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.