CARDINALS -- Placed P Tyler Johnson on 15-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday.


CUBS -- Optioned P Sean Gallagher to Triple-A Iowa. Activated IF Aramis Ramirez from 15-day DL.

DEVIL RAYS -- Purchased contract of OF Dustan Mohr from Triple-A Durham. Optioned OF Elijah Dukes to Durham and placed him on temporary inactive list. Transferred OF Rocco Baldelli to 60-day DL.


MARINERS -- Placed P Cha Seung Baek on 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled P Ryan Rowland-Smith from Triple-A Tacoma.

ORIOLES -- Placed SS Miguel Tejada on 15-day Dl. Recalled OF Jon Knott from Triple-A Norfolk. Activated C Ramon Hernandez from 15-day DL. Designated C Alberto Castillo for assignment.

PADRES -- Placed P Doug Brocail on 15-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Recalled P Royce Ring from Triple-A Portland.

PIRATES -- Claimed 1B-C Josh Phelps off waivers from Yankees.

RED SOX -- Placed P Curt Schilling on 15-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday. Recalled OF David Murphy from Triple-A Pawtucket.

ROYALS -- Placed P Scott Elarton on 15-day DL. Agreed with P John Thomson on one-year contract.

TIGERS -- Activated P Kenny Rogers from 60-day DL. Traded P Mike Maroth to Cardinals for player to be named.

WHITE SOX -- Activated OF Darin Erstad from 15-day DL. Fired senior director of amateur scouting Duane Shaffer.



GRIZZLIES -- Named Johnny Davis, Gordon Chiesa and David Joerger assistant coaches.

76ERS -- Announced F Shavlik Randolph has exercised player option on his contract.


BUCCANEERS -- Signed S Tanard Jackson. Released FB Jon Goldsberry, WR Efrem Hill, TE C.J. Leak and CB Chaz Williams.

CHARGERS -- Agreed to terms with TE Brandon Manumaleuna.


CHIEFS -- Agreed with RB Kolby Smith on three-year contract.

FALCONS -- Signed TE George Cooper.


AVALANCHE -- Re-signed V Tyler Arnason to two-year contract.

FLAMES -- Acquired D Adrian Aucoin and 2007 seventh-round draft pick from Blackhawks for D Andrei Zyuzin and D Steve Marr.

PANTHERS -- Acquired G Tomas Vokoun from Predators for 2007 second-round pick, conditional second-round pick and 2008 first-round pick.


PENGUINS -- Agreed with F Gary Roberts and F Mark Recchi on one-year contracts.

SENATORS -- Re-signed C Dean McAmmond to multiyear contract.

SHARKS -- Traded G Vesa Toskala and F Mark Bell to Maple Leafs for 2007 first-round draft pick, 2007 second-round draft pick and 2009 fourth-round draft pick.

THRASHERS -- Acquired C Chris Thorburn from Penguins for 2007 third-round pick.


NCAA -- Granted hardship waiver for F Tyler Smith, making him eligible to play basketball this fall for Tennessee.


BIG 12 CONFERENCE -- Named Dan Beebe interim commissioner.

UMBC -- Announced that G Ricky Torres will transfer from St. John's.

Pro soccer


Today's games Toronto FC at New England, 7:30 p.m. FC Dallas at Colorado, 9 p.m. D.C. United at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m. Columbus at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.



Minor leagues

Yesterday's results Norfolk 3, Buffalo 2 Akron 7, Bowie 1 Lake County 11, Delmarva 3 Wilmington 5, Frederick 1 Lakewood 2, Hagerstown 0 Aberdeen 4, Staten Island 3 Today's games Frederick at Wilmington 6:05 p.m. Norfolk at Buffalo 7:05 p.m. Bowie at Akron 7:05 p.m. Delmarva at Lake County 7:05 p.m. Hagerstown at Lakewood 7:05 p.m. Aberdeen at Staten Island, 7:10 p.m.

College baseball

World Series

At Omaha, Neb. Championship Series (Best of three) TODAY -- North Carolina (57-14) vs. Oregon State (47-18), 7 p.m. TOMORROW -- North Carolina vs. Oregon State, 7 p.m. MONDAY -- North Carolina vs. Oregon State (if necessary), 7 p.m.