July 14, 2005



ATHLETICS: Traded OF Eric Byrnes and SS Omar Quintanilla to Rockies for P Joe Kennedy and P Jay Witasick (C. Milton Wright, UMBC).

DEVIL RAYS: Sent P Rob Bell outright to Triple-A Durham. Optioned P Joe Beimel to Durham.

NATIONALS: Acquired OF Preston Wilson from Rockies for P Zach Day, OF J.J. Davis and player to be named or cash. Agreed to terms with P Mike Stanton. Activated OF Ryan Church from 15-day DL. Placed IF Junior Spivey on 15-day DL with fractured right wrist and IF Tony Blanco on 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday, with vertigo. Transferred IF Henry Mateo from 15- to 60-day DL.

RANGERS: Optioned P Juan Dominguez to Triple-A Oklahoma.

RED SOX: Acquired P Chad Bradford from Athletics for OF Jay Payton and cash considerations. Agreed to terms with OF Jacoby Ellsbury, 23rd overall pick in draft. Activated P Curt Schilling from 15-day DL. Optioned IF Kevin Youkilis to Triple-A Pawtucket. Sent P Scott Cassidy outright to Pawtucket.


LAKERS: Signed F Ronny Turiaf.

SUPERSONICS: Signed Dave Pendergraft, director of basketball operations, to a multiyear contract extension.


HOOD: Named Tiffany Still, class of 2005, women's lacrosse assistant coach.

JOHNS HOPKINS: Named Keith Norris wrestling coach; he had been coach at Calvert Hall.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Admitted to 10 NCAA violations, five of them major, committed under former football coach Lou Holtz.

SYRACUSE: Named Mary McKissack women's assistant basketball coach.


BEARS: Signed LB Rod Wilson to four-year contract. Waived OT Ben Johnson.

BROWNS: Signed LB Nick Speegle to four-year contract.

PACKERS: Signed CB Mike Hawkins, fifth-round draft pick.

NBC: Announced that Cris Collinsworth will be studio analyst and co-host of Sunday Night Football in 2006.

High schools

GATORADE: Named football player Greg Paulus of Syracuse, N.Y., who will play basketball at Duke, and volleyball player Cynthia Barboza, who will attend Stanford, national players of the year.


BAYHAWKS: MLL named M Benson Erwin Rookie of the Week.

LIZARDS (MLL): Waived G Matt Hunter.

PRIDE (MLL): Fired coach Ted Georgalas and assistant coach Frank Vitolo. Named Brian Silcott coach.


FIRE (MLS): Announced resignation of GM Peter Wilt.

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