KANSAS CITY ROYALS Activated RHP Mike MacDougal from the 60-day DL. Optioned RHP Joe Nelson to Omaha of the PCL.
CINCINNATI REDS Announced LHP Chris Hammond cleared waivers and became a free agent.
HOUSTON ASTROS Acquired OF Aubrey Huff from Tampa Bay for RHP Mitch Talbot and INF Ben Zobrist. Assigned OF Jason Lane to Round Rock of the PCL.
National Basketball Association
ATLANTA HAWKS Signed G Speedy Claxton to a four-year contract. Signed F-C Solomon Jones.
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS Agreed to terms with F LeBron James on a three-year contract extension.
DETROIT PISTONS Agreed to terms with C Nazr Mohammed on a five-year contract.
INDIANA PACERS Traded F Austin Croshere to the Dallas Mavericks for G Marquis Daniels. Signed G Orien Greene.
LOS ANGELES LAKERS Signed F Vladimir Radmanovic.
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES Traded F Shane Battier to the Houston Rockets for F Stromile Swift and F Rudy Gay.
MIAMI HEAT Signed G Dwyane Wade to a contract extension.
NEW JERSEY NETS Signed G Marcus Williams and F Josh Boone to multiyear contracts.
NEW ORLEANS HORNETS Waived G Arvydas Macijauskas.
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS Re-signed F Shavlik Randolph and G Willie Green. Released G Devin Smith and F Jon Smith.
UTAH JAZZ Signed G Ronnie Brewer.
National Football League
CLEVELAND BROWNS Signed WR Joshua Cribbs to a one-year contract and DB Daven Holly to a two-year contract.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES Signed DE-LB Chris Gocong to a four-year contract.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS Signed K Luis Barlanga.
National Hockey League
NHL Named Dan Near manager-retail sales and marketing.
ANAHEIM DUCKS Signed C Ryan Carter to a two-year contract.
CALGARY FLAMES Announced general manager Darryl Sutter is stepping down as coach. Named Jim Playfair coach and Wayne Fleming assistant coach.
CAROLINA HURRICANES Signed F Keith Aucoin and F Dave Gove to two-year contracts.
COLORADO AVALANCHE Agreed to terms with D John-Michael Liles on a two-year contract. Agreed to terms with D Jeff Finger, F Ben Guite, F Matt Murley and F Mark Rycroft.
DALLAS STARS Signed D Vadim Khomitski to a one-year contract.
LOS ANGELES KINGS Signed C Gabe Gauthier to a two-year contract.
MONTREAL CANADIENS Re-signed G David Aebischer to a one-year contract. Traded F Richard Zednik to Washington for a 2007 third-round draft pick.
PHOENIX COYOTES Traded RW Mike Johnson to the Montreal Canadiens for a 2007 fourth-round draft pick. Named Keith Gretzky director of amateur scouting and Greg Malone eastern pro scout.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Re-signed LW Dmitry Afanasenkov to a one-year contract.
American Hockey League
MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS Signed F Rich Peverley and D T.J. Reynolds.
COLUMBIA INFERNO Announced an affiliation agreement with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto of the AHL for the 2006-07 season.
FLORIDA EVERBLADES Signed F Phil Aucoin.
MINNESOTA Announced junior RB Gary Russell is ineligible for the football team for the upcoming season.
W L Pct GB
Connecticut 14 5 .737
Detroit 13 6 .684 1
Indiana 13 7 .650 11/2
Washington 10 10 .500 41/2
New York 4 14 .222 91/2
Chicago 3 15 .167 101/2
Charlotte 3 16 .158 11
W L Pct GB
Los Angeles 16 5 .762
Sacramento 12 8 .600 31/2
Houston 12 9 .571 4
San Antonio 10 9 .526 5
Seattle 10 9 .526 5
Phoenix 8 10 .444 61/2
Minnesota 7 12 .368 8
East 98, West 82, All-Star game
No games scheduled
No games scheduled
San Antonio at Charlotte, 7
Houston at Chicago, 8:30
New York at Seattle, 10
Los Angeles at Phoenix, 10
Regional All-Star Game
At Perrysburg, tomorrow, 7 p.m.
