dixon transferred from Florida State.

WINTHROP: Named Robbie O'Bryan men's assistant basketball coach.

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