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Published: Tuesday, 7/25/2006

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BASEBALL

Major League Baseball

MLB Suspended minor league players Carlos Fajardo (Cincinnati), Alfredo Martin (Minnesota), Jonathan Requene (Minnesota), and Richard Rodriguez (Toronto) for 50 apiece for violation of Major League Baseball s Venezuelan Summer League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Suspended Chicago White Sox minor league player Wascar Segura 50 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance of Major League Baseball s Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX Acquired RHP Mike MacDougal from the Kansas City Royals for LHP Tyler Lumsden and RHP Daniel Cortes. Optioned RHP Sean Tracy to Charlotte of the IL.

CLEVELAND INDIANS Purchased the contract of RHP Tom Mastny from Buffalo of the IL. Optioned RHP Edward Mujica to Buffalo.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS Placed 1B Derrek Lee on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Ryan Theriot from Iowa of the PCL.

CINCINNATI REDS Released RHP Estaban Yan.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS Activated OF Jason Repko from the 60-day DL.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS Activated INF Damian Jackson from the 15-day DL.

International League

PAWTUCKET RED SOX Recalled RHP Scott Shoemaker from Wilmington of the Carolina League.

RICHMOND BRAVES Released RHP Ricardo Rodriguez.

ROCHESTER RED WINGS Agreed to terms with OF Quinton McCracken.

SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE RED BARONS Recalled RHP Evan Fahrner from Reading of the EL.

SYRACUSE SKYCHIEFS Agreed to terms with RHP Ben Howard.

TOLEDO MUD HENS Sent INF Chris Maples to Erie of the EL.

Midwest League

KANE COUNTY COUGARS Announced RHP TJ Franco has been assigned to the team.

QUAD CITIES SWING Announced 1B Randy Roth has been promoted to Palm Beach of the FSL. Added 1B Mark Hamilton to the roster.

American Association

PENSACOLA PELICANS Released RHP Chris Martin.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS Agreed to terms with RHP Willy Espinal. Sold the contract of LHP Isaac Pavlik to the Chicago Cubs.

NORTH SHORE SPIRIT Sold the contract of RHP Ryan Bicondoa to the Chicago Cubs.

Frontier League

CHILLICOTHE PAINTS Announced the retirement of INF Jeremy Brotherton.

KALAMAZOO KINGS Agreed to terms with INF John Wolff and C Michael Russell. Released INF Casey N. Baker.

RIVER CITY RASCALS Acquired OF Jason Boyd from Washington for a player to be named.

WASHINGTON WILD THINGS Released RHP Justin Schrader.

Northern League

CALGARY VIPERS Agreed to terms with RHP Ryan Jamison.

EDMONTON CRACKER-CATS Agreed to terms with LHP Aaron Gangi.

FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS Agreed to terms with RHP Brion Treadway.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

DETROIT PISTONS Signed G Will Blalock to a multiyear contract.

INDIANA PACERS Traded G Anthony Johnson to the Dallas Mavericks for G Darrell Armstrong, F Josh Powell and G-F Rawle Marshall.

TORONTO RAPTORS Signed F Jorge Garbajosa to a multiyear contract.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS Signed LB Ko Simpson, DT Kyle Williams, OT Brad Butler and OL Aaron Merz.

GREEN BAY PACKERS Signed WR Greg Jennings. Released TE Garrett Cross.

HOUSTON TEXANS Signed OT Charles Spencer and OT Eric Winston.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Signed CB Dee Webb to a four-year contract.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Signed WR Chad Jackson, K Stephen Gostkowski, TE David Thomas, LB Jeremy Mincey and WR Keron Henry.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS Signed C Marvin Philip to a multiyear contract.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Signed QB Bruce Gradkowski. Released FB Robert Douglas.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Named Rick Dudley assistant general manager.

COLORADO AVALANCHE Signed F Paul Stastny to a multiyear contract. Agreed to terms with D Ken Klee.

LOS ANGELES KINGS Re-signed F Sean Avery to a one-year contract.

