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ANGELS -- Activated IF Erick Aybar from 15-day DL. Optioned P Marc Gwyn to Triple-A Salt Lake.

CARDINALS -- Placed P Mike Maroth on 15-day DL. Activated P Tyler Johnson from 15-day DL.

CUBS -- Placed OF Alfonso Soriano on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of IF Eric Patterson from Triple-A Iowa. Designated IF Brian Dopirak for assignment. Placed P Wade Miller on waivers for purpose of granting him his unconditional release.

RED SOX -- Activated former Orioles P Curt Schilling from 15-day DL. Optioned P Javier Lopez to Triple-A Pawtucket. Placed IF Eric Hinske on bereavement list. Recalled OF Brandon Moss from Pawtucket.

ROCKIES -- Optioned C Chris Iannetta to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Purchased contract of C Edwin Bellorin from Colorado Springs.

YANKEES -- Purchased contract of P Jim Brower from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Designated P Mike Myers for assignment.


WARRIORS -- Agreed with F Matt Barnes on one-year contract.


NCAA -- Announced retirement of national coordinator of men's basketball officiating Hank Nichols, effective at end of 2007-08 season.

EAST CAROLINA -- Announced that men's basketball coach Ricky Stokes has been reassigned to associate athletic director for basketball. Named Mack McCarthy acting men's basketball coach and Chris Ferguson men's basketball associate head coach.

LOYOLA -- Named Orlando "G.G." Smith an assistant men's basketball coach.

TOWSON -- Named former Calvert Hall football coach Jay Robinson an assistant football coach.

WISCONSIN -- Reinstated RB Lance Smith to football team.

YORK -- Named Jennifer Dragoni (UMBC) head women's lacrosse coach.


CHIEFS -- Agreed with WR Dwayne Bowe on five-year contract.

FALCONS -- Signed RB Arlen Harris. Waived former Ravens K Aaron Elling.

PACKERS -- Signed WR Donald Driver to one-year contract extension through 2010 season.

PANTHERS -- Waived LB Terrence Melton after reaching an injury settlement.

PATRIOTS -- Activated WR Donte' Stallworth from physically-unable-to-perform list. Released RB Quadtrine Hill.

RAVENS -- Signed LB Ryan Riddle and DE Bill Swancutt. Waived S Donnie Johnson and DE Travis Lietko.


MLS -- Announced that United F Luciano Emilio was named Player of the Week.


Major leagues

Players of the Week American League Aug. 6 - 2B Robinson Cano, New York, and OF Carl Crawford, Tampa Bay

National League Aug. 6 - RHP Brandon Webb, Arizona, and 3B Ryan Zimmerman, Washington

Players of the month American League July - OF Hideki Matsui, N.Y. Yankees

National League July - 3B Ryan Braun, Milwaukee

Minor leagues

Yesterday's results Aberdeen 11, Brooklyn 5 Bowie 2, Trenton 0 Greenville 7, Hagerstown 3, Game 1 Hagerstown 3, Greenville 2, Game 2 Frederick 5, Potomac 2 Delmarva 5, Asheville 4 Today's games Aberdeen at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Bowie at Trenton, 7:05 p.m. Potomac at Frederick, 7 p.m. Norfolk at Toledo, 7 p.m.

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