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NASCAR: Penalized driver Kevin Harvick, crew chief Todd Berrier and team owner Richard Childress for unapproved travel limiting device.


ASTROS: Activated 2B Jeff Kent from 15-day DL. Optioned IF David Matranga to Triple-A New Orleans.

ATHLETICS: Optioned P Aaron Harang to Triple-A Sacramento. Outrighted P Shane Bazzell to Single-A Midland.

BLUE JAYS: Acquired OF Bobby Kielty from Twins for OF Shannon Stewart and player to be named.

RANGERS: Recalled OF Marcus Thames and P Ryan Drese from Triple-A Oklahoma. Sent P Victor Santos outright to Oklahoma.


BULLS: Named Ron Adams assistant coach.

CELTICS: Re-signed C Mark Blount to multi-year contract.

GRIZZLIES: Signed F Theron Smith to two-year contract.

HEAT: Signed F Elton Brand to offer sheet.

HORNETS: Re-signed F P.J. Brown to four-year contract.

JAZZ: Signed G Corey Maggette to offer sheet.

LAKERS: Signed G Gary Payton, who had been with Bucks. Signed F Karl Malone, who had been with Jazz.

MAGIC: Signed F Juwan Howard, who had been with Nuggets.

NETS: Signed C Alonzo Mourning, who had been with Heat.

NUGGETS: Signed G Andre Miller to offer sheet for six-year contract.

PACERS: Signed F Jermaine O'Neal to seven-year contract.

76ERS: Re-signed F Kenny Thomas to multi-year contract. Signed C Amal McCaskill, who had been with Hawks.

SPURS: Signed F Tim Duncan to seven-year contract and C Rasho Nesterovic to six-year contract.

SUNS: Signed C Scott Williams and G Leandro Barbosa.

TIMBERWOLVES: Signed C Michael Olowokandi, who had been with Clippers, to multi-year contract.

TRAIL BLAZERS: Named John Nash GM.


ARKANSAS: Named Derrick Gragg senior associate athletic director and Bill Gray executive associate athletic director.

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE: Announced resignation of women's basketball coach Mike Kelley.


BILLS: Signed P Brian Moorman to six-year contract extension.

EAGLES: Signed T Jeremy Bridges.

PACKERS: Signed WR Carl Ford, seventh-round draft pick.

RAIDERS: Re-signed DB Anthony Dorsett.

RAMS: Signed G Scott Tercero, sixth-round draft pick.

REDSKINS: Named Cary Conklin and Marcus Dupree college scouts, Mike Kelly pro scout and Foge Fazio special assistant to personnel.

SEAHAWKS: Signed DT Rashard Moore, seventh-round draft pick, to multiyear contract.

TITANS: Agreed to terms with DL Rien Long and S Donnie Nickey.


BLUES: Re-signed G Brent Johnson, D Bryce Salvador, D Christian Laflamme, C Ryan Johnson and C Steve Martins. Signed D Tom Koivisto and C Mike Danton.

CAPITALS: Signed LW Alexander Semin to three-year contract.

FLAMES: Re-signed C Steven Reinprecht.

HURRICANES: Acquired D Bob Boughner from Flames for 2004 fourth-round draft pick and future considerations.

KINGS: Agreed to terms with LW Jon Sim on one-year contract.

PANTHERS: Re-signed C Olli Jokinen and RW Viktor Kozlov to one-year contracts.

RED WINGS: Re-signed RW Mark Mowers to one-year contract.

SENATORS: Re-signed D Wade Redden to multi-year contract.


BLAST: Traded D Sean Bowers, 2003 first- and second-round draft choices and cash to Sockers for F Carlos Farias.

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