May 22, 2004



BREWERS: Placed 3B Wes Helms on 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday, with knee injury. Recalled 3B-OF Corey Hart from Triple-A Indianapolis.

MARINERS: Activated IF Willie Bloomquist. Optioned IF Ramon Santiago to Triple-A Tacoma.

METS: Announced that P James Baldwin refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Norfolk, making him free agent.

PADRES: Recalled P Rod Beck from extended spring training. Sent P Eddie Oropesa outright to Triple-A Portland. Placed IF Ramon Vazquez on 15-day DL with strained right oblique. Recalled P Dennis Tankersley from Portland.

PIRATES: Announced that OF Raul Mondesi has cleared waivers and been unconditionally released.

RANGERS: Placed C Gerald Laird on 15-day DL with torn ligament in left thumb. Purchased contract of C Ken Huckaby from Triple-A Oklahoma. Transferred P Colby Lewis to 60-day DL.

RED SOX: Signed 1B-DH David Ortiz to two-year contract extension through 2007. Placed P Scott Williamson on 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday, with right elbow inflammation

TWINS: Recalled IF Justin Morneau from Triple-A Rochester. Promoted OF Jason Kubel from Double-A New Britain to Rochester. Placed OF Shannon Stewart on 15-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday, with plantar fasciitis in his right foot.


WARRIORS: Named Mike Montgomery coach.


DUQUESNE: Agreed with women's basketball coach Dan Durkin on extension through 2006-07 season.

FRANCIS MARION: Announced that P Mike Williams (Broadneck) has signed to play baseball.

GEORGE MASON: Announced that junior G Terry Reynolds, junior F Kevin Mickens and sophomore F Trent Wurtz have left the men's basketball team.

HOOD: Announced that Jonathan Obecny has signed to play with men's basketball team.

KANSAS STATE: Named Shelley Jarrard and Stephanie White women's assistant basketball coaches.

TEXAS TECH: Promoted Pat Knight to men's associate head basketball coach.


NFL: Took away two days of the offseason program from Giants for violating the NFL's collective bargaining agreement.

BROWNS: QB Tim Couch has filed grievance against franchise, which has banned him from working out with team even though he is still under contract.

PANTHERS: Signed LB Sean Tufts to three-year contract.

High school

NORTH COUNTY: Named Greg March volleyball coach.


DEVILS: Signed F Petr Vrana.

PENGUINS: Announced resignation of assistant coach Lorne Molleken to become general manager and coach of WHL Saskatoon.

STARS: Signed F Marius Holtet to three-year contract.


LIZARDS: Claimed M Ryan Radonis off waivers. Claim A Jared Testa from Bayhawks. Place D Harold Drumm on nonlacrosse inactive list.


U.S. OLYMPIC COMMITTEE: Announced that two-time rowing medalist Xeno Muller abandoned his attempt to make the U.S. team, citing safety concerns.


FIFA: Declared support for World Anti-Doping Code on performance-enhancing drugs, a move that should ensure sport's continued Olympic status. Lifted Cameroon's six-point penalty for wearing one-piece uniforms during African Cup of Nations.

EARTHQUAKES (MLS): Announced that F Dwayne De Rosario and G Pat Onstad have called up to Canadian national team.


ESPN: Announced that Deion Sanders won't return as host of "The New American Sportsman."

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