April 23, 2003



ANGELS: Placed P Kevin Appier on 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Activated 2B Adam from 15-day DL. Recalled OF Jeff DaVannon from Triple-A Salt Lake. Optioned IF Chone Figgins to Salt Lake.

PIRATES: Placed P Josh Fogg on 15-day DL. Recalled P Brian Meadows from Triple-A Nashville.

RANGERS: Assigned P C.J. Nitkowski outright to Triple-A Oklahoma after he cleared waivers.

REDS: Sent P Chris Booker outright to Single-A Dayton.

TIGERS: Released 1B Angel Brito.


ROCKERS (WNBA): Announced retirement of G Tricia Bader Binford to become women's assistant basketball coach at Utah State.


AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE: Added UMBC to its membership, effective in 2003-04 academic year.

DUKE: Announced that freshman Brooke Smith has left women's basketball team and will transfer.

EAST TENNESSEE STATE: Named Murry Bartow men's basketball coach.

GEORGIA: Suspended freshman football players Tim Jennings, Bryan McClendon, DeMario Minter, Mario Raley and Randall Swoopes a minimum of two games for misdemeanor violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act.

KENTUCKY: Named Pam Stackhouse women's assistant basketball coach.

LAFAYETTE: Announced resignation of assistant football coach Kevin Keating.

MARYLAND: ACC named F Joe Walters Rookie of the Year for men's lacrosse.

UMBC: NEC named pole vaulter Nathan Dixon Rookie of the Week for outdoor track and field and James Tyler Rookie of the Week for men's tennis.

MERCER: Agreed with men's basketball coach Mark Slonaker on four-year contract extension.

MICHIGAN STATE: Named Doug Wojcik assistant men's basketball coach.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S: MAAC named M Josh Warfield Player of the Week, A Matt Warner Rookie of the Week and David Lambour Goaltender of the Week for men's lacrosse.

NAVY: ECAC named A Greg Conklin Co-Offensive Player of the Week for baseball.

UNLV: Named Dave Rice men's assistant basketball coach.

TOWSON: CAA named A Steve Mull Rookie of the Week for men's lacrosse and A Becky Trumbo Rookie of the Week for women's lacrosse.

WESTERN KENTUCKY: Granted sophomore G Patrick Sparks his release from men's basketball team.


BENGALS: Signed WR Danny Farmer to one-year contract.

BUCCANEERS: Released WR Antoine Toliver.

CHARGERS: Promoted A.J. Smith to executive vice president and general manager.

REDSKINS: Re-signed S David Terrell.


FLAMES: Announced they have became sole owner of AHL's Saint John.

COYOTES: Agreed with D Ossi Vaananen on multiyear contract.


WAVE: Signed MF Angel Rivillo to three-year contract.

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