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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -- Suspended New York Mets minor league P Lino Urdaneta (Triple-A New Orleans) 50 games for testing positive for performance-enhancing substance.

ATHLETICS -- Placed OF Chris Snelling on 15-day DL, retroactive to Friday. Selected OF Hiram Bocachica from Triple-A Sacramento.

BRAVES -- Placed P Mike Gonzalez on 15-day DL. Recalled P Macay McBride from Triple-A Richmond.

NATIONALS -- Placed P Jerome Williams on 15-day DL. Selected P Billy Traber's contract from Triple-A Columbus. Transferred 1B Nick Johnson from 15-day to 60-day DL.

RANGERS -- Placed OF Brad Wilkerson on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of OF Kevin Mahar from Triple-A Oklahoma. Transferred P John Rheinecker from 15-day to 60-day DL.

ROYALS -- Activated 1B Ryan Shealy from 15-day DL. Optioned OF Billy Butler to Triple-A Omaha.

TIGERS -- Placed P Jeremy Bonderman on 15-day DL, retroactive to May 9.

TWINS -- Placed P Jesse Crain on 15-day DL. Called up P Julio DePaula from Triple-A Rochester.

WHITE SOX -- Reinstated IF Alex Cintron from bereavement list. Optioned IF Andy Gonzalez to Triple-A Charlotte.


CONTINENTAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION -- Awarded expansion franchise to Oklahoma City beginning with 2007-08 season.


TEXAS-ARLINGTON -- Named Samantha Morrow women's basketball coach.

TOWSON -- Named Erin Konheim women's soccer assistant coach.


BEARS -- Signed S Ken Payne to four-year contract.

BILLS -- Signed DB Jon Corto and LB Larry Edwards.

CHIEFS -- Agreed to two-year contracts with CB Tony Franklin, FB Gilbert Harris, LB Nate Harris and LB David Hicks.

DOLPHINS -- Claimed CB Derrick Jackson off waivers.

GIANTS -- Signed DL Dek Bake, G Matt Maddox and CB Darren Barnett.

JETS -- Signed OL Robert Turner and OL Nick Smith.

PATRIOTS -- Released LB Justin Warren.

TEXANS -- Announced retirement of LB Kailee Wong.

VIKINGS -- Signed G Andy Olemgbe and DB Chad Johnson.


NHL -- Suspended Ducks D Chris Pronger one game for blow to head of Red Wings F Tomas Holmstrom on Tuesday.

BLACKHAWKS -- Agreed to three-year contract with C Jonathan Toews.

BLUE JACKETS -- Traded D Adam McQuaid to Bruins for 2007 fifth-round draft pick.

CAPITALS -- Agreed to three-year contract with C Nicklas Backstrom.

DUCKS -- Signed C Andrew Ebbett to one-year contract.

LIGHTNING -- Re-signed C Andreas Karlsson to one-year contract.

MAPLE LEAFS -- Signed D Anton Stralman to three-year contract.

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