NEW YORK YANKEES—Purchased the contract of OF Shelley Duncan from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).
CHICAGO CUBS—Placed INF Daryle Ward on the 15-day DL. Activated RHP Ryan Dempster from the 15-day DL.
National Basketball Association
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIE—Signed F Andre Brown.
SEATTLE SUPERSONICS—Acquired F Kurt Thomas and 2008 and 2010 first-round draft choices from Phoenix for a conditional second-round draft choice.
National Football League
NFL—Fined Miami LB Joey Porter $141,176 for his part in a Las Vegas scuffle with another player.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Signed T Chris Denman.