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October 05, 2004

Moves

Baseball

BLUE JAYS: Promoted interim manager John Gibbons to manager. Announced that hitting coach Mike Barnett, third base coach Brian Butterfield and bullpen coach Bruce Walton will return next season. Named Ernie Whitt bench coach and Brad Arnsberg pitching coach.

MARINERS: Fired manager Bob Melvin. Announced that coaches Paul Molitor, Mike Aldrete, Orlando Gomez, Rene Lachemann and Dave Myers are free to pursue other jobs.

REDS: Assigned P Mike Matthews, P Aaron Myette and P Juan Padilla outright to Triple-A Louisville. Claimed C Corky Miller off waivers by Twins.

WHITE SOX: Agreed to one-year, $1 million contract extension with P Cliff Politte.

Basketball

BUCKS: Signed F Juaquin Hawkins and G Brandon Williams.

BULLS: Waived F Chris Jefferies.

CLIPPERS: Signed G Trajan Langdon and F Kaniel Dickens. Exercised fourth-year contract option on F Chris Wilcox (Maryland).

KNICKS: Signed C Mengke Bateer, G Andre Barrett, F Tracy Murray and F Brent Wright.

MAGIC: Signed C Earl Barron, F Corsley Edwards (Lake Clifton), G Jameil Rich and F-C Ajani Williams.

NETS: Signed free-agent G Travis Best, who had been with Mavericks.

RAPTORS: Signed F Ousmane Cisse and G Norm Richardson.

ROCKETS: Signed G David Dawkins, G Derek Zimmerman and F-C Brook Sales.

76ERS: Signed F Kirk Haston and G Nate James.

SPURS: Signed free-agent C Ruben Boumtje Boumtje, who had been with Cavaliers, and G Marque Perry.

TIMBERWOLVES: Agreed to terms with F Jackie Butler, G Anthony Carter, G Anthony Goldwire, F Kasib Powell and F John Thomas. Signed F Rick Rickert and G Blake Stepp.

WARRIORS: Signed G Matt Carroll, G Brandon Armstrong and F Ansu Sesay.

Colleges

BUFFALO: Suspended Braden Byler, Brandon Foley and Erik Jaanimagi from men's soccer team after hazing episode.

FROSTBURG STATE: AMCC named Trevor Havey (Liberty) men's soccer Player of the Week.

GEORGE WASHINGTON: Named Jim Mason pitching coach.

LOYOLA: MAAC named volleyball player Christina Greenup Rookie of the Week.

RICHMOND: Atlantic 10 named G Michelle Swartz (Severna Park) field hockey Player of the Week.

ST. MARY'S: Named volleyball player Nicole Tuttle (Dulaney) Athlete of the Month.

SALISBURY: ACFC named WR Joseph Early football Offensive Player of the Week.

WESTERN KENTUCKY: Reinstated LB Deion Holts to football team after he entered pretrial diversion program over robbery at golf course this summer.

Football

BEARS: Waived OL David Miller.

CHARGERS: Activated C Jason Ball from exempt list. Released G Phil Bogle.

PACKERS: Traded CB Mike McKenzie and future conditional draft pick to Saints for 2005 second-round draft pick and QB J.T. O'Sullivan.

Horse racing

ABC: Will replace NBC as TV broadcaster of Belmont Stakes, starting in 2006.

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