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Golf, amateur baseball, cycling, WNBA

GOLF

British Open tee times

At Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Hoylake, England

a-amateur

Tomorrow-Friday

1:30 a.m.-6:41 a.m. Peter Hedblom, Steve Elkington, Jerry Kelly

1:41 a.m.-6:52 a.m. Barry Lane, Billy Andrade, Marcus Frasier

1:52 a.m.-7:03 a.m. SK Ho, Mikko Ilonen, John Senden

2:03 a.m.-7:14 a.m. Angel Cabrera, Mark Calcavecchia, Kenneth Ferrie

2:14 a.m.-7:25 a.m. Bradley Dredge, Ben Curtis, K.J. Choi

2:25 a.m.-7:36 a.m. Tim Herron, Niclas Fasth, Mark Hensby

2:36 a.m.-7:47 a.m. Sergio Garcia, Paul Casey, Fred Couples

2:47 a.m.-7:58 a.m. Mike Weir, Lee Westwood, Scott Verplank

2:58 a.m.-8:09 a.m. Ernie Els, a-Edoardo Molinari, Luke Donald

3:09 a.m.-8:20 a.m. Jim Furyk, Rod Pampling, Greg Owen

3:20 a.m.-8:31 a.m. Vijay Singh, David Howell, Zach Johnson

3:31 a.m.-8:42 a.m. Stephen Dodd, Todd Hamilton, Robert Allenby

3:42 a.m. 8:53 a.m. Bernhard Langer, Kenny Perry, Paul Lawrie

3:58 a.m.-9:09 a.m. John Daly, Colin Montgomerie, Stuart Appleby

4:09 a.m.-9:20 a.m. Padraig Harrington, Arron Oberholser, Nick O Hern

4:20 a.m.-9:31 a.m. Phil Mickelson, Darren Clarke, Yasuharu Imano

4:31 a.m.-9:42 a.m. Shaun Micheel, Ian Poulter, Seve Ballesteros

4:42 a.m.-9:53 a.m. Toshinori Muto, Paul Broadhurst, Bart Bryant

4:53 a.m.-10:04 a.m. Tom Lehman, Phillip Price, J.B. Holmes

5:04 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Sean O Hair, Anthony Wall, Tatsuhiko Ichihara

5:15 a.m.-10:26 a.m. Tom Pernice, Warren Abery, Jim Payne

5:26 a.m.-10:37 a.m. Michael Wright, Brett Quigley, Warren Bladon

5:37 a.m.-10:48 a.m. Lee Slattery, Shiv Kapur, Vaughn Taylor

5:48 a.m.-10:59 a.m. Thomas Aiken, Soren Kjeldsen, Andrew Marshall

5:59 a.m.-11:10 a.m. Adam Bland, Andres Romero, Adam Frayne

6:10 a.m.-11:21 a.m. Ben Bunny, Nick Ludwell, Mark Pilkington

6:41 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Thaworn Wiratchant, Rich Beem, Scott Drummond

6:52 a.m.-1:41 a.m. Fred Funk, Sandy Lyle, Rory Sabbatini

7:03 a.m.-1:52 a.m. Simon Dyson, Mark O Meara, Charl Schwartzel

7:14 a.m.-2:03 a.m. Jeff Maggert, Robert Rock, Jarrod Lyle

7:25 a.m.-2:14 a.m. Ted Purdy, Matthew Goggin, a-Marius Thorp

7:36 a.m.-2:25 a.m. J.J. Henry, Richard Green, Jamie Donaldson

7:47 a.m.-2:36 a.m. Brandt Jobe, Robert Karlsson, John Bickerton

7:58 a.m.-2:47 a.m. Lucas Glover, Peter Lonard, Graeme McDowell

8:09 a.m.-2:58 a.m. Michael Campbell, Nick Dougherty, Miguel Angel Jiminez

8:20 a.m.-3:09 a.m. Geoff Ogilviy, Carl Petersson, Chris DiMarco

8:31 a.m.-3:20 a.m. Jose Maria Olazabal, Aaron Baddeley, Chad Campbell

8:42 a.m.-3:31 a.m. Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, Julien Guerrier

