September 15, 2004



BRAVES: Purchased contract of P Dan Meyer from Triple-A Richmond.

BREWERS: Reached two-year player-development contract with Single-A Charleston (W.Va.).

DEVIL RAYS: Recalled P John Webb from Triple-A Durham. Purchased contract of P Todd Ritchie from Durham. Placed P Jesus Colome on 60-day DL with right shoulder tendinitis.

EXPOS: Activated P Tomo Ohka and P Jon Rauch from 15-day DL. Transferred 1B Nick Johnson from 15- to 60-day DL.

INDIANS: Purchased contract of P Kyle Denney from Triple-A Buffalo.

METS: Called up C Joe Hietpas from Double-A Binghamton.

YANKEES: Activated 1B-DH Jason Giambi from 15-day DL. Recalled IF Felix Escalona, IF Andy Phillips and P Scott Proctor from Triple-A Columbus. Released P Danny Borrell.

LONG ISLAND (INDEPENDENT): Signed and activated former Orioles minor league P Bill Pulsipher.

IRONBIRDS: Short-season Single-A New York-Penn League named groundskeeper Chad Olsen Sports Turf Manager of the Year.


PACERS: Signed G Rashad Wright, 59th pick in NBA draft, and free-agent C John Edwards.

WARRIORS: Signed G Luis Flores, 55th pick in draft.

SHOCK (WNBA): Placed F Swin Cash on injured list with left knee injury. Signed G-F Stacey Thomas.


BOSTON COLLEGE: Signed men's basketball coach Al Skinner to contract extension through 2009-10.

HOOD: named M Christina Woody (Century) Division III Rookie of the Week.

LA SALLE: Named Harris Adler, Horace Owens and Steve Seymour men's basketball assistant coaches.

UMES: Named Kevin Alcox (Frostburg State) and Chevonne Mansfield assistants in sports information and external affairs department.

NEBRASKA: Announced that C Richie Incognito has withdrawn from school after being suspended for first two games of season for violations of team rules.

RUTGERS: Signed women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer to three-year contract extension.

ST. MARY'S: CAC named setter Lyndsay Church volleyball Player of the Week.

SALISBURY: CAC named Casey McInerny female cross country Runner of the Week.

SIENA: Named Steve Curran men's basketball assistant coach.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE: Centennial Conference named A Laura Scimeca field hockey co-Player of the Week.


BENGALS: Signed C Mike Mabry to practice squad. Released LB Allen Augustin from practice squad.

CARDINALS: Signed CB Dyshod Carter to active roster.

COWBOYS: Released DT Daleroy Stewart. Signed OL Thomas Herrion to practice squad. Released CB Lenny Williams from practice squad.

DOLPHINS: Signed CB Jimmy Wyrick. Waived LB Corey Jenkins. Signed former Ravens WR Todd Devoe and RB Vick King to practice squad. Released CB Eric Joyce and TE Hart Turner from practice squad.

EAGLES: Signed RB Dorsey Levens to one-year contract. Signed T Ian Allen. Placed G Shawn Andrews on IR. Released S Clinton Hart.

49ERS: Signed GM Terry Donahue to four-year contract extension. Signed TE Kevin Ware. Waived FB Matt Stanley.

JETS: Waived TE Tony Donald from practice squad. Signed G Jason Nerys to practice squad.

LIONS: Placed WR Charles Rogers on IR. Placed RB Paul Smith practice squad. Signed WR David Kircus and CB Vernon Fox. Signed TE Leonard Stephens and WR George Wilson to practice squad. Released TE Ivory McCoy from practice squad.

RAVENS: Named Brandon Williams team characters coordinator and announced that he will play role of "Poe" on game days, replacing Greg Black, who had been with team since 1998.

SEAHAWKS: Signed CB Tod McBride. Released DE Anton Palepoi.

TITANS: Signed K Gary Anderson and S Donnie Nickey. Waived K Aaron Elling and CB Mike Echols. Cut T Isaac Herring from practice squad. Added G Marico Portis to practice squad.

VIKINGS: Signed CB Terrance Shaw and CB Ralph Brown. Released CB Omare Lowe and S Oliver Celestin.

SIRIUS NFL RADIO: Signed John Madden as commentator.


BLUE JACKETS: Signed G Marc Denis and RW David Vyborny to multi-year contracts. Claimed D Francois Beauchemin off waivers from Canadiens.

KINGS: Agreed to three-year contract with F Konstantin Pushkarev.

LIGHTNING: Re-signed RW Dave Andreychuk to one-year contract.

PANTHERS: Re-signed C Christian Berglund to one-year contract. Signed C Kamil Kreps.

PREDATORS: Signed D Kevin Klein and D Shea Weber.

RANGERS: Signed F Lee Falardeau.

RED WINGS: Re-signed C Steve Yzerman to one-year contract.

SABRES: Re-signed F Andrew Peters.

WILD: Re-signed D Nick Schultz.


IOC: Announced that Zurich officials ended joint Swiss bid for 2014 Winter Games.


ARGENTINA: Marcelo Bielsa resigned as men's coach.

STORM (MISL): Signed M Sandre Naumoski to multi-year contract.

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