March 11, 2003



BREWERS: Placed P Dave Mlicki on waivers for purpose of giving him unconditional release.

CARDINALS: Agreed to one-year, $900,000 deal with OF Albert Pujols.

DEVIL RAYS: Released P Wayne Gomes, P Mike James and former Orioles P Lesli Brea. Optioned OF Josh Hamilton, C Pete LaForest, P Hans Smith, P Brian Stokes and P Matt White to Double-A Orlando. Assigned IF Jay Canizaro, IF Ryan Jackson, IF Gabby Martinez, IF B.J. Upton, C Charlie Greene, C Angel Pena, OF Brian Lesher, OF Chad Mottola, P Brian Fitzgerald, P Jeremi Gonzalez, P Mel Rojas, P Kevin McGlinchy, P Matt Perisho, P Eric Sabel, P Carlos Reyes and P Blake Stein to minor-league camp.

PADRES: Optioned P Ben Howard, P Dennis Tankersley, P Cliff Bartosh, IF Bernie Castro and OF Jason Bay to Triple-A Portland. Optioned P Cory Stewart and OF Vince Faison to Double-A Mobile. Assigned P Pat Flury, P Brian Tollberg, P Randy Keisler, P Rob Ramsay, IF Jake Gautreau, IF Khalil Greene and C Humberto Quintero to minor-league camp.

PIRATES: Released former Orioles P Al Reyes. Optioned P Mike Gonzalez, P Matt Guerrier, P Bobby Bradley, C Ryan Doumit, C J.R. House, 1B Walter Young, OF Tony Alvarez and OF J.J. Davis to minor leagues. Reassigned P Jim Mann, C Blake Barthol, C Chris Heintz, IF Tomas de la Rosa, IF Aaron Holbert, OF John Barnes and OF Tike Redman.

RANGERS: Assigned P Travis Hughes, P Ben Kozlowski, P Mario Ramos, P Justin Thompson, C Danny Adroin, former Orioles C Fernando Lunar, C Scott Heard, IF Drew Meyer, IF Jason Hart, OF Ryan Ludwick, OF Laynce Nix, and OF Jim Rushford to minor-league complex.

REDS: Optioned P Luke Hudson to Triple-A Louisville and P Chris Booker, P Josh Hall, IF Rainer Olmedo, OF Stephen Smitherman and C Dane Sardinha to Double-A Chattanooga. Reassigned IF Jacob Cruz, IF Felipe Crespo, P Sean DePaula, IF Kelly Dransfeldt, IF Ryan Freel, IF Robin Jennings, P Travis Miller, P Brian Reith, C Reed Secrist, IF Juan Thomas and P Mark Watson to minor-league camp. Released P Bruce Chen and P Osvaldo Fernandez.

YANKEES: Fined former Orioles P David Wells $100,000 for inflammatory revelations in his autobiography.


HEAT: Activated C Ken Johnson from injured list. Placed F Sean Marks on injured list with sprained left elbow.

HORNETS: Activated G Baron Davis. Placed F Kirk Haston on injured list with back spasms.

WIZARDS: Signed G Anthony Goldwire to second 10-day contract.


PACIFIC-10: Suspended Stanford men's basketball coach Mike Montgomery for 2003-04 season opener for making contact with referee.

COLUMBIA: Fired men's basketball coach Armond Hill.

GEORGIA: Suspended men's basketball coach Jim Harrick. Announced that team will not play in the SEC or NCAA tournaments as school investigates allegations of academic fraud. Declared F Chris Daniels and G Rashad Wright ineligible for NCAA violations.

HOOD: Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference named G Mandy Fischer (Perry Hall) and G-F Melissa Kolb to all-conference second team.

MARYLAND: ACC named G Alexis Venechanos women's lacrosse Player of the Week.

UMBC: ECAC named G Tim Flanagan men's lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week.

COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME: Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference named G Amanda Poppleton women's basketball Most Outstanding Player and to all-conference first team. AWCC named G Kathleen Burley to second team.

TENNESSEE: Announced that G Jon Higgins was ruled academically ineligible for postseason play.

VIRGINIA TECH: Fired men's basketball coach Ricky Stokes.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE: Centennial Conference named A Janet Studdiford women's lacrosse Co-Player of the Week.

WASHINGTON STATE: Fired men's basketball coach Paul Graham.


BENGALS: Declined to match Bills' contract offer to LB Takeo Spikes. Agreed to four-year conract with free-agent CB Tory James, who had been with Raiders.

BILLS: Named Dick LeBeau assistant head coach.

BUCCANEERS: Agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent C John Wade, who had been with Jaguars.

COWBOYS: Signed free-agent TE Dan Campbell, who had been with Giants, to three-year contract.

JETS: Named Jim Hostler quarterbacks coach and Dick Curl tight ends coach.

PACKERS: Waived LB Nate Wayne.

PANTHERS: Waived DT Sean Gilbert.

REDSKINS: Signed free-agent WR Patrick Johnson, a former Raven who was with Jaguars last season.


NHL: Suspended Coyotes F Andrei Nazarov for receiving match penalty during game Saturday.

DEVILS: Acquired F Grant Marshall from Blue Jackets for conditional 2004 draft pick. Acquired D Rich Smehlik from Thrashers for 2003 fourth-round pick and conditional 2004 draft pick.

FLYERS: Acquired RW Tony Amonte from Coyotes for LW Guillaume Lefebvre, the Thrashers' third-round draft pick in 2003 and a second-round draft pick in 2004.

KINGS: Agreed to four-year contract extension with D Aaron Miller.

SABRES: Traded F Rob Ray to Senators for future considerations.

SENATORS: Acquired C Bob Wren from Predators for future considerations.

STARS: Acquired C Stu Barnes from Sabres for C Mike Ryan. Acquired D Lyle Odelein from Blackhawks for D Sami Helenius.

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