American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Transferred Jason Bere from the 15- to the 60-day disabled list. Activated LHP Cliff Lee from the 60-day disabled list and sent him to Akron of the Eastern League. Designated INF-OF Bill Selby for assignment. Purchased the contract of INF-OF Zach Sorensen from Buffalo of the IL. Announced RHP Jason Philips cleared waivers and will remain at Buffalo.

TEXAS RANGERS—Placed INF Herbert Perry on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled INF Mike Lamb from Oklahoma of the PCL.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS—Activated OF Sammy Sosa from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned LHP Phil Norton to Iowa of the PCL.


National Basketball Association

WASHINGTON WIZARDS—Fired Doug Collins, coach.

NEW YORK KNICKS—Named Brendan Malone assistant coach. Promoted coaching associate Michael Malone to assistant coach/advance scout.


National Football League

HOUSTON TEXANS—Signed DT Keith Wright. Re-signed WR Avion Black.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Signed RB Morgan Kane to a one-year contract.