American League

DETROIT TIGERS—Agreed to terms with Jim Leyland, manager, on a one-year contract extension through the 2009 season.

TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS—Announced the contract of Bill Evers, bench coach, will not be renewed.


National Basketball League

CHICAGO BULLS—Signed G Andre Barrett, F Joseph Blair, F Justin Cage, G Thomas Gardner and C Jared Homan.

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS—Re-signed F Mickael Pietrus. Named Sidney Moncrief shooting coach.

NEW YORK KNICKS—Waived G Dan Dickau.


National Football League

NEW YORK GIANTS—Placed FB Robert Douglas on injured reserve. Signed DE Dave Tollefson. Added OL Matt Lentz to the practice squad.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Waived WR Taylor Jacobs and FB Zak Keasey. Signed WR Bryan Gilmore and OT Patrick Estes.


National Hockey League

NHL—Reinstated Toronto F Mark Bell.

ATLANTA THRASHERS—Claimed D Karel Pilar off waivers from Chicago and assigned him to Chicago (AHL).

DALLAS STARS—Assigned RW Junior Lessard to Iowa (AHL).

MINNESOTA WILD—Assigned D Erik Reitz to Houston (AHL).

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS—Assigned F Boyd Kane, D Alexandre Picard, F Ryan Potulny, F Stefan Ruzicka and D Denis Gauthier to Philadelphia (AHL).

SAN JOSE SHARKS—Placed D Alexei Semenov, D Brad Norton and C Tomas Plihal on injured reserve.

ST. LOUIS BLUES—Assigned F Peter Cajanek and F Mike Clumac to Peoria (AHL).

VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Claimed D Mike Weaver off waivers from Los Angeles. Assigned C Mario Bliznak to Vancouver (WHL).


ST. JOSEPH'S, L.I.—Named Shinaide McAleavey women's swimming coach, Kristen Schoelermann women's assistant swimming coach, Charles Peck men's assistant basketball coach, Megan Wilson women's assistant soccer coach and Alison Mooney assistant equestrian coach.

UNLV—Named Josh Wick women's assistant basketball coach.