8:53 a.m.-3:42 a.m. Ben Crane, Stephen Ames, Keiichiro Fukabori

9:09 a.m.-3:58 a.m. Tiger Woods, Shingo Katayama, Nick Faldo

9:20 a.m.-4:09 a.m. David Duval, Paul McGinley, Hideto Tanihara

9:31 a.m.-4:20 a.m. Trevor Immelman, Thomas Bjorn, Davis Love III

9:42 a.m.-4:31 a.m. Retief Goosen, Tom Watson, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano

9:53 a.m.-4:42 a.m. Tim Clark, Stewart Cink, Johan Edfors

10:04 a.m.-4:53 a.m. Louis Oosthuizen, Brett Wetterich, Simon Khan

10:15 a.m.-5:04 a.m. Simon Wakefield, Bradley Hughes, Bo Van Pelt

10:26 a.m.-5:15 a.m. Brett Rumford, Danny Denison-a, Richard Sterne

10:37 a.m.-5:26 a.m. Jeff Sluman, David Smail, Markus Brier

10:48 a.m.-5:37 a.m. Carlos Rodiles, Unho Park, Hunter Mahan

10:59 a.m.-5:48 a.m. Gary Day, Bruce Vaughan, Marco Ruiz

11:10 a.m.-5:59 a.m. Gary Lockerbie, Jon Bevan, Wayne Perske

11:21 a.m.-6:10 a.m. Sam Little, Ross Wellington, Darren Parris

LOCAL GOLF

Lake Erie Jr. Golf Assoc.

At Eagles Landing

BOYS: 10-11-- Conner Dudley, 36, Albert Bauman, 43, Nathaniel Foss, 48; 12-13--Collin Ebert (won playoff) 76, Jake Hiestand, 76; Brandon Hoelzer, 78; 14-15--Torey Brummett, 72; Marcus Hunt, 78; Max Yeltstrom, 79; 16-18--Dillon Klein (won playoff) 70, Austin Hartley, Andrew Bollinger 70, Andrew Aseltine, Andy Biggert, 72.

GIRLS: 10-13--Paige Kasper, 59 (9 holes); 14-18-Leanna Pickerel, 78, Melanie Fortner, 81; Rachel Brown, 85.

FOOTBALL

CFL

TOMORROW

Hamilton at Montreal

Winnipeg at Edmonton

FRIDAY

British Columbia at Calgary

HOLES IN ONE

TOM AVERY, No. 14 at Sugar Creek, 195 yards, 7-iron.

Telecom Open

Amersfoort, Netherlands

Singles, first round

Guillermo Coria (1) d. Robin Haase 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

Sergio Roitman d. Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1.

Tomas Zib d. Steve Darcis 7-5, 6-3.

Alberto Martin (6) d. Albert Montanes 6-2, 6-2.

Carlos Moya (5) d. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-4, 7-6 (6).

Marc Gicquel d. Fernando Vicente 6-2, 6-4.

Thiemo de Bakker d. Julien Benneteau (8) 6-3, 6-3.

Agustin Calleri d. Denis Gremelmayr 6-2, 7-6 (5).

Fabio Fognini d. Juan-Pablo Guzman 6-3, 1-6, 7-5.

Nicolas Massu (4) d. Andreas Vinciguerra 7-6 (3), 6-3.

Mercedes Cup

Stuttgart, Germany

Singles, Second round

Diego Hartfield d. Nicolas Almagro (10) 6-7 (2), 7-6 (1), 7-5.

Nicolas Lapentti d. Florent Serra (7) 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-2.

Diego Junqueira d. Filippo Volandri (14) 6-3, 6-4.

Tomas Berdych (2) d. Hugo Armando 7-5, 6-3.

Palermo Tournament

Palermo, Italy

Singles

First Round

Karin Knapp d. Nathalie Vierin 7-6 (2), 6-7 (4), 6-1.

Anastasiya Yakimova d. Timea Bacsinszky 6-1, 6-3.

Aravane Rezai d. Ekaterina Bychkova 6-4, 6-2.

Lucie Safarova (4) d. Ivana Abramovic 6-3, retired.

Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez d. Martina Muller 6-4, 6-4.

Lourdes Dominguez Lino (8) d. Maria Sanchez Lorenzo 6-3, 1-0, retired.

Eleni Daniilidou d. Maret Ani, Estonia, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Iveta Benesova (7) d. Antonella Serra Zanetti 6-2, 7-5.

