Thursday’s sports transactions
BOSTON RED SOX – Purchased the contract of LHP Craig Breslow from Pawtucket of the IL. Transferred LHP Lenny DiNardo from the 15- to the 60-day DL.
CLEVELAND INDIANS – Activated OF Casey Blake from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Franklin Gutierrez to Buffalo of the IL.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS – Activated RHP Mike MacDougal from the 60-day DL. Optioned RHP Joe Nelson to Omaha of the PCL. Named Toby Cook vice president-public relations.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Named Ann Rodriguez director of business development of Earthquakes Soccer, LLC.
SEATTLE MARINERS – Optioned OF Shin-Soo Choo to Tacoma of the PCL. Sent C Luis Oliveros outright to Inland Empire of the California League.
TEXAS RANGERS – Recalled OF Freddy Guzman from Oklahoma of the PCL. Received cash from Milwaukee to complete an earlier trade for INF Enrique Cruz.
CINCINNATI REDS – Traded OF Austin Kearns, SS Felipe Lopez and RHP Ryan Wagner to Washington for RHP Gary Majewski, LHP Bill Bray, SS Royce Clayton, INF Brendan Harris and RHP Daryl Thompson. Called up OF Chris Denorfia and INF William Bergolla from Louisville of the IL.
COLUMBUS CLIPPERS – Released LHP Dusty Bergman. Recalled RHP Jeff Karstens from Trenton of the EL.
DURHAM BULLS – Released OF Jason Romano. Recalled INF Wes Bankston from Montgomery of the Southern League.
OTTAWA LYNX – Sent LHP Craig Anderson to Frederick of the Carolina League.
PAWTUCKET RED SOX – Sent INF Keoni De Renne to Portland of the EL and RHP Kyle Snyder to Lowell of the New York-Penn League.
SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE RED BARONS – Released OF Shawn Garrett. Sent RHP Dan Giese to Reading of the EL and C Orlando Guevara to Lakewood of the South Atlantic League. Recalled RHP Scott Mathieson, INF Juan Sosa, and C Tim Gradoville from Reading of the EL.
TOLEDO MUD HENS – Recalled C Mike Rabelo from Erie of the EL.
KANE COUNTY COUGARS – Announced RHP Jeff Gray has been promoted to Stockton of the California League.
NASHUA PRIDE – Released RHP Arsenio Estevez and OF Steve Baker.
NORTH SHORE SPIRIT – Released INF John Wolff. Traded RHP Jake Brooks to Sussex for a player to be named.
QUEBEC CAPITALES – Agreed to terms with LHP Kevin Beavers.
SUSSEX SKYHAWKS – Agreed to terms with RHP Jake Brooks.
Golden Baseball League
LONG BEACH ARMADA – Agreed to terms with RHP Rik Currier.
National Basketball Association
CHICAGO BULLS – Signed F Ben Wallace.
ORLANDO MAGIC – Signed G Keith Bogans.
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS – Signed F Tim Thomas. Agreed to terms with F Paul Davis.
PHOENIX SUNS – Signed G Eric Piatkowski to a two-year contract.
TORONTO RAPTORS – Signed G-F Anthony Parker to a three-year contract.
UTAH JAZZ – Agreed to terms with C Jarron Collins.
NBA Development League
ANAHEIM ARSENAL – Named Ryan Redmond vice president, sales & marketing and Keith Walker vice president corporate partnerships.
National Football League
CAROLINA PANTHERS – Agreed to terms with LB James Anderson, OL Rashad Butler, TE Jeff King, G Will Montgomery and DE Stanley McClover.
CINCINNATI BENGALS – Released G Larry Moore. Selected LB Ahamd Brooks in the NFL supplemental draft.
DETROIT LIONS – Signed OT Jeff Backus to a six-year contract.
HOUSTON TEXANS – Signed RB Wali Lundy and WR David Anderson.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Signed OG Dan Stevenson.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS – Signed FB Mike Karney to a four-year contract extension.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – Signed WR Jason Avant to a four-year contract.
TENNESSEE TITANS – Signed FB Ahmard Hall.
National Hockey League
ANAHEIM DUCKS – Signed G Michael Leighton to a one-year contract.
ATLANTA THRASHERS – Signed F Jon Sim. Re-signed D Mark Popovic and F Colin Stuart.
BOSTON BRUINS – Named Marc Habscheid associate coach.
BUFFALO SABRES – Agreed to terms with G Martin Biron on a one-year contract.
