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BASEBALL American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Acquired OF Adam Stern from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named or cash.

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Exercised 2007 contract options on RHP Jake Westbrook and UT Casey Blake. Declined a mutual option with 3B Aaron Boone, making him a free agent.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES—Announced the contract of Pat Corrales, bench coach, will not be renewed. Named Chino Cadahia bench coach, Brian Snitker third base coach and Eddie Perez bullpen coach.

FLORIDA MARLINS—Fired Joe Girardi, manager. Named Fredi Gonzalez manager.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Announced Marc Bombard, first base coach, Bill Dancy, third base coach and Gary Varsho, bench coach, will not have their contracts renewed. Extended the contracts of Rich Dubee, pitching coach, Milt Thompson, hitting coach, Ramon Henderson, bullpen coach, and Mick Billmeyer, catching instructor, for one year.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Released RHP Brian Lawrence, RHP Pedro Astacio, RHP Felix Rodriguez, RHP Zach Day, RHP Ryan Drese and LHP Joey Eischen.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS—Exercised their contract options on F Ike Diogu and F Andris Biedrins.

FOOTBALL National Football League

BALTIMORE RAVENS—Placed G Edwin Mulitalo on injured reserve. Signed G Ikechuku Ndukwe.

CINCINNATI BENGALS—Signed OT Alan Reuber. Released G Kyle Takavitz.

CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed DB Jereme Perry from the practice squad. Waived NT Babatunde Oshinowo.


INTERNATIONAL GOLF FEDERATION—Named David Pepper joint chairman.

HOCKEY National Hockey League

BUFFALO SABRES—Assigned F Daniel Paille to Rochester of the AHL.

EDMONTON OILERS—Assigned C Marc-Antoine Pouliot to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.

LOS ANGELES KINGS—Placed C Alyn McCauley and D Richard Petiot on injured reserve. Assigned G Jason LaBarbera and RW Lauri Tukonen to Manchester of the AHL. Claimed RW George Parros off waivers from Colorado.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Assigned F Alexander Radulov to Milwaukee of the AHL.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Signed RW Brian Gionta to a three-year contract. Signed D Paul Martin, D David Hale, G Scott Clemmensen and C Erik Rasmussen to a one-year contracts. Placed F Alexander Mogilny on the long-term injury exception list. Sent C Adrian Foster, C David Clarkson, RW Barry Tallackson, D Andy Greene, D Olli Malmivaara and D Johnny Oduya to Lowell of the AHL. Announced that RW Grant Marshall cleared waivers and was assigned to Lowell. Recalled G Frank Doyle and D Tomas Harant from Lowell.

NEW YORK RANGERS—Reassigned D Ivan Baranka and F Jarkko Immonen to Hartford of the AHL.

OTTAWA SENATORS—Announced D Jamie Allison, D Andy Hedlund, D Tomas Malec, and F Serge Payer had cleared waivers and were assigned to Binghamton of the AHL.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS—Claimed F Chris Thorburn off waivers from the Buffalo Sabres. Sent G Dany Sabourin to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.

SAN JOSE SHARKS—Assigned RW Grant Stevenson and G Taylor Dakers to Worcester of the AHL. Placed LW Ryane Clowe on injured reserve.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Placed LW Matt Pettinger on injured reserve.

American Hockey League

BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS—Announced F Brandon Cullen, F Peter Ferraro and D Rick Berry have been assigned from the New York Islanders.

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS.—Announced F Matt Hussey and F Krystofer Kolanos were assigned to the team by the Detroit Red Wings. Signed D Tom Galvin. Released F Ryan Barnes, F Jeff Campbell and F Lucas Lawson.

HERSHEY BEARS—Assigned D Viktor Dovgan and G Daren Machesney to South Carolina of the ECHL.

IOWA STARS—Announced C Toby Petersen has been assigned from the Edmonton Oilers.

PROVIDENCE BRUINS—Released D Jay Pemberton, D Jason Platt and F Daniel Sparre.

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE—Released D Jason Beckett, C Jared Aulin, G Andrew Martin, D Dusty Demianiuk, D Dave Pszenyczny, D Steve Weidlich, RW Bobby Chaumont, LW Karl Gagne, RW John Hecimovic, LW Brett Lutes, RW Kyle Musselman, F Leo Thomas and C Yannick Tifu. Returned LW Kevin Cormier to Rimouski of the QMJHL. Assigned C Liam Lindstrom, RW Lance Monych and D Alexandre Rouleau to Phoenix of the ECHL.


NIAGARA—Named Christine Patno women’s assistant hockey coach.

WEST VIRGINIA—Suspended sophomore WR Jeremy Bruce indefinitely after a drunken driving arrest.

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