ORIOLES: Signed P Brandon Erbe (McDonogh), third-round draft choice, and OF Kieron Pope, fourth-round pick; assigned them to Rookie-level Bluefield.
RANGERS: Recalled C Gerald Laird from Triple-A Oklahoma. Optioned IF Marshall McDougall to Oklahoma.
LONG ISLAND (INDEPENDENT): Released P John Rocker.
RIPKEN BASEBALL GROUP: Acquired Augusta GreenJackets of Single-A South Atlantic League from HWS Baseball Group.
BOBCATS: Exercised 2007-08 option on F Emeka Okafor. Made qualifying offers to F Gerald Wallace, G Keith Bogans, G Matt Carroll and G Jason Kapono.
BUCKS: Made qualifying offers to C Dan Gadzuric and F-C Zaza Pachulia.
CAVALIERS: Named Danny Ferry GM.
CLIPPERS: Made qualifying offer to G Marki Jaric.
MAGIC: Named Dave Twardzik and Otis Smith assistant GMs and Alex Martins executive VP of marketing and franchise relations.
NETS: Declined option on F Clifford Robinson.
RAPTORS: Exercised option on F Chris Bosh through 2006-07 season.
TIMBERWOLVES: Named Rex Chapman as consultant for NBA draft.
BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY: Navy DE Jeremy Chase and Maryland LB D'Qwell Jackson were named to watch list for honor that goes to best defensive player in college football.
DAYTON: Announced that basketball F Katie Butler will transfer to Northern Kentucky.
GEORGIA TECH: Named Charlton Young men's basketball assistant coach.
HOOD: Received commitment from men's basketball F-C Nnamdi Uzoukwu (Laurel).
LOYOLA: Named 1999 graduate Christof Lindenmayer men's soccer assistant coach.
RIDER: Announced that AD Curtis Blake will retire, effective Aug. 31.
WEST VIRGINIA: Named Everett Jackson women's basketball assistant coach.
BUCCANEERS: Released CB Carlos Campbell, CB Dominique Morris, LB Rich Glover, T Matt Martin and RB Fred Reid.
BENGALS: Signed G Kyle Takavitz to two-year contract.
49ERS: Signed WR Rasheed Marshall to four-year contract.
JETS: Signed LB Mo Lewis and LB Marvin Jones so they can retire as members of team.
RAIDERS: Signed DT Ed Jasper, who had been with Falcons.
PREDATORS: Signed former Skipjacks coach Barry Trotz to contract extension.
U.S. MEN'S TEAM: Added United F Santino Quaranta (Archbishop Curley) to roster for CONCACAF Gold Cup.