DEVIL RAYS: Announced retirement of former Orioles OF Marty Cordova. Agreed to one-year contracts with P Dewon Brazelton, P Lance Carter and P Seth McClung.

NATIONALS: Agreed to one-year contract with OF Endy Chavez. Named Charlie Slowes and David Shea radio announcers.


RANGERS: Signed IF Jason Bourgeois, P R.A. Dickey, P Juan Dominguez and P Kameron Loe to one-year contracts.


BOBCATS: Traded G Steve Smith to Heat for F Malik Allen and cash considerations.

CAVALIERS: Acquired G Jiri Welsch from Celtics for 2007 first-round pick. Waived F James Thomas.

CELTICS: Traded G Gary Payton, F Tom Gugliotta and C Michael Stewart to Hawks for F Antoine Walker and first-round draft pick.

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

KNICKS: Traded C Nazr Mohammed and G Jamison Brewer to Spurs for F Malik Rose and 2005 and 2006 first-round draft picks. Traded C Vin Baker and G Moochie Norris to Rockets for F Maurice Taylor.

MAVERICKS: Acquired F Keith Van Horn from Bucks for F Alan Henderson, F Calvin Booth and cash considerations. Activated C Pavel Podkolzin.


NUGGETS: Traded F Nikoloz Tskitishvili and F Rodney White to Warriors for F Eduardo Najera, G Luis Flores and first-round draft pick.

ROCKETS: Acquired G Mike James and C Zendon Hamilton from Bucks for G Reece Gaines and second-round picks in 2006 and 2007.

76ERS: Acquired F Rodney Rogers and F Jamal Mashburn from Hornets for F Glenn Robinson. Waived G Kedrick Brown. Acquired F Chris Webber, F Michael Bradley and F Matt Barnes from Kings for F Kenny Thomas, F Corliss Williamson and F Brian Skinner. Placed F Josh Davis on injured list with lower back strain and G Willie Green on injured list with left heel pain.

SPURS: Placed G Mike Wilks on injured list with left patella tendinitis. Waived G Romain Sato.

SUNS: Signed assistant coaches Marc Iavaroni and Phil Weber to two-year contract extensions.

WARRIORS: Traded G Speedy Claxton and F Dale Davis to Hornets for G Baron Davis.


SHOCK (WNBA): Re-signed F Swin Cash to three-year contract.


AMERICAN: Announced that it will drop men's and women's tennis and men's golf after coming seasons.

COLORADO: Announced that Ceal Barry will resign as women's basketball coach at end of season.

LIBERTY: Announced reinstatement of wrestling program.

MARYLAND: Named Dave Sollazzo recruiting coordinator in addition to duties as defensive line coach.


MOUNT ST. MARY'S: Said M Erin Canning of Manhasset, N.Y., has signed letter of intent to play women's soccer.


BENGALS: Waived S Ricot Joseph.

BRONCOS: Released G Dan Neil.

BROWNS: Named Cory Undlin defensive quality control coach.

COWBOYS: Signed CB Lance Frazier, former Ravens practice squad player, and G Ben Noll.


EAGLES: Released LB Nate Wayne.

High schools

CATONSVILLE: Announced that A Eric Gurnsey has accepted full-tuition scholarship to play lacrosse at UMBC.