April 26, 2005



BLUE JAYS: Fired hitting coach Mike Barnett. Named Mickey Brantley hitting coach.

GIANTS: Optioned P Jerome Williams to Triple-A Fresno. Purchased contract of P Al Levine.

METS: Designated P Mike Matthews for assignment. Recalled P Royce Ring from Triple-A Norfolk.

NATIONALS: Recalled P Jon Rauch from Triple-A New Orleans.


NBA: Fined Kings G Cuttino Mobley $15,000 for making obscene gesture toward fans and Mavericks coach Avery Johnson $10,000 for failing to leave court in timely manner during April 23 games.


MARYLAND: Signed IF-OF Devon Williams and IF Lindsey Ubrun to national letters of intent to play softball.

MOREHEAD STATE: Named Matthew Mitchell women's basketball coach.

PENNSYLVANIA: Announced that F Ryan Pettinella has left men's basketball team and will transfer.

PORTLAND STATE: Named Ken Bone men's basketball coach.

SETON HALL: Announced basketball G Justin Cerasoli will transfer to another school.

STONEHILL: Named Rolando Lopes women's soccer coach.

UMBC: A Drew Westervelt (John Carroll) named America East men's lacrosse Co-Player of Week. M Kelly Fiorani (Liberty) named America East women's lacrosse Co-Player of Week.

VIRGINIA: Named Gene Cross men's assistant basketball coach.

VIRGINIA TECH: Dismissed G Marquie Cooke from men's basketball team.

WISCONSIN: Named Howard Moore men's assistant basketball coach.


BEARS: Signed WR Darrin Charles, DE Jonathan Jackson, K Tyler Jones, K Nick Novak (Maryland), G Matt McGhghy, LB Stephen Larsen, DT Greg Pauly, OT Sean Poole, CB Leroy Smith and CB Talib Wise.

BENGALS: Signed DE Elton Patterson to two-year contract.

BROWNS: Agreed to terms with DE Simon Fraser.

CARDINALS: Released OT Anthony Clement. Signed OT Ian Allen, OT Adam Haayer, K Matt Fordyce, CB Raymond Wells, QB Tim Chang, WR Carlyle Holiday, SS Ernest Shazor, TE Adam Bergen, TE John Bronson, DT Tim Bulman, CB Isaiah Ekejiuba, CB Jermaine Hardy, DE Tyler King, CB-KR Lamont Reid, RB Roger Robinson, WR Dan Sheldon and CB Aaron Francisco.

COLTS: Signed G Cody Campbell, G Jason Russell, G Matt Ulrich, T Lou Lombardo, RB Marcus Williams, WR Davon Fowlkes, WR Levon Thomas, WR Kerry Wright, TE Joey Hawkins, TE Tory Humphrey, DE Justin Brown, DE Darrell Reid, DT Blake Lobel, LB Nick Hannah, LB Chris Laskowski and DB Jerome Dennis.

DOLPHINS: Signed QB Brock Berlin.

EAGLES: Signed WR Grant Adams, WR Jared Jones, WR Jason Peebler, WR Chauncey Stovall, WR Isaac West, LB Martin Patterson, TE Stephen Spach, TE Andy Thorn, S Jeremy Thornburg, CB Aric Williams and P Mark Mariscal.

LIONS: Released WR Az-Zahir Hakim and FS Brock Marion. Signed DT Brandon Kennedy to a one-year contract.

PACKERS: Signed CB Patrick Dendy.

RAMS: Signed DT Colby Clark, DE Jeremy Calahan, DE Vontrell Jamison, DT Matt McChesney, WR Dominic Robinson, WR Dominique Thompson, CB Keon Newson, CB Duvol Thompson, LB Clifford Dukes and G Zach Bray.

RAVENS: Signed RB Alex Haynes.

STEELERS: Signed FB Zach Tuiasosopo, WR Tavaris Capers, WR Nate Washington, OT Morgan Davis, G Jake Verstraete, LB Ronald Stanley, LB Andre Frazier, LB Arnold Harrison, DT Elliott Harris, K Shaun Suisham, LS Greg Warren and RB John Kuhn.

VIKINGS: Released WR Blake Elliott, DE Kenny Mixon and LB Mike Nattiel. Signed LB Sarth Benoit, LB Ira Cooper, LB Heath Farwell, QB John Bowenkamp, DT Eric Coleman, DT David Harley, CB Dovonte Edwards, WR Christopher Jones, T Rian Melander, T William Obeng, K Jonathan Nichols, TE Matt Ross and C Kyle Schmitt (Maryland).

High schools

JACKSON LANIER (MISS.): G Monta Ellis will enter NBA draft.

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