October 15, 2003



DEVIL RAYS: Optioned C Javier Valentin and IF Jason Smith to Triple-A Durham. Released P Carlos Reyes.

ORIOLES: Announced that P Willis Roberts, 3B Jose Leon, SS Felix Escalona and P Mike Paradis cleared waivers and were assigned outright to Triple-A Ottawa. Announced that C Robert Machado has chosen free agency instead of outright assignment to Ottawa.

PHILLIES: Named Mike Schmidt manager of Single-A Clearwater. Exercised 2004 option on P Rheal Cormier. Announced that team did not exercise 2004 options on former Orioles P Jose Mesa and P Mike Williams. Announced that C Kelly Stinnett declined 2004 option.

RANGERS: Granted OF Shane Spencer and OF Marcus Thames free agency.

TWINS: Claimed P Sean Douglass off waivers from Orioles. Designated former Orioles P Mike Fetters for assignment.


CELTICS: Released G Mateen Cleaves.

JAZZ: Released C Paul Grant, F Ademola Okulaja and G Lavor Postell.

LAKERS: Released F Koko Archibong and G Maurice Carter.

WARRIORS: Released F Juaquin Hawkins.


ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE: Announced that G Michael Ciattei (St. Paul's) was named Commonwealth Conference men's soccer Player of the Week.

MIAMI: Announced that S Sean Taylor (shoulder surgery) will miss Saturday's game against Temple.

NEBRASKA: Suspended CB Kelly Huston for one game for punching fan after Saturday's game at Missouri.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE: Announced that DE Renaldo Moses (torn knee ligaments) will miss rest of season.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Announced that LB Nick Duffy (ankle surgery) will miss rest of season.

STANFORD: Announced that football C Brian Head (torn knee ligament) will miss rest of season


NFL: Fined Buccaneers DT Warren Sapp $50,000 for abusive on-field conduct toward game officials.

BRONCOS: Placed LB Ian Gold (knee) on IR. Signed CB Scott Turner. Waived CB Brandon Williams from practice squad. Signed FB Kyle Johnson to practice squad.

BUCCANEERS: Signed FB Cecil Martin to one-year contract. Released LB Justin Smith; signed him to practice squad. Released RB Travis Stephens from practice squad.

DOLPHINS: Signed C Jeff Grau to two-year contract. Released C Sean McDermott.

49ERS: Released DT Josh Shaw from practice squad.

REDSKINS: Placed TE Robert Royal (hip) on IR. Signed TE Zeron Flemister.


NHL: Suspended Capitals F Mike Grier for one game, without pay, for elbowing incident Monday night against Maple Leafs.

PANTHERS: Signed C Petr Taticek to three-year contract. Placed RW Valeri Bure (groin) on IR.

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