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April 09, 2004

Moves

Baseball

EXPOS: Named Jose Alguacil manager, Franklyn Bravo pitching coach, Troy Gingrich hitting coach and Atsushi Torrida trainer at short-season Single-A Vermont and Arturo DeFreites manager of Rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate.

INDIANS: Claimed P Jason Anderson off waivers from Mets; optioned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

MARLINS: Acquired P Bryan Gall from Padres for P Marty McLeary.

METS: Placed former Orioles P Scott Erickson on 15-day DL with strained hamstring. Recalled P Jae Weong Seo from Triple-A Norfolk.

RANGERS: Claimed P Cory Vance off waivers from Rockies; optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma.

RED SOX: Claimed P John Stephens off waivers from Orioles; optioned him to Triple-A Pawtucket.

ROYALS: Acquired P Justin Huisman from Rockies for P Zach McClellan, 1B Chris Fallon and cash.

TWINS: Placed C-DH Matt LeCroy on 15-day DL with pulled right rib cage muscle. Recalled C Rob Bowen from Double-A New Britain.

Basketball

NBA: Fined Knicks F Tim Thomas $7,500 for publicly criticizing game officials after Tuesday's game with Pacers.

KINGS: Activated G Bobby Jackson from injured list. Placed G-F Gerald Wallace on injured list with sprained left foot.

Colleges

AUBURN: Named Jeff Lebo men's basketball coach.

BAYLOR: Announced that men's basketball F Harvey Thomas will forgo senior season and enter NBA draft.

LOYOLA: Named Brian Blaney and Terrell Stokes (Maryland) men's basketball assistant coaches.

MARYLAND: Promoted Dave Dickerson to senior associate head coach. Named Mike Bristol women's soccer assistant coach.

MEMPHIS: Signed women's basketball coach Joye Lee-McNelis to contract extension through 2009.

MERCYHURST: Named Karin Nicholls women's basketball coach.

MINNESOTA: Announced that F Kris Humphries will forgo final three years of eligibility and make himself available for NBA draft.

MINNESOTA STATE: Named Lori Fish women's basketball coach.

MISSOURI WESTERN: Promoted Josh Keister to coach of women's basketball team.

MONTANA STATE: Announced resignation of women's basketball coach Robin Potera-Haskins. Named Greg Kudrna interim coach.

PORTLAND STATE: Named Charity Elliott women's basketball coach.

TEXAS-EL PASO: Named Ed Custodio men's basketball assistant coach.

THIEL: Announced that women's basketball coach Gloria Pacsi will not return for 2004-05 season.

Football

COWBOYS: Released RB Davy Ford.

DOLPHINS: Waived DT Davern Williams.

JAGUARS: Traded CB Jason Craft to Saints for 2004 fifth-round draft pick.

RAVENS: Art Modell transferred majority ownership of team to Steve Bisciotti.

Hockey

KINGS: Signed F Greg Hogeboom to two-year contract.

Soccer

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER: Fined United M Dema Kovalenko an additional $500 for red card offense against Earthquakes on Saturday.

Baseball

Franchise values

Franchise value for 2004 with one year change in value and revenue according to Forbes magazine (all dollar figures in millions):

Cur. 1-yr

Rk. Team Value CH Rev.

1. New York Yankees $832 -2 $238

2. Boston Red Sox $533 9 $190

3. New York Mets $442 -11 $158

4. L.A.Dodgers $399 -11 $154

5. Seattle Mariners $396 3 $169

6. Atlanta Braves $374 -12 $156

7. San Fran. Giants $368 -4 $153

8. Chicago Cubs $358 7 $156

9. Houston Astros $320 -2 $128

10. St Louis Cardinals $314 2 $131

11. Texas Rangers $306 -8 $127

12. Orioles $296 -5 $129

13. Cleveland Indians $292 -12 $127

14. Colorado Rockies $285 -6 $124

15. Phila. Phillies $281 18 $115

16. Ariz. Diamondbacks $276 3 $126

17. San Diego Padres $265 17 $106

18. Chicago W.S. $248 6 $124

19. Cincinnati Reds $245 10 $123

20. Anaheim Angels $241 7 $127

21. Detroit Tigers $235 -1 $117

22. Pittsburgh Pirates $217 -3 $109

23. Oakland Athletics $186 8 $110

24. Milw. Brewers $174 -16 $102

25. Florida Marlins $172 27 $101

26. K.C. Royals $171 12 $98

27. Toronto Blue Jays $169 2 $99

28. Minnesota Twins $168 14 $99

29. T.B. Devil Rays $152 4 $101

30. Montreal Expos $145 29 $81

Career home run leaders

Through yesterday (x-active)

Player HRs

1. Hank Aaron 755

2. Babe Ruth 714

3. Willie Mays 660

4. x-Barry Bonds 659

5. Frank Robinson 586

6. Mark McGwire 583

7. Harmon Killebrew 573

8. Reggie Jackson 563

9. Mike Schmidt 548

10. x-Sammy Sosa 540

11. Mickey Mantle 536

12. Jimmie Foxx 534

13. x-Rafael Palmeiro 528

14. Willie McCovey 521

tie. Ted Williams 521

16. Ernie Banks 512

tie. Eddie Mathews 512

18. Mel Ott 511

19. Eddie Murray 504

20. Lou Gehrig 493

21. x-Fred McGriff 491

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