March 17, 2004



BLUE JAYS: Sent P Tally Haines outright to Triple-A Syracuse.

BREWERS: Optioned P Pedro Liriano, OF Dave Krynzel and OF Corey Hart to Triple-A Indianapolis and IF Rickie Weekes to Double-A Huntsville. Returned P Jason Childers, IF Prince Fielder and IF Enrique Cruz to minor league camp.

METS: Reassigned IF Aarom Baldiris, IF Chris Basak, IF Craig Bazell, IF David Wright, IF Victor Diaz, C Justin Huber, C Jesse Levis, OF Jeff Duncan OF Prentice Redman, P Jose Diaz, P Jeremy Griffiths and P Jeremy Hill to minor league camp.

TWINS: Optioned P Boof Bonser, P Adam Johnson, P Micheal Nakamura, C Rob Bowen, IF Jason Bartlett and IF Terry Tiffee to Triple-A Rochester; P Colby Miller, P Brian Wolfe, OF B.J. Garbe and OF Jason Kubel to Double-A New Britain. Assigned P Jeromy Palki, C Brandon Marsters, IF Jake Mauer and IF Luis Rodriguez to minor league camp.

WHITE SOX: Optioned P Arnie Munoz and P Enemencio Pacheco to Triple-A Charlotte and P Ryan Meaux, P Ryan Wing and IF Ruddy Yan to Double-A Birmingham. Reassigned P Francisco Campos to minor league camp.


HORNETS: Placed F Jamal Mashburn on injured list.


AUBURN: Announced retirement of athletic director David Housel, effective January 2005.

CORNELL: Named Clayton Carlin defensive coordinater-cornerbacks coach, Tim Rogers offensive coordinator-quarterbacks coach, Brian Coon offensive line coach, Roderick Plummer running backs coach and special teams coordinator, Mike Roark linebackers coach, Brad Beerwinkel safeties coach, Scott Kavanagh wide receivers coach and Dyran Peake tight ends coach.

GEORGETOWN: Fired men's basketball coach Craig Esherick.

UMBC: Rocky Bowers, Ryan Callinan (Calvert Hall), Matt Curran (Loyola), Andrew Kordula (Eastern Tech), Bryan Moffa (Eastern Tech) and Josh Osit signed to play for men's soccer team. Pat Muston was named America East men's lacrosse Player of the Week and Drew Westervelt (John Carroll) was named men's lacrosse Rookie of the Week.

MISSISSIPPI: Announced resignation of men's assistant basketball coach Wayne Brent.

MURRAY STATE: Suspended F Kelvin Brown indefinitely from basketball team after his arrest on drug charges.

NORTH CAROLINA-GREENSBORO: Wrestler Kevin Artis (Archbishop Curley) was named Southern Conference Athlete of the Month for February.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE: Named Joe Pate assistant athletics director.


BENGALS: Named Ray Oliver assistant strength and conditioning coach.

BILLS: Signed CB Troy Vincent to six-year contract. Terminated contract of QB Alex Van Pelt after he failed to pass a physical.

BUCCANEERS: Releases safety John Lynch.

CHARGERS: Acquired CB Jamar Fletcher from Dolphins to complete trade for WR David Boston. Re-signed RB-KR Leon Johnson.

DOLPHINS: Agreed with OT Damien McIntosh on six-year contract. Signed WR-KR Terrence Wilkins. Waived S Antwoine Sanders.

JAGUARS: Signed K Jeff Chandler. Re-signed DT Matt Leonard.

PATRIOTS: Signed S Je'Rod Cherry and FB Patrick Pass.

RAVENS: Traded WR Terrell Owens to Eagles for 2004 fifth-round pick. Announced their 2004 second-round draft pick has been returned from 49ers, who received DE Bradon Whiting from Eagles.

SAINTS: Signed former Ravens FB Sam Gash to one-year contract. Released CB Dale Carter, DT Kevin Watson and K Matt Simonton.

STEELERS: Re-signed C Chukky Okobi.


NHL: Suspended Blues D Chris Pronger one game without pay for kicking incident in game against Flames on Sunday.

CAPITALS: Recalled RW Boyd Gordon from AHL Portland.

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