October 21, 2003



GIANTS: Declined options on 1B J.T. Snow and IF Eric Young for 2004. Announced that P Felix Rodriguez has exercised option for 2004.

ORIOLES: Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds named Stephen Yaros GM.

THE SPORTING NEWS: Announced following award winners: Cardinals OF Albert Pujols, Player of the Year; Braves' Bobby Cox, NL Manager of the Year; Royals' Tony Pena, AL Manager of the Year.


BULLS: Waived F Josh Davis.

HEAT: Waived C Isaac Austin.

JAZZ: Released F Demetrius Alexander.

MAGIC: Waived F Alton Ford.

MAVERICKS: Acquired F Antoine Walker and G Tony Delk from Celtics for C Raef LaFrentz, F Jiri Welsch and F Chris Mills. Waived F Josh Powell.

SPURS: Waived C Ernest Brown.

WARRIORS: Signed free-agent G Tierre Brown.

WIZARDS: Exercised fourth-year options on F Kwame Brown and C Brendan Haywood.


BALL STATE: Announced that basketball C Kevin Cates is out indefinitely with undisclosed medical condition.

COLGATE: Announced that it would break from tradition of awarding financial aid solely on need and begin offering limited number of athletic scholarships.

GEORGETOWN: Announced that M Walid Hajj (McDonogh) and A Neal Goldman (Mount Hebron) are among four 2004 lacrosse co-captains.

UMBC: America East named D Marcus Gross men's soccer Player of the Week.

McDANIEL: Centennial Conference named G Becky Arnold (Francis Scott Key) field hockey Player of the Week, F Dawn Fletcher women's soccer Player of the Week and M Thomas Kane (Calvert Hall) men's soccer Player of the Week.

MORGAN STATE: MEAC announced that QB Bradshaw Littlejohn and S Thomas Potts were named football Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively.

NAVY: Patriot League named middle blocker Beth McArthur women's volleyball Freshman of the Week.

NEVADA-LAS VEGAS: Suspended men's basketball C J.K. Edwards six games and F James Peters three games for using athletic department phone account.

SALISBURY: Atlantic Central Football Conference named LB Brooks Moser football Defensive Player of the Week. Capital Athletic Conference named F Christopher Mills men's soccer Player of the Week; G Katie Hendrickson women's soccer Player of the Week; Tristan Gilbert men's cross country Athlete of the Week; and Lauren Bragg women's cross country Athlete of the Week.

SETON HALL: Announced that sophomore C Kelly Whitney will miss part of basketball season so he can concentrate on studies.


CHIEFS: Placed CB Darrius Johnson on IR. Activated DT Montique Sharpe from non-football-injury list.

High schools

CARDINAL GIBBONS: Named Jamie Carver lacrosse coach.


AVALANCHE: Assigned D D.J. Smith to AHL Hershey.

BLUE JACKETS: Recalled RW Kent McDonnell from AHL Syracuse.

BLUES: Recalled D Mike Stuart from AHL Worcester.

FLAMES: Recalled G Dany Sabourin from AHL Lowell.

MIGHTY DUCKS: Optioned C Michael Holmqvist to AHL Cincinnati.

PENGUINS: Re-assigned LW Matt Murley to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

PREDATORS: Assigned F Mike Farrell to AHL Milwaukee.

RED WINGS: Assigned G Curtis Joseph to AHL Grand Rapids.


U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY: Announced that sailor Kenny Pierce was suspended for two years for refusing to take drug test in August.


ATP: Announced that top-ranked Juan Carlos Ferrero withdrew from Swiss Indoors because of sore foot and groin.


WOMEN'S SPORTS FOUNDATION: Named WNBA player Lisa Leslie and swimmer Natalie Coughlin as Sportswomen of the Year.

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