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ANGELS -- Optioned IF Kendry Morales to Triple-A Salt Lake. Purchased contract of IF Brandon Wood from Salt Lake. Transferred OF Juan Rivera to 60-day DL.

ASTROS -- Placed P Rick White on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of P Stephen Randolph from Triple-A Round Rock.

BRAVES -- P John Smoltz agrees to contract extension with option for 2009 that can become guaranteed and a club option for 2010.

ORIOLES -- Recalled C Ramon Hernandez from rehab assignment and activated him from 15-day DL. Designated C Alberto Castillo for assignment to Triple-A Norfolk.

PHILLIES -- Optioned P Matt Smith to Triple-A Ottawa. Recalled P Fabio Castro from Ottawa.

PIRATES -- Placed C Humberto Cota on 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Recalled C Ryan Doumit from Triple-A Indianapolis.


BUCKS -- Fired assistant coach Mike Sanders.


ALABAMA -- Announced dismissal of P Bernard Robert from baseball team.

HOFSTRA -- Announced men's basketball sophomore F Chris Gadley will transfer to Canisius.

MARQUETTE -- Announced that sophomore G Dominic James has declared for NBA draft.

MISSISSIPPI -- Announced retirement of women's basketball coach Carol Ross. Named women's assistant basketball coach Renee Ladner coach.

N.C. STATE -- Agreed with baseball coach Elliott Avent on contract extension through 2010.

ROBERT MORRIS -- Named Mike Rice men's basketball coach.

WEST VIRGINIA -- Reached agreement with former men's basketball coach John Beilein that Beilein will pay university $1.5 million for leaving for Michigan with five years remaining on contract.


BRONCOS -- Signed LB Warrick Holdman and LB D.D. Lewis.

CHARGERS -- Signed RB Michael Turner to one-year, $2.35 million tender.

SAINTS -- Agreed with DE Charles Grant on seven-year contract extension.

BLACKBIRDS (AIFA) -- Signed QB Mike Jenkins and QB Robbie Jenkins.


BRUINS -- Agreed with G Hannu Toivonen on one-year contract extension.

MAPLE LEAFS -- Re-signed F Boyd Devereaux to two-year contract.

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