March 09, 2004



DIAMONDBACKS: Extended player development contract with Single-A Lancaster (Calif.) through 2006.

INDIANS: Re-signed OF Jody Gerut.

YANKEES: Optioned P Danny Borrell to Triple-A Columbus and P Chien-Ming Wang to Double-A Trenton.

USA BASEBALL: Named Jeff Singer assistant director of baseball operations.


HAWKS: Signed F Jason Collier to 10-day contract.

SPURS: Signed G Matt Carroll.

MYSTICS (WNBA): Named Linda Hargrove assistant coach.


ACC: Named Georgia Tech's Jarrett Jack and Duke's Luol Deng men's basketball Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively.

CLAYTON STATE: Announced resignation of A.C. McCullers, women's basketball coach.

HOUSTON: Reassigned men's basketball coach Ray McCallum to athletic department fund-raiser.

JOHNS HOPKINS: Centennial Conference named 3B Paul Long baseball Player of the Week.

MARYLAND: ACC named A Joe Walters men's lacrosse Player of the Week and A Delia Cox women's lacrosse Player of the Week.

NEVADA: Named Cary Groth AD.

COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME: Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference named F Julia Bachman to all-conference second team.

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN: Announced resignation of men's basketball coach Tony McAndrews.


BENGALS: Re-signed unrestricted free-agent C Rich Braham to one-year contract.

FALCONS: Signed free-agent DT Rod Coleman to six-year contract. Agreed to terms with free-agent G Steve Herndon, who had been with Broncos.

GIANTS: Signed free-agent LB Barrett Green, who had been with Lions.

JETS: Released WR Curtis Conway.

PANTHERS: Signed free-agent OL Adam Meadows, who had been with Colts, to five-year contract and free-agent LB Jessie Armstead, who had been with Redskins, to one-year league minimum contract.

RAIDERS: Signed free-agent OL Ron Stone, who had been with 49ers.

SEAHAWKS: Re-signed LB Isaiah Kacyvenski to multiyear contract.

STEELERS: Named Joe Greene scout.

VIKINGS: Agreed to terms with free-agent WR Marcus Robinson, who had been with Ravens.

High schools

EDMONDSON: All-Metro LB Mark Hicks signed with Morgan State.

SOUTH CARROLL: State champion wrestler Timothy J. Ferguson accepted appointment to Army and intends to try out for wrestling team.


AVALANCHE: Acquired LW Matthew Barnaby and 2004 third-round draft pick from Rangers for D Chris McAllister, rights to D David Liffiton and 2004 second-round draft pick.

BLACKHAWKS: Recalled F Matt Keith from AHL Norfolk. Reassigned F Pavel Vorobiev to Norfolk.

BLUE JACKETS: Activated D Duvie Westcott from IR. Assigned D Darrel Scoville to AHL Syracuse.

CAPITALS: Acquired RW Jared Aulin from Kings for RW Anson Carter.

KINGS: Recalled G Milan Hnilicka from AHL Manchester. Assigned G Mathieu Chouinard and D Denis Grebeshkov to Manchester.

PANTHERS: Traded D Kyle Rossiter to Thrashers for C Kamil Piros. Traded F Marcus Nilson to Flames for second-round draft pick.

PENGUINS: Acquired D Alain Nasreddine from Islanders for RW Steve Webb; assigned him to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

PREDATORS: Assigned C Wyatt Smith to AHL Milwaukee.

RANGERS: Traded D Vladimir Malakhov to Flyers for RW Rick Kozak and 2005 second-round draft pick.

SABRES: Acquired D Brad Brown and 2005 sixth-round draft pick from Wild for 2005 fourth-round pick.

STARS: Acquired D Chris Therien from Flyers for 2004 eighth-round and 2005 third-round draft pick. Acquired RW Valeri Bure from Panthers for D Drew Bagnall and 2004 compensatory draft pick.

THRASHERS: Assigned D Kyle Rossiter to AHL Chicago.


MLL: Announced that Bridgeport Barrage will relocate from Connecticut to Philadelphia and be renamed Philadelphia Barrage. Team will play at Villanova Stadium.


FURY (MISL): Named Erich Geyer coach.

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