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This week in sports

By Ian Guss

Section: Sports

December 1, 2006

MLB

The Red Sox are shopping outfielder Manny Ramirez. The most likely teams he could be dealt to include the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers.

Free agent reliever Danys Baez signed a $19 million, three-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles.

Free agent second baseman Adam Kennedy has reached an agreement on a