For The Record


May 05, 2007


ANGELS -- Placed OF Garret Anderson on 15-day DL, retroactive to last Saturday. Recalled OF Tommy Murphy from Triple-A Salt Lake.

ATHLETICS -- Placed DH Mike Piazza on 15-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Purchased contract of former Orioles OF Jack Cust from Triple-A Sacramento. Transferred P Esteban Loaiza from 15-day DL to 60-day DL.

BREWERS -- Acquired OF Charles Thomas from Athletics for C J.D. Closser; optioned Thomas to Triple-A Nashville.

GIANTS -- Recalled P Scott Munter from Triple-A Fresno. Designated 1B Lance Niekro for assignment.

MARLINS -- Optioned P Anibal Sanchez to Triple-A Albuquerque. Activated former Orioles P Jorge Julio from 15-day DL.

ORIOLES -- Placed P Adam Loewen on 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Purchased contract of P Todd Williams from Triple-A Norfolk.

PADRES -- Placed P Clay Hensley on 15-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Recalled P Justin Hampson from Triple-A Portland.

PHILLIES -- Placed P Tom Gordon on 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Called up P Yoel Hernandez from Triple-A Ottawa.


DUKE -- Named Kate Senger director of women's basketball operations.

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE -- Named Tim Carter men's basketball coach.


BROWNS -- Signed LB Jason Short to one-year contract. Released G Joe Andruzzi.

BUCCANEERS -- Signed TE Matt Herian and QB Zac Taylor.

CARDINALS -- Signed WR Ahmad Merritt to one-year contract.

DOLPHINS -- Signed DE Mkristo Bruce, S Courtney Bryan, OT Marion Dukes, G Tala Esera, CB Tuff Harris, WR Gabe Hatchett, DT Marquay Love, LB Edmond Miles, G Stephen Parker, CB Geoffrey Pope, WR Kerry Reed, WR David Sutton, S Chris Vedder and OT Julius Wilson.

49ERS -- Signed DE Zach Anderson, QB Luke Getsy, TE Zac Herold, CB Sammy Joseph, P Ken Parrish, DE Darius Sanders, WR Dominique Zeigler and K MacKenzie Hoambrecker.

LIONS -- Released G Zach Piller. Signed TE Rodney Burgess, K Kenny Byrd, TE George Cooper, P John Deraney, LB Pinknie Hardiman, QB Phil Horvath, WR Terry Moss and TE Rudy Sylvan.

PACKERS -- Signed QB Jerry Babb, FB Ryan Powdrell, LB Juwan Simpson, LB Rory Johnson, G Pat Murray, DT Daniel Muir and DE Larry Birdine.

RAVENS -- Signed these undrafted rookies: WR Matt Willis (UCLA), WR Damien Linson (Central Michigan), RB Greg Pruitt Jr. (North Carolina Central), TE Kendrick Ballantyne (Northeastern), TE Marcus Freeman (Notre Dame), S Donnie Johnson (Penn State), CB Willie Gaston (Houston), CB Terrell Maze (San Diego State), LB Joe Martin (San Diego State), DE Edgar Jones (Southeast Missouri), DE Travis Leitko (Notre Dame), DT Andrew Powell (Mississippi State), DT Lawrence Wilson (Hawaii), P Brendan Carney (Syracuse), K James Wilhoit (Tennessee) and LS Nick Leeson (Virginia Tech).

SAINTS -- Signed P Chris Hanson to one-year contract.


CAPITALS -- Signed D Patrick McNeill.

PREDATORS -- Exercised 2007-08 option on contract of coach Barry Trotz.

RED WINGS -- Re-signed F Kirk Maltby to three-year contract.


WASHINGTON (MLL) -- Acquired G Chris Garrity from Cannons for G Greg Havalchak, 2007 first-round draft pick, 2007 third-round draft pick and 2008 first-round draft pick.

Auto racing


Crown Royal 400 At Richmond, Va.

Tonight's lineup Lap length: .75 of a mile (Car number in parentheses)

1. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevy, 126.251 mph. 2. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 125.657. 3. (10) Scott Riggs, Dodge, 125.599. 4. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 125.570. 5. (9) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 125.546. 6. (11) Denny Hamlin, Chevy, 125.488. 7. (8) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 125.436. 8. (1) Martin Truex Jr., Chevy, 125.331. 9. (01) Mark Martin, Chevy, 125.174. 10. (22) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 125.000. 11. (88) Ricky Rudd, Ford, 124.977. 12. (66) Jeff Green, Chevy, 124.925. 13. (84) A.J. Allmendinger, Toyota, 124.907. 14. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 124.902. 15. (25) Casey Mears, Chevy, 124.873. 16. (42) J.P. Montoya, Dodge, 124.804. 17. (70) Johnny Sauter, Chevy, 124.775. 18. (43) Bobby Labonte, Dodge, 124.757. 19. (96) Tony Raines, Chevy, 124.688. 20. (07) Clint Bowyer, Chevy, 124.654. 21. (40) David Stremme, Dodge, 124.590. 22. (20) Tony Stewart, Chevy, 124.579. 23. (18) J.J. Yeley, Chevy, 124.573. 24. (4) Ward Burton, Chevy, 124.487. 25. (26) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 124.447. 26. (78) Kenny Wallace, Chevy, 124.384. 27. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevy, 124.241. 28. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 124.224. 29. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 124.224. 30. (12) Ryan Newman, Dodge, 124.138. 31. (46) Johnny Benson, Toyota, 124.104. 32. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 124.069. 33. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 124.007. 34. (5) Kyle Busch, Chevy, 123.961. 35. (45) Kyle Petty, Dodge, 123.762. 36. (14) Sterling Marlin, Chevy, 123.723. 37. (41) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 123.694. 38. (13) Joe Nemechek, Chevy, 123.689. 39. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevy, owner points. 40. (19) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, owner points. 41. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, owner points. 42. (7) Robby Gordon, Ford, owner points. 43. (15) Paul Menard, Chevy, 124.012.

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