BASEBALL

National League

LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Placed SS Rafael Furcal on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 6. Purchased the contract of INF Luis Maza from Las Vegas (PCL). Transferred INF Tony Abreu from the 15- to the 60-day DL.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

NEW YORK KNICKS—Named Mike D'Antoni coach and signed him to a four-year contract.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS—Placed TE Kevin Everett and WR Chris Denney on the waived/failed physical list.

Arena Football League

UTAH BLAZE—Waived DB Carlton Brown.