MONTREAL CANADIENS Agreed to terms with Bob Gainey, general manager, on a contract extension through the 2009-10 season. Named Pierre Gauthier assistant general manager and head of professional scouting; Julien Brisebois vice-president of hockey operations; Michael Boucher and Denis Morel amateur scouts and Doug Gibson pro scout.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS Agreed to terms with F Martin Erat on a two-year contract.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS Agreed to terms with F Arron Asham on a one-year contract.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Signed RW Ronald Petrovicky.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS Signed LW Jan Bulis, D Joe Rullier, D Alexander Edler, D Shaun Heska and F Jannik Hansen. Re-signed RW Lee Goren.

ECHL

VICTORIA SALMON KINGS Agreed to terms with F Ryan Wade.

United Hockey League

QUAD CITY MALLARDS Agreed to terms with C Patrick Nadeau.

SOCCER

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

NEW YORK RED BULLS Named Jason Lai director of ticket sales.

COLLEGE

BALL STATE Named Jason Roberson strength and conditioning coordinator.

BARUCH Named Allison Gunther women s volleyball coach.

CINCINNATI Named Andre Tate men s basketball video coordinator.

CLEVELAND STATE Named Angie Russell women s assistant basketball coach.

DAYTON Named Sergio Gonzalez women s assistant soccer coach.

HARVARD Named Jen Goodwin assistant softball coach.

LIMESTONE Named Brandon Scott and Marquintus Jones men s assistant basketball coaches.

LOYOLA, MD. Signed Joe Logan, women s basketball coach, to a contract extension.

MUHLENBERG Named Kevin Carver assistant sports information director.

OHIO STATE Named Robert Gary men s track and field coach and Jason Lammers men s assistant hockey coach.

OKLAHOMA STATE Namd Kevin Klintworth associate athletic director for media relations.

PRESBYTERIAN Named Christopher Belsche volleyball coach.

SMITH Named Julie Perrelli softball coach.

ST. FRANCIS, PA. Named Ben Mitchell assistant sports information director.

SUSQUEHAANA Named Ryan Gast men s lacrosse coach.

TEXAS A&M Named Marlene Navor assistant sports information director.

HOLES IN ONE

TOM DEAN, No. 16 at Hidden Hills, 171 yards, 6-iron.

MIKE TILLEY, No. 13 at Forrest Creason, 180 yards, 6-iron.

LINDA BOURGEOIS, No. 8 at White Pines, 83 yards, 7-wood.

KEN KELLY, No. 9 at Bedford Hills Irish, 146 yards, 8-iron.

CFL

Eastern Division

W L T Pts PF PA

Montreal 5 0 0 10 171 106

Winnipeg 4 2 0 8 144 129

Toronto 2 3 0 4 98 106

Hamilton 1 5 0 2 132 167

Western Division

W L T Pts PF PA

British Col. 3 3 0 6 186 155

Calgary 3 3 0 6 151 153

Edmonton 2 3 0 4 91 129

Sask. 2 3 0 4 148 176

FRIDAY

Winnipeg at Hamilton

Montreal at Edmonton

NFL preseason

Sunday, Aug. 6

Hall of Fame Game

Oakland vs. Philadelphia at Canton, Ohio, 8 p.m.

Thursday Aug. 10

Cleveland at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

Indianapolis at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 11

Denver at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

New York Jets at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

New England at Atlanta, 8 p.m.

New York Giants at Baltimore, 8 p.m.

Chicago at San Francisco, 10 p.m.

Saturday Aug. 12

Pittsburgh at Arizona, 4 p.m.

Buffalo at Carolina, 7:30 p.m.

Jacksonville at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Kansas City at Houston, 8 p.m.

New Orleans at Tennessee, 8 p.m.

Dallas at Seattle, 10 p.m.

Green Bay at San Diego, 10 p.m.

Sunday Aug. 13

Washington at Cincinnati, 8 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 14

Oakland at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 17

Kansas City at New York Giants, 8 p.m.

Philadelphia at Baltimore, 8 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 18

Cincinnati at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.

San Diego at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 19

Carolina at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m.

Miami at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Arizona at New England, 8 p.m.

