For The Record

August 20, 2005



CUBS: Activated former Orioles IF Jerry Hairston from 15-day DL. Optioned OF Matt Murton to Triple-A Iowa.


NBA: Announced that Steve Belkin will sell his 30 percent stake in Atlanta Spirit, owner of the Atlanta Hawks, and resign as team's governor. Announced Michael Gearon, Jr. has been named governor for Hawks.

BOBCATS: Re-signed G Brevin Knight to a multi-year contract extension.

CELTICS: Signed G Will Bynum.

HAWKS: Traded G Boris Diaw and two conditional first-round draft picks to Suns for G Joe Johnson.

MAVERICKS: Signed G-F Doug Christie and C DeSagana Diop.

MONARCHS (WNBA): Placed F DeMya Walker and G Sui Fei Fei on injured reserve. Activated G Kristin Haynie and G Erin Buescher from injured reserve.

SUN (WNBA): Activated C Margo Dydek from injured list. Placed C Laura Summerton on injured list.


HOOD COLLEGE: Named Melanie Muscar graduate assistant coach for women's soccer team.

MARYLAND: Announced that women's basketball G Christie Marrone transferred from Virginia Tech.

VIRGINIA: Signed football coach Al Groh to five-year contract.


CARDINALS: Signed LB Lester Towns to one-year contract.

High schools

WESTLAKE: Aaries Reed has comitted to play women's basketball at Morgan State, and Aaris Reed has committed to play football at North Carolina.


BLUE JACKETS: Signed RW Jaroslav Balastik.

COYOTES: Signed G Steve Passmore to one-year contract.

ISLANDERS: Signed D Joel Bouchard to one-year contract

MIGHTY DUCKS: Signed RW Shane Hynes.

OILERS: Agreed with C Shawn Horcoff on one-year contract.

PANTHERS: Signed G Jean-Marc Pelletier.

PREDATORS: Signed C Randy Robitaille.

RED WINGS: Signed F Valtteri Filppula.

SENATORS: Signed C Steve Martins, LW Brett Clouthier and D Tomas Malec to one-year contracts.

STARS: Signed D John Erksine to one-year contract, RW Janos Vas to three-year contract, G Dan Ellis and F Brenden Morrow.

WILD: Re-signed C Rickard Wallin.


UNITED: Announced that Jaime Moreno and Nick Rimando were named to MLS select team.

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