April 26, 2003



MLB: Suspended Diamondbacks P Miguel Batista 10 games and fined him for inciting benches-clearing incident, fighting and throwing baseball at head of Cardinals 1B Tino Martinez. Suspended Martinez four games and fined him for charging mound and fighting. Suspended Cardinals P Jeff Fassero three games and fined him for intentionally throwing at and hitting Diamondbacks LF Luis Gonzalez after warning had been issued. Suspended Cardinals manager Tony La Russa one game and fined him for comments directed at Batista and for Fassero's intentional pitch. Fined Cardinals C Mike Matheny and Diamondbacks coach Eddie Rodriguez.

DODGERS: Placed P Paul Shuey on 15-day DL with sprained right knee. Recalled OF Jason Romano from Triple-A Las Vegas.

GIANTS: Optioned P Luis Estrella to Triple-A Fresno. Recalled P Jerome Williams from Fresno.

MARLINS: Optioned P Vladimir Nunez and P Blaine Neal to Triple-A Albuquerque. Selected P Allen Levrault and P Toby Borland from Albuquerque.


LYNX (WNBA): Named Carolyn Jenkins assistant coach.

SPARKS (WNBA): Signed C Chandra Johnson.


CAMPBELL: Named Robbie Laing men's basketball coach.

CENTRAL FLORIDA: Agreed to three-year contract extension for football coach Mike Kruczek.

GEORGIA: Dismissed G Wayne Arnold from basketball team after drug charge was filed against him. Named former Navy head coach Pete Hermann, Ken McDonald and Bert Tucker men's assistant basketball coaches.

MARSHALL: Announced that it will discontinue men's indoor and outdoor track and field, beginning with 2003-04 school year.

N.C. STATE: Named Michelle Demko (Maryland) women's soccer assistant coach. Named Corey Lee to baseball coaching staff.

PITTSBURGH: Named Patrick Sandle men's assistant basketball coach.

STANFORD: Announced that women's basketball C Brooke Smith will transfer from Duke.

TOWSON: CAA named A Becky Trumbo (Liberty) women's lacrosse Rookie of the Year.


BENGALS: Signed restricted free-agent WR Ron Dugans to one-year contract.

BUCCANEERS: Agreed to one-year contract with TE Rickey Dudley.

DOLPHINS: Traded 2004 second-round draft pick to Patriots for 2003 third-round draft pick.

JETS: Traded 13th and 22nd overall picks in NFL draft and conditional draft pick to Chicago for fourth overall pick in draft.

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

REDSKINS: Signed DT Jermaine Haley to four-year contract after Dolphins announced that they will not match offer sheet he signed last week; Miami received seventh-round draft pick. Re-signed LB Antonio Pierce.

SAINTS: Agreed to three-year contract with DL Willie Whitehead.

SEAHAWKS: Re-signed WR Darrell Jackson and DE John Hilliard to one-year contracts.

TEXANS: Re-signed G Ryan Schau.


BRIDGEPORT (MLL): Announced retirements of D Mario Lopez and G Jim Mule. Named Mule defensive assistant coach.

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