April 06, 2004



BRAVES: Exercised 2005 option on contract of manager Bobby Cox.

DEVIL RAYS: Designated IF-OF Charles Gipson for assignment.

DODGERS: Purchased contracts of IF Olmedo Saenz, IF Jose Hernandez and P Jose Lima from Triple-A Las Vegas.

PADRES: Placed IF Jeff Cirillo on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of P Eddie Oropesa.

PIRATES: Exercised 2005 option on contract of manager Lloyd McClendon. Extended contract of GM Dave Littlefield through 2007.

RANGERS: Signed SS Michael Young to $10 million, four-year contract extension with club option for fifth season.

YANKEES: YES Network CEO Leo Hindery Jr. resigned from Yankees cable channel.


WARRIORS: Activated G Speedy Claxton from injured list. Placed C Erick Dampier on injured list.


COLORADO: Suspended assistant defensive football coach Vance Joseph.

NEVADA: G-F Kirk Snyder will enter NBA draft.

NORTHEASTERN: Named James Salgado assistant football coach.

UMBC: A Drew Westervelt (Bel Air/John Carroll) named America East Conference men's rookie of week. Kelly Fiorani (Sykesville/Liberty) named America East women's player of week. Kelly Fahey (Bel Air/Bel Air) named America East women's lacrosse rookie of week.


CHIEFS: Named Fred Pagac linebackers coach.

GIANTS: Signed DE Lorenzo Bromell, who had been with Raiders.

LIONS: Signed QB Rick Mirer to one-year contract.

PATRIOTS: Re-signed FB Mike Cloud.

RAIDERS: Signed CB Ray Buchanan.

REDSKINS: Signed LB Khary Campbell. Released DT Reggie McGrew.


NHL: Capitals C Jeff Halpern named offensive player of week.

BLACKHAWKS: Assigned RW Matt Keith and C Mikhail Yakubov to AHL Norfolk.

BLUES: Reassigned D Jame Pollock to AHL Worcester.

CAPITALS: Reassigned F Alexander Semin to AHL Portland.

MIGHTY DUCKS: Reassigned LW Stanislav Chistov to AHL Cincinnati.

PANTHERS: Reassigned C Vaclav Nedorost and C Kamil Piros to AHL San Antonio.

PENGUINS: Assigned RW Tom Kostopoulos, LW Konstantin Koltsov, D Brooks Orpik and G Sebastien Caron to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

THRASHERS: Reassigned G Kari Lehtonen and D Kyle Rossiter to AHL Chicago.

WILD: Assigned D Zbynek Michalek, LW Stephane Veilleux and C Rickard Wallin to AHL Houston.

Horse racing

NATIONAL MUSEUM: Nominated jockey Jose Santos, Kent Desormeaux, Eddie Maple and Randy Romero; trainers Nick Zito, Shug McGaughey and John Veitch; and horses Skip Away, Lure, Manila, Flawlessly, Mom's Command and Sky Beauty to Racing Hall of Fame.

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