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This Week in Sports

Published: December 9, 2005
Section: Sports


Baseball
The Toronto Blue Jays signed A.J. Burnett for 55 million dollars over five years.
The Florida Marlins traded Paul Lo Duca to the New York Mets for a minor league pitcher.

The Texas Rangers traded Alfonso Soriano to the Washington Nationals for Brad Wilkerson, Terrmel Sledge and a minor leaguer.

The Cincinnati Reds traded Sean Casey to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Dave Williams.
Grady Little was hired as the new manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

John Olerud retired earlier this week after 17 seasons in the big leagues.

The Boston Red Sox traded backup catcher Doug Mirabelli to the San Diego Padres for second baseman Mark Loretta.

The Milwaukee Brewers traded Lyle Overbay to the Toronto Blue Jays for Shea Hillenbrand and David Bush.

Football
The current plan of the NFL commissioner is to have the Saints split games among San Antonio, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans next season.
Bud Carson, architect of the Steel Curtain, passesd away Wednesday. Carson was the defensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers 1972-1977.
Ray Lewis will miss the remainder of the season with a torn hamstring.
The Buffalo Bills are thinking of suspending wide receiver Eric Moulds for their upcoming game sunday versus the Patriots.

Basketball
Quentin Richardsons older brother, Lee, was shot and killed earlier this week in Chicago. Lee, 31, was Quentins second brother who has been killed.

Hockey
Mario Lemieux is out indefinitely with an irregular heart beat. He is scheduled to stay overnight at the hospital.