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Thursday's sports transactions

| Friday, Nov. 3, 2006


American League

DETROIT TIGERS - Agreed to terms with David Dombrowski, president, CEO and general manager, on a four-year contract extension through 2011.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES - Named Dave Brundage manager, Guy Hansen pitching coach, Leon Roberts hitting coach and Mike Graus trainer for Richmond of the IL; Philip Wellman manager, Derek Botelho pitching coach, Franklin Stubbs coach and Drew Van Dam trainer for Mississippi of the Southern League; Rich Albert coach for Myrtle Beach of the Carolina League; Doug Henry pitching coach for Rome of the South Atlantic League; Jim Czajkowski pitching coach for Danville of the Appalachian League and Joe Breeden minor league catching coordinator.

COLORADO ROCKIES - Exercised their option on RHP Byung-Hyun Kim for the 2007 season.

HOUSTON ASTROS - Extended the contract of Tim Purpura, general manager, by one year, through 2008.

Can-Am League

QUEBEC CAPITALES - Acquired RHP Brett Lawson from Edmonton of the Northern League to complete an earlier trade.


American Basketball Association

ABA - Granted a team to Phoenix to begin play in the 2007-08 season.

KING COUNTY ROYALS - Named Rick Turner coach and general manager.

PHOENIX - Announced the team nickname will be Phantomz.


National Football League

CHICAGO BEARS - Signed C Olin Kreutz to a three-year contract extension through the 2010 season and FB Jason McKie to a five-year contract extension through the 2011 season.

GREEN BAY PACKERS - Signed DT Scott Paxson to the practice squad. Released LB Tim Goodwell from the practice squad.

MIAMI DOLPHINS - Removed FB Kyle Eckel from the reserve-military list and placed him on the exempt-commissioner permission list.

Canadian Football League

EDMONTON ESKIMOS - Named Paul Jones director of player personnel and Danny Maciocia director of football operations, in addition to his duties as coach.

Arena Football League

ARIZONA RATTLERS - Signed QB Nick Rolovich and FB-LB Grant Steen.

AUSTIN WRANGLERS - Signed QB Lang Campbell, FB-LB Chad Dukes, DL Durrand Roundtree, WR Jake Schifino and OL Tony Tella.

DALLAS DESPERADOS - Signed WR James Williams.

GEORGIA FORCE - Signed OL Fitu Tuua.

GRAND RAPIDS RAMPAGE - Signed DB Ben Kelly and OL Walter Wigfall.

KANSAS CITY BRIGADE - Signed QB Michael Bishop and OL-DL Don Klein.

LAS VEGAS GLADIATORS - Signed K Josh Huston and DB D.J. Johnson.

NASHVILLE KATS - Waived DB Reggie Stephens

NEW ORLEANS VOODOO - Signed K Eric Houle.

ORLANDO PREDATORS - Signed DB Chris Pointer. Re-signed DB Nick Allison, FB-LB Marlon Moye-Moore and WR DeAndrew Rubin.

SAN JOSE SABERCATS - Signed DB Trestin George. Re-signed DB Clevan Thomas.

TAMPA BAY STORM - Signed QB Stoney Case and DB Bo Rogers.

UTAH BLAZE - Signed QB Tali Ena and OL Myniya Smith. Waived OL-DL Sean Guthrie.


National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS - Assigned RW Jaroslav Balastik to Syracuse of the AHL.

LOS ANGELES KINGS - Assigned C Patrick O'Sullivan to Manchester of the AHL.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS - Signed C Jim Dowd. Assigned LW Dan LaCouture to Lowell of the AHL.

OTTAWA SENATORS - Assigned C Alexei Kaigorodov to Binghamton of the AHL.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS - Assigned D Lars Jonsson and D Alexandre Picard to Philadelphia of the AHL.

American Hockey League

CHICAGO WOLVES - Assigned D Tim Wedderburn to Rockford of the UHL.

HAMILTON BULLDOGS - Announced the resignation of Brian Lewis, executive director of operations.

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS - Recalled F Radek Smolenak, D Geoff Waugh and G Jonathan Boutin from Johnstown of the ECHL. Assigned F David Spina to Johnstown.

Central Hockey League

CHL - Suspended Laredo LW Tyler Lawson for two games for his actions in an Oct. 31 game.

AMARILLO GORILLAS - Signed LW David Silverstone. Announced LW Jeremy Stevenson has been granted a leave of absence by league.

COLORADO EAGLES - Waived G Jomar Cruz.

MEMPHIS RIVERKINGS - Waived RW Tanner Shultz.

WICHITA THUNDER - Signed D Ryan Van Buskirk.

United Hockey League

FLINT GENERALS - Signed F Bobby Reynolds.


National Lacrosse League

CHICAGO SHAMROX - Signed D Carter Livingstone and F Tom Montour to one-year contracts.


Major League Soccer

MLS - Suspended FC Dallas GK Dario Sala six games and fined him $3,500 for violent conduct after a playoff game against Colorado on Oct. 28. Suspended CD Chivas USA M Juan Pablo Garcia two games and fined him $2,000 for a serious foul after the final whistle in a playoff game against Houston on Oct. 29. Fined Colorado D Mike Petke $500 for his involvement in a postgame incident against Dallas on Oct. 28; CD Chivas D Claudio Suarez $750 and Houston M Ricardo Clark $500 for their actions in a playoff game on Oct. 29 and New England coach Steve Nicol $2,000 for criticizing league officials.


NCAA - Placed Iowa on two years probation and announced it must reduce the amount of financial aid it can offer in men's swimming by the equivalent value of one scholarship for three years for violations in the program.

BELMONT ABBEY - Announced the resignation of Doug Ehmann, men's golf coach.

DELAWARE VALLEY - Announced the resignation of Kalman Csapo, men's soccer coach.

GANNON - Announced the resignation of Bill Elias, football coach, effective at the end of the season. Elias will remain as athletic director.

RADFORD - Announced the resignation of Byron Samuels, men's basketball coach, effective at the end of the season.

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