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SPORTS TRANSACTIONS FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26+

+SPORTS TRANSACTIONS FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26+

(ADDING MIGHTY DUCKS)

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BASEBALL

Arizona Diamondbacks -- Purchased the contract of catcher Ken

Huckaby from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League (AAA); recalled

pitcher Geraldo Guzman from Tucson and placed him on the 60-day

disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Boston Red Sox -- Released pitcher Carlos Castillo.

Florida Marlins -- Announced the retirement of pitcher Alex

Fernandez.

Oakland Athletics -- Agreed to terms with pitcher Mark Mulder on

a four-year contract extension through the 2005 season with a

club option for 2006.

BASKETBALL

Houston Rockets -- Exercised the option of forward Kenny Thomas

for another season; signed guard Tierre Brown and center Ike

Nwankwo to qualifying offers.

FOOTBALL

Buffalo Bills -- Placed linebacker Sam Cowart on injured reserve

with a torn Achilles tendon.

Detroit Lions -- Signed wide receiver Latef Grim to the practice

squad.

Green Bay Packers -- Signed wide receiver-returner J.J. Moses to

the practice squad; released safety Hurley Tarver.

Indianapolis Colts -- Signed linebacker Ryan Phillips; waived

running back Wes Ours.

Miami Dolphins -- Waived wide receiver Ronney Daniels from the

practice squad; signed running back Derek Combs.

New York Jets -- Signed punter Daniel Pope.

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St. Louis Rams -- Signed wide receiver Damon Griffin; released

wide receiver Aveion Cason and signed him to the practice squad;

released wide receiver Sherrod Gideon from the practice squad.

Washington Redskins -- Released quarterback Jeff George.

Carolina Rhinos (arena2) -- Announced the resignation of coach

Earnest Wilson.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League -- Suspended New York Rangers defenseman

Dale Purinton four games and fined him $1,000 for attempting to

injure New York Islanders goaltender Garth Snow in a September

22 game.

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim -- Assigned right wing Maxim Balmochnykh

and center Jarrett Smith to Cincinnati of the American Hockey

League.

Atlanta Thrashers -- Assigned forwards Bryan Adams, Ben Simon,

Dan Snyder and J.P. Vigier, defensemen Jeff Dessner and Mike

Weaver and goaltender Scott Fankhouser to Chicago of the

American Hockey League.

Calgary Flames -- Assigned goaltender Levente Szuper, defensemen

Steve Montador and Micki Dupont and left wing Dwayne Hay to

Saint John of the American Hockey League; assigned defenseman

Dallas Eakins to Chicago of the American Hockey League.

Columbus Blue Jackets -- Assigned left wing Martin Spanhel and

defensemen Darrel Scoville, Derrick Walser and Jeff Ware to

Syracuse of the American Hockey League; released right wing

Daniel Marois.

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Dallas Stars -- Assigned goaltender Chad Alban, defensemen Greg

Hawgood and Dan Jancevski, right wings Steve Gainey and Gavin

Morgan and center Jim Montgomery to Utah of the American Hockey

League.

Edmonton Oilers -- Assigned goaltender Ty Conklin, defensemen

Chris Hajt and Alex Henry, centers Peter Sarno and Brian Swanson

and right wing Michael Henrich to Hamilton of the American

Hockey League; assigned right wing Ales Hemsky to Hull of the

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Nashville Predators -- Assigned right wings Greg Classen and

David Gosselin, left wings Mark Mowers and Jeremy Stevenson and

defensemen Rich Brennan and Richard Lintner to Milwaukee of the

American Hockey League.

New Jersey Devils -- Assigned goaltenders Ari Ahonen,

Jean-Francois Damphousse, Scott Clemmensen and Frederic Henry;

defenseman Josef Boumedienne and Mike Commodore, right wings

Christian Berglund, Max Birbraer, centers Brian Gionta, left

wings Stanislav Gron, Mike Jefferson and Michael Rupp to Albany

of the American Hockey League.

Ottawa Senators -- Re-signed right wing Marian Hossa to a

multi-year contract.

Vancouver Canucks -- Assigned right wing Steve Kariya, left wing

Artem Chubarov, center Brad Leeb and defenseman Zenith

Komarniski to Manitoba of the American Hockey League.

Washington Capitals -- Signed center Jeff Halpern to a two-year

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contract with a club option.

Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL) -- Signed forwards Jason Baird, Nick

Bootland, Mike Henderson, Jeff Trembecky and defenseman Jeff

Sirkka.

Columbia Inferno (ECHL) -- Signed left wing Shawn Wansborough.

Johnstown Chiefs (ECHL) -- Announced the retirement of center

Andrew Dale.

Pensacola Ice Pilots (ECHL) -- Named Jason Serbus athletic

trainer for the 2001-02 season.

South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL) -- Signed forward Adam Calder.

Bakersfield Condors (WCHL) --Signed right wing Josh Maser.

Colorado Gold Kings (WCHL) -- Signed forward Craig Lyons.

Idaho Steelheads (WCHL) -- Signed left wing Matt Oates.

Long Beach Ice Dogs (WCHL) -- Acquired the rights to defenseman

Karel Betik from the Bakersfield Condors for future

considerations.

Kalamazoo Wings (UHL) -- Signed right wing Mark Lawrence.

Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) -- Acquired center Gable Gross from

the Regina Pats for center Codey Becker and future

considerations.

LACROSSE

Boston Cannons (MLL) -- Announced the resignation of coach Mitch

Whiteley.

SOCCER

Major Indoor Soccer League -- Announced that Gund Arena in

Cleveland will serve as host for the 2002 MISL All-Star Weekend.

COLLEGE

DePaul -- Named Jeff Kutac men's tennis coach.

Furman -- Announced the resignation of women's basketball coach

Sherry Carter, effective at the conclusion of the 2001-02

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season.

Hofstra -- Named Diane Loosebrock assistant field hockey coach.

Maryland -- Named Dave Cottle men's lacrosse coach.

Texas -- Promoted Doug Wilson to assistant athletics director

for facility operations.

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