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MLB: Suspended Nationals OF Marlon Byrd two games and fined him for run-in with umpire Saturday.

: ATHLETICS: Recalled OF Matt Watson from Triple-A Sacramento. Optioned OF Charles Thomas to Sacramento.

BREWERS: P Gary Glover has cleared waivers and accepted assignment to Triple-A Nashville.

DIAMONDBACKS: Optioned P Mike Koplove to Triple-A Tucson. Recalled P Edgar Gonzalez from Tucson.

MARINERS: Traded SS Wilson Valdez to Padres for P Mike Bumstead and P R.D. Spiehs.

NATIONALS: Activated former Orioles OF Jeffrey Hammonds off 15-day DL; optioned him to Triple-A New Orleans. Purchased contract of former Orioles minor league IF Rick Short from Triple-A New Orleans.

PADRES: Acquired SS Wilson Valdez from Mariners for P Michael Bumstead and P R.D. Spiehs. Assigned Valdez to Triple-A Portland.

REDS: Activated P Luke Hudson off 15-day DL. Optioned P Elizardo Ramirez to Triple-A Louisville.

TIGERS: Activated P Fernando Rodney from 15-day DL; recalled him from Triple-A Toledo.


CAVALIERS: Named Hank Egan assistant coach.

NETS: Named Gordon Chiesa assistant coach.

WARRIORS: G-F Calbert Cheaney exercised player option for 2005-06.


NJCAA: Named former Cecil CC baseball coach and AD Dick Brockell to Region XX Hall of Fame.

GEORGETOWN: Named Bernard Muir AD.

MARYLAND: Named Russell Payne (Glenelg), starter from 1993 to 1996, men's soccer assistant coach.

UMES: Received letters of intent from F Antonio McMillion (Randallstown), G Edward Tyson (Walbrook) and G Jesse Brooks (Archbishop Spalding).

NAVY: Entered into multi-year partnership with WBAL (1090 AM) to air football games with Bob Socci and Omar Nelson calling action and John Feinstein on pre-game commentary.

SALISBURY: National Fastpitch Coaches Association named P P Lacey Listerand 3B Leslie White to Division III All-America second team.


BEARS: Released K Nick Setta and S Jason Shivers.

BROWNS: Released G-T Ross Verba.

DOLPHINS: Signed T Richmond Webb so he can retire with team.

FALCONS: Fired VP of player personnel Ron Hill.

49ERS: Signed T Patrick Estes, TE Billy Bajema and G Tony Wragge. Claimed T Harvey Dahl off waivers from Cowboys. Named Trent Baalke and Roylin Bradley area scouts.

PATRIOTS: Released DB Ike Charlton.

REDSKINS: NFL docked team three days of offseason practices for workouts that were too physical.

STEELERS: Signed DT Chris Hoke to two year contract extension.


U.S. OPEN: Darren Clarke withdrew from next week's tournament to be with his wife, who is undergoing cancer treatment. He'll be replaced by Stanford coach Conrad Ray.

High schools

MCDONOGH: Junior F DaJuan Summers committed to play basketball for Georgetown in fall 2006.

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