Friday's Sports Transactions



Friday's Sports Transactions
Eds: UPDATES
By The Associated Press
BASEBALL
Major League Baseball
MLB--Suspended St. Louis OF Albert Pujols two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for fighting and inciting the bench-clearing incident in a game against San Diego on July 13. Fined San Diego C Gary Bennett and manager Bruce Bochy an undisclosed amount for their actions during the incident.
American League
CHICAGO WHITE SOX--Activated LHP Kelly Wunsch from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned LHP David Sanders to Charlotte of the IL. Named Doug Laumann special assignment scout.
CLEVELAND INDIANS--Extended the contract of Eric Wedge, manager, through 2006.
DETROIT TIGERS--Activated OF Bobby Higginson from the 15-day disabled list. Placed C A.J. Hinch on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 18.
NEW YORK YANKEES--Activated 1B Nick Johnson from the 15-day disabled list. Designated RHP Dan Miceli for assignment.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS--Signed 1B Scott Hatteberg to a two-year contract extension through 2005.
SEATTLE MARINERS--Placed 3B Jeff Cirillo on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 24. Recalled C Pat Borders from Tacoma of the PCL.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS--Activated DH Josh Phelps and LHP Cliff Politte from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned OF Jayson Werth and RHP Dan Reichert to Syracuse of the IL.
National League
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS--Activated RHP Bret Prinz from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Tucson of the PCL.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES--Acquired RHP Brian Powell from San Francisco for a player to be named.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS--Activated LHP Kirk Rueter from the 15-day disabled list. Placed LHP Chad Zerbe on the 15-day disabled list. Optioned OF Tony Torcato to Fresno of the PCL. Recalled RHP Kevin Correia from Fresno.
International League
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS--Called up 2B Rich Paz from Huntsville of the Southern League.
South Atlantic League
LAKE COUNTY CAPTAINS--Announced LHP Keith Ramsey has been promoted to Akron of the Eastern League.
New York-Penn League
MAHONING VALLEY SCRAPPERS--Announced RHP Brandon Rickert has been assigned to the team.
Atlantic League
NEWARK BEARS--Signed OF Curtis Goodwin.
Central League
SAN ANGELO COLTS--Signed 1B Gabe Memmert, LHP Dallas Mahan, and RHP Paul Ahearne.
SPRINGFIELD/OZARK MOUNTAIN DUCKS--Signed 1B Patrick O'Sullivan.
Northeast League
ALLENTOWN AMBASSADORS--Signed LHP Justin Keeling, RHP Joe Gannon, and C Ben Rosenthal. Released C Julio Acosta.
BANGOR LUMBERJACKS--Signed LHP Matt Scheuing.
BROCKTON ROX--Released LHP Tom Crohan and RHP Mark Henry.
QUEBEC LES CAPITALES--Claimed C-1B Ryan Bordenick off waivers from Allentown.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
BOSTON CELTICS--Signed G Mike James.
ORLANDO MAGIC--Signed C Zaza Pachulia and G Keith Bogans.
Women's National Basketball Association
LOS ANGELES SPARKS--Signed F Vanessa Nygaard to a seven-day contract.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
NFL--Fined Detroit Lions president Matt Millen $200,000 for failing to interview minority candidates before hiring Steve Mariucci as coach.
CAROLINA PANTHERS-- Agreed to terms with OT Jordan Gross.
CHICAGO BEARS--Agreed to terms with DE Michael Haynes on a six-year contract and QB Rex Grossman on a five-year contract.
CINCINNATI BENGALS--Signed DE Elton Patterson to a three-year contract.
CLEVELAND BROWNS--Agreed to terms with C Bryan Pittman.
DETROIT LIONS--Signed DB Travis Coleman.
HOUSTON TEXANS--Signed QB Dave Ragone.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS--Signed OL Vince Manuwai and S Rick Sherrod. Placed DE Tony Brackens on physically unable to perform list.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS--Signed DT Kevin Williams and LB E.J. Henderson.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS--Signed OT Jon Stinchcomb to a four-year contract. Agreed to terms with LB Cie Grant and G Montrae Holland on three-year contracts and DT Henry Ford on a two-year contract.
NEW YORK JETS--Signed CB Troy Grant.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS--Signed LB Alonzo Jackson to a four-year contract and QB Brian St. Pierre to a three-year contract.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS--Signed OT Kwame Harris to a seven-year contract. Waived S Kevin Curtis, G Greg Schindler, and LB Frank Strong.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS--Waived T Chris McIntosh and P Glenn Pakulak.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
ANAHEIM MIGHTY DUCKS--Agreed to terms with D Mike Mottau, LW Casey Hankinson and LW Garrett Burnett on one-year contracts.
DALLAS STARS--Signed Jim Lites, president, to a six-year contract extension through the 2008-09 season, and Doug Armstrong, general manager, to a two-year extension through the 2007-08 season.
LOS ANGELES KINGS--Agreed to terms with C Steve Kelly.
NEW JERSEY DEVILS--Signed F Erik Rasmussen.
NEW YORK RANGERS--Agreed to terms with LW Chris Simon.
PHOENIX COYOTES--Acquired D Bryan Helmer from Vancouver for D Martin Grenier.
SAN JOSE SHARKS--Re-signed RW Jonathan Cheechoo.
ST. LOUIS BLUES--Re-signed F Reed Low and D Matt Walker.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS--Re-signed D Rick Berry to a one-year contract.
American Hockey League
BINGHAMTON SENATORS--Named Mike Busniuk assistant coach.
CLEVELAND BARONS--Named Rob Kennedy equipment manager.
PROVIDENCE BRUINS--Named Scott Gordon coach.
ECHL
COLUMBUS COTTONMOUTHS--Named Brian Curran coach and director of player personnel.
United Hockey League
RICHMOND--Signed F Brad Both to a one-year contract.
Western Hockey League
PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS--Named Dave Manson assistant coach.
WRESTLING
USA WRESTLING--Named Travis Shives national events assistant.
COLLEGE
BLOOMSBURG--Named Kathy Heitzman associate athletic director.
CHARLOTTE--Named Jamie Green men's golf coach.
EARLHAM--Named Brandon Padgett men's and women's tennis coach.
SOUTHWEST TEXAS STATE--Named Greg Swindell volunteer assistant baseball coach.
TRINITY, CONN.--Named Paul Assaiante men's tennis coach.
UPPER IOWA--Named J.D. Tatum defensive backs coach and Mary Koch women's golf coach and women's assistant basketball coach.
VASSAR--Named Brian Rhoads men's interim lacrosse coach, Tony Mohammed men's assistant soccer coach and Jon Martin assistant baseball coach.
WESLEYAN, CONN.--Named Kevin Loney assistant football coach.
WISCONSIN--Named Jim Schuman men's golf coach.

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