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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -- Announced that umpire Bruce Froemming will retire at end of season.

ASTROS -- Placed SS Adam Everett on 15-day DL. Recalled IF Eric Bruntlett from Triple-A Round Rock.

ATHLETICS -- Claimed P Ruddy Lugo off waivers from Devil Rays.

BREWERS -- Placed P Chris Capuano on 15-day DL, retroactive to Saturday. Purchased contract of P Yovani Gallardo from Triple-A Nashville.

DIAMONDBACKS -- Optioned IF Alberto Callaspo to Triple-A Tucson. Recalled IF Augie Ojeda from Tucson.

DODGERS -- Fired hitting coach Eddie Murray, a former Oriole. Named Bill Mueller interim hitting coach.

INDIANS -- Purchased contract of P Jason Stanford from Triple-A Buffalo. Optioned Matt Miller to Double-A Akron.

MARINERS -- Optioned P Jake Woods to Triple-A Tacoma.

ORIOLES -- Signed IF Ralph Tropiano to minor league contract.

RANGERS -- Placed P Brandon McCarthy on 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled P Kameron Loe from Triple-A Oklahoma.

TWINS -- Activated P Dennys Reyes from 15-day DL.


TIMBERWOLVES -- Traded G Mike James and G-F Justin Reed to Rockets for F Juwan Howard.

WIZARDS -- Announced retirement of assistant coach Tom Young (Maryland).


BIG 12 CONFERENCE -- Announced that commissioner Kevin Weiberg will resign July 15 to accept administrative job with Big Ten television network.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS -- Signed women's basketball coach Dana Eikenberg to five-year contract.


BENGALS -- Waived TE Gregg Guenther, RB Terrence Whitehead and C Ben Wilkerson.

BROWNS -- Signed defensive coordinator Todd Grantham to two-year contract extension through 2009 season. Waived DB Antonio Perkins, OL Brent Pousson and OL Scott Stephenson. Terminated contract of former Ravens FB Alan Ricard.

JAGUARS -- Released S Donovin Darius.

JETS -- Signed WR Evan Prall. Waived WR Renard Stevens.


FLAMES -- Named Mike Keenan coach and Jim Playfair associate coach.

SABRES -- Signed GM Darcy Regier to two-year contract and coach Lindy Ruff to three-year contract.


REAL SALT LAKE (MLS) -- Announced that D Eddie Pope will retire at end of season.

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