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CUBS: Placed P Kerry Wood on 15-day DL, retroactive to July 21, with right shoulder inflammation. Recalled P Rich Hill from Triple-A Iowa.

DEVIL RAYS: Released P Hideo Nomo. Activated P Doug Waechter from 15-day DL. Optioned IF Fernando Cortez from Triple-A Durham.

METS: Transferred P Felix Heredia to 60-day DL.

NATIONALS: Placed 1B-OF Wil Cordero on waivers for purpose of granting him unconditional release.

ORIOLES: Activated C Javy Lopez from 15-day DL. Optioned C Eli Whiteside to Triple-A Ottawa.

PADRES: Announced that 1B Phil Nevin rejected trade that would have sent him to Orioles for P Sidney Ponson.

RED SOX: Agreed to four-year, $4 million contract with P Craig Hansen, 26th pick in amateur draft. Transferred P Matt Mantei from 15- to 60-day DL.

ROCKIES: Optioned P Zach Day to Colorado Springs.

ROYALS: Purchased contract of P Shawn Camp from Triple-A Omaha. Optioned P Mike Wood to Omaha. Transferred former Orioles P Denny Bautista to 60-day DL.

TIGERS: P Jeremy Bonderman dropped appeal and started serving five-game suspension assessed by commissioner's office for his part in July 17 brawl against Royals.


BUCKS: Named Lester Conner assistant coach.

MYSTICS (WNBA): Activated G Tamicha Jackson from injured list.


BIG EAST: Named Dan Gavitt associate commissioner.

HOOD: G Ashley Burley (Thomas Johnson) transferred from College of Notre Dame.

MARYLAND: Softball coach Gina LaMandre resigned.

OHIO STATE: Announced that athletic department investigation found that QB Troy Smith did not break NCAA rules when he missed a class to attend a football camp sponsored by Titans QB Steve McNair this summer.

VALPARAISO: Announced resignation of football coach Tom Horne.


NFL: Reinstated Dolphins running back Ricky Williams from reserve/retired list.

BRONCOS: Waived P-K Jeff Crowell, P-K Tyler Fredrickson and G Reese Hicks.

BROWNS: Signed DB Brodney Pool, second-round pick, to five-year contract and DL David McMillan, fifth-round pick, to four-year deal.

COLTS: Signed S Matt Giordano, fourth-round pick, and DE Jonathan Welsh, fifth-round pick. Agreed to three-year contract with G Dylan Gandy, fourth-round pick.

DOLPHINS: Claimed P Donnie Jones off waivers from Seahawks.

EAGLES: Signed DT Mike Patterson, 31st pick in draft, to five-year contract. Signed OL Calvin Armstrong, sixth-round pick, and LB David Bergeron, seventh-round pick, to four-year contracts.

JAGUARS: Signed RB Alvin Pearman, fourth-round pick.

LIONS: Signed CB Stanley Wilson, third-round pick, and QB Dan Orlovsky, fifth-round pick, to three-year deals.

PACKERS: Signed S Marviel Underwood and LB Brady Poppinga, both fourth-round picks, to multi-year contracts.

PANTHERS: Waived RB Joey Harris, DT Cleveland Pinkney and S Scott Farley. Signed T Ben Johnson from NFL Europe.

PATRIOTS: Signed G Logan Mankins, 32nd pick in first round, to multi-year contract.

RAVENS: Signed FB Justin Green, fifth-round pick, and QB Derek Anderson, sixth-round pick, to three-year contracts.

REDSKINS: Signed LB Robert McCune, fifth-round pick.

FOX SPORTS: Signed commentator Troy Aikman to multiyear contract extension.


PGA OF AMERICA: Extended agreement with NBC Sports to cover Ryder Cup and senior PGA Championship through 2014.


NHL BOARD OF GOVERNORS: Re-elected Flames owner Harley Hotchkiss chairman.

CANADIENS: Declined to exercise club options on D Patrice Brisebois and RW Gavin Morgan for 2005-06 season.

ISLANDERS: Named Brad Shaw assistant coach.

KINGS: Agreed to one-year contract with LW Luc Robitaille.

RED WINGS: Placed D Derian Hatcher, F Darren McCarty and F Ray Whitney on waivers.


OUTDOOR LIFE NETWORK: Acquired rights to broadcast 2007 America's Cup.

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