December 16, 2003


ATHLETICS: Acquired P Frank Brooks from Mets and C Michael Barrett from Expos for players to be named.

BLUE JAYS: Sent P Sandy Nin to Rockies to complete earlier trade. Designated P Cliff Politte for assignment.

DIAMONDBACKS: Traded OF Quinton McCracken to Mariners for IF Greg Colbrunn. Acquired OF Michael Goss from Red Sox and OF Gary Varner from Brewers to complete earlier trades.

DODGERS: Agreed to terms with OF Juan Encarnacion on two-year contract. Acquired P Brandon Weeden from Yankees to complete earlier trade.

EXPOS: Agreed to terms with OF Carl Everett on two-year contract with a club option for third year.

GIANTS: Acquired OF Dustan Mohr from Twins for player to be named.

MARLINS: Acquired P Mike Nannini from Cubs and OF Travis Ezi from Dodgers to complete earlier trades.

PADRES: Acquired P Jason Szuminski and cash considerations from Royals for OF Rich Thompson.

PHILLIES: Agreed to terms with P Roberto Hernandez on one-year contract.

ROCKIES: Traded P Chris Buglovsky to Mariners for P Allan Simpson. Waived OF Luke Allen and IF Pablo Ozuna.

ROYALS: Agreed to terms with IF Tony Graffanino on two-year contract.

TIGERS: Sent P Shane Loux outright to Triple-A Toledo.

YANKEES: Agreed to terms with C John Flaherty on one-year contract.


BULLS: Acquired G Rick Brunson from Raptors for G Roger Mason Jr.

CELTICS: Acquired G Ricky Davis, C Chris Mihm, C Michael Stewart and second-round 2004 draft pick from Cavaliers for F Eric Williams, C Tony Battie and G Kedrick Brown.


AKRON: Named J.D. Brookhart football coach.

ARIZONA: Named Charlie Williams running backs coach and Tim Kish defensive line coach.

BROWN: Signed Phil Estes, football coach, to multi-year contract extension.

CLEVELAND STATE: Reinstated G Modibo Niakate to men's basketball team.

HOOD: Named Scott Eyler men's tennis coach.

KANSAS: Reinstated F Jeff Graves to men's basketball team.

MARYLAND: G John Gilchrest was named Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball Player of the Week. G D.J. Strawberry was named ACC men's basketball Rookie of the Week.

NIAGARA: Named Anne Windover women's lacrosse coach.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE: Announced sophomore G Dominick Mejia has left men's basketball team.

WASHINGTON: Announced sophomore basketball C Ben Devoe is leaving the school.


FALCONS: Named Rich McKay president and general manager.

LIONS: Signed CB Chris Kern and CB Charles Drake to practice squad.

PANTHERS: S Jarrod Cooper was reinstated after four-game suspension for violating league's substance-abuse policy.

PATRIOTS: Signed OL Jamil Soriano to practice squad. Released P Travis Dorsch from practice squad.


CANUCKS: Called up C Fedor Fedorov from AHL Manitoba.

HURRICANES: Fired Paul Maurice, coach; Randy Ladoceur, assistant, and Don Edwards, goaltending consultant. Named Peter Laviolette coach and Jeff Daniels assistant.

KINGS: Placed D Aaron Miller on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 11, with cervical strain. Recalled LW Noah Clarke and D Tim Gleason from AHL Manchester.

PREDATORS: Recalled D Wade Brookbank and D Andrew Hutchinson from AHL Milwaukee.

RED WINGS: Recalled LW Ryan Barnes from AHL Grand Rapids. Assigned G Joey MacDonald to Grand Rapids.


D.C. United (MLS): Announced retirement of player-coach Hristo Stoitchkov.

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