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BASEBALL American League

DETROIT TIGERS—Agreed to terms with David Dombrowski, president, CEO and general manager, on a four-year contract extension through 2011.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES—Named Dave Brundage manager, Guy Hansen pitching coach, Leon Roberts hitting coach and Mike Graus trainer for Richmond of the IL; Philip Wellman manager, Derek Botelho pitching coach, Franklin Stubbs coach and Drew Van Dam trainer for Mississippi of the SL; Rich Albert coach for Myrtle Beach of the Carolina League; Doug Henry pitching coach for Rome of the SAL; Jim Czajkowski pitching coach for Danville of the Appalachian League; and Joe Breeden minor league catching coordinator.

COLORADO ROCKIES—Exercised their option on RHP Byung-Hyun Kim for the 2007 season.

HOUSTON ASTROS—Extended the contract of Tim Purpura, general manager, by one year, through 2008.

FOOTBALL National Football League

CHICAGO BEARS—Signed C Olin Kreutz to a three-year contract extension through the 2010 season.

GREEN BAY PACKERS—Signed DT Scott Paxson to the practice squad. Released LB Tim Goodwell from the practice squad.

MIAMI DOLPHINS—Removed FB Kyle Eckel from the reserve/military list and placed him on the exempt/commissioner permission list.

HOCKEY National Hockey League

LOS ANGELES KINGS—Assigned C Patrick O’Sullivan to Manchester of the AHL.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Signed C Jim Dowd. Assigned LW Dan LaCouture to Lowell of the AHL.

OTTAWA SENATORS—Assigned C Alexei Kaigorodov to Binghamton of the AHL.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS—Assigned D Lars Jonsson and D Alexandre Picard to Philadelphia of the AHL.

American Hockey League

CHICAGO WOLVES—Assigned D Tim Wedderburn to Rockford of the UHL.

HAMILTON BULLDOGS—Announced the resignation of Brian Lewis, executive director of operations.

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS—Recalled F Radek Smolenak, D Geoff Waugh and G Jonathan Boutin from Johnstown of the ECHL. Assigned F David Spina to Johnstown.

SYRACUSE CRUNCH—Announced RW Jaroslav Balastik has been assigned to the team by the Columbus Blue Jackets.


NCAA—Placed Iowa on two years probation and announced it must reduce the amount of financial aid it can offer in men’s swimming by the equivalent value of one scholarship for three years for violations in the program.

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