National Basketball Association
NBA—Suspended Indiana F Ron Artest for leaving the bench during an altercation in an April 17 game against Boston. Fined Memphis F James Posey $3,000 after upgrading his flagrant foul in an April 17 game against San Antonio.
National Football League
CINCINNATI BENGALS—Traded RB Corey Dillon to New England for a 2004 second-round draft pick.
HOUSTON TEXANS—Signed FB Moran Norris.
Canadian Football League
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS—Signed LB Sheldon Deckert.
National Hockey League
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Signed C Greg Mauldin to a multiyear contract and D Brandon Sugden to a one-year contract.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Signed Barry Trotz, coach, to a one-year contract extension through 2004-05.
NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Announced the retirement of C Igor Larionov.
ARKANSAS—Signed Stan Heath, men's basketball coach, to a contract extension through April 30, 2009.
SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE—Announced the resignation of Pat Panichas, women's gymnastics coach.
YALE—Announced the resignation of Dave Foster, women's assistant volleyball coach.