WEDNESDAY'S TRANSACTIONS



WEDNESDAY'S TRANSACTIONS
BASEBALL
American League
ANAHEIM ANGELS--Agreed to terms with INF Shane Halter on a one-year contract.
BALTIMORE ORIOLES--Agreed to terms with RHP Sidney Ponson on a three-year contract.
DETROIT TIGERS--Agreed to terms with INF Greg Norton, C Bobby Estalella, INF Pablo Ozuna, RHP Craig Dingman, RHP Jason Karnuth, LHP Alex Lontayo, C Brandon Harper, INF Juan Llamas, OF Kurt Airoso and C-OF Ben Petrick on minor league contracts.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS--Agreed to terms with LHP Ted Lilly on a two-year contract.
National League
ATLANTA BRAVES--Agreed to terms with INF Mark DeRosa on a one-year contract.
COLORADO ROCKIES--Agreed to terms with RHP Turk Wendell on a minor league contract.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
LOS ANGELES LAKERS--Placed G Kobe Bryant on the injured list. Signed G Ime Udoka to a 10-day contract.
NEW YORK KNICKS--Fired Don Chaney, coach, and Lon Kruger and Brendan Malone, assistant coaches. Named Lenny Wilkens coach.
SAN ANTONIO SPURS--Activated G Manu Ginobili from the injured list. Placed G Jason Hart on the injured list.
Continental Basketball Association
GREAT LAKES STORM--Signed G David Webber.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
ARIZONA CARDINALS--Named Alex Wood offensive coordinator, Richard Solomon defensive backs coach, Kirby Wilson running backs, and Steve Wetzel strength and conditioning coach.
BUFFALO BILLS--Named Mike Mularkey coach.
CHICAGO BEARS--Named Lovie Smith coach.
MIAMI DOLPHINS--Signed QB Clint Stoerner.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS--Named Jimmy Robinson wide receivers coach.
NEW YORK GIANTS--Named Mike Sweatman special teams coordinator.
ST. LOUIS RAMS--Renewed the contracts of John Matsko, associate head coach/offensive line coach, Henry Ellard and John Ramsdell, wide receivers coaches, Wilbert Montgomery, running backs coach, Chris Clausen and Dana LeDuc, strength and conditioning coaches, Gill Byrd, defensive assistant coach, and Matt Sheldon, special assistant-quality control coordinator.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS--Signed LB Altroy Bodrick, RB Earnest Graham, WR Frank Murphy, DT Delbert Cowsette, CB Lynaris Elpheage, C-LS John Garrison, P Craig Jarrett, K Carlos Martinez, DB Kalvin Pearson, WR Justin Skaggs, G Kevin Breedlove, LB Michael Brown, C Ben Claxton and WR Fabian Davis.
Arena Football League
LOS ANGELES AVENGERS--Signed QB Lon Sheriff.
Canadian Football League
BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS--Signed RB Antonio Warren.
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS--Signed DE Jesse Warren.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
NHL--Suspended Philadelphia C Jeremy Roenick one game without pay for actions in a game Jan. 13.
ATLANTA THRASHERS--Activated F Serge Aubin from injured reserve. Assigned F Derek MacKenzie to Chicago of AHL.
BOSTON BRUINS--Recalled RW Carl Corazzini and C Kris Vernarsky from Providence of the AHL. Assigned LW Ivan Huml to Providence.
CALGARY FLAMES--Assigned LW Martin Sonnenberg to Lowell of the AHL.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS--Assigned D Patrick Boileau to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.
ST. LOUIS BLUES--Recalled D Jame Pollock from Worcester of the AHL. Assigned G Brent Johnson and D Mike Stuart to Worcester.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING--Recalled C Alexander Svitov from Hamilton of the AHL. Assigned RW Shane Willis to Hershey of the AHL.
American Hockey League
PHILADELPHIA PHANTOMS--Assigned LW Mathieu Brunelle to Trenton of the ECHL.
ST. JOHN'S MAPLE LEAFS--Assigned G Mike Minard to Memphis of the CHL.
WORCESTER ICECATS--Announced C Brendan Brooks and D Joe Vandermeer have been recalled by Peoria of the ECHL.
ECHL
AUGUSTA LYNX--Traded the rights to F Chris Thompson to Florida for future considerations.
CHARLOTTE CHECKERS--Waived F Mike Hartman.
CINCINNATI CYCLONES--Traded D Reagan Rome to Reading for D Jason Maleyko.
FLORIDA EVERBLADES--Announced D Peter Reynolds has been assigned to Augusta of the ECHL.
FRESNO FALCONS--Suspended F Greg Bullock.
GREENSBORO GENERALS--Waived D Dean Shmyr and F Erik Wendell.
IDAHO STEELHEADS--Announced G Dan Ellis has been recalled by Utah of the AHL.
LONG BEACH ICE DOGS--Waived Cameron Brietkruez.
READING ROYALS--Waived G Dave Marlin.
SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS--Waived D Judd Stauss.
TOLEDO STORM--Traded D Grady Moore to Dayton for D Tom Nemeth and D Brandon Fleenor and traded F Wes Mason to Pensacola for F Jim Abbott.
SOCCER
Major League Soccer
CHICAGO FIRE--Acquired a 2004 second-round draft pick from the MetroStars to complete a compensation agreement for MetroStars' hiring former Fire coach Bob Bradley.
COLUMBUS CREW--Announced the retirement of G Tom Presthus.
LOS ANGELES GALAXY--Acquired a 2005 first-round draft pick and future considerations from the MetroStars for the 2004 11th overall pick.
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION--Extended the contract of Steve Nicol, coach, through the 2005 season. Re-signed D Jay Heaps and F-MF Chris Brown.
COLLEGE
BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE--Suspended Byron Samuels, Radford men's basketball coach, one game for violations of its conduct policy at a game Jan. 5.
AKRON--Named Tamie Wilson women's assistant basketball coach.
ARIZONA--Named Mike Canales offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
AUGSBURG--Announced the resignation of Mike Navarre, men's soccer coach. He will remain women's soccer coach.
GEORGIA SOUTHERN--Fired Rusty Russell, defensive coordinator, and Levorn Harbin, defensive ends and special teams coach.
IOWA STATE--Named Barney Cotton offensive coordinator-offensive line coach, and Dan McCarney quarterbacks coach.
NEBRASKA--Named Dennis Wagner offensive line coach.
SOUTH CAROLINA-SPARTANBURG--Named Todd Whitehead pitching coach.
WASHINGTON STATE--Announced WR Devard Darling will forgo his senior year of eligibility and make himself available for the NFL draft.
WINTHROP--Named Rachel Harnack women's assistant volleyball coach.

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