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This week in sports

Published: December 2, 2005
Section: Sports


Baseball
Josh Beckett, Mike Lowell, and Guillermo Mota were traded to the Boston Red Sox from Florida for Hanley Ramirez and three other prospects.

Carlos Delgado was traded to the New York Mets by Florida for Yusmeiro Petit and two other prospects.
B.J. Ryan signed with the Toronto Blue Jays for 47 million dollars over five years. This is the largest deal a reliever has ever gotten, topping that of Mariano Rivera signed five years ago.

Billy Wagner reached an agreement with the New York Mets on a four year contract worth a total of 43 million dollars.

Jim Thome was traded to the Chicago White Sox by Philadelphia for Aaron Rowand and two prospects.
St. Louis reliever Cal Eldred retired earlier this week. He had a career ERA of 4.42 over 14 seasons, mostly with Milwaukee. He spent the last three years with St. Louis as a reliever, amassing an ERA of 3.41.
Seven-time Gold Glove winner Vic Power died earlier this week of cancer. The four-time all-star was one of the first Hispanic players in the game. He batted .284 over twelve seasons with six teams.
The Chicago Cubs have signed both Scott Eyre and Bob Howry to bolster their bullpen.

Tike Redman was traded to the New York Mets for cash.

Football
Oakland DT Warren Sapp will miss the rest of the season with a torn rotator cuff.
Detroit Lion head coach Steve Mariucci was fired earlier this week.

Basketball
Doug Christie retired last weekend after an ankle injury hindered his ability to play. Dallas dropped Christie from their roster after he retired. Christie played in parts of 14 seasons throughout which he averaged 11.3 points and close to 2 steals per game. Christie was drafted by Seattle with the 17th pick of the 1992 draft, but never played for them. He played the majority of his career for Toronto and Sacramento.

Hockey
Colorado winger Steve Konowalchuk will miss the remainder of the season after tearing ligaments in his right wrist.

College Football
Reggie Bush of USC was named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row, the 5th ever in conference history to win the award in two consecutive years.