May 05, 2004



BLUE JAYS: Acquired IF Stubby Clapp from Indians for a player to be named or cash considerations and assigned him to Double-A New Hampshire.

DIAMONDBACKS: Recalled IF Scott Hairston from Triple-A Tucson. Designated C Bobby Estalella for assignment.

DODGERS: Named Lon Rosen executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

EXPOS: Placed P Rigo Beltran on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 29, with strained oblique muscle. Recalled P Jeremy Fikac from Triple-A Edmonton.

MARINERS: Exercised 2005 contract option for manager Bob Melvin. Recalled P Rafael Soriano from Double-A San Antonio. Placed IF Willie Bloomquist on 15-day DL, retroactive to May 2, with back stiffness. Released P Kevin Jarvis.

METS: Recalled P Ricky Bottalico from Triple-A Norfolk. Designated P Grant Roberts for assignment.

ORIOLES: P John Maine was sent from Double-A Bowie to Triple-A Ottawa.


SPARKS (WNBA): Signed F Tamika Whitmore. Released C Tera Bjorklund, C Cori Enghusen, C Chandra Johnson and G Brandi McCain.


BALL STATE: Extended contract of Tim Buckley, men's basketball coach, through 2008-09.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON: Announced that F Jabyron Wilson has been dismissed from men's basketball team.

CONNECTICUT: Announced freshmen C Liz Sherwood and G Kiana Robinson will transfer from women's basketball team.

GOUCHER: D Chris Webber and G Reeves Craig were named to Capital Athletic Conference men's lacrosse first team.

NAVY: Billy Hurley and Rob Stochel were named to All-Patriot League men's golf team. Hurley was named Patriot League Golfer of the Year. Pat Owen was named Patriot League co-Coach of the Year.

RIDER: Named Tori Elaine Harrison women's basketball coach.

ST. MARY'S: Jayme Block was named Capital Athletic Conference men's lacrosse Coach of the Year. A Dave Mueller and M Pat Schmidt were named to CAC first team.

SALISBURY: D Eric Martin was named Capital Athletic Conference men's lacrosse Player of the Year. Martin, A Andy Arnold, A Corey O'Neil, M Andy Murray, M Sean White and D Jeff Bigas were named to CAC first team. A Scott Simmons, M Brian Oakley, M Justin Smith and D Tom Cowles were named to second team.


49ERS: Signed LB Gregory Carothers, DE Josh Cooper, CB Randee Drew, WR Philip Fleck, LB Pasha Jackson, WR Tony Johnson, DE Ronald Jones and WR Fred Stamps.

GIANTS: Signed QB Kevin Thompson.

RAMS: Re-signed QB Marc Bulger to four-year contract.

RAVENS: Promoted vice presidents Kevin Byrne and Dennis Mannion to senior vice presidents.

SAINTS: Signed DE Darren Howard to one-year contract.

TEXANS: Signed OT Ryan Bachman, DE Brandon Casavan, FB Tim Gale, OT Brad Lekkerkerker, C Andrew Martin, DT Ifo Pili, DE D.J. Renteria, G Chavis Smith and WR Kendrick Starling.

VIKINGS: Re-signed S Brian Russell to one-year contract.


BARRAGE (MLL): Placed M Chris Bickel and M Marco Lujic on waivers.


MISL: Awarded expansion franchise to Newark, N.J., to begin play in 2007-08 season. WAVE (MISL): Named Mike Lafferty chief operating officer.

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