Atlanta at Green Bay, 8 p.m.

Houston at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m.

New York Jets at Washington, 8 p.m.

Tennessee at Denver, 9 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 20

Seattle at Indianapolis, 8 p.m.

San Francisco at Oakland, 8 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 21

Dallas vs. New Orleans at Shreveport, La., 8 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 24

Miami at Carolina, 8 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 25

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 8 p.m.

Arizona at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Baltimore at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

New York Giants at New York Jets, 8 p.m.

Detroit at Oakland, 10 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 26

Cleveland at Buffalo, 6 p.m.

Indianapolis vs. New Orleans at Jackson, Miss., 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 8 p.m.

Atlanta at Tennessee, 8 p.m.

San Francisco at Dallas, 8 p.m.

Washington at New England, 8 p.m.

St. Louis at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.

Seattle at San Diego, 11 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 27

Houston at Denver, 8 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 28

Green Bay at Cincinnati, 8 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 31

Buffalo at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

Jacksonville at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

New England at New York Giants, 7:30 p.m.

St. Louis at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Baltimore at Washington, 8 p.m.

Chicago at Cleveland, 8 p.m.

Minnesota at Dallas, 8 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Houston, 8 p.m.

New Orleans at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.

Denver at Arizona, 10 p.m.

Oakland at Seattle, 10 p.m.

Friday, September 1

Tennessee at Green Bay, 4 p.m.

Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at New York Jets, 7 p.m.

San Diego at San Francisco, 10 p.m.

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

Eastern Conference

W L T Pts GF GA

D.C. United 13 1 6 45 37 17

New England 6 6 7 25 25 25

New York 5 6 8 23 22 25

Chicago 5 7 6 21 24 26

Kansas City 6 11 2 20 21 27

Columbus 4 9 7 19 16 28

Western Conference

W L T Pts GF GA

FC Dallas 11 5 3 36 31 24

Houston 8 3 7 31 29 22

Colorado 7 6 4 25 23 25

CD Chivas USA 6 6 7 25 29 25

Los Angeles 5 10 5 20 16 24

Real Salt Lake 4 10 4 16 20 25

TOMORROW

CD Chivas USA at Real Salt Lake, 9

Houston at Colorado, 9:30

WNBA

Eastern Conference

W L Pct GB

Connecticut 18 6 .750

Detroit 16 7 .696 11/2

Indiana 15 9 .625 3

Washington 12 12 .500 6

Charlotte 7 17 .292 11

New York 4 20 .167 14

Chicago 3 20 .130 141/2

Western Conference

W L Pct GB

Los Angeles 20 6 .769

Sacramento 16 8 .667 3

Houston 14 11 .560 51/2

Seattle 13 12 .520 61/2

Phoenix 11 12 .478 71/2

San Antonio 11 13 .458 8

Minnesota 8 15 .348 101/2

LAST NIGHT

Connecticut 89, New York 71

SUNDAY

Seattle 73, Washington 71

TONIGHT

Sacramento at Indiana, 7

Minnesota at Charlotte, 7

Washington at Connecticut, 7:30

New York at Chicago, 8

Los Angeles at Houston, 8:30

Seattle at Phoenix, 9:30

NOTES

MAUMEE HIGH SCHOOL athletes will have their make-up physicals on Aug. 2 in the school s gymnasium. Girls should report at 6 p.m. and boys at 7. Cost is $10. Information: 419-893-8778.

ARCHBOLD HIGH SCHOOL football team will have pictures taken Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. at Spengler Field. If questions, call athletic department, 419-445-5579.

LIBERTY CENTER HIGH SCHOOL fall sports team pictures will be Aug. 3 and Aug. 10. All football players, coaches, staff, and trainers should be at the football field at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 3. High school band should report to the football field at noon on Aug. 10. The golf team at White Pines Golf Course at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 10; cross country teams, at the football field, 3:15 p.m. Aug. 10; volleyball teams at 4 p.m. Aug. 10, at the gym; and cheerleaders, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the football field. Information: Jeff Ressler at 419-592-8984.

SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL athletic department is holding a football parents meeting 7 p.m. July 30 in the school s auditorium for grades 9-12.

Carter Park in Bowling Green will host a MEN S CLASS D & E NATIONAL QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT and a CO-ED CLASS D & E TOURNAMENT July 29-30. Information: Brad Farrar at 419-334-7412 or Carver Williams at 419-619-0059 or 419-436-0708.

The BOGARTS SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT will be held July 29-30 at Scott Park on the campus of the University of Toledo. Entry fee for the co-ed and men s Class D national qualifying tournament is $100. Contact Bill at 419-244-0281.

SPORTLIGHT

July 25

1902 Jim Jeffries knocks out Bob Fitzsimmons in the eighth round to retain the world heavyweight title.

1941 Lefty Grove of the Boston Red Sox wins his 300th and last game, beating the Cleveland Indians 10-6.

1956 Jack Burke, Jr. defeats Ted Kroll 3 and 2 in the final round to win the PGA championship.

1976 In Montreal, Edwin Moses of the United States sets an Olympic record in the 400 hurdles with a time of 47.63.

1982 Janet Anderson wins the U.S. Women s Open golf title, her first tournament victory.

1999 Lance Armstrong wins the Tour de France, just three years after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer that spread to his brain and lungs. Armstrong becomes the second American to win cycling s showcase race.

2004 Lance Armstrong rides into history, winning a record sixth Tour de France and cementing his place as one of the greatest athletes of all time.

AMATEUR BASEBALL

Federation

All-American Coach 000 000 0 - 0 4 0

Anderson Miller Rebels 000 002 x - 2 2 4

WP-Sommer. LP-Simoff. Chandler (AM), 1-3, HR, 2 RBI.

Tim & Ed s 000 000 0 - 0 2 2

Warriors 521 010 x - 9 9 2

WP-Brueken. LP-Parker. McDermit (W), 2-4.

GOLF

World Rankings

Through July 23

1. Tiger Woods USA 18.28

2. Phil Mickelson USA 9.77

3. Vijay Singh Fij 8.23

4. Jim Furyk USA 7.34

5. Retief Goosen SAf 7.01

6. Adam Scott Aus 6.14

7. Ernie Els SAf 5.98

8. Geoff Ogilvy Aus 5.80

9. Sergio Garcia Spn 5.45

10. Luke Donald Eng 4.95

11. David Howell Eng 4.94

12. David Toms USA 4.69

13. Chris DiMarco USA 4.57

14. Trevor Immelman SAf 4.39

15. Colin Montgomerie Sco 4.31

16. Jose Maria Olazabal Spn 4.20

17. Henrik Stenson Swe 4.13

18. Tim Clark SAf 4.04

19. Padraig Harrington Ire 3.97

20. Chad Campbell USA 3.81

21. Darren Clarke NIr 3.78

22. Stuart Appleby Aus 3.63

23. Carl Pettersson Swe 3.61

24. Thomas Bjorn Den 3.58

25. Michael Campbell NZl 3.57

TENNIS

Countrywide Classic

Los Angeles

Singles

First Round

Igor Kunitsyn d. Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Dmitry Tursunov (8) d. Danai Udomchoke 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4).

Fernando Gonzalez (3) d. Gilles Muller 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5).

Paul Capdeville d. Arnaud Clement 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

Andre Agassi (5) d. Xavier Malisse 7-6 (10), 6-0.

Kenneth Carlsen vs. Paradorn Srichaphan 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (3).

Budapest Grand Prix

Budapest, Hungary

Singles, first round

Yuliana Fedak d. Julia Schruff (6) 6-2, 6-0.

Martina Muller d. Nathalie Vierin 6-1, 6-2.

Croatia Open

Umag, Croatia

Singles

First Round

Filippo Volandri (8) d. Marc Gicquel 6-1, retired.

Lukas Dlouhy d. Julien Benneteau (7) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Jiri Vanek d. Santiago Ventura 7-5, 6-4.

Simon Greul d. Alessio di Mauro 7-5, 7-6 (5).

Marin Cilic d. Evgeny Korolev 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3.

