July 13, 2005



HAWKS: Signed F Marvin Williams, No. 2 overall draft pick.

WNBA: Suspended Shock G Elaine Powell five games for striking Mystics G Coco Miller in game Thursday.

COMETS (WNBA): Placed F Tina Thompson on injured list. Signed G Kiesha Brown to seven-day contract.

SPARKS (WNBA): Actived G Mwadi Mabika from injured list.


FORDHAM: Agreed to contract extension through 2010 with men's basketball coach Dereck Whittenburg.

OHIO: Announced that sophomore QB Brad Bower will transfer from Illinois.

OHIO STATE: Hired Dave Richardson as associate strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports.

RANDOLPH-MACON: Announced that Baltimore's Jeff Burns, class of 1987, will be inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 22; he's a former soccer and tennis player and coach, and current assistant AD.

RHODE ISLAND: Named Pat Skerry and Pat Clarke men's basketball assistant coaches.

SAINT LOUIS: Announced that basketball C Brittany Mannings will transfer to another school.

WICHITA STATE: Gene Stephenson returned to school as baseball coach less than a day after Oklahoma named him to same position.

WAKE FOREST: Announced resignation of track and field assistant coach Jill Snyder Kerr. Named Chad Skorupka women's tennis coach.


COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT: Overturned two-year ban for doping offenses imposed on Australian Mark French by Cycling Australia.


NFL: Suspended Chiefs CB Eric Warfield for first four games of season for violating substance abuse policy.

49ERS: Signed CB Daven Holly to three-year contract.


PRIDE (MLL): Claimed A Josh Coffman on waivers from Rattlers. Released D Rob Bateman.


CREW (MLS): Fired Greg Andrulis, coach. Named assistant coach Robert Warzycha interim coach.

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