March 12, 2004



ATHLETICS: Assigned P Mario Ramos, P Brad Sullivan and P Ben Fritz to minor league camp. Traded IF Jose Flores to Dodgers for cash considerations.

DEVIL RAYS: Optioned OF Jonny Gomes, IF Antonio Perez and P Jon Switzer to Triple-A Durham, P Carlos Hines and P John Webb to Double-A Montgomery and OF Delmon Young to Single-A Charleston (S.C.). Reassigned P Willie Glen, P Dickie Gonzalez, P Carlos Reyes, former Orioles P Al Reyes, former Orioles P Alan Mills, P Mike Holtz, C Mitch Meluskey, IF Jared Sandberg, OF Anton French, OF Joey Gathright, SS B.J. Upton and C Dan Massiatte to minor league camp.

MARINERS: Assigned C Wiki Gonzalez to minor league camp.

MARLINS: Released P Nelson Cruz. Assigned P Cedrick Bowers, P Bryce Florie, P Trevor Hutchinson, P Delvin James, P Marty McLeary and P Mike Nannini to minor league camp.

RED SOX: Optioned P Bryan Hebson to Triple-A Pawtucket. Assigned IF Jesus Medrano, C Jeff Bailey, P Ed Yarnall and P Paul Rigdon to minor league camp.

YANKEES: Signed P Orlando Hernandez to one-year contract.


NBA: Fined Lakers coach Phil Jackson $50,000 for publicly criticizing the officials. Fined Lakers organization $50,000.

WARRIORS: Signed G J.R. Bremer to 10-day contract.


CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE: Announced resignation of women's basketball coach Scott Ballard.

GOUCHER: Kate Howell named Capital Athletic Conference women's lacrosse player of week.

MISERICORDIA: Announced the retirement of AD Michael Mould, effective at end of the year.

UMBC: Tom Sullivan resigned as men's basketball coach.

TOWSON: Shannon Witzel named Colonial Athletic Association women's lacrosse rookie of week.


BRONCOS: Signed unrestricted free-agent DE Marco Coleman. Re-signed TE Mike Leach.

BROWNS: Signed free-agent DL Ebenezer Ekuban to three-year contract. Signed FB Terrelle Smith, who had been with Saints, to four-year contract.

COLTS: Re-signed QB Cory Sauter, G Tupe Peko and LB Jim Nelson.

COWBOYS: Signed DE Marcellus Wiley.

EAGLES: Signed free-agent DT Paul Grasmanis to three-year contract. JAGUARS: Signed S Donovin Darius.

PACKERS: Re-signed LB Marcus Wilkins

REDSKINS: Signed C Cory Raymer to three-year contract.

SAINTS: Re-signed RB Lamar Smith to one-year contract.

VIKINGS: Signed S Tyrone Carter.


NHL: Fined Canucks RW Todd Bertuzzi for remainder of regular season and 2004 Stanley Cup playoffs for blind-side punch to Avalanche F Steve Moore in game Monday. Fined Canucks $250,000 for role in incident.

BLACKHAWKS: Recalled D Michal Barinka from AHL Norfolk. Assigned G Matt Underhill.

DEVILS: Recalled D Ray Giroux from AHL Albany.


USA BASKETBALL: Named Gail Goestenkors and C. Vivian Stringer assistant coaches for 2004 women's team.


BLAST (MISL): Signed D Lance Johnson.

KIXX (MISL): Signed D Edgar Bartolomeu.

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