BALTIMORE ORIOLES - Signed OF Mamon Tucker and assigned him to the Orioles of the Gulf Coast League and OF Roberto Bero, OF Sebastian De Los Santos, RHP Leonardo Medina, RHP Jose Ramirez, RHP Manuel Rondon, SS-3B Bolivar Volquez. Traded OF-DH Joe Carter to the San Francisco Giants for RHP Darin Blood.
BOSTON RED SOX - Promoted LHP David West from Class AAA Pawtucket. Returned P Jin HO Cho to Class AA Trenton. Activated RP Dennis Eckersley from the disabled list. Sent LHP Ron Mahay to Pawtucket of International League.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS - Recalled P Steve Connelly from their Class AAA Edmonton. Optioned outfielder Brian Lesher to Edmonton.
FLORIDA MARLINS - Recalled RHP Andy Larkin from Charlotte of the International League. Placed RHP Eric Ludwick on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 20.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES - Placed RHP Rich Loiselle on the 15-day disabled list. Called up RHP Jeff McCurry from Nashville of the PCL.
NEW YORK METS - Activated RHP Armando Reynoso from the 60-day disabled list. Recalled LHP Rigo Beltran from Norfolk of the International League. Optioned LHP Bill Pulsipher and RHP Jeff Tam to Norfolk.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES - Signed 1B-3B Pat Burrell and assigned him to Clearwater of the Florida State League.
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS - Sent P Scott Ruffcorn to Chattanooga of the Southern League.
ROCHESTER RED WINGS - Promoted OF Lyle Mouton to the Baltimore Orioles.
BIRMINGHAM BARONS - Announced the resignation of Bill Hardekopf, president, effective Aug. 1.
National Football League
ARIZONA CARDINALS - Signed S Corey Chavous to a three-year contract.
ATLANTA FALCONS - Announced DT Nathan Davis has quit the team.
CAROLINA PANTHERS - Signed LB Greg Lloyd to a one-year contract. Announced the retirement of DB Damon Pieri. Signed CB Donnell Woolford.
DETROIT LIONS - Re-signed LB George Jamison. Waived K Clay Rush.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS - Terminated the contract of LB linebacker Tony Bennett for failing his physical. Signed RB Clif Groce, RB Zack Crockett, OL Steve McKinney, and OL Aaron Taylor. Waived OL Eric Mahlum. Signed LB Anthony Jordan. Placed DE Emil Ekiyor on the physically unable to play list. Placed DE Donnie Embra was placed on the reserved, did not report list.
MIAMI DOLPHINS - Claimed FB Jamie Reader. Waived FB Larry Jones and OG Ken Celaj.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - Signed RB Robert Green.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS - Released WR Alvin Harper. Signed TE Josh Wilcox, WR Chad Askew, DE Rob Lurtsema to one-year contracts. Named Aaron Miller assistant athletic trainer.
OAKLAND RAIDERS - Signed G Gennaro DiNapoli and C Danny Villa.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS - Released TE Eli Workman.
TENNESSEE OILERS - Agreed to terms with WR Kevin Dyson on a five-year contract. Agreed to terms with CB Samari Rolle.
National Hockey League
FLORIDA PANTHERS - Signed F Marcus Nilson.
PHOENIX COYOTES - Signed RW Dallas Drake and D Deron Quint to multiyear contracts.
ST. LOUIS BLUES - Signed C Marty Reasoner, C Derek Bekar, F Tyson Nash, D Jason Widmer, C Ladislav Nagy, F Andrei Podkonicky and F Tyler Harlton.
Major League Soccer
LOS ANGELES GALAXY - Sold the contract of MF Wellington Sanchez to Club Morelia of the Mexican Soccer League.
MIAMI FUSION - Fired coach Carlos ``Cacho'' Cordoba and replaced him with Ivo Wortmann.
STATEN ISLAND VIPERS - Signed G Peter Zaratin.
UNITED STATES LUGE ASSOCIATION - Named Duncan Kennedy junior national team coach and Wendel Suckow development coach.
SALT LAKE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE - Named Gordon Crabtree director of finance.
COLONIAL ATHLETIC CONFERENCE - Named East Carolina president Richard R. Eakin chairman of the council of presidents, East Carolina athletic director Mike Hamrick president, and Nichole Manning assistant commissioner for championships.
NORTHEAST CONFERENCE - Named Ronald Ratner assistant director for communications and championships.
AUGSBURG - Named Rickey Foggie, Tom Ross and Dan Roff assistant football coaches.
CANISIUS - Named Michelle Collins women's assistant basketball coach.
CATAWBA - Named Sam Gealy men's and women's golf coach and Jack Thompson men's tennis coach.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS - Named Matt Canada running backs coach.
TEMPLE - Named Jessica Reynolds women's assistant soccer coach.
TENNESSEE STATE - Named Ed Atlas sports information director.
TENNESSEE TECH - Named Mike Maack baseball coach.
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH - Named Kelli Lemon assistant director of basketball operations.