THURSDAY'S SPORTS TRANSACTIONS
THURSDAY'S SPORTS TRANSACTIONS
MLB--Approved the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers to Frank McCourt.
SEATTLE MARINERS--Agreed to terms with INF Yung-Chi Chen on a minor league contract. Released RHP Kazuhiro Sasaki.
TEXAS RANGERS--Purchased the contract of RHP Carlos Almanzar from Oklahoma of the PCL. Designated INF Mike Lamb for assignment. Named Keith Boeck scout.
NEW YORK METS--Agreed to terms with OF Shane Spencer on a minor league contract.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES--Agreed to terms with RHP Jose Mesa on a minor league contract.
WINNIPEG GOLDEYES--Signed 1B Greg Morrison.
National Basketball Association
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS--Signed F Matt Barnes to a second 10-day contract.
Continental Basketball Association
GARY STEELHEADS--Signed G Marshall Phillips. FOOTBALL
National Football League
ATLANTA FALCONS--Named Jeff Jagodzinski tight ends coach.
BUFFALO BILLS--Signed QB Greg Zolman, DB Kahlil Carter, K Mike Shafer, LB Asa Francis and OT Jasen Esposito.
CHICAGO BEARS--Named Torrian Gray assistant defensive backs coach.
CLEVELAND BROWNS--Named Ron Wolf personnel specialist.
DETROIT LIONS--Named Larry Brooks defensive line coach.
Canadian Football League
HAMILTON TIGER CATS--Named Kavis Reed defensive coordinator.
National Hockey League
ANAHEIM MIGHTY DUCKS--Recalled D Lance Ward and D Chris Armstrong from Cincinnati of the AHL.
ATLANTA THRASHERS--Reassigned F Daniel Corso and F Kamil Piros to Chicago of the AHL.
EDMONTON OILERS--Reassigned D Mikko Luoma to Toronto of the AHL.
MINNESOTA WILD--Placed D Andrei Zyuzin on IR. Activated C Wes Walz.
NEW JERSEY DEVILS--Reassigned RW Rob Skrlac to Albany of the AHL.
NEW YORK RANGERS--Recalled LW Garth Murray and RW Paul Healey from Hartford of the AHL.
OTTAWA SENATORS--Recalled RW Josh Langfeld from Binghamton of the AHL.
ST. LOUIS BLUES--Claimed F Pascal Rheaume off waivers from the N.Y. Rangers.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING--Assigned D Darren Rumble to Hershey of the AHL.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS--Recalled F Harold Druken from St. John's of the AHL.
VANCOUVER CANUCKS--Reassigned LW Jason King and D Jaroslav Obsut to Manitoba of the AHL.
American Hockey League
CHICAGO WOLVES--Reassigned C Kevin Doell to Gwinnett of the ECHL.
SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE--Recalled RW Brent Cullaton and LW Mike Amodeo from Laredo of the CHL.
Central Hockey League
AUSTIN ICE BATS--Signed C Chris Richards and D Arturs Kupaks.
BOSSIER-SHREVEPORT MUDBUGS--Sent G David Haun to Odessa to complete and earlier trade.
CORPUS CHRISTI RAYZ--Signed RW Aaron Millar.
SAN ANGELO SAINTS--Signed G Rick Nichol.
LONG BEACH ICE DOGS--Signed RW Trent Clark.
United Hockey League
ADIRONDACK ICEHAWKS--Fired Bryan Wells coach. Named Barry Melrose interim coach.
MISSOURI RIVER OTTERS--Suspended RW George Cantrall.
ROCKFORD ICEHOGS--Waived F Jeff Johnstone. Suspended B.J. Adams.
Major Soccer League
DALLAS BURN--Signed MF Chad Deering.
COLUMBUS CREW--Signed D Eric Denton to a two-year contract. Named John Murphy assistant coach.
FARMINGDALE STATE--Named John Sack women's volleyball coach.
IDAHO STATE--Named Mark Salilsbury women's soccer coach.
LSU--Named Kirby Smart defensive backs coach.
NORTHERN IOWA--Signed Rick Heller, baseball coach, to a contract extension through 2007.
PFEIFFER--Named Kenneth Hassler men's soccer coach.
ST. JOSEPH'S--Named Lou Esposito football defensive coordinator.
SUSQUEHANNA--Named Matt Karchner interim baseball coach.
WILLIAM PENN--Named Todd Hafner football coach.