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MLB -- Suspended Padres P David Wells for seven games and fined him $3,000 for inappropriate actions in game against Braves Saturday.

ASTROS -- Activated P Brad Lidge from 15-day DL. Optioned P Mark McLemore to Triple-A Round Rock.

ATHLETICS -- Placed P Rich Harden on 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Placed IF Donnie Murphy on bereavement list. Recalled IF J.J. Furmaniak from Triple-A Sacramento. Purchased contract of P Andrew Brown from Sacramento. Transferred P Justin Duchscherer from 15- to 60-day DL.

CARDINALS -- Activated SS David Eckstein from 15-day DL. Placed P Todd Wellemeyer on 15-day DL. Optioned IF Brendan Ryan to Triple-A Memphis.

INDIANS -- Signed DH Travis Hafner to four-year contract extension.

METS -- Designated IF-OF Julio Franco for assignment. Recalled OF Lastings Milledge from Double-A Binghamton. Agreed with IF Marlon Anderson on minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A New Orleans.

ORIOLES -- Activated P Danys Baez from 15-day DL. Assigned P Kurt Birkins to Triple-A Norfolk.

REDS -- Placed OF Josh Hamilton on 15-day DL, retroactive to July 8. Purchased contract of C Chad Moeller from Triple-A Louisville. Claimed P Alexander Smit off waivers from Twins.

TWINS -- Recalled 1B-OF Garrett Jones from Triple-A Rochester.

WHITE SOX -- Recalled P Charlie Haeger from Triple-A Charlotte.


LAKERS -- Re-signed F Luke Walton to multi-year contract.

MAGIC -- Agreed with C Dwight Howard on five-year contract extension.

MAVERICKS -- Re-signed G-F Devean George to one-year contract.

PISTONS -- Re-signed F Amir Johnson to three-year contract.

SPURS -- Re-signed G Jacque Vaughn and F Matt Bonner to multiyear contracts. Acquired G Vassilis Spanoulis, 2009 second-round pick and future considerations from Rockets for C Jackie Butler and draft rights to F Luis Scola.


JOHNS HOPKINS -- Named Jo Monney an assistant women's lacrosse coach.

LAFAYETTE -- James Conrad (Atholton) was named Patriot League Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

MARYLAND -- Announced that sophomore G Greivis Vasquez was named to preliminary list of 15 players who will participate on Venezuelan national team.


CHARGERS -- Selected CB Paul Oliver in supplemental draft.

RAIDERS -- Signed LB Isaiah Kacyvenski. Released DE Bryant McNeal and LB Kurt Campbell.

RAVENS -- Signed LB Antwan Barnes to three-year contract. Selected OT Jared Gaither (Maryland) in supplemental draft.

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