January 22, 2004



BRAVES: Agreed to terms with IF Russell Branyan on minor league contract with invitation to spring training.

CUBS: Agreed to terms with P Ryan Dempster on one-year contract with club option for 2005.

DIAMONDBACKS: Announced retirement of P Jesse Orosco. Traded C Brad Cresse to Expos for player to be named.

PADRES: Named Steve Webber pitching coach for Single-A Fort Wayne and Wally Whitehurst pitching coach for Single-A Peoria.

WHITE SOX: Agreed to terms with P Vic Darensbourg, P Mike Jackson, P Robert Person, P Jose Santiago, IF Mike Bell, IF Kelly Dransfeldt, IF Bobby Smith and OF Marvin Benard on minor league contracts with invitations to spring training.


CAVALIERS: Traded F Darius Miles to Trail Blazers for G Jeff McInnis and C Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje.

KNICKS: Placed F Mike Sweetney on injured list. Signed C Bruno Sundov to 10-day contract.

RAPTORS: Activated G Milt Palacio from injured list.


GEORGE MASON: Announced resignation of women's soccer coach Jac Cicala.

MISSOURI: Announced that freshman women's basketball G Tiffany Brooks has transferred from Kansas State.

NORTH CAROLINA: Named Marvin Sanders co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.

OHIO: Named Phil Earley offensive coordinator.

RADFORD: Announced that sophomore women's basketball G Shavon Earp has transferred from Pittsburgh.

SOUTHERN UTAH STATE: Announced resignation of football coach Gary Andersen so he can become Utah defensive tackles coach.

SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE: Named Eric Eidsness football coach.

WAGNER: Announced sophomore G Corey McCrae will transfer to Fordham.

TEXAS: Announced resignation of defensive ends coach and recruiting coordinator Hardee McCrary.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE: Margaret Klag (Silver Spring) named ECAC Co-Swimmer of the Week.


BEARS: Named Pete Hoener offensive line coach. Signed LB Jerry Schumacher.

BILLS: Hired Bobby April as special teams coach.

JAGUARS: Named Pete Rodriguez special teams coach. Named quarterbacks coach Ken Anderson receivers coach. Added title of quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave.


FLYERS: Recalled C Patrick Sharp from AHL Philadelphia.

ISLANDERS: Assigned C Justin Mapletoft to AHL Bridgeport.

THRASHERS: Placed D Chris Tamer on IR, retroactive to Jan. 19, with sore back. Recalled RW Kamil Piros from AHL Chicago.


D.C. UNITED (MLS): Marco Etcheverry says he is leaving the team.

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