April 15, 2005



MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Reinstated Devil Rays OF Alex Sanchez from suspended list.

DEVIL RAYS: Optioned OF Joey Gathright to Triple-A Durham.

MARLINS: Placed P Ismael Valdez (shin) on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 4.


HEAT: Activated F Rasual Butler and F Christian Laettner from injured list. Placed F Qyntel Woods (ankle) and Wang Zhi-Zhi (back) on injured list.

FEVER (WNBA): Announced F-G Kate Starbird will sit out 2005 season for personal reasons.

MYSTICS (WNBA): Signed G-F Cathy Joens.


CCNY: Named Jamees Wright women's basketball coach.

MARSHALL: Named Mark Snyder football coach.

NOTRE DAME: Announced junior F Torin Francis will make himself available for NBA draft.

OHIO STATE: Released freshman basketball F Jermyl Jackson-Wilson from scholarship so he can transfer to another school.

WAKE FOREST: Announced sophomore G Chris Paul will make himself available for the NBA draft.

WESTERN CAROLINA: Fired Steve Shurina, men's basketball coach.


BEARS: Signed LB LeVar Woods to one-year contract.

CHIEFS: Agreed to terms with LB Quinton Caver on one-year contract.

COWBOYS: Named Jeff Ireland scouting director.

PATRIOTS: Signed LB Monty Beisel. Re-signed TE Jed Weaver and CB Hank Poteat.

REDSKINS: Re-signed DE Demetric Evans and DE Ron Warner.

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