October 16, 2003



ANGELS: Released IF-DH Brad Fullmer.

ASTROS: Sent outright P Kirk Bullinger and C Mitch Meluskey to Triple-A New Orleans.

RANGERS: Agreed to terms with P Ron Mahay on one-year contract.

REDS: Announced P Luke Prokopec rejected outright assignment to Triple-A Louiville.

ROCKIES: Declined to pick up 2004 option on P Steve Reed, making him free agent.

WHITE SOX: Purchased contracts of 1B Ross Gload from Triple-A Charlotte and P Enemencio Pacheco from Double-A Birmingham.


HEAT: Waived G Joe Crispin.

ROCKETS: Signed GM Carroll Dawson to contract extension.


AIR FORCE ACADEMY: Announced retirement of AD Randy Spetman in December.

DELAWARE STATE: Fired football coach Ben Blacknall. Named defensive coordinator Butch Posey interim coach.

NOTRE DAME: Announced sophomore F Omari Peterkin has withdrawn from school.

NORTH CAROLINA WESLEYAN: Announced April Wheeler (Patapsco) named USA South Conference women's soccer Rookie of the Week.

TEXAS: F Annissa Hastings will miss women's basketball season with ruptured Achilles' tendon.


BROWNS: Signed OL Dave Petruziello and OL Noah Swartz to practice squad.

COLTS: Signed RB Brian Allen. Waived OL Jim Newton.

FALCONS: Placed LB Sam Rogers on IR. Signed LB James Cotton from practice squad.

JAGUARS: Waived LB Shannon Taylor. Signed LB Deon Humphrey.

JETS: Signed CB Ray Green and S David Young. Waived DT Alan Harper and CB Leonard Myers. Signed CB Omare Lowe to practice squad. Released RB Keith Brunell from squad.

LIONS: Signed P Nick Harris.

PACKERS: Placed DE Joe Johnson on IR. Signed NT Terdell Sands. Signed OT Jason Jimenez to practice squad.


BLUE JACKETS: Placed C Tyler Wright on IR with hyperextended elbow.

CANUCKS: Assigned F Marc-Andre Roy to ECHL Columbia.

CAPITALS: Assigned defenseman J.F. Fortin to AHL Portland.

FLAMES: Assigned D Mike Commodore to AHL Lowell. Assigned G Brent Krahn to ECHL Las Vegas.

SABRES: Recalled C Domenic Pittis from AHL Rochester. Assigned G Ryan Miller to Rochester.

STARS: Named Les Jackson and Guy Carbonneau assistant GMs.

WILD: Assigned D Jason Marshall to AHL Houston.

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