BOSTON RED SOXActivated RHP Tim Wakefield from the 15-day DL. Placed OF J.D. Drew on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 18. Purchased the contract of INF-OF Joe Thurston from Pawtucket (IL).
Optioned RHP Chris Smith to Pawtucket (IL). Transferred RHP Bartolo Colon the the 15-day to the 60-day DL.
DETROIT TIGERSPurchased the contract of RHP Chris Lambert from Toledo (IL). Designated RHP Francis Beltran for assignment.
TORONTO BLUE JAYSActivated 3B Scott Rolen from the 15-day DL.
COLORADO ROCKIESPlaced LHP Brian Fuentes on the bereavement list. Recalled RHP Steven Register from Colorado Springs (PCL).
ST. LOUIS CARDINALSPlaced OF Brian Barton on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Nick Stavinoha from Memphis (PCL).
WASHINGTON NATIONALSPlaced OF Austin Kearns on the 15-day DL.
National Basketball Association
BOSTON CELTICSSigned G J.R. Giddens.
PHOENIX SUNSTraded G D.J. Strawberry to Houston for G Sean Singletary.
National Football League
ATLANTA FALCONSPlaced OT Renardo Foster on the physically unable-to-perform list. Placed DT Trey Lewis on the non-footall injury list.
BALTIMORE RAVENSReleased WR Darnerien McCants and TE Aaron Walker. Placed DL Dwan Edwards, LB Terrence Melton and G Kelly Talavou on injured reserve.
BUFFALO BILLSReleased CB Kennard Cox, DE Shaun Nua, WR C.J. Hawthorne and P D.J. Fitzpatrick. Waived-injured QB Matt Baker.
CAROLINA PANTHERSSigned WR Samie Parker. Released WR Sean Bailey.
CHICAGO BEARSReleased CB Ricky Manning Jr.
CLEVELAND BROWNSPlaced WR Joe Jurevicius on the reserve/physically-unable-to-perform list. Placed WR Kevin Kasper on injured reserve. Waived DB Damon Jenkins, DL Brian Schaefering and RB Austin Scott.
DENVER BRONCOSReleased WR Taylor Jacobs. Placed DT Carlton Powell on the reserve/physically unable-to-perform list.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTSActivated QB Peyton Manning from the physically unable-to-perform list. Placed KR T.J. Rushing and TE Zac Herold on injured reserve. Released K Adam Crossett, LB Marcus Richardson and RB Clifton Dawson.
National Hockey League
NASHVILLE PREDATORSSigned F Nick Spaling.