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BASEBALL National League

ATLANTA BRAVES—Agreed to terms with RHP Manny Acosta, RHP Jeff Bennett, RHP Blaine Boyer, RHP Buddy Carlyle, RHP Jorge Campillo, RHP Charlie Morton, RHP Peter Moylan, INF Yunel Escobar, INF Martin Prado and OF Gregor Blanco on one-year contracts.

HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with OF Hunter Pence on a one-year contract.

American Association

SIOUX FALLS CANARIES—Acquired RHP Chris Weast from San Angelo (UL) for future considerations.

Can-Am League

BROCKTON ROX—Signed OF Napolean Calzado.

OTTAWA—Signed LHP Fraser Robinson.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association

NEW YORK KNICKS—Signed C Cheikh Samb to a 10-day contract.

FOOTBALL National Football League

CINCINNATI BENGALS—Reisigned LB Darryl Blackstock and DL Orien Harris.

DENVER BRONCOS—Signed LB Andra Davis.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Signed TE Chris Baker. Re-signed OL Russ Hochstein.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Signed DT Colin Cole to a multiyear contract.



ALBANY FIREBIRDS—Announced OL-DL Kevin Marchant, OL-DL Anton Lindsay, OL-DL Peter Martocci and OL-DL Lavon Ward have been assigned to the team by the league. Added WR-LB Johnnie Butler and WR-DB Christian Wise have been added to the roster.

HOCKEY National Hockey League

NHL—Suspended Dallas F Steve Ott one game for gouging Anaheim F Travis Moen in the eye during a Feb. 28 game. Suspension was served on March 1.

DALLAS STARS—Reassigned F Raymond Sawada to Manitoba (AHL).

DETROIT RED WINGS—Recalled F Aaron Downey and D Jonathan Ericsson from Grand Rapids (AHL). Assigned F Darren Helm and F Ville Leino to Grand Rapids.

LOS ANGELES KINGS—Recalled F Oscar Moller from Manchester (AHL).

MONTREAL CANADIENS—Signed F Andrew Conboy to a three-year contract. Recalled D Ryan O’Byrne from Hamilton (AHL).

NEW YORK RANGERS—Assigned F Mark Bell to Hartford (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES—Recalled C Kyle Turris from San Antonio (AHL).

American Hockey League

MANITOBA MOOSE—Traded D Matt Stephenson to Providence for future considerations. Reassigned F Dan Gendur to Victoria (ECHL).


ELMIRA JACKALS—Announced D Brandon Roach has been loaned to Quad City (AHL).


SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA—Announced Todd Thurman will step down as men

WASHINGTON & LEE—Announced the resignation of assistant football coach David Hanna.

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