ATHLETICS -- Placed OF Bobby Kielty on 15-day DL. Recalled C Adam Melhuse from Triple-A Sacramento.

INDIANS -- Recalled OF Ben Francisco from Triple-A Buffalo. Optioned P Fausto Carmona to Buffalo.


MARLINS -- Activated P Ricky Nolasco from 15-day DL. Designated P Nate Field for assignment.

RANGERS -- Placed OF Frank Catalanotto on 15-day DL. Recalled OF Victor Diaz from Triple-A Oklahoma.

REDS -- Activated P Ricky Nolasco from 15-day DL. Designated P Nate Field for assignment.

ROCKIES -- Optioned IF Clint Barmes to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Recalled IF Omar Quintanilla from Colorado Springs.

ROYALS -- Recalled LF Billy Butler from Triple-A Omaha. Placed 1B Ryan Shealy on 15-day DL.

TWINS -- Activated IF Jeff Cirillo from 15-day DL. Optioned IF Alexi Casilla to Triple-A Rochester.

WHITE SOX -- Purchased contract of OF Luis Terrero from Triple-A Charlotte.



NCAA -- Placed West Virginia men's soccer program on two years probation for rules violations.

TEXAS A&M; CORPUS CHRISTI -- Named Perry Clark men's basketball coach.


BRONCOS -- Waived RB Cedric Cobbs.

BUCCANEERS -- Acquired DE Ryan Sims from Chiefs for undisclosed draft pick.

CARDINALS -- Signed CB Michael Adams, CB Travarous Bain, RB Steve Baylark, DT Ray Blackman, FB Tim Castille, OG Tim Downing, FS Will Gulley, OG Jon Hameister-Ries, LB David Holloway, OG Brian Johnson, FS Brandon Keeler, QB Toby Korrodi, WR Evan Prall, P-K Ricky Schmitt, C Lyle Sendlein, FB Brandon Snow, LB Pago Togafau, WR Matt Trannon, OT Elliot Vallejo and FB Rashon Vercher.


CHIEFS -- Released DE Eric Hicks.

DOLPHINS -- Waived WR Marcus Vick, DT Manny Wright and LB Bobby Iwuchukwu.

FALCONS -- Signed DE Noland Burchette, P Gordon Ely-Kelso, OLB Renardo Foster, S Jermaine Johnson, WR Vincent Marshall, WR Eric Newman, DL David Patterson, OLB Kurt Quarterman, DL Kelly Talavou, LB Tony Taylor, RB Justin Vincent, WR Eric Weems and long snapper Ryan West.

JAGUARS -- Released P Chris Hanson.

PANTHERS -- Released WR Keyshawn Johnson.

RAIDERS -- Signed WR Chris McFoy, DT Larry Brown, LB Kyle Shotwell, CB Marquis Cole, CB Kenny Patton, LB J.J. Milan and OL Eddie Keele.


RAMS -- Signed WR Lamart Barrett, WR Nate Morton, WR Shaine Smith, WR Markee White, TE Steve Buches, LB Quinton Culberson, LB Kevin McLee, OG Stanley Daniels, OG David Thompson, S Jeffery Dukes, RB Robert Hubbard, SS Andre Kirkland, FB Brad Lau, K Kevin Lovell, DE Alton Pettway, DE Ryan Willis, CB Terrance Reaves, CB Darius Vinnett and QB Drew Tate.


NHL -- Named Penguins C Sidney Crosby, Devils G Martin Brodeur and Canucks G Roberto Luongo finalists for Hart Trophy Most Valuable Player award.

STARS -- Re-signed RW Kyrs Barch to a one-year contract.