April 12, 2003



BRAVES: Optioned P Joe Dawley to Triple-A Richmond.

CARDINALS: Purchased contract of P Kevin Ohme from Triple-A Memphis.

DIAMONDBACKS: Recalled P John Patterson from Triple-A Tucson. Sent P Scott Service outright to Tucson.

PADRES: Purchased contract of P Matt Herges from Triple-A Portland. Transferred P Trevor Hoffman from 15-day to 60-day DL.

PIRATES: Announced that they will place OF Brian Giles on 15-day DL today with sprained ligament in right knee and will recall OF Adam Hyzdu from Triple-A Nashville.

REDS: Agreed to minor league contract with P Joey Hamilton; assigned him to Triple-A Louisville.


BULLS: Activated C Dalibor Bagaric from injured list. Placed F-C Tyson Chandler on injured list with inflamed esophagus.

TIMBERWOLVES: Activated G Rod Strickland from injured list. Placed G Igor Rakocevic on injured list with right ankle synovitis.


HOBEY BAKER AWARD: Honor that goes to college hockey's top player was presented to Colorado College F Peter Sejna of Slovakia; he plays now for NHL's Blues.

DRAKE: Announced resignation of men's basketball coach Kurt Kanaskie (62-136 at school).

NAVY: Patriot League named G Courtney Davidson women's basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

NEVADA-LAS VEGAS: Announced that junior basketball F Omari Pearson will transfer.

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE: Named Ben Betts men's basketball coach; he had been Virginia Commonwealth assistant.

WAKE FOREST: Signed men's basketball coach Skip Prosser, former Loyola coach, to 10-year contract extension.

U. OF WASHINGTON: Announced that F Jeffrey Day has left men's basketball team.

WICHITA STATE: Named Jane Albright women's basketball coach.


DOLPHINS: Signed free-agent KR Charlie Rogers, who had been with Bills, to one-year contract.

LIONS: Signed free-agent LB Earl Holmes, who had been with Browns, to three-year contract.

PACKERS: Signed free-agent WR-KR Gari Scott, who had been with Eagles. Waived WR-KR Shawn Mills and LB Everick Rawls.


NHL: Suspended Blackhawks LW Theo Fleury a minimum of six months for violating terms of league's substance abuse program.

CANADIENS: Signed RW Jason Ward to two-year contract.

FLAMES: Announced they will not renew contracts of GM Craig Button and assistant GM Dan Stuchal. Announced that coach Darryl Sutter will assume GM duties.

PREDATORS: Announced resignation of Craig Channell, director of amateur scouting.


METROSTARS (MLS): Signed M Amado Guevara, captain of Honduras national team.

REVOLUTION (MLS): Signed M Jason Moore.

POWER (WUSA): Signed F Keri Sarver (Maryland) as supplemental player.

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