9. Brian Bingle, St. Francis, FB/LB
57. TJ Bridges, Anthony Wayne, G
64. Joel Hardman, Fairview, C
76. John Harvey, Bryan, OG/DT/DE
20, Toby Hill, Fairview, WR/K/P/LB
33. Don Klenke, Northwood, RB/DE/PK/KR
19. Kevin Lanning, Southview, K/P
7. Chris Laser, Whitmer, RB/LB
10. Jamie Lorentz, Bryan, QB
17. Lee Marquette, Central Catholic, LB/OLB
6. Adam Miller, Napoleon, LB/TE
11. Neil Mitchell, Central Catholic, TB/CB
66. Alex Oberlin, Bryan, DE/OLB
30. Andy Pilliod, Swanton, HB/S
28. Tyler Rahn, Anthony Wayne, RB/LB
15. Todd Reckley, Northwood, SE/SS
50. Marc Ribe, Woodmore, G/LB/DT
14. Brandon Schaadt, Defiance, LB/RB
52. Jeff Schnabel, Genoa, DT/LT
5. Brock Sherman, Anthony Wayne, WR/DB/OLD
22. Nick Specht, Whitmer, QB/TB/WR/SS
79. David Stanford, St. Francis, DT/MG
3. Corey Stork, Defiance, K/P
67. Xavier Taylor, Swanton, DE
16. Stuart Thorp, Montpelier, QB
4. Alan Tyson, Elmwood, QB/DB
75. Bill Vance, Patrick Henry, C/DT
32. Brad Weaver, Napoleon, RB/TB
1. Brian Yarnell, Patrick Henry, WR/P/KR/DB
45. Zac Zimmerman, Archbold, LB/K
8. Brian Babcock, Liberty Center, QB/S
6. Michael Baker, Holgate, RB/FB/LB
78. Demecus Beach, Scott, ROG/ROLB
5. Derek Bobo, Scott, QB
36. Vann Burgen, Waite, FT/LB
10. Clay Chalfin, Perrysburg, DE/TE
68. Matt Claytor, Toledo Christian, OG/DT
99. Jestin Davis, Edgerton, LB
57. Michael Dewar, Perrysburg, LB
4. Aaron Emans, Wauseon, QB/TE/LB
9. Anderson Fletcher, Scott, WR/CB/KR/PR
1. Andrew Gochenour, Hilltop, WR/RB/DB/KR
13. Justin Guy, Clay, K
43. Dan Hagele, Perrysburg, DE/TE
77. Justin Hodges, Bowling Green, OT/DT/LS
53. Justin Hughes, Tinora, OG/DT
35. Kurt Keller, Rossford, MLB/RB
21. Justin Kurtz, Edgerton, QB/WR/CB/FS/SS
16. Howie Lacourse, Waite, QB/DB
56. Nicholas Lawson, Maumee, DE/LT
73. J.J. Mack, Clay, OG/DT
14. Matt Mason, Delta, WR/DB
11. Matt Meridieth, Northview, QB/DE/OLB
22. Glenn Miller, Libbery, RB/LB
52. Antione Moore, Scott, LB
17. Chase Muir, Perrysburg, RB/FB/LB
71. Nick Popoff, Rogers, OL/DL
23. Cameron Schack, Perrysburg, FB/LB
75. Colton Schulte, Eastwood, DL
44. Adam Stichter, St. John s, S
3. Eric Suttie, Northview, WR/SS/KP/PR/P
54. Ben Swain, Rogers, DL/OL/
58. Jonathan Templin, Northview, G/TNT
72. Jon Timmons, Libbey, LT/DE
33.Eddie Toles, Bowsher, RB/DE
20. Josh Wainwright, Rossford, OLB/DE/SS/WR/RB
32. DeAndre Ware, St. John s, RB/FB/LB
Ottawa River Yacht Club Sail Regatta
ONE-DESIGN CENTERBOARD DIVISION:
INTERLAKE CLASS - 1. Tom Marriott, Jolly Roger Sailng Club; 2. Tim Marriott, Jolly Roger Sailing Club; 3.. Joe Grabmeir, Jolly Roger Sailing CLub, and Liz Swisher, North Cape Yacht Club, tied. SAILBOARD CLASS - 1. Rod Clevenger; 2. Dick Nagel; both Toledo Area Boardsailing Association. SUNFISH CLASS - 1. Ray Steely, Perrysburg Boat CLub, and Les Lashaway, North Cape Yacht Club, tied; 2. Taylor Stanford, Perrysburg Boat Club; 3. Jessica Henderson.
RADIO-CONTROLLED DIVISION: STAR CLASS - 1. Rob Holman, Toledo Ice YAcht CLub; 2. George Reis, Toledo Ice Yacht Club; 3. Jim Reno, Teeny Weeny Sail Club. SOLING CLASS - 1. John Eggert; 2. Wayne Eillers; 3. John Bureau; all Perrysburg Boat CLub. VICTORIA CLASS - 1. Len Dueble, Teeny Weeny Sail Club. ONE-METER CLASS - 1. Jim Reno.
