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Baseball

ANGELS -- Placed OF Garret Anderson on 15-day DL, retroactive to last Saturday. Recalled OF Tommy Murphy from Triple-A Salt Lake.

ATHLETICS -- Placed DH Mike Piazza on 15-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Purchased contract of former Orioles OF Jack Cust from Triple-A Sacramento. Transferred P Esteban Loaiza from 15-day DL to 60-day DL.

BREWERS -- Acquired OF Charles Thomas from Athletics for C J.D. Closser; optioned Thomas to Triple-A Nashville.

GIANTS -- Recalled P Scott Munter from Triple-A Fresno. Designated 1B Lance Niekro for assignment.

MARLINS -- Optioned P Anibal Sanchez to Triple-A Albuquerque. Activated former Orioles P Jorge Julio from 15-day DL.

ORIOLES -- Placed P Adam Loewen on 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Purchased contract of P Todd Williams from Triple-A Norfolk.

PADRES -- Placed P Clay Hensley on 15-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Recalled P Justin Hampson from Triple-A Portland.

PHILLIES -- Placed P Tom Gordon on 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Called up P Yoel Hernandez from Triple-A Ottawa.

Colleges

DUKE -- Named Kate Senger director of women's basketball operations.

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE -- Named Tim Carter men's basketball coach.

Football

BROWNS -- Signed LB Jason Short to one-year contract. Released G Joe Andruzzi.

BUCCANEERS -- Signed TE Matt Herian and QB Zac Taylor.

CARDINALS -- Signed WR Ahmad Merritt to one-year contract.

DOLPHINS -- Signed DE Mkristo Bruce, S Courtney Bryan, OT Marion Dukes, G Tala Esera, CB Tuff Harris, WR Gabe Hatchett, DT Marquay Love, LB Edmond Miles, G Stephen Parker, CB Geoffrey Pope, WR Kerry Reed, WR David Sutton, S Chris Vedder and OT Julius Wilson.

49ERS -- Signed DE Zach Anderson, QB Luke Getsy, TE Zac Herold, CB Sammy Joseph, P Ken Parrish, DE Darius Sanders, WR Dominique Zeigler and K MacKenzie Hoambrecker.

LIONS -- Released G Zach Piller. Signed TE Rodney Burgess, K Kenny Byrd, TE George Cooper, P John Deraney, LB Pinknie Hardiman, QB Phil Horvath, WR Terry Moss and TE Rudy Sylvan.

PACKERS -- Signed QB Jerry Babb, FB Ryan Powdrell, LB Juwan Simpson, LB Rory Johnson, G Pat Murray, DT Daniel Muir and DE Larry Birdine.

RAVENS -- Signed these undrafted rookies: WR Matt Willis (UCLA), WR Damien Linson (Central Michigan), RB Greg Pruitt Jr. (North Carolina Central), TE Kendrick Ballantyne (Northeastern), TE Marcus Freeman (Notre Dame), S Donnie Johnson (Penn State), CB Willie Gaston (Houston), CB Terrell Maze (San Diego State), LB Joe Martin (San Diego State), DE Edgar Jones (Southeast Missouri), DE Travis Leitko (Notre Dame), DT Andrew Powell (Mississippi State), DT Lawrence Wilson (Hawaii), P Brendan Carney (Syracuse), K James Wilhoit (Tennessee) and LS Nick Leeson (Virginia Tech).

SAINTS -- Signed P Chris Hanson to one-year contract.

Hockey

CAPITALS -- Signed D Patrick McNeill.

PREDATORS -- Exercised 2007-08 option on contract of coach Barry Trotz.

RED WINGS -- Re-signed F Kirk Maltby to three-year contract.

Lacrosse

WASHINGTON (MLL) -- Acquired G Chris Garrity from Cannons for G Greg Havalchak, 2007 first-round draft pick, 2007 third-round draft pick and 2008 first-round draft pick.

Auto racing

NASCAR

Crown Royal 400 At Richmond, Va.

