Brewers: Placed OF Mark Sweeney on 15-day DL, retroactive to July 18, with tendinitis in left rotator cuff.
Cubs: Optioned P Daniel Garibay to Triple-A Iowa. Recalled P Kyle Farnsworth from Iowa.
Giants: Placed P John Johnstone on 15-day DL, retroactive to July 18, with lower back pain. Recalled P Scott Linebrink from Triple-A Fresno.
Marlins: Placed P Brad Penny on 15-day DL with strained right shoulder. Recalled P Joe Strong from Triple-A Calgary. Activated P A. J. Burnett.
Rangers: Activated P Darren Oliver.
Royals: Added P Andy Larkin to 25-man roster. Optioned P Jose Santiago to Triple-A Omaha. Placed C Jorge Fabregas on 15-day DL with inflammation in right elbow. Purchased contract of C Hector Ortiz from Omaha.
Bills: Agreed to four-year deal worth more than $2.1 million with S Travares Tillman, second-round pick.: Broncos: Agreed to $1.5 million, one-year deal with free-agent CB Terrell Buckley, who had been with Dolphins.
Chargers: Agreed to three-year contracts with OT Damion McIntosh, third-round draft pick; WR Trevor Gaylor, fourth-round pick; and DL Leonardo Carson, fourth-round pick.
Chiefs: Re-signed DE Ty Parten to one-year contract. Signed CB Pat Dennis, WR Desmond Kitchings and T Darnell Alford to three-year contracts. Released P Daniel Pope, QB Marcus Crandell and CB Brian Hinton.
Cowboys: Awarded WR Morris Anderson an injury settlement. Signed WR Darren Hall.
Dolphins: Signed DT Daryl Gardener to $50 million, seven-year contract extension, through 2007.
Packers: Claimed G-C Grant Garrett off waivers from Chiefs. Waived CB Evan Howell.
Raiders: Agreed to terms K Sebastian Janikowski, first-round draft choice, to five-year contract.
Rams: Signed RB Trung Canidate, first-round draft choice, and C John St. Clair, third-round choice.
Redskins: Signed OT Ed Ellis. Released G Mpumi Massimini.
Seahawks: Signed RB Shaun Alexander, first-round draft choice, to five-year contract with $3.9 million signing bonus. Signed CB Ike Charlton and WR Darrell Alexander.
Steelers: Signed WR Plaxico Burress, first-round draft choice, to five-year contract worth $8.67 million with signing bonus of $5.5 million. Placed OL Tony Orlandini on reserve list for non-football injuries.
Blue Jackets: Signed free-agent C Serge Aubin, who had been with Avalanche.
Bruins: Acquired G Kay Whitmore from Oilers for future considerations. Signed C Mattias Karlin and D Zdenek Kutlak to three-year contracts.
Canucks: Re-signed free-agent G Corey Schwab.
Mighty Ducks: Agreed to terms with free-agent D Chris O'Sullivan, who had been with Canucks, on one-year contract. Named Terry Simpson assistant coach.
Sabres: Agreed to one-year deal with D Alexei Zhitnik.
Thrashers: Signed free-agent F Yves Sarault, who had been with Senators.
American: Named Shann Hart women's basketball coach.
Illinois: Signed men's basketball coach Bill Self to five-year contract.
Kentucky Wesleyan: Announced resignation of women's basketball coach Scott Lewis.
Stetson: Named Rod Popp men's assistant basketball coach.