April 17, 2004



ASTROS: Acquired P Chad Harville from Athletics for P Kirk Saarloos.

GIANTS: Activated P Jason Schmidt from 15-day DL. Optioned P Kevin Walker to Triple-A Fresno.

ORIOLES: Announced OF Jack Cust has cleared waivers and has been sent outright to Triple-A Ottawa.

RANGERS: Placed 1B Mark Teixeira on 15-day DL with strained left oblique muscle. Recalled 1B Adrian Gonzalez from Triple-A.


RAPTORS: Fired coach Kevin O'Neill and assistant coaches Tony Brown, Bob Beyer, Jim Sann and Ron Oliver.

LYNX (WNBA): Re-signed F Tamika Williams.

SILVER STARS (WNBA): Signed G Juana Brown and F Kym Hope.


AUBURN: Named John Cooper men's associate basketball coach and

Brandon Johnson men's assistant basketball coach.

CANISIUS: Named Terry Zeh women's basketball coach.

CONNECTICUT: Announced that C Emeka Okafor will forgo his final year of eiligibility to enter NBA draft.

JACKSONVILLE STATE: Dismissed Chris White from football team for disciplinary reasons.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE: G Richard Yost (St. Paul's) was named Division III men's Player of the Week by Inside Lacrosse


BENGALS: Re-signed TE Tony Stewart to two-year contract.

BROWNS: Signed LB Warrick Holdman. Resigned DE Courtney Brown, DT Gerard Warren, OT Ross Verba and S Robert Griffith.

EAGLES: Re-signed T-G Artis Hicks to four-year contract extension.

PACKERS: Signed RB Tony Fisher to one-year contract.


BAYHAWKS: Acquired MF Justin Berry from the Major League Lacrosse player Pool.

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