Tonight's lineup Lap length: .75 of a mile (Car number in parentheses)

1. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevy, 126.251 mph. 2. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 125.657. 3. (10) Scott Riggs, Dodge, 125.599. 4. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 125.570. 5. (9) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 125.546. 6. (11) Denny Hamlin, Chevy, 125.488. 7. (8) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 125.436. 8. (1) Martin Truex Jr., Chevy, 125.331. 9. (01) Mark Martin, Chevy, 125.174. 10. (22) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 125.000. 11. (88) Ricky Rudd, Ford, 124.977. 12. (66) Jeff Green, Chevy, 124.925. 13. (84) A.J. Allmendinger, Toyota, 124.907. 14. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 124.902. 15. (25) Casey Mears, Chevy, 124.873. 16. (42) J.P. Montoya, Dodge, 124.804. 17. (70) Johnny Sauter, Chevy, 124.775. 18. (43) Bobby Labonte, Dodge, 124.757. 19. (96) Tony Raines, Chevy, 124.688. 20. (07) Clint Bowyer, Chevy, 124.654. 21. (40) David Stremme, Dodge, 124.590. 22. (20) Tony Stewart, Chevy, 124.579. 23. (18) J.J. Yeley, Chevy, 124.573. 24. (4) Ward Burton, Chevy, 124.487. 25. (26) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 124.447. 26. (78) Kenny Wallace, Chevy, 124.384. 27. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevy, 124.241. 28. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 124.224. 29. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 124.224. 30. (12) Ryan Newman, Dodge, 124.138. 31. (46) Johnny Benson, Toyota, 124.104. 32. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 124.069. 33. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 124.007. 34. (5) Kyle Busch, Chevy, 123.961. 35. (45) Kyle Petty, Dodge, 123.762. 36. (14) Sterling Marlin, Chevy, 123.723. 37. (41) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 123.694. 38. (13) Joe Nemechek, Chevy, 123.689. 39. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevy, owner points. 40. (19) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, owner points. 41. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, owner points. 42. (7) Robby Gordon, Ford, owner points. 43. (15) Paul Menard, Chevy, 124.012.

Pro basketball

Playoffs

First round (Best of seven; partial schedule) Eastern Conference Toronto vs. New Jersey (New Jersey wins series, 4-2) Game 1: New Jersey 96, Toronto 91 Game 2: Toronto 89, New Jersey 83 Game 3: New Jersey 102, Toronto 89 Game 4: New Jersey 102, Toronto 81 Game 5: Toronto 98, New Jersey 96 Yesterday: New Jersey 98, Toronto 97 Western Conference Dallas vs. Golden State (Golden State wins series, 4-2) Game 1: Golden State 97, Dallas 85 Game 2: Dallas 112, Golden State 99 Game 3: Golden State 109, Dallas 91 Game 4: Golden State 103, Dallas 99 Game 5: Dallas 118, Golden State 112 Game 6: Golden State 111, Dallas 86 Utah vs. Houston (Series tied 3-3) Game 1: Houston 84, Utah 75 Game 2: Houston 98, Utah 90 Game 3: Utah 81, Houston 67 Game 4: Utah 98, Houston 85 Game 5: Houston 96, Utah 92 Game 6: Utah 94, Houston 82 Today: at Houston, 9:30 p.m. CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best of seven; *-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Detroit vs. Chicago Today: at Detroit, 7 p.m. Monday: at Detroit, TBA Thursday: at Chicago, 9 p.m. May 13: at Chicago, 3:30 p.m. *May 15: at Detroit, TBA *May 17: at Chicago, TBA *May 21: at Detroit, TBA Cleveland vs. New Jersey Tomorrow: at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Tuesday: at Cleveland, 8 p.m. Next Saturday: at New Jersey, 5 p.m. May 14: at New Jersey, 7 p.m. *May 16: at Cleveland, TBA *May 18: at New Jersey, TBA *May 20: at Cleveland, TBA Western Conference Phoenix vs. San Antonio Tomorrow: at Phoenix, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday: at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. Next Saturday: at San Antonio, 8 p.m. May 14: at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. *May 16: at Phoenix, TBA *May 18: at San Antonio, TBA *May 20: at Phoenix, TBA

Baseball

Minor leagues

Yesterday Delmarva 4, Hagerstown 3 Durham 3, Norfolk 0 Frederick 6, Winston-Salem 5 New Hampshire 6, Bowie 4 Today Bowie at New Hampshire, 1:05 p.m. Hagerstown at Delmarva, 6:35 p.m. Frederick at Winston-Salem, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m.

