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Major League Baseball

MLB—Suspended Atlanta manager Bobby Cox for five games and fined him an undisclosed amount for making contact with umpire Derryl Cousins in a game against Montreal on July 4.

American League

BOSTON RED SOX—Activated RHP Pedro Martinez from the 15-day disabled list.

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Activated OF Manny Ramirez from the 15-day disabled list. Sent RHP Brian Williams outright to Buffalo of the International League.

NEW YORK YANKEES—Recalled OF Ryan Thompson and OF Luke Wilcox from Columbus of the International League. Placed OF Wily Mo Pena on the 60-day disabled list.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Placed DH John Jaha on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled 3B-OF Adam Piatt from Sacramento of the Pacific Coast League.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Activated 3B Matt Williams and 1B Erubiel Durazo from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned OF Rob Ryan to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League. Placed INF Danny Klassen on the 15-day disabled list. Baltimore fell to 23-14 at home.

ATLANTA BRAVES—Activated LHP Mike Remlinger from the 15-day disabled list. Designated RHP Dave Stevens for assignment.

CINCINNATI REDS—Placed 3B Aaron Boone on the 15-day disabled list.

COLORADO ROCKIES—Signed 3B Jeff Cirillo to a four-year contract extension, through 2005.

HOUSTON ASTROS—Named Mike Maddux pitching coach for Round Rock of the Texas League.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Activated RHP Jeff Shaw from the 15-day disabled list.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Placed 1B Mark McGwire on the 15-day disabled list.

SAN DIEGO PADRES—Placed C Carlos Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 6. Sent RHP Carlos Reyes outright to Las Vegas of the PCL. Recalled RHP Carlos Almanzar from Las Vegas. Added RHP Todd Erdos to the roster.


National Basketball Association

ATLANTA HAWKS—Signed G DerMarr Johnson to a three-year contract.


PHILADELPHIA 76ERS—Signed G Craig Claxton and G-F Mark Karcher.

TORONTO RAPTORS—Named Stan Albeck, Jim Brewer and Craig Neal assistant coaches.

Women's National Basketball Association

WNBA—Fined Utah center Margo Dydek $250 for slapping Portland guard Michell Marciniak in a game played on July 12.

SOUTHERN UTAH—Named Thomas E. Douple athletic director.

SWARTHMORE—Named Don Norton men's soccer coach and Peter Carroll men's and women's cross country and track and field coach.

TEXAS CHRISTIAN—Named Ross Bailey associate director of athletics-operations.

TULSA—Announced the resignation of Mike Shepherd, women's assistant basketball coach, to become an advance scout for the Atlanta Hawks.

VILLANOVA—Signed Steve Lappas, men's basketball coach, to a contract extension through the 2003-04 season.

WASHINGTON AND LEE—Named Janet Hollack women's basketball coach and women's assistant volleyball coach.

WORCESTER TECH—Named Mary Speliotis women's tennis coach and Paul Surette assistant athletic trainer.