April 18, 2003



ASTROS: Purchased contract of P Scott Linebrink from Triple-A New Orleans. Optioned C Raul Chavez to New Orleans.

METS: Recalled P Jason Middlebrook from Triple-A Norfolk. Optioned IF-OF Joe McEwing to Norfolk.

PADRES: Placed C Gary Bennett on 15-day DL with sprained right knee. Recalled C Michael Rivera from Triple-A Portland.

RANGERS: Placed OF Doug Glanville on 15-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday, with strained right hamstring. Activated OF Kevin Mench.


RAPTORS: Announced they reached mutual agreement with Lenny Wilkens to end his coaching tenure.


NCAA: Placed Arkansas on three years' probation and reduced football scholarships by two for violations within its athletic programs.

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: Announced that following Maryland players were named to 2003 All-ACC men's lacrosse team: Senior D Michael Howley, senior M Mike Mollot, senior M Ryan Moran and junior D Chris Passavia. Players from other schools included North Carolina sophomore A Jed Prossner (McDonogh) and Virginia junior G Tillman Johnson (St. Mary's).

AUSTIN PEAY: Named Andy Blackston women's basketball coach.

CAL-IRVINE: Named Tod Murphy men's assistant basketball coach.

CLEVELAND STATE: Named Mike Garland men's basketball coach.

EASTERN MICHIGAN: Named Carl Howell men's assistant basketball coach.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL: Announced OF Jen Fried (Franklin) named to Centennial Conference softball honor roll.

ILLINOIS: Announced freshman basketball F Kyle Wilson will transfer to Wichita State at end of academic year.

KENTUCKY: Announced that junior C Marquis Estill will make himself available for NBA draft.

LYNCHBURG: Announced A Brandon Childs (St. Paul's) named Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's lacrosse Athlete of the Week.

MARYLAND: Announced that track and field coach Bill Goodman will retired after outdoor season.

SALISBURY: Announced P Cory Willey named Capital Athletic Conference baseball Player of the Week and thrower Brandon Fields CAC men's track and field Athlete of the Week.

ST. BONAVENTURE: Fired men's basketball coach Jan van Breda Kolff. Announced resignations of athletic director Gothard Lane and men's assistant basketball coach Kort Wickenheiser.

SOUTH FLORIDA: Named Robert McCullum men's basketball coach. McCullum resigned from Western Michigan.

TEXAS A&M: Named Vic Schafer associate women's basketball coach.


BILLS: Agreed to terms with RB Travis Henry on one-year contract extension through 2005 and FB Sammy Morris on one-year contract.

JETS: Signed LB Kenyatta Wright.

RAVENS: Signed WR Frank Sanders, who had been with Cardinals, to multi-year contract.

TITANS: Signed LB Peter Sirmon to four-year contract.


BAYHAWKS (MLL): Announced that A Sean Radebaugh retired.


WAVE (MISL): Announced that Keith Tozer was named Major Indoor Soccer League Coach of the Year.


USA VOLLEYBALL: Named Mike Hebert coach of women's team for 2003 Pan American Games.


U.S. TENNIS ASSOCIATION: Named Thomas Zwicke director of facility operations for USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

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