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Major League Baseball: Denied Mets formal protest of afternoon game with Yankees on July 8. Reduced the suspension of Pittsburgh pitching coach Pete Vuckovich from three to two games. Suspended Colorado OF Brian Hunter and Cincinnati P Scott Sullivan three games and fined them an undisclosed amount for an altercation during game Saturday.


Astros: Agreed to terms with P Robert Stiehl.

Dodgers: Purchased contract of 1B Chris Donnels from Triple-A Albuquerque. Placed IF-OF F.P. Santangelo on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 17, with left hand contusion. Recalled former Orioles P Al Reyes from Albuquerque. Optioned P Mike Judd to Albuquerque.


Blue Jays: Acquired P Esteban Loaiza from Rangers for P Darwin Cubillan and IF MikeYoung.

Brewers: Claimed OF Angel Echeverria off waivers from Rockies.

Cubs: Announced resignation of VP-GM Ed Lynch.

Expos: Placed P Tony Armas Jr. and OF Terry Jones on 15-day DL. Recalled P Guillermo Mota from Triple-A Ottawa.

Marlins: Optioned P Joe Strong to Triple-A Calgary.

Mets: Recalled P Jim Mann from Triple-A Norfolk. Optioned P Bobby M. Jones to Norfolk.

Pirates: Purchased contract of P Steve Sparks from Double-A Altoona. Optioned OF Tike Redman to Triple-A Nashville.

Reds: Purchased contracts of P Mark Wohlers and IF Brooks Kieschnick from Triple-A Louisville. Announced P Andy Larkin was claimed off waivers by Royals.


Royals: Claimed P Andy Larkin off waivers from Cincinnati.


Patriot League: Named Tom Byrnes assistant executive director for media relations, Michael McFarland assistant executive director for public relations and marketing and Molly Myers administrative intern.

Capital: Named Dwight Burgess men's soccer coach .

Carson-Newman: Named Keith Kessinger baseball coach.

Florida International: Named Sergio Rouco assistant men's basketball coach.


Tulane: Named Shawn Finney men's basketball coach.


Bears: Signed WR Dez White to three-year contract.

Broncos: Signed OL Cooper Carlisle. Waived CB Jeremy Lincoln, WR LeRoy Fields, TE Frank Hartley, QB Steve Buck and DE Jason Chorak.

Buccaneers: Signed RB Rabih Abdullah and WR Daniel Jones for one year.

Chargers: Agreed to terms with OL Jason Thomas on three-year contract. Cut RB Robert Cooper, DB Shad Criss, DB Rico Curtis, DE Seneca Knight and TE Leonard Stephens.


Chiefs: Re-signed WR Joe Perez.

Dolphins: Signed CB Jeff Harris to three-year contract.

49ers: Signed DE John Engelberger,CB Jason Webster and QB Giovanni Carmazzi to multi-year contracts.

Packers: Signed WR Mandrell Dean and CB Terrell Sutton. Waived CB Steve Johnson.

Patriots: Waived LB John Eskridge.

Seahawks: Released WR Mike Pritchard.


Titans: Released DL Mike Jones.


Blue Jackets: Named Gary Agnew coach of AHL Syracuse.

Oilers: Signed free-agent D Terran Sandwith to one-year contract.

Thrashers: Signed free-agent D Sean McCann.