July 01, 2005



MLB: Suspended Orioles P Steve Kline four games for aggressive actions after his ejection Monday. Suspended Yankees OF Gary Sheffield two games for aggressive actions Sunday.

MARLINS: Activated P Josh Beckett from 15-day DL. Optioned P John Riedling to Triple-A Albuquerque.

NATIONALS: Optioned P Travis Hughes to Triple-A New Orleans. Placed OF Ryan Church (shoulder) on 15-day DL, retroactive to June 23.

PADRES: Signed P Pedro Astacio to minor league contract. Announced IF Corey Smith cleared waivers and was sent outright to Double-A Mobile.

WHITE SOX: Placed P Damaso Marte (back) on 15-day DL. Recalled P Kevin Walker from Triple-A Charlotte. Claimed P Ryan Wing off waivers from Rangers and optioned him to Single-A Winston- Salem.

YANKEES: Designated P Mike Stanton and P Paul Quantrill for assignment. Purchased contract of P Wayne Franklin (North East, UMBC) from Triple-A Columbus and recalled OF Bubba Crosby from Columbus.


CELTICS: Exercised contract option of F Justin Reed for 2005-06 season.

KNICKS: Exercised contract option of F Michael Sweetney for 2006-07 season.

SUPERSONICS: Extended qualifying contract offers to F Vladimir Radmanovic, F Reggie Evans G Ronald Murray and G/F Damien Wilkins.

WARRIORS: Waived F Rodney White.


AUBURN: Announced men's basketball F Quan Powell has transferred from Furman.

FLORIDA A&M: Announced elimination of golf, tennis, swimming and diving programs because of budget concerns.

FLORIDA STATE: Announced F Antonio Griffin has left men's basketball pro gram.

GEORGIA STATE: Named Mary McElroy athletic director.

KANSAS: Announced men's basketball G J.R. Giddens is transferring.


NFL: Fined Vikings coach Mike Tice $100,000 and assistants Dean Dalton and Rusty Tillman $10,000 apiece for scalping 2005 Super Bowl tickets.

BENGALS: Signed DE Jonathan Fanene to three-year contract.

BILLS: Signed K Steve Baker.

GIANTS: Claimed TE Victor Sesay off waivers from Dolphins.

JETS: Signed DT Sione Pouha.

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