Romina Oprandi d. Martina Sucha 6-2, 5-7, 7-5.

Anabel Medina Garrigues (2) d. Laura Pous Tio 6-3, 6-1.

Western & Southern Women s Open

Mason, Ohio

Singles

First Round

Jelena Jankovic (5), Serbia, d. Olga Savchuk 6-3, 6-2.

Katarina Srebotnik (4) d. Rossanna de los Rios 6-3, 7-6 (3).

Marion Bartoli (6) d. Chan Chin-wei 6-2, 6-3.

Sania Mirza (9) d. Alexandra Stevenson 6-1, 2-0, retired.

Serena Williams d. Anastasia Myskina (2) 6-2, 6-2.

Gisela Dulko (8) d. Marta Domachowska 7-5, 6-3.

RCA Championships

Indianapolis

Singles, Second Round

Fernando Gonzalez (3) d. Sam Querrey 6-3, 6-4.

Paul Goldstein (11) d. Razvan Sabau 6-2, 6-1.

Robby Ginepri (4) d. Alejandro Falla 4-6, 7-5, 7-5.

Vince Spadea (14) d. Ricardo Mello 6-3, 6-1.

Jeff Morrison d. Kevin Kim (13) 6-2, 6-2.

Andy Roddick (2) d. Ramon Delgado, 6-3, 6-2.

SCHEDULES NEEDED

COACHES, ATHLETIC DIRECTORS, AND LEAGUE COMMISSIONERS at the leagues and schools listed below are asked to submit their complete 2006-07 basketball schedules to Bob Bates, The Blade Sports Dept., PO Box 921., Toledo, 43697-0921 or fax the schedule to Bates at 419-724-6116.

Contact Robert Bates at: rbates@theblade.com or 419-724-6110

CITY LEAGUE: Rogers, Start, St. Francis, St. John s, Waite, Woodward

SUBURBAN LAKES LEAGUE: Elmwood, Genoa, Lake, Otsego, Woodmore

TAAC: Danbury, Emmanuel Baptist, Maumee Valley, Northwood, Toledo Christian

NWOAL: Archbold, Bryan, Evergreen, Liberty Center, Patrick Henry

MIDLAND ATHLETIC LEAGUE: Fremont St. Joe, Hopewell-Loudon, Mohawk, New Riegel, Old Fort, Seneca East, Tiffin Calvert

SANDUSKY BAY CONF: Clyde, Edison, Huron, Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, Sandusky Perkins, Sandusky St. Mary

BLANCHARD VALLEY CONF: Arlington, Cory-Rawson, Hardin Northern, Leipsic, Liberty-Benton, McComb, Pandora-Gilboa, Vanlue

GREEN MEADOWS CONF: Antwerp, Edgerton, Fairview, Hicksville, Tinora

BUCKEYE BORDER CONF: North Central, Stryker.

PUTNAM COUNTY LEAGUE: Columbus Grove, Kalida, Leipsic, Ottoville, Pandora-Gilboa, Vanlue.

OTHER NW OHIO: Bellevue, Defiance, Findlay, Fremont Ross, Monclova Christian, Tiffin Columbian

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN:

TRI-COUNTY CONF: Adrian Madison, Deerfield, Morenci, Sand Creek, Summerfield, Whiteford, Whitmore Lake

LENAWEE COUNTY ATHLETIC ASSOC: Dundee, Ida

OTHER SE MICH: Addison, Bedford, Monroe, Monroe Jefferson, Monroe St. Mary CC

CYCLING

Tour de France

At L Alpe d Huez, France

15th Stage

A 116.2-mile mountain stage from Gap to L Alpe d Huez with three climbs

1. Frank Schleck, Luxembourg, Team CSC, 4 hours, 52 minutes, 22 seconds. 2. Damiano Cunego, Italy, Lampre, 11 seconds behind. 3. Stefano Garzelli, Italy, Liquigas, 1:10. 4. Floyd Landis, United States, Phonak, same time. 5. Andreas Kloden, Germany, T-Mobile, same time.

6. Ruben Lobato, Spain, Saunier Duval-Prodir, 1:14. 7. Sylvain Chavanel, France, Cofidis, 1:18. 8. Eddy Mazzoleni, Italy, T-Mobile, 1:28. 9. Carlos Sastre, Spain, Team CSC, 1:35. 10. Levi Leipheimer, United States, Gerolsteiner, 1:49.

