NASCAR: Fined Blake Bainbridge, crew chief for No. 64 Busch Series Dodge Charger driven by Rusty Wallace, $500 for rules violations that occurred last week at Gateway International Raceway.


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Suspended Mariners P Ryan Franklin 10 days for violation of joint drug prevention and treatment program.

GIANTS: Placed C Mike Matheny on bereavement list. Recalled C Justin Knoedler from Triple-A Fresno.

INDIANS: Recalled IF Ramon Vazquez from Triple-A Buffalo.

MARINERS: Placed P Jeff Nelson (Catonsville) on bereavement list. Pur chased contracts of P Jeff Harris and P Masao Kida from Triple-A Tacoma.

NATIONALS: Optioned OF Marlon Byrd to Triple-A New Orleans. Recalled OF Matt Cepicky from New Orleans.

ORIOLES: Purchased contract of OF Midre Cummings from Triple-A Ottawa.

PHILLIES: Claimed P Aquilino Lopez off waivers from Rockies and optioned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

RED SOX: Optioned P Jon Papelbon to Triple-A Pawtucket. Activated OF Jose Cruz.

ROCKIES: Recalled P Scott Dohmann from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

TIGERS: Agreed with IF Placido Polanco on four-year contract extension through 2009 season.


BOBCATS: Acquired F-C Jake Voskuhl from Suns for conditional 2007 second- round pick.

CAVALIERS: Agreed to terms with G Larry Hughes, who had been with Wizards, F Donyell Marshall, who had been with Raptors, and C Zydrunas Ilgauskas.

ROCKETS: Signed F Stromile Swift, who had been with Grizzlies, to multi-year contract.

CELTICS: Signed F Brian Scalabrine to five-year contract.

GRIZZLIES: Traded G Bonzi Wells to Kings for G Bobby Jackson and C Greg Ostertag.

HEAT: Signed C Shaquille O"Neal to five- year contract. Re-signed F Udonis Haslem.

HORNETS: Re-signed F Bostjan Nachbar. Signed F Arvydas Macijauskas.

KINGS: Acquired G Jason Hart from Bobcats for future second-round pick.

KNICKS: Signed C Jerome James.

MAVERICKS: Signed F Josh Powell.

NETS: Acquired F Shareef Abdur-Rahim from Trail Blazers for 2006 first-round pick.

76ERS: Re-signed C Samuel Dalembert and F Kyle Korver.

SPURS: Signed F Robert Horry and F Fabricio Oberto.

WIZARDS: Signed G Antonio Daniels, who had been with SuperSonics, to five-year contract. Acquired F Caron Butler and G Chucky Atkins from Lakers for F Kwame Brown and G Laron Profit (Maryland).

STING (WNBA): Placed G Allison Feaster on injured list. Activated G Caity Matter from injured list.


ALABAMA: Announced men's basketball C Shawn Taylor will transfer to Chipola Junior College.

MARYLAND: Football TE Vernon Davis was named to preseason watch list for John Mackey Award. Softball 2B Lindsay Klein was named to Jewish Sports Review's All-America team.

UMES: Signed Maja Baltic and Melanie Durimel to volleyball team.

TOWSON: Named Tina Stech women's assistant soccer coach.


BENGALS: Signed LB Odell Thurman to five-year contract.

BRONCOS: Claimed C-G Chris Watton off waivers from Buccaneers.

BUCCANEERS: Released T Kevin Fischer.

CHIEFS: Signed LB Kevin DeRonde.

DOLPHINS: Signed C Alonzo Ephraim, who had been with Eagles. Waived LB Derek Curry.

GIANTS: Signed DB Corey Webster.

JAGUARS: Agreed to terms with WR Matt Jones, 21st overall pick, on five- year contract.

JETS: Signed CB Brandon Haw and CB Roosevelt Williams.

PATRIOTS: Agreed to terms with DL Richard Seymour.

REDSKINS: Agreed with CB Carlos Rogers, ninth pick overall, and QB Jason Campbell, 25th pick overall, on five-year contracts.


BLACKHAWKS: Signed D Adrian Aucoin, who had been with Islanders, to four- year contract.

BLUE JACKETS: Signed D Adam Foote, who had been with Avalanche, to three- year contract.

BLUES: Signed C Trent Whitfield, who had been with Capitals, LW Jeff Hoggan and C Ryan Ramsay.

BRUINS: Signed RW Glen Murray to four- year contract and RW Shawn McEachern, who had been with Thrashers, to two- year contract.

CANADIENS: Re-signed D Francis Bouillon to one-year contract. Signed F Peter Vandermeer, who had been with Red Wings, to one-year contract.

COYOTES: Re-signed G Brian Boucher to one-year contract.

FLYERS: Signed D Derian Hatcher, who had been with Red Wings, to four-year contract, D Mike Rathje, who had been with Sharks, to five-year contract and D Chris Therien, who had been with Stars, to one-year contract. Re-signed W Jon Sim to one-year contract. Traded D Danny Markov to Predators for 2006 third-round draft pick.

HURRICANES: Agreed to terms with LW Cory Stillman, who had been with Lightning, on three-year contract.

ISLANDERS: Signed D Alexei Zhitnik, who had been with Sabres, to four-year contract.

KINGS: Signed F Pavol Demitra, who had been with Blues, to three-year contract, and G Jason Labarbera, who had been with Rangers, to two-year contract.

PANTHERS: Signed LW Martin Gelinas, who had been with Flames, to two-year contract. Signed D Joel Kwiatkowski and LW Greg Jacina to two-year contracts.

RED WINGS: Re-signed F Steve Yzerman to one-year contract.

SENATORS: Re-signed F Denis Hamel.

THRASHERS: Signed C Bobby Holik, who had been with Rangers.

WILD: Signed LW Roman Voloshenko.

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