Pro hockey

NHL playoffs

Conference Semifinals (Best of seven; *-if necessary) Eastern Conference Buffalo vs. N.Y. Rangers (Buffalo leads series 3-2) Game 1: Buffalo 5, N.Y. Rangers 2 Game 2: Buffalo 3, N.Y. Rangers 2 Game 3: N.Y. Rangers 2, Buffalo 1, 2OT Game 4: N.Y. Rangers 2, Buffalo 1 Yesterday: Buffalo 2, N.Y. Rangers 1, OT Tomorrow: at N.Y. Rangers, 2 p.m. *Tuesday: at Buffalo, 7 p.m. New Jersey vs. Ottawa (Ottawa leads series 3-1) Game 1: Ottawa 5, New Jersey 4 Game 2: New Jersey 3, Ottawa 2, 2OT Game 3: Ottawa 2, New Jersey 0 Game 4: Ottawa 3, New Jersey 2 Today: at New Jersey, 8 p.m. *Monday: at Ottawa, 7 p.m. *Wednesday: at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Western Conference Detroit vs. San Jose (Series tied 2-2) Game 1: San Jose 2, Detroit 0 Game 2: Detroit 3, San Jose 2 Game 3: San Jose 2, Detroit 1 Game 4: Detroit 3, San Jose 2, OT Today: at Detroit, 2 p.m. Monday: at San Jose, TBA *Wednesday: at Detroit, TBA Anaheim vs. Vancouver (Anaheim wins series, 4-1) Game 1: Anaheim 5, Vancouver 1 Game 2: Vancouver 2, Anaheim 1, 2OT Game 3: Anaheim 3, Vancouver 2 Game 4: Anaheim 3, Vancouver 2, OT Game 5: Anaheim 2, Vancouver 1, 2OT

Colleges

Baseball

Florida State 9, Maryland 3 Mt. St. Mary's 6, LIU 3 Virginia Commonwealth 7, Towson 4 Centennial Conf., first round Ursinus 6, Johns Hopkins 3 North Eastern AC, Day 1 Villa Julie 24, Cazenovia 3 Villa Julie 11, Penn St.-Berks 1

Lacrosse

Men WASHINGTON C. 9, DICKINSON 8

Washington C. 1 1 5 2 - 9

Dickinson 2 3 1 2 - 8

Goals: W-O'Connor 3, Kirby 2, Hidell, Humphries, Kielek, Ostrusky; D-Mohler 3, Peace 2, Lawless 2, Dodson. Assists: W-Read 3, O'Hara; D-Dodson 3, Mohler, Peace. Saves: W-Cohen 11; D-Riley 10. OTHER SCORES No. 1 Cornell 17, Hobart 4 Gettysburg 12, Haverford 11 St. Joseph's 10, Canisius 9 Women JOHNS HOPKINS 12, VANDERBILT 10

Johns Hopkins 7 5 - 12

Vanderbilt 4 6 - 10

Goals: JH-Walsh 4, Houck 3, Key 3, Schrum, Schwarzmann; V-Thrift 4, Curran 3, Giordano 2, Frank. Assists: JH-Key 2, Bathras, Houck, Schrum, Stamper; V-Thrift 4, Curran 3, Giordano 2, Frank. Saves: JH-Harris 12; V-Shinaberry 10.

Tennis

Women NCAA tournament First round Johns Hopkins 5, Moravian 0

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