April 25, 2003



ASTROS: Placed P Brian Moehler on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 17, with tightness in right forearm. Recalled P Brandon Puffer from Triple-A New Orleans.

BREWERS: Traded P Michael Nicolas to Red Sox for player to be named or cash.

DEVIL RAYS: Recalled IF Felix Escalona from Double-A Orlando.

EXPOS: Placed P Tony Armas Jr. on 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Claudio Vargas from Triple-A Edmonton.

GIANTS: Optioned P Luis Estrella to Triple-A Fresno.

MARINERS: Called up P Rafael Soriano from Triple-A Tacoma.

METS: Activated P Pedro Astacio from 15-day DL. Optioned P Pat Strange to Triple-A Norfolk.

ORIOLES: Placed 1B David Segui on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 18, with strained right hamstring. Recalled OF Larry Bigbie from Triple-A Ottawa. Announced four-year player development contract extension with Single-A Aberdeen.

RANGERS: Placed P Ismael Valdes on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 20, with tendinitis in right shoulder.

TIGERS: Sent OF Hiram Bocachica outright to Triple-A Toledo.

NEWARK BEARS (ATLANTIC LEAGUE): Agreed to terms with OF Rickey Henderson.


NBA: Fined Lakers F Robert Horry $10,000 for shoving a cameraman on April 22.


BENGALS: Agreed to terms on contract with QB Carson Palmer, their first-round pick in 2003 draft.

BRONCOS: Signed T Ed Ellis.

BUCCANEERS: Signed LB Nate Webster to one-year contract.

CHARGERS: Named John Spanos pro and college scout.

DOLPHINS: Re-signed S Shawn Wooden to one-year contract.

PACKERS: Acquired CB Derek Combs from Chiefs for conditional draft choice.

PANTHERS: Signed P Todd Sauerbrun to one-year contract.

REDSKINS: Re-signed LB Kevin Mitchell.


COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME: Announced that Harold "Tubby" Raymond, who led Delaware to three national football titles; retired Eastern Kentucky coach Roy Kidd; and Jackson State end Willie Richardson will be inducted.

GEORGIA: Named Pete Herrmann, Ken McDonald and Bert Tucker men's basketball assistants.

ILLINOIS STATE: Named Steve Forbes men's assistant basketball coach.

MICHIGAN STATE: Announced resignation of women's assistant basketball coach Niya Butts to take similar position at Kentucky.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S: Announced signings of women's soccer players Meaghan Doyle (Columbia, Seton Keough) and Candace Masson to national letters of intent. Received commitment from Erica Nemzek (Hagerstown).

SYRACUSE: Announced that F Carmelo Anthony will enter 2003 NBA draft.

TOWSON: Signed G Trevan Jackson, G Mike Green and F Winstonn Tubbs to play men's basketball. Announced that 1B Sam Schaukowitch has been named Colonial Athletic Association player of week. Announced that Javionni Gooden has been named Eastern College Athletic Conference field athlete of week.

UC DAVIS: Named Gary Stewart men's basketball coach.

WISCONSIN: Announced that women's assistant basketball coach Lisa Curliss resigned to become women's basketball coach at East Texas Baptist.


HURRICANES: Signed LW Jeff Daniels to one-year contract.


ASSOCIATED PRESS: Announced that The Washington Post's George Solomon has won the Red Smith Award.

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