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS – Re-signed F Rene Bourque to a two-year contract, D Duncan Keith to a four-year contract and F Michael Holmqvist to a one-year contract.
COLORADO AVALANCHE – Agreed to terms with G Peter Budaj and F Cody McCormick.
DALLAS STARS – Signed W Chris Conner to two-year contract.
DETROIT RED WINGS – Signed C Matt Hussey and D Dan Smith to one-year contracts.
FLORIDA PANTHERS – Re-signed C Gregory Campbell to a two-year contract.
LOS ANGELES KINGS – Signed F Raitis Ivanans to a one-year contract.
MINNESOTA WILD – Re-signed LW Pascal Dupuis to a one-year contract.
MONTREAL CANADIENS – Re-signed G Yann Danis to a one-year contract and F Duncan Milroy, D Andrew Archer and D Dan Jancevski.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS – Named Dan Flynn and Daniel Lacroix assistant coaches.
OTTAWA SENATORS – Signed F Bobby Robins, D Neil Komadoski and D Neil Petruic to one-year contracts.
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS – Signed LW Boyd Kane, C Daniel Corso and D Martin Grenier to a one-year contracts. Resigned RW Matt Ellison to a one-year contract.
PHOENIX COYOTES – Signed D Dennis Seidenberg and F Fredrik Sjostrom to two-year contracts.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING – Signed C Blair Jones to a three-year contract.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS – Signed C Brooks Laich. Re-signed G Frederic Cassivi.
American Hockey League
SPRINGFIELD FALCONS – Signed D P.J. Atherton.
LAS VEGAS WRANGLERS – Agreed to terms with D Mike McBain on a one-year contract.
Central Hockey League
YOUNGSTOWN STEELHOUNDS – Re-signed F Joey Sewell to a one-year contract.
United Hockey League
MUSKEGON FURY – Agreed to terms with RW Robin Bouchard on a two-year contract.
Major League Lacrosse
CHICAGO MACHINE – Claimed M Ryan Danehy on waivers from Boston.
National Lacrosse League
CALGARY ROUGHNECKS – Traded F Kevin Dostie to Buffalo for F Jeff Shattler and a 2007 second round entry draft pick.
CHICAGO SHAMROX – Traded F Dan Stroup, F Chris Gill and F Ryan O’Connor to Edmonton for F Mat Giles, F Jason Clark and a 2006 first-round entry draft pick.
Major League Soccer
MLS – Suspended New England M Clint Dempsey two games and fined him $750 for violent conduct in July 8 game against Chicago.
COLUMBUS CREW – Signed F Ryan Coiner.
COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION – Promoted Brad Gregg to assistant commissioner for operations and Brad Taylor to assistant commissioner of championships.
BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN – Announced the retirement Duane Reboul, men’s basketball coach. Named Mitch Cole men’s basketball coach.
CLEMSON – Named Tom Stone women’s assistant soccer coach. Added Stacey Hitzelberg to the athletic training staff. Announced senior F Reggie Maddox and junior G Maxienne White won’t return to the women’s basketball team next season.
COLGATE – Announced the resignation of Katrina Silva, women’s lacrosse coach.
GEORGE WASHINGTON – Named Jason Wilson assistant athletic director for facilities-operations, Kim Staehle softball coach, Greg Munoz men’s tennis coach, Jesse Hooker assistant sports information director, Bryan Davis men’s assistant soccer coach and Neel Bhattacharjee women’s assistant soccer coach.
INDIANA STATE – Named Kyle Caskey and Jimmy Graves assistant football coaches.
KEAN – Named Dan Garrett football coach.
LOUISVILLE – Signed Bobby Petrino, football coach, to a 10-year contract.
NEW HAVEN – Named Jen Fallon women’s lacrosse coach.
OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN – Announced plans to add baseball beginning with the 2008 season. Named Chuck White baseball coach.
RICE – Named Michael Smith running backs coach.
TENNESSEE-MARTIN – Promoted Chris Boone to assistant head football coach. Named Marcus Satterfield running backs coach and passing game coordinator, Randy Barnes director of football operations and David Draper men’s assistant basketball coach.
VIRGINIA TECH – Named Katrina Silva women’s lacrosse coach.
WASHINGTON – Named Karen Baebler assistant athletic director for sport operations.
WEST CHESTER – Announced the resignation of Mike Wokulich, assistant baseball coach.
WINTHROP – Named Gladys Wandera assistant volleyball coach and Mary Hock student assistant volleyball coach.
WPI – Named Kaitlyn O’Malley women’s assistant basketball coach.