May 15, 2004



MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Suspended Astros manager Jimy Williams one game and fined him for prolonged arguing and inappropriate conduct in game last Saturday and suspended Pirates manager Lloyd McClendon one game and fined him for inappropriate conduct in game Sunday.

BLUE JAYS: Activated P Bob File from 15-day DL; optioned him to Triple-A Syracuse.

INDIANS: Placed P Jeff D'Amico on 15-day DL, retroactive to May 11, with lower back strain. Designated P Jack Cressend for assignment. Recalled P Cliff Bartosh from Triple-A Buffalo. Purchased contract of P Matt Miller from Buffalo.

METS: Announced that P Grant Roberts cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

PHILLIES: Placed P Billy Wagner on 15-day DL, retroactive to May 7, with strained left groin. Purchased contract of P Brian Powell from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

REDS: Activated C Jason LaRue from 15-day DL. Optioned C Corky Miller to Triple-A Louisville.

RED SOX: Announced four-year player agreement with Double-A Portland.

USA BASEBALL: Named Marty Scott coach for women's national team.


NBA: Denied Spurs' protest that clock didn't start quickly enough after Lakers G Derek Fisher caught an inbounds pass with 0.4 of a second left in Game 5 of Western Conference semifinal game Thursday night.

RENO (ABA): Named Spencer Haywood coach and GM of player development.

USA BASKETBALL: Added Cavaliers G LeBron James, Knicks G Stephon Marbury, Nets F Richard Jefferson, Suns F Shawn Marion and Suns F Amare Stoudemire to Olympic team today.

WNBA: Announced that Connecticut Sun will host 2005 All-Star Game.


DARTMOUTH: Ivy League named M Lana Smith to women's lacrosse first team.

UMBC: Signed G-F Rashad Bilalhas, who played past two seasons at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., to national letter of intent.

PRESBYTERIAN: Named Jessica Vanco women's basketball coach.

ST. FRANCIS, PA.: Named John Pigatti and R.C. Kehoe men's basketball assistant coaches.

SOUTH FLORIDA: Named Julius Allen men's basketball assistant coach.

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI: Named Joye Lee-McNelis women's basketball coach.

TEWAARATON AWARD: Following are finalists for honor that goes to nation's top lacrosse player: Maryland's Kelly Coppedge (St. Mary's), James Madison's Gail Decker (Mount de Sales), Princeton's Theresa Sherry (Bryn Mawr), Virginia's Amy Appelt and Georgetown's Michi Ellers.


BRONCOS: Signed free-agent TE Byron Chamberlain, who had been with Redskins.

GIANTS: Signed free-agent K Bill Gramatica, who had been with Cardinals.


FLYERS: Announced that D Marcus Ragnarsson will miss rest of the playoffs after breaking left index finger in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.


TUNISIA: Dropped bid to stage 2010 World Cup, leaving South Africa, Morocco, Egypt and Libya to contend today for soccer's showcase event.

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