April 09, 2003



MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Upheld one-game suspension and undisclosed fine of Phillies manager Larry Bowa for actions in exhibition game March 26.

DODGERS: Purchased contract of P Troy Brohawn from Triple-A Las Vegas. Optioned IF-OF Jason Romano to Las Vegas. Transferred P Derek Thompson from 15- to 60-day DL.

REDS: Purchased contract of OF Jose Guillen from Triple-A Louisville.

TWINS: Signed P Todd Erdos to Triple-A contract.


GRIZZLIES: Placed F Mike Miller (back spasms) and F-C Lorenzen Wright (severe sprain in his right thumb) on injured list. Activated F Chris Owens and C Cezary Trybanski from injured list.

KNICKS: Placed F Othella Harrington on injured list with plantar fasciitis in right foot. Activated G-F Lavor Postell from injured list.

PISTONS: Activated C Zeljko Rebraca from disabled list. Placed F Danny Manning on DL with lower back strain.


JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD: Will be expanded to also honor a top female college basketball player in 2003-04.

ALABAMA: Granted men's basketball G Jeffrey Collins release to transfer.

ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM: Granted sophomore basketball G Jeffrey Collins his release, allowing him to transfer.

BUCKNELL: Named women's lacrosse G Nicole Kallis (St. Mary's) March Athlete of the Month.

DAYTON: Named Jim Jabir women's basketball coach.

FROSTBURG STATE: Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference named IF Scott Feller baseball Player of the Week and Justin Stephens men's tennis Player of the Week.

GOUCHER: CAC named Jill Mease women's track and field Athlete of the Week.

HOOD: Named J.P. Lunn men's and women's golf coach.

JACKSON STATE: Named Tevester Anderson, who had been at Murray State, men's basketball coach.

LOUISIANA-MONROE: Named Tim Rebowe interim football coach.

MINNESOTA: Announced that sophomore F Rick Rickert will enter NBA draft.

MISSISSIPPI STATE: Announced that junior basketball C Mario Austin will make himself available for NBA draft.

UMBC: NEC named SS Lisa Boone (Northern) softball Player of the Week, Joe Novotny men's tennis Player of the Week and Lana Khvalina women's tennis Player of the Week.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S: MAAC named M Josh Warfield (Fallston) and A Matt Warner men's lacrosse Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively.

NAVY: ECAC named A Ian Dingman men's lacrosse Rookie of the Week.

NEBRASKA: Announced that women's assistant basketball coach John Filar will not return next season.

ROANOKE: Old Dominion Athletic Conference named A Kris Davis (Hereford) men's lacrosse Player of the Week.

ST. MARY'S: Named women's lacrosse M Carol Schmoeller (Catonsville) Athlete of the Month.

ST. VINCENT: Announced that men's basketball coach Bernie Matthews will not return next season.

SALISBURY: CAC named Lacey Lister softball Player of the Week and Josh Bergey men's lacrosse Player of the Week.

TOWSON: CAA named Towson M Zak Smith men's lacrosse Player of the Week.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE: Swimmer Stacy Sines, who underwent open-heart surgery in 2002 after an aneurysmwas discovered in her heart the previous fall, received National Student-Athlete Day Giant Steps Award, which goes to a courageous female student-athlete. ... Centennial Conference named A Chris Edwards (Boys' Latin) men's lacrosse Playerof the Week.

WASHINGTON STATE: Hired Mike Heideman as assistant men's basketball coach.


BEARS: Named Richard Dent assistant defensive line coach.

BUCCANEERS: Signed LB Dwayne Rudd to two-year contract. Signed LB Bubba Alexander, LB Clayton White, DT Ryan Fletcher and DT Cleveland Pinkney to one-year contracts.

PACKERS: Signed free-agent DE Chukie Nwokorie, who had been with Colts, to two-year, $2 million contract. Signed free-agent OL Grey Ruegamer, who had been with Patriots.

PATRIOTS: Re-signed OL Tom Ashworth.

SEAHAWKS: Re-signed free-agent FB Mack Strong to multiyear contract.


KINGS: Exercised options on contracts of RW Ziggy Palffy and D Lubomir Visnovsky.

MAPLE LEAFS: Signed D David Turon to multi-year contract.

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