HOLES IN ONE
ARCHIE WILLIAMS,. No. 12 at Inverness, 149 yards, 8-iron.
Male Athlete: Lance Armstrong
Female Athlete: Annika Sorenstam
Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Coach-Manager: Bill Cowher, Pittsburgh Steelers
Comeback: Tedy Bruschi, New England Patriots
Breakthrough Athlete: Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets
Game: Southern California vs. Texas, Rose Bowl
Record-breaking Performance: Shaun Alexander, Seattle Seahawks
Championship Performance: Vince Young, Texas quarterback
Play: Tyrone Prothro, Alabama receiver
Sports Movie: Glory Road
Male College Athlete: Reggie Bush, Southern California running back
Female College Athlete: Cat Osterman, Texas softball pitcher
Moment: Jason McElwain, Greece-Athena (N.Y.) High School basketball
Male Action Sport Athlete: Shaun White, snowboarder
Female Action Sport Athlete: Hannah Teter, snowboarder
Male Athlete With A Disability: Bobby Martin, football player
Female Athlete With a Disability: Sarah Reinertsen, triathlete
U.S. Olympian: Shaun White, snowboarder
International Athlete: Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
Baseball Player: Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
NBA Player: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
WNBA Player: Sheryl Swoopes, Houston Comets
NFL Player: Shaun Alexander, Seattle Seahawks
NHL Player: Jaromir Jagr, New York Rangers
Angler: Tammy Richardson
Bowler: Walter Ray Williams Jr.
Boxer: Oscar De La Hoya
Driver: Tony Stewart
Golfer: Tiger Woods
Jockey: Edgar Prado
MLS Player: Landon Donovan, Los Angeles Galaxy
Footballer: Ronaldinho, Brazil
Male Tennis Player: Roger Federer
Female Tennis Player: Venus Williams
Male Track and Field Athlete: Justin Gatlin
Female Track and Field Athlete: Allyson Felix
Professional Grade Play: Doug Flutie, New England Patriots
Undeniable Performance: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Arthur Ashe Courage Award: Afghanistan female soccer players
Special ESPY: John Ehret High School basketball team, Marrero, La.
Major League Soccer
W L T Pts GF GA
D.C. United 12 1 5 41 33 14
New England 6 5 6 24 23 21
Kansas City 6 9 2 20 19 23
Chicago 5 6 5 20 21 22
Columbus 4 7 6 18 13 22
New York 2 6 8 14 18 25
W L T Pts GF GA
FC Dallas 9 5 3 30 27 22
Houston 7 3 6 27 25 19
Colorado 7 5 3 24 20 21
CD Chivas USA 6 6 5 23 26 22
Los Angeles 5 10 3 18 15 23
Real Salt Lake 3 9 4 13 17 23
Note: Three points for victory, one point for tie.
Colorado at New York, 2
Real Salt Lake at New England, 7:30
FC Dallas at Chicago, 4
Columbus at D.C. United, 7:30
Houston at Kansas City, 8:30
Los Angeles at CD Chivas USA, 10
New York at Columbus, 7:30
THURSDAY, July 20
CD Chivas USA at Colorado, 8
SATURDAY, July 22
Los Angeles at Columbus, 4
Kansas City at New York, 7:30
D.C. United at Chicago, 8:30
New England at Houston, 8:30
FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake, 10
Beachwood; par 71
Marty Miller, Middletown 68-68 136
Jason Gerken, Logan 70-67 137
Jason Kokrak, Warren 70-68 138
Andy Miller, Xenia 68-72 140
Blake Sattler, New Philadelphia 71-70 141
Chris Wilson, Dublin 71-71 142
Tom Miles, Dublin 72-70 142
Wes Homan Jr, Cincinnati 68-74 142
Tom Ballinger, Mansfield 71-72 143
Tyler Riley, Findlay 70-76 146
Jeff Blank, Sylvania 74-73 147
Alan Fadel, Toledo 75-73 148
Matthew Haviland, Defiance 78-70 148
John Zitkovic, Findlay 74-76 150
Steven Drake, Findlay 75-75 150
Trevor Spathelf, Bowling Green 78-74 152
Failed to make cut
Blake Tucker, Findlay 76-78 154
Steve Mitchell, Toledo 75-81 156
Michael Bibler, Bowling Green 83-74 157
Michael Kennedy, Holland 76-85 161
Martin Gallagher, Toledo 80-83 163
Benjamin Yacko, Toledo 85-82 167
Stuart Draheim, Swanton 85-84 169
Tour de France
At Pau, France
118.4 miles from Cambo-les-Bains to Pau, with two climbs in the Pyrenees
1. Juan Miguel Mercado, Agritubel, 4 hours, 49 minutes, 10 seconds. 2. Cyril Dessel, France, AG2R Prevoyance, same time. 3. Inigo Landaluze, Spain, Euskadi-Euskaltel, 56 seconds behing. 4. Cristian Moreni, Italy, Cofidis, 2:24. 5. Christophe Rinero, France, Saunier Duval-Prodir, 2:25.
