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Moves

September 01, 2007

Baseball

MLB -- Suspended Yankees P Joba Chamberlain two games and fined him for actions in Thursday's game against Red Sox.

ASTROS -- Activated P Brandon Backe from 15-day DL. Recalled OF Josh Anderson from Triple-A Round Rock.

BREWERS -- Recalled P Greg Aquino from Triple-A Nashville. Placed P Manny Parra on 15-day DL.

CARDINALS -- Acquired IF-OF Russell Branyan from Phillies for player to be named. Placed 3B Scott Rolen on 15-day DL.

ORIOLES -- Acquired 3B Scott Moore and P Rocky Cherry from Cubs for P Steve Trachsel.

PADRES -- Recalled P Jack Cassel from Triple-A Portland. Designated C Pete Laforest for assignment

PHILLIES -- Purchased contract of P Kane Davis from Triple-A Ottawa. Optioned P Geoff Geary to Ottawa.

ROYALS -- Purchased contract of P Jason Shields from Double-A Wichita. Optioned P Leo Nunez to Wichita. Activated 1B Mike Sweeney from 60-day DL. Optioned P Kyle Davies to Wichita.

Basketball

NBA -- Suspended Celtics G-F James Posey one game for pleading nolo contendre to reckless driving.

Football

CARDINALS -- Released CB Michael Adams, CB Darrell Hunter, CB Justin Wyatt, RB Steve Baylark, QB Shane Boyd, QB Lang Campbell, LB David Holloway, LB Buster Davis, LB Pago Togafau, OT Qasim Mitchell, OT Brandon Gorin, OT Elliot Vallejo, G Brian Johnson, S Brandon Keeler, DT Jonathan Lewis, WR Leron McCoy, WR Micheal Spurlock, WR Matt Trannon, C Scott Peters, FB Roshon Vercher and TE Alex Shor.

49ERS -- Released CB Markus Curry, DE Zack Anderson, DE Darius Sanders, G Sean Estrada, QB Luke Getsy, S Jake Patten and RB Arkee Whitlock.

RAMS -- Released WR Shaine Smith, WR Fred Gibson, OT Drew Strojny, OT Ken Shackleford, CB Josh Lay, DT Tim Sandidge, LB Jamal Brooks, TE Mark Anelli, K Kevin Lovell, S Andre Kirkland and RB D.J. Washington.

TEXANS -- Released WR Keenan McCardell, P Chad Stanley, RB Wali Lundy, CB Tyrone Poole, CB Dexter McCleon, C Drew Hodgdon, G Mike Brisiel, WR Bethel Johnson, WR David Anderson, QB Jared Zabransky, RB Darius Walker, FB Jon Abbate, OT Brandon Frye, S John Walker, S Brandon Mitchell, DE Alfred Malone, DE DelJuan Robinson, DE Victor DeGrate, DT Tim Bulman and LB Trent Bray

Hockey

SHARKS -- Signed C Patrick Marleau to two-year contract extension.

Colleges

AUBURN -- Suspended RB Brad Lester indefinitely because of unresolved academic issues.

Auto racing

NASCAR Nextel Cup

Sharp AQUOS 500 qualifying At Fontana, Calif. Race distance: 500 miles, 250 laps (Car number in parentheses)

1. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 182.399 mph. 2. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 182.394. 3. (9) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 182.020. 4. (12) Ryan Newman, Dodge, 181.415. 5. (5) Kyle Busch, Chevy, 181.342. 6. (19) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 181.333. 7. (8) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 181.132. 8. (1) Martin Truex Jr., Chevy, 180.818. 9. (11) Denny Hamlin, Chevy, 180.805. 10. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 180.605. 11. (43) Bobby Labonte, Dodge, 180.596. 12. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevy, 180.542. 13. (25) Casey Mears, Chevy, 180.542. 14. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 180.533. 15. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevy, 180.338. 16. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevy, 180.185. 17. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 180.144. 18. (84) AJ Allmendinger, Toyota, 180.086. 19. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 179.937. 20. (15) Paul Menard, Chevy, 179.856. 21. (40) David Stremme, Dodge, 179.721. 22. (20) Tony Stewart, Chevy, 179.502. 23. (18) J.J. Yeley, Chevy, 179.497. 24. (07) Clint Bowyer, Chevy, 179.417. 25. (55) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 179.332. 26. (21) Bill Elliott, Ford, 179.305. 27. (36) Jeremy Mayfield, Toyota, 179.207. 28. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 179.203. 29. (78) Joe Nemechek, Chevy, 179.024. 30. (22) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 178.904. 31. (41) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 178.824. 32. (66) Jeff Green, Chevy, 178.594. 33. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 178.576. 34. (96) Tony Raines, Chevy, 178.545. 35. (7) Robby Gordon, Ford, 178.372. 36. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 178.297. 37. (88) Ricky Rudd, Ford, 178.258. 38. (26) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 178.024. 39. (45) Kyle Petty, Dodge, op. 40. (01) Aric Almirola, Chevy, op. 41. (70) Johnny Sauter, Chevy, op. 42. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dodge, op. 43. (49) John Andretti, Dodge, 178.722. Note: op--owners points.

Pro basketball

WNBA Playoffs

Conference Finals (Best of three; *-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Detroit vs. Indiana (Indiana leads series 1-0) Yesterday: Indiana 75, Detroit 65 Tomorrow: at Detroit, 1 p.m. *Monday: at Detroit, 6 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Phoenix vs. San Antonio (Phoenix leads series 1-0) Game 1: Phoenix 102, San Antonio 100 Today: at Phoenix, 7 p.m. *Tomorrow: at Phoenix, 5:30 p.m.

Basketball

FIBA Americas

Thursday's results Mexico 101, Venezuela 91 Brazil 96, Uruguay 62 Puerto Rico 72, Canada 66 United States 91, Argentina 76 Today's semifinals Argentina vs. Brazil, 4 p.m. United States vs. Puerto Rico, 7 p.m.

Baseball

Minor leagues

Yesterday's results Bowie 10, Connecticut 4 Brooklyn 6, Aberdeen 1 Delmarva 7, Lake County 5 Frederick 5, Myrtle Beach 2 Lakewood 12, Hagerstown 0 Richmond 6, Norfolk 2 Today's games Winston-Salem at Frederick (DH), 4:30 Connecticut at Bowie, 7:05 Hudson Valley at Aberdeen, 7:05 Lake County at Delmarva, 7:05 Lakewood at Hagerstown, 7:05 Richmond at Norfolk, 7:15

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