11. Denis Menchov, Russia, Rabobank, 2:21. 12. Mickael Rasmussen, Denmark, Rabobank, same time. 13. Pietro Caucchioli, Italy, Credit Agricole, same time. 14. Oscar Pereiro, Spain, Caisse D Epargne-Illes Balears, 2:49. 15. Michael Rogers, Australia, T-Mobile, same time.

16. Cadel Evans, Australia, Davitamon-Lotto, same time. 17. Ivan Ramiro Parra, Colombia, Cofidis, same time. 18. Axel Merckx, Belgium, Phonak, 2:56. 19. Cyril Dessel, France, AG2R Prevoyance, 3:04. 20. Haimar Zubeldia, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, same time.

Overall Standings

(After 15 stages)

1. Floyd Landis, United States, Phonak, 69:00:05. 2. Oscar Pereiro, Spain, Caisse D Epargne-Illes Balears, :10. 3. Cyril Dessel, France, AG2R Prevoyance, 2:02. 4. Denis Menchov, Russia, Rabobank, 2:12. 5. Carlos Sastre, Spain, Team CSC, 2:17.

6. Andreas Kloden, Germany, T-Mobile, 2:29. 7. Cadel Evans, Australia, Davitamon-Lotto, 2:56. 8. Michael Rogers, Australia, T-Mobile, 5:01. 9. Levi Leipheimer, United States, Gerolsteiner, 6:18. 10. Haimar Zubeldia, Spain, Euskadi-Euskaltel, 6:20.

11. Christophe Moreau, France, AG2R Prevoyance, 6:22. 12. Frank Schleck, Luxembourg, Team CSC, 7:07. 13. Yaroslav Popovych, Ukraine, Discovery Channel, 7:36. 14. Juan Miguel Mercado, Agritubel, 7:39. 15. Marcus Fothen, Germany, Gerolsteiner, 8:23.

16. Michael Boogerd, Netherlands, Rabobank, 9:15. 17. Sylvain Chavanel, France, Cofidis, 9:56. 18. Axel Merckx, Belgium, Phonak, 10:25. 19. Ivan Ramiro Parra, Spain, Cofidis, 10:43. 20. Georg Totschnig, Austria, Gerolsteiner, 10:53.

Also

25. Jose Azevedo, Portugal, Discovery Channel, 13:47. 29. Christian Vandevelde, United States, Team CSC, 17:35. 38. George Hincapie, United States, Discovery Channel, 26:18. 60. Egoi Martinez, Spain, Discovery Channel, 54:07.

73. Pavel Padrnos, Czech Republic, Discovery Channel, 1:07:12.

75. David Zabriskie, United States, Team CSC, 1:10:17.

86. Christopher Horner, United States, Davitamon-Lotto, 1:21:23.

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

Eastern Conference

W L T Pts GF GA

D.C. United 13 1 5 44 36 16

New England 6 6 6 24 24 24

Kansas City 6 10 2 20 21 26

Chicago 5 7 5 20 23 25

Columbus 4 8 6 18 15 25

New York 3 6 8 17 19 25

Western Conference

W L T Pts GF GA

FC Dallas 10 5 3 33 30 24

Houston 8 3 6 30 28 21

Colorado 7 6 3 24 20 22

CD Chivas USA 6 6 6 24 26 22

Los Angeles 5 10 4 19 15 23

Real Salt Lake 4 9 4 16 20 24

Note: Three points for victory, one point for tie.

