ASTROS -- Placed P Brad Lidge on 15-day DL.
ATHLETICS -- Activated OF Milton Bradley from 15-day DL. Optioned IF J.J. Furmaniak to Triple-A Sacramento.
BLUE JAYS -- Recalled P Brian Wolfe from Triple-A Syracuse. Optioned P Lee Gronkiewicz to Syracuse. Released P John Thomson.
CUBS -- Traded C Michael Barrett to Padres for C Rob Bowen and OF Kyler Burke.
NATIONALS -- Placed 1B Robert Fick on bereavement list. Transferred OF Alex Escobar from 15- to 60-day DL.
ORIOLES -- Named Andy MacPhail president of baseball operations.
TIGERS -- Acquired P Macay McBride from Braves for P Wilfredo Ledezma.
WHITE SOX -- Optioned OF Jerry Owens to Triple-A Charlotte.
TRAIL BLAZERS -- Named Larry Miller president.
SPARKS (WNBA) -- Acquired G Sherill Baker from Liberty for G Lisa Willis.
UMBC -- Announced that sophomore F Thomas Young was dismissed from men's basketball team for academic reasons.
PACKERS -- Signed RB DeShawn Wynn, and TE Clark Harris. Released C Pete Bier and DT Devarick Scandrett.
SAINTS -- Signed OT Jermon Bushrod (Towson) to three-year contract.
NHL -- Announced Board of Governors elected Jeremy Jacobs as chairman and Tom Hicks as vice chairman.
HURRICANES -- Agreed with F Scott Walker on three-year contract.
D.C. UNITED -- Signed F Mira Mupier to developmental contract.
Yesterday's results Harrisburg 5, Bowie 3, 1st game Harrisburg 10, Bowie 3, 2nd game Norfolk 6, Charlotte 1 Delmarva idle Frederick idle Hagerstown idle Today's game Charlotte at Norfolk, 12:15 Bowie at Harrisburg, 6:35 p.m. Delmarva at Lake County, 7:05 p.m. Frederick at Wilmington, 7:05 p.m. Hagerstown at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m.
At Omaha, Neb. Double elimination
Game 11 -- North Carolina 6, Rice 1 Game 12 -- Oregon State 7, UC Irvine 1 (UC Irvine eliminated) TODAY Game 13 -- Rice (56-13) vs. North Carolina (56-14), 7 p.m. Championship Series (Best of three) Saturday -- Rice-North Carolina winner vs. Oregon State (47-18), 7 p.m.
Sunday-- Rice-North Carolina winner vs. Oregon State, 7 p.m. Monday -- Rice-North Carolina winner vs. Oregon State (if necessary), 7 p.m.