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NASCAR -- Docked Kurt Busch 100 Nextel Cup driver points, fined him $100,000 and placed him on probation until Dec. 31, and docked Roger Penske 100 Nextel Cup owner points for Busch's reckless driving and endangerment of a crew member during race Monday.


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -- Suspended Astros 1B Lance Berkman for two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for inappropriate actions during game Tuesday against Rockies.

ATHLETICS -- Placed OF Milton Bradley on 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled Donnie Murphy from Triple-A Sacramento.

CARDINALS -- Agreed to minor league contract with P Troy Percival.

MARLINS -- Sent OF Todd Linden outright to Triple-A Albuquerque.

METS -- Purchased contract of OF Ricky Ledee from Triple-A New Orleans. Optioned former Orioles IF-OF David Newhan to New Orleans.

ORIOLES -- Placed C Ramon Hernandez on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of C Alberto Castillo from Triple-A Norfolk.

REDS -- Purchased contract of P Homer Bailey from Triple-A Louisville. Optioned P Todd Coffey to Louisville.

TIGERS -- Recalled C Vance Wilson from Triple-A Toledo.


TIMBERWOLVES -- Named Jerry Sichting assistant coach.


BRONCOS -- Acquired DT Jimmy Kennedy from Rams for 2008 draft pick. Waived CB Eric Hill.

PACKERS -- Signed S Aaron Rouse. Released OL Kevin Barry and OL Josh Bourke.

PATRIOTS -- Signed DL Rashad Moore and DL Kenny Smith. Released C Tony Case.

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