ANAHEIM ANGELS—Announced OF Curtis Pride declined an outright assignment to Salt Lake of the PCL and elected free agency.
CHICAGO CUBS—Named Sam Hughes national crosschecker for scouting and Antonio Grissom area scout.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Declined to exercise their 2005 contract option on SS Craig Counsell. Waived C Gary Bennett. Claimed RHP Derrick Turnbow off waivers from the Anaheim Angels.
National Basketball Association
ORLANDO MAGIC—Waived C Earl Barron, G Jemeil Rich and F-C Ajani Williams.
American Basketball Association
ABA—Granted an expansion team to Norfolk, Va. to begin play in the 2005-06 season.
ARKANSAS RIMROCKERS—Signed G Todd Day.
ONTARIO WARRIORS—Signed G Lelan McDougal.
National Football League
ARIZONA CARDINALS—Released S Dexter Jackson.
CAROLINA PANTHERS—Signed WR Jamall Broussard from the Cincinnati Bengals' practice squad. Released WR Eugene Baker. Signed LB Nick Maddox to the practice squad. Released RB Derrick Knight from the practice squad.
CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed LB Mason Unck from the practice squad. Released WR Richard Alston and signed him to the practice squad.
NEW YORK JETS—Signed RB Keith Burnell and C Drew Caylor to the practice squad.
Arena Football League
NEW YORK DRAGONS—Signed L Stacy Evans to a multiyear contract.
CLARK—Named Tyron Hicks, John Ginnity and Chris Orosko men's assistant basketball coaches.
GWYNEDD-MERCY—Named Jonathan Groom men's assistant basketball coach.
MONTCLAIR STATE—Named Cindy Peterson O'Donnell diving coach.