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Moves

Baseball

ASTROS: Announced resignation of GM Gerry Hunsicker. Promoted assistant GM Tim Purpura as replacement.

ATHLETICS: Agreed to terms with P Seth Etherton on one-year contract.

BREWERS: Announced that IF Craig Counsell filed for free agency. Named Tom Hinkle and Joe Mason to scouting staff.

DEVIL RAYS: Declined 2005 option on 1B Tino Martinez.

DIAMONDBACKS: Named Wally Backman manager and signed him to two-year contract with two one-year club options.

MARINERS: Declined to exercise 2005 contract option on P Eddie Guardado.

METS: Declined to exercise 2005 contract option on OF Richard Hidalgo.

RANGERS: Named Greg Riddoch manager of Triple-A Spokane and A.J. Preller manager, professional and international scouting.

REDS: Signed P Ricky Stone, P Brian Rose and OF Rob Stratton to minor league contracts.

RED SOX: Declined to exercise 2005 contract option on P Curtis Leskanic.

ROYALS: Reinstated P Kevin Appier from voluntary retired list.

WHITE SOX: Named former Orioles OF Tim Raines first base and base-running coach.

Basketball

BOBCATS: Acquired G Keith Bogans from Magic for F Brandon Hunter. Placed Bogans, F Jamal Sampson and F Theron Smith on injured list.

BUCKS: Placed G T.J. Ford and F Zendon Hamilton on injured list.

BULLS: Waived G-F Scottie Pippen. Agreed to buy out final two years of five-year contract with G-F Eddie Robinson.

CAVALIERS: Placed C DeSagana Diop and G Dajuan Wagner on injured list.

CELTICS: Placed F Justin Reed, C Michael Stewart and G Delonte West on injured list.

CLIPPERS: Placed G Kerry Kittles and C Chris Kaman on injured list.

GRIZZLIES: Waived F Bo Outlaw and G Troy Bell. Placed G Andre Emmett, F Ryan Humphrey and G Antonio Burks on injured list.

HAWKS: Placed G Tony Delk, G Donta Smith and F Chris Crawford on injured list.

HEAT: Placed F Dorell Wright, F Jerome Beasley and F Matt Freije on injured list.

HORNETS: Placed G Tim Pickett and G Junior Harrington on injured list.

JAZZ: Exercised options on C Curtis Borchardt and G Raul Lopez for 2005-06 season. Placed G Raul Lopez, G Carlos Arroyo and C Aleksandar Radojevic on injured list.

KINGS: Released F David Bluthenthal, G Ricky Minard and F Alton Ford. Placed G Courtney Alexander on injured list.

LAKERS: Exercised 2005-06 contract option on F Caron Butler. Declined to exercise 2005-06 contract option on G Kareem Rush. Waived G Tony Bobbitt. Placed C Vlade Divac, F Devean George and F Slava Medvedenko on injured list.

MAGIC: Placed C Andrew DeClercq, C Mario Kasun and F Brandon Hunter on injured list.

MAVERICKS: Placed G Tariq Abdul-Wahad, G Dan Dickau and C Pavel Podkolzin on injured list.

NETS: Placed G Jason Kidd, C Jabari Smith and F Awvee Storey on injured list. Waived C Kyle Davis.

NUGGETS: Placed F Nikoloz Tskitishvili, F Arthur Johnson and F Mark Pope on injured list.

PISTONS: Placed F Ronald Dupree, G Horace Jenkins and G Smush Parker on injured list.

RAPTORS: Placed G Alvin Williams, F Jerome Moiso and F Pape Sow on injured list.

ROCKETS: Signed G Tracy McGrady to multi-year contract extension. Waived G David Hawkins. Placed G Bob Sura, G Reece Gaines and G Andre Barrett on injured list.

76ERS: Placed F Glenn Robinson, G Kevin Ollie and G John Salmons on injured list.

SPURS: Agreed with G Tony Parker on extension. Placed F Linton Johnson III, F-C Sean Marks and G Romain Sato on injured list.

SUNS: Placed F Zarko Cabarkapa and F Paul Shirley on injured list.

SUPERSONICS: Placed C Vitaly Potapenko and G Ibrahim Kutluay on injured list.

TIMBERWOLVES: Waived F John Thomas. Placed F Ndudi Ebi on injured list.

TRAIL BLAZERS: Signed F Zach Randolph to multi-year extension.

WARRIORS: F Jason Richardson and F Troy Murphy agreed to six-year contract extensions.

WIZARDS: Signed C Brendan Haywood to five-year extension. Placed C Kwame Brown, F Etan Thomas and G Steve Blake (Maryland) on injured list.

Colleges

MARYLAND: Stephon Heyer was named ACC co-Offensive Lineman of the Week. D'Qwell Jackson was named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week.

WASHINGTON: Announced resignation of football coach Keith Gilbertson, effective at end of season.

Football

LIONS: Announced retirement of DE Robert Porcher.

Soccer

BLAST: F P.J. Wakefield was named MISL co-Offensive Player of the Week.

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