July 02, 2005



MLB: Suspended Rangers P Kenny Rogers for 20 games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his physical confrontations with two cameramen. Suspended Nationals minor leaguer Ramon Castro for 105 games and fined him an undisclosed amount for two separate violations and Nationals minor leaguer Josh Labandeira for 15 games for violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Announced that Home Run Derby on All-Star weekend will have new format, with eight players representing their native countries instead of four players from each league.

ANGELS: Recalled P Kevin Gregg from Triple-A Salt Lake. Optioned IF Robb Quinlan to Salt Lake.

CARDINALS: Signed SS Tyler Greene, 30th overall pick in amateur draft, and P Mark McCormick, 44th overall pick in amateur draft, to minor league contracts.

GIANTS: Placed P Jesse Foppert on 15-day DL, retroactive to June 25.

MARINERS: Activated IF Scott Spiezio from 15-day DL. Optioned IF Jose Lopez to Triple-A Tacoma. Activated C Wiki Gonzalez from 15-day DL and optioned him to Tacoma.

NATIONALS: Activated P Joey Eischen from 60-day DL. Purchased contract of IF Rick Short from Triple-A New Orleans. Transferred P T.J. Tucker from 15- to 60-day DL.

ORIOLES: Optioned P Hayden Penn to Double-A Bowie.

PHILLIES: Placed 1B Jim Thome on 15-day DL with right elbow tendinitis. Recalled 1B Ryan Howard from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

PIRATES: Optioned OF Nate McLouth to Triple-A Indianapolis. Purchased contract of P Zach Duke from Indianapolis. Released P Bobby Bradley.

ROYALS: Activated 1B Mike Sweeney from 15-day DL. Optioned 1B Justin Huber to Double-A Wichita.

TIGERS: Activated OF Magglio Ordonez from 15-day DL. Designated OF Alexis Gomez for assignment. Named Kirk Gibson hitting coach and Bruce Fields bench coach.


BUCKS: Signed C Andrew Bogut, first-round draft pick, to two-year contract.

GRIZZLIES: Named Scott Adubato assistant coach.

HAWKS: Declined to exercise their contract option on C Predrag Drobnjak.

KNICKS: Signed F David Lee, first-round draft pick, to two-year contract.

ROCKETS: Signed G Luther Head, first-round draft pick, to two-year contract.

TIMBERWOLVES: Signed general manager Jim Stack to contract extension.

LIBERTY (WNBA): Waived G Tamara Moore.


MOUNT ST. MARY'S: Announced that Joey Butler, a former walk-on who was redshirted last season, has been awarded men's basketball scholarship and has four years of eligibility remaining.

NAVY: M Clipper Lennon was named Patriot League Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of Year.


CHIEFS: Agreed with CB Ashley Ambrose on one-year contract. Signed T Jeremy Parquet to two-year contract.

Pro basketball


Yesterday's result

Sacramento 80, Detroit 63



Western Open

At Lemont, Illinois Second round, par 71 Chris Couch 66-67--133 Tim Herron 68-66--134 Jim Furyk 64-70--134 Duffy Waldorf 69-65--134 Ben Curtis 64-71--135 Todd Fischer 64-72--136 Steve Flesch 69-67--136 Scott McCarron 70-67--137 Chad Campbell 66-71--137 Also: Tiger Woods 73-66--139


Commerce Bank Championship

At East Meadow, N.Y. First round, par 71 Ron Streck 30-32--62 Craig Stadler 30-34--64 Dave Eichelberger 32-33--65 Wayne Levi 31-34--65 Gary McCord 31-34--65 Darrell Kestner 31-34--65 John Harris 34-32--66 Tom McKnight 32-34--66 Vicente Fernandez 36-30--66 D.A. Weibring 32-34--66


HSBC World Match Play

At Gladstone, N.J. Second round, par 72 A. Sorenstam (1) def. T. Barrett (32), 21 holes. R. Hthrngtn (48) def. M. Hyn Kim (16), 5 and 4. C. Kung (8) def. L. Lindley (40), 19 holes. A.J. Eathorne (56) def. D. Delasin (41), 1-up. K. Webb (29) def. P. Creamer (4), 2 and 1. J. Jang (13) def. a-S. Moromizato (20), 1-up. M. Baena (60) def. G. Park (37), 19 holes. J. Rosales (21) def. B. Daniel (53), 5 and 3.

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