March 19, 2004



ANGELS: Assigned OF Gary Johnson and OF Dallas McPherson to minor league camp.

ASTROS: Optioned P Carlos Hernandez, P Taylor Bucholz, P Fernando Nieve, P Chad Qualls, P Ezequiel Astacio, IF Chris Burke, IF Tony Whiteman, C Hector Jimenez and OF Charlton Jimerson to Triple-A New Orleans.

ATHLETICS: Agreed to terms with 3B Eric Chavez on six-year, $66 million contract extension, through 2010.

BREWERS: Optioned P Mike Adams, P Jorge De La Rosa and P Ben Hendrickson to Triple-A Indianapolis.

DIAMONDBACKS: Sent SS Tim Olson outright to Triple-A Tucson.

MARINERS: Optioned P Cha Seung Baek, P Bobby Madritsch, IF Justin Leone to Triple-A Tacoma, and IF Greg Dobbs to Double-A San Antonio. Assigned C Rene Rivera to minor league camp.

MARLINS: Assigned P David Manning, P Aaron Small and C Dennis Anderson to minor league camp. Optioned P Lincoln Holdzkom to Single-A Jupiter, and P Ronald Belisario and P Kevin Cave to Double-A Carolina, and P Mike Flannery and P Franklyn Gracesqui to Triple-A Albuquerque.

PHILLIES: Reassigned P Cole Hamels, P Gavin Floyd (Mount St. Joseph), 3B Juan Richardson, OF Mark Smith and OF Mark Budzinski to minor league camp.

RED SOX: Claimed P Frank Brooks off waivers from Athletics. Returned P Colter Bean to Yankees for $25,000.

ROYALS: Optioned IF Jarrod Patterson to Triple-A Omaha.


NBA: Fined Grizzlies G Bonzi Wells and Jazz C Jamaal Magloire $5,000 each for throwing basketballs into stands during games Tuesday.

HAWKS: Signed F Michael Bradley for rest of the season. Signed F Jason Collier to second 10-day contract.

ROCKETS: Signed F Charles Oakley to 10-day contract. Placed C Kelvin Cato on injured list with sprained left shoulder.


AUBURN: Fired Cliff Ellis, men's basketball coach.


BROWNS: Signed WR Frisman Jackson to two-year contract extension and DL Michael Myers to two-year contract.

BUCCANEERS: Signed RB/KR Brandon Bennett and RB Jamel White.

CARDINALS: Agreed to terms with WR/KR Karl Williams on two-year contract.

CHIEFS: Signed TE Jason Dunn to six-year contract.

49ERS: Re-signed TE Eric Johnson to a three-year contract.

GIANTS: Clamed S Jack Brewer off waivers from Vikings. Waived K Mike Hollis.

REDSKINS: Agreed to terms with CB Ralph Brown and CB Walt Harris.

STEELERS: Re-signed DL Chris Hoke.


NHL: Suspended Panthers F Donald Audette two games without pay for kicking incident vs. Islanders Wednesday. Suspended Thrashers F Ronald Petrovicky one game without pay for kneeing incident vs. Sabres Wednesday.


MISL: Announced Monterrey Fury must forfeit four game for using ineligible players and fined club undisclosed amount. Colleges


CCBC-Catonsville 5, Finger Lakes 4 Johns Hopkins 8, Nichols 2 McDaniel 11, Mt. St. Mary's 1 Salisbury 12, Washington C. 1


Washington C. 9-4, Catholic 5-4



Goucher 5, Texas Lutheran 2 Incarnate Word 9, Goucher 0 St. Joseph's 7, Loyola 0

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