Alberto Portas d. Juan Carlos Ferrero (2) 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 7-5.

Jan Hernych d. Flavio Cipolla 6-2, 6-1.

Generali Open

Kitzbuehel, Austria

Singles, first round

Peter Luczak d. Ivo Minar 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.

Alex Calatrava d. Diego Junquiera 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Marcos Daniel d. Albert Montanes 6-4, 6-3.

Andreas Haider-Maurer d. Damian Patriarca 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-3.

Denis Gremelmayr d. Michael Berrer 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (6).

Dusan Vemic, Serbia, d. Armin Sandbichler 6-3, 6-3.

Sergio Roitman d. Razvan Sabau 6-4, 6-3.

Martin Vassallo Arguello d. Dick Norman 6-0, 6-4.

Stefan Koubek d. Juan Antonio Marin 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1).

Leaders

ATP

Money

1, Roger Federer, $4,498,885. 2, Rafael Nadal, $3,117,910. 3, Ivan Ljubicic, $1,194,310. 4, David Nalbandian, $989,090. 5, Marcos Baghdatis, $982,495. 6, Mario Ancic, $918,680. 7, Tommy Robredo, $849,270. 8, Jonas Bjorkman, $847,250. 9, Radek Stepanek, $820,460. 10, James Blake, $772,065.

WTA

Money

1, Justine Henin-Hardenne, $2,555,464. 2, Amelie Mauresmo, $2,451,140. 3, Svetlana Kuznetsova, $1,489,447. 4, Maria Sharapova, $1,271,963. 5, Kim Clijsters, $920,902. 6, Nadia Petrova, $875,858. 7, Martina Hingis, $818,765. 8, Elena Dementieva, $742,604. 9, Zheng Jie, $644,909. 10, Samantha Stosur, $612,596.

Rankings

1, Amelie Mauresmo, 3692. 2, Kim Clijsters, 3377. 3, Justine Henin-Hardenne, 3093. 4, Maria Sharapova, 2400. 5, Nadia Petrova, 2134. 6, Elena Dementieva, 2040. 7, Svetlana Kuznetsova, 1995. 8, Patty Schnyder, 1684. 9, Mary Pierce, 1636. 10, Lindsay Davenport, 1588.

Championship Points

1, Justine Henin-Hardenne, 2,786. 2, Amelie Mauresmo, 2,372. 3, Svetlana Kuznetsova, 1,834. 4, Maria Sharapova, 1,639. 5, Nadia Petrova, 1,483. 6, Kim Clijsters, 1,454. 7, Martina Hingis, 1,396. 8, Elena Dementieva, 1,211. 9, Dinara Safina, 1,004. 10, Patty Schnyder, 957.

NASCAR Nextel Cup Leaders

Through July 23

POINTS

1. Jimmie Johnson, 2939. 2. Matt Kenseth, 2842. 3. Jeff Burton, 2621. 4. Kyle Busch, 2582. 5. Kevin Harvick, 2563. 6. Mark Martin, 2557. 7. Kasey Kahne, 2515. 8. Denny Hamlin, 2514. 9. Jeff Gordon, 2512. 10. Tony Stewart, 2477.

MONEY

1. Jimmie Johnson, $5,959,217. 2. Tony Stewart, $4,047,555. 3. Matt Kenseth, $3,922,738. 4. Kasey Kahne, $3,717,698. 5. Jeff Gordon, $3,599,247. 6. Kevin Harvick, $3,396,052. 7. Casey Mears, $3,392,785. 8. Ryan Newman, $3,386,444.

9. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., $3,124,598. 10. Jamie McMurray, $2,978,493.

11. Kurt Busch, $2,942,046. 12. Kyle Busch, $2,873,403. 13. Jeff Burton, $2,859,067. 14. Elliott Sadler, $2,857,014. 15. Greg Biffle, $2,707,056. 16. Carl Edwards, $2,673,001. 17. Bobby Labonte, $2,662,444. 18. Denny Hamlin, $2,654,297. 19. Dale Jarrett, $2,588,064. 20. J.J. Yeley, $2,511,082.



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