May 27, 2004



BREWERS: Activated P Chris Capuano. Purchased contract of P Clint Weibl from Independent Long Island and assigned him to Triple-A Indianapolis.

RANGERS: Placed P Chan Ho Park on 15-day DL with strained lower back. Recalled P Rosman Garcia from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

REDS: Transferred 3B Brandon Larson from rehabilitation assignment at Double-A Chattanooga to rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville. Announced Louisville activated OF John Vander Wal.

ROYALS: Announced OF Adrian Brown cleared waivers and accepted assignment to Triple-A Omaha.

WHITE SOX: Claimed P Eduardo Villacis off waivers from Royals and assigned him to Double-A Birmingham.

YANKEES: Released P Donovan Osborne. Claimed 2B Kevin Hooper off waivers from Marlins and optioned him to Triple-A Columbus.


AMERICAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION: Granted expansion franchise to Bakersfield, Calif., for 2004-05 season.

BOBCATS: Named Sam Mitchell assistant coach.


AMERICAN: Named Matt Corkery assistant women's basketball coach.

IUPUI: Named Shann Hart women's basketball coach.

MARYLAND: Announced Kelly Calkin has signed to play golf.

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE: Dwight Dean (Cardinal Gibbons, Cecil Community College) signed basketball letter of intent.


BROWNS: Signed TE Steve Heiden to three-year contract extension.

CHIEFS: Signed P Rodney Williams to two-year contract.

JETS: Signed S Erik Coleman.

STEELERS: Signed CB Willie Williams, who had been with Seahawks.


BLUE JACKETS: Re-signed LW Jody Shelley to two-year contract.

PANTHERS: Named Mike Keenan general manager and Jacques Martin coach.

PENGUINS: Signed C Maxime Talbot.

High schools

CATONSVILLE: Announced K Tom Vanik (second-team All-Baltimore City/County) will play at Millersville.

EDGEWOOD: Announced Kate Weaver has committed to play soccer for Salisbury.

KENWOOD: Announced Michele Sadowski has signed to play soccer for Wilmington College.

Horse racing

NEW YORK STATE RACING AND WAGERING BOARD: Fined Stewart Elliott, jockey of Smarty Jones, $500 for making false statements in relation to his license application.


FOX SPORTS WORLD: Announced three-year contract with Premier League that calls for more telecasts in North America. Announced four-year contract with English Football Association to broadcast games of England's national team and FA Cup.

U.S. SOCCER: Announced G Brad Friedel will miss exhibition game against Honduras on June 2 with quadriceps injury.

GALAXY (MLS): Announced M Peter Vagenas had surgery to relieve chronic groin injury and will be sidelined for undetermined period.

WAVE (MISL): Signed F Nino Marcantonio.

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