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For The Record

August 10, 2005

Moves

Auto racing

PENSKE RACING SOUTH: Signed Kurt Busch to drive No. 2 NASCAR Nextel Cup series Dodge Charger beginning in 2007.

Baseball

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Announced that Rangers P Kenny Rogers had his suspension reduced to 13 games by arbitrator, making him eligible to return today.

CARDINALS: Recalled P Anthony Reyes from Triple-A Memphis. Optioned OF John Gall to Memphis.

CUBS: Traded P Mike Remlinger and cash to Red Sox for P Olivo Astacio. Recalled OF Corey Patterson from Triple-A Iowa.

DEVIL RAYS: Optioned P Dewon Brazelton to Triple-A Durham. Recalled P Tim Corcoran from Durham.

DIAMONDBACKS: Activated C Kelly Stinnett from 15-day DL. Optioned P Mike Gosling to Triple-A Tucson.

GIANTS: Activated OF Alex Sanchez from 15-day DL and designated him for assignment.

ORIOLES: Placed OF B.J. Surhoff on 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday, with strained left groin. Placed P Sidney Ponson on 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday, with strained right calf. Recalled P Eric DuBose from Double-A Bowie and P Aaron Rakers from Triple-A Ottawa. Purchased contract of 1B Alejandro Freire from Ottawa. Optioned P Chris Ray to Bowie.

RANGERS: Placed P Ricardo Rodriguez on 15-day DL with right shoulder bruise. Recalled P Erasmo Ramirez from Triple-A Oklahoma.

RED SOX: Placed P Wade Miller on 15-day DL with right shoulder soreness. Traded OF Jose Cruz to Dodgers for player to be named.

Basketball

BOBCATS: Signed G Alan Anderson and F Antonio Meeking.

BULLS: Signed G Eddie Basden to two-year contract.

KINGS: Signed F Jamal Sampson.

NETS: Rescinded trade with Trail Blazers for F Shareef Abdur-Rahim.

RAPTORS: Signed G Chris Duhon to offer sheet. Re-signed F Pape Sow.

76ERS: Traded F Marc Jackson and cash to Nets for conditional second-round pick in 2006 draft.

TIMBERWOLVES: Re-signed F Mark Madsen to five-year contract and F Nikoloz Tskitishvili.

WIZARDS: Signed F Andray Blatche to two-year contract.

Colleges

MARYLAND: Senior Nik Caner-Medley was named one of top 50 preseason candidates for men's basketball 2005-06 John R. Wooden Award and All-America Team.

Football

CARDINALS: Signed CB Antrelle Rolle, No. 8 overall pick, to six-year contract. Claimed TE Andy Stokes off waivers from Patriots.

BENGALS: Signed LB Derek Currey to two-year contract.

JETS: Signed RB/KR Decori Birmingham.

PATRIOTS: Released TE Matt Brandt.

RAMS: Released CB Dwight Anderson.

SAINTS: Signed former Ravens LB T.J. Slaughter.

Golf

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Greg Norman withdrew from tournament.

Hockey

AVALANCHE: Announced D Karlis Skrastins accepted his qualifying offer.

BLUES: Signed LW Dean McAmmond, who had been with Flames. Re-signed D Bryce Salvador. Announced F Eric Boguniecki and F Colin Hemingway have accepted qualifying offers.

CANUCKS: Signed RW Richard Park, who had been with Wild.

CAPITALS: Signed C Andrew Cassels and D Lawrence Nycholat.

FLYERS: Announced Simon Gagne, Patrick Sharp, Kim Johnsson and Branko Radivojevic have agreed to qualifying offers.

FLAMES: Acquired G Philippe Sauve from Avalanche for conditional seventh-round pick in 2006.

FLYERS: Announced LW Simon Gagne, D Kim Johnsson, RW Branko Radivojevic and C Patrick Sharp accepted qualifying offers.

HURRICANES: Signed C Kevyn Adams to two-year contract.

LIGHTNING: Re-signed D Dan Boyle to three-year contract and LW Dmitry Afanasenkov to one-year contract. Signed RW Rob DiMaio, who had been with Stars, to two-year contract. Signed G Sean Burke, who had been with Flyers, to two-year contract.

MAPLE LEAFS: Signed D Staffan Kronwall and C Alexander Steen to multi-year contracts.

OILERS: Agreed with C Marty Reasoner and D Dan Smith on one-year contracts.

PENGUINS: Signed D Rob Scuderi to one-year contract.

SHARKS: Re-signed LW Nils Ekman to two-year contract.

THRASHERS: Signed D Shane Hnidy, RW Brian Maloney and RW Adam Smyth.

WILD: Re-signed D Willie Mitchell and LW Pierre-Marc Bouchard. Signed C Todd White.

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