TONIGHT

New York at Columbus, 7:30

TOMORROW

CD Chivas USA at Colorado, 8

SATURDAY

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

WEDNESDAY, July 26

CD Chivas USA at Real Salt Lake, 9

Houston at Colorado, 9:30

SATURDAY, July 29

Colorado at FC Dallas, 7

Columbus at Chicago, 8:30

New York at Houston, 8:30

New England at Kansas City, 8:30

D.C. United at Real Salt Lake, 9

WNBA

Eastern Conference

W L Pct GB

Connecticut 15 6 .714

Detroit 14 6 .700 1/2

Indiana 15 8 .652 1

Washington 11 10 .524 4

Charlotte 5 16 .238 10

New York 4 17 .190 11

Chicago 3 17 .150 111/2

Western Conference

W L Pct GB

Los Angeles 19 5 .792

Sacramento 14 8 .636 4

Houston 13 11 .542 6

San Antonio 11 11 .500 7

Seattle 11 11 .500 7

Phoenix 9 12 .429 81/2

Minnesota 7 13 .350 10

YESTERDAY

Indiana 71, Phoenix 65

Sacramento 74, Seattle 61

San Antonio 67, Houston 64

Los Angeles 70, New York 62

MONDAY

No games scheduled

TODAY

Phoenix at Washington, 11:30 a.m.

Charlotte at Detroit, Noon

Chicago at Minnesota, 1

NOTES

Owens Community College will be hold BASEBALL TRYOUTS Aug. 7-10 at 4 p.m. at the baseball complex on Oregon Road. Payers must be high school graduates and bring their own equipment. Information: 567-661-7936 or 1-800-GO-OWENS Ext. 7936.

The Sandusky Bay Conference will be holding a fund raiser at all interested conference schools during the football season for the TYSON GENRY TRUST FUND. Gentry, a graduate of Sandusky Perkins, was seriously injured during a football scrimmage in April at Ohio State University. Tickets will be sold throughout the season during home games of SBC members and a special Ohio State football helmet signed by Archie Griffin and Jim Tressel will be raffled off at the season s end. Information: Gary Lill at 419-271-0227.

The TOLEDO ALIVE SUMMER TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS have been canceled because the Central Catholic track is being resurfaced.

LATEST LINE

Baseball

National League

Colorado Even-6 PITTSBURGH

FLORIDA 51/2 -61/2 Washington

Philadelphia 51/2 -61/2 SAN DIEGO

SAN FRANCISCO 51/2 -61/2 Milwaukee

CINCINNATI 51/2 -61/2 NY Mets

Houston 7-8 CHICAGO CUBS

ST. LOUIS 11-13 Atlanta

LA Dodgers Even-6 ARIZONA

American League

Oakland 51/2 -61/2 BALTIMORE

BOSTON 13-15 Kansas City

NY YANKEES 81/2 -91/2 Seattle

LA ANGELS 81/2 -91/2 Cleveland

Texas 51/2 -61/2 TORONTO

DETROIT 61/2 -71/2 Chi White Sox

MINNESOTA 71/2 -81/2 Tampa Bay

Home Team in CAPS

AMATEUR BASEBALL

Senior Knothole

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Toledo Hitmen 017 03x - 11 12 1

WP-Gargas. LP-Estes. Gargas (T), 2-3, 3 RBI.

Triple L Construction 110 002 1 - 5 11 0

Tol. Ortho-Honeybaked 000 010 1 - 2 6 1

WP-Boggess. LP-Thorn. Celski (T), 2-3, 3B.

GLSCL

Delaware 400 100 0 5 6 0

Lake Erie 001 120 0 4 9 1

W-Broughton. L-Wammes. Nadeau (LE) 2B, RBI.

Delaware 000 000 1 1 5 1

Lake Erie 000 002 0 2 5 1

W-Verkest. L-Rawlings. Diedrich (LE) 1B, 2 RBI

SPORTLIGHT

July 19

1909 Cleveland shortstop Neal Ball pulls off the first unassisted triple play in modern major league history.

1910 Cy Young wins his 500th career game as the Cleveland Indians beat the Washington Senators 5-4 in 11 innings.

1980 The Summer Olympics open in Moscow without the United States and 64 other boycotting countries.

1987 Nick Faldo of England wins the British Open by one shot when American Paul Azinger bogeys four times on the back nine.

1990 Pete Rose, baseball s all-time hits leader, is sentenced to five months in prison and an additional three months in a halfway house for cheating on his taxes.

1997 Daniel Komen of Kenya shatters the 8-minute barrier for the 2-mile run and sets a world record of 7:58.61 at the Hechtel Night of track in Belgium. Haile Gebrselassie had set the world record of 8:01.08 on May 31.

2001 Randy Johnson strikes out 16, a major league record for a reliever, and comes within four outs of combining with Curt Schilling on a no-hitter as Arizona beats San Diego 3-0 in the completion of their suspended game. Wiki Gonzalez hits an opposite-field single to right with two outs in the eighth for the Padres only hit.

TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

MLB Added Lance Barksdale to the roster of full-time umpires.

American League

BOSTON RED SOX Activated OF Wily Mo Pena from the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Jermaine Van Buren from Pawtucket of the IL. Optioned LHP Javier Lopez to Pawtucket. Designated INF Willie Harris for assignment.

CLEVELAND INDIANS Traded RHP Mike Adams to the San Diego Padres for RHP Brian Sikorski. Optioned LHP Rafael Perez to Buffalo of the IL.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS Placed RHP Scott Elarton on 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Joe Nelson from Omaha of the PCL.

TEXAS RANGERS Recalled LHP C.J. Wilson from Oklahoma of the PCL. Optioned RHP Scott Feldman to Oklahoma.

National League

WASHINGTON NATIONALS Placed INF Damian Jackson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 8. Recalled LHP Mike O Connor from New Orleans of the PCL.

International League

NORFOLK TIDES Sent INF Chase Lambin to Binghamton of the EL. Recalled RHP Orlando Roman from Binghamton. Signed INF Edgar Alfonso.

TOLEDO MUD HENS Released C Brian Peterson. Sent RHP Mark Woody to Erie of the EL. Signed RHP Brian Boehringer.

Midwest League

SWING OF THE QUAD CITIES Announced the St. Louis Cardinals promoted RHP Cory Meacham to Palm Beach of the FSL.

American Association

PENSACOLA PELICANS Released OF Drake Wade.

Can-Am League

NASHUA PRIDE Released OF Josh Thigpen.

QUEBEC CAPITALES Released RHP Blair Lang and RHP Julien Tucker.

WORCESTER TORNADOES Released INF Tucker Frawley and OF Jared Lemieux.

Frontier League

CHILLICOTHE PAINTS Announced the retirement of OF Tommy Paterson

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EVANSVILLE OTTERS Acquired 1B Geoff Desmond from River City to complete a previous trade.

FLORENCE FREEDOM Acquired 1B-DH Eddie Kim from River City for OF Chris Brown and 3B-DH Greg Boscher.

KALAMAZOO KINGS Released 1B-OF Mike Hughes and RHP Chris Webb.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

BOSTON CELTICS Signed F Leon Powe.

CHARLOTTE BOBCATS Re-signed G Kevin Burleson to a one-year contract.

DETROIT PISTONS Signed C Nazr Mohammed to a five-year contract and G Flip Murray and F Ronald Dupree to two-year contracts. Re-signed G Lindsey Hunter to a two-year contract.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS Named Jim Cleamons assistant coach.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS Signed G Lynn Greer to a two-year contract.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

GREEN BAY PACKERS Signed T-G Tony Moll.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS Agreed to terms with CB Cedric Griffin on a four-year contract.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Signed FB-TE Garrett Mills to a four-year contract.

TENNESSEE TITANS Signed WR Jonathan Orr.

Canadian Football League

EDMONTON ESKIMOS Released RB Dahrran Diedrick.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

ATLANTA THRASHERS Signed F Kyle Wanvig. Re-signed F Derek MacKenzie, F Karl Stewart and F Kevin Doell.

CAROLINA HURRICANES Signed RW Shane Willis to a one-year contract.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS Signed G Pascal Leclaire to a two-year contract.

DALLAS STARS Signed G Dan Ellis and RW Krys Barch to one-year contracts.

MINNESOTA WILD Re-signed C Mikko Koivu to a one-year contract.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS Traded F Scott Walker to Carolina for C Josef Vasicek

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NEW YORK ISLANDERS Fired Neil Smith, general manager. Named Garth Snow general manager.

NEW YORK RANGERS Re-signed F Jed Ortmeyer and D Bryce Lampman.

OTTAWA SENATORS Re-signed LW Antoine Vermette to a multiyear contract.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS Signed C Michael Peca to a one-year contract.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS Named Rick Bowness, Mike Kelly and Barry Smith assistant coaches.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS Signed LW Quintin Laing.

ECHL

TOLEDO STORM Extended the contract of Nick Vitucci, coach and director of player personnel, through the 2007-08 season.

COLLEGE

CENTRAL MICHIGAN Named Keith Noftz men s assistant basketball coach.



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