6. Inaki Isasi, Spain, Euskadi-Euskaltel, 5:03. 7. Cedric Vasseur, France, Quick Step-Innergetic, 5:35. 8. Daniele Bennati, Italy, Lampre, 7:23. 9. Erik Zabel, Germany, Team Milram, same time. 10. Stefano Garzelli, Italy, Liquigas, same time.
11. Carlos Da Cruz, France, Francaise des Jeux, same time. 12. Thomas Voeckler, France, Bouygues Telecom, same time. 13. Riccardo Ricco, Italy, Saunier Duval-Prodir, same time. 14. Mirko Celestino, Italy, Team Milram, same time. 15. Marzio Bruseghin, Italy, Lampre, same time.
(After 10 stages)
1. Cyril Dessel, France, AG2R Prevoyance, 43:07:05. 2. Juan Miguel Mercado, Agritubel, 2 minutes, 34 seconds behind. 3. Serhiy Honchar, Ukraine, T-Mobile, 3:45. 4. Christian Moreni, Italy, Cofidis, 3:51. 5. Floyd Landis, United States, Phonak, 4:45.
6. Michael Rogers, Australia, T-Mobile, 4:53. 7. Inigo Landeluze, Spain, Euskadi-Euskaltel, 5:22. 8. Patrik Sinkewitz, Germany, T-Mobile, 5:30. 9. Andreas Kloden, Germany, T-Mobile, 5:35. 10. Vladimir Karpets, Russia, Caisse D Epargne-Illes Balears, 5:37.
11. Cadel Evans, Australia, Davitamon-Lotto, same time. 12. David Zabriskie, United States, Team CSC, 5:38. 13. Marcus Fothen, Germany, Gerolsteiner, 5:48. 14. Christophe Moreau, France, AG2R Prevoyance, 5:52.
At Pike Run
Boys 16-18: 1. Jordan Mack, 72. 2. Chris Britt, 74. 3. Tyler Uphaus, 75.
Boys 13-15: 1. Zach Erb, 78. 2. Steven Kinsman, 80. 3. Kaleb Figy, 80.
Boys 12-and under: 1. Zachary Hoops, 102. 2. Aaron Tietje, 130.
Girls: 1. Megan Hall, 97. 2. Brandi Dominique, 105.
Houston Even-6 FLORIDA
CINCINNATI Even-6 Colorado
ST. LOUIS 61/2 -71/2 LA Dodgers
DETROIT 11-13 Kansas City
BOSTON 8-9 Oakland
BALTIMORE 61/2 -71/2 Texas
MINNESOTA 9-11 Cleveland
Home Team in CAPS
1943 The first night game in All-Star history is played at Philadelphia s Shibe Park. Boston s Bobby Doerr provides the big blow, a three-run homer, for the AL s 5-3 win.
1971 Reggie Jackson hits a mammoth home run off the power generator on the right-field roof at Tiger Stadium to highlight a barrage of six homers three by each team as the AL beats the NL 6-4 in the All-Star game.
1972 Robert Irsay buys the stock of the Los Angeles Rams for $19 million and swaps the franchise for the Baltimore Colts. The players and coaches are not affected.
1980 Amy Alcott shoots a record score of 280 to win the U.S. Women s Open by nine strokes over Hollis Stacy.
1996 Cigar matches Citation s modern North American record of 16 consecutive wins, pulling away to take the $1.05 million Arlington Citation Challenge by 31/2 lengths.
1997 Alison Nicholas holds off Nancy Lopez for a one-stroke victory in the U.S. Women s Open. Nicholas shoots a 72-hole total of 10-under 274, the most under par in the 52-year history of the event.
2003 Beth Daniel becomes the oldest winner in LPGA Tour history, birdying the final two holes to beat Juli Inkster by a stroke in the Canadian Women s Open. At 46 years, 8 months and 29 days, Daniel breaks the age record set by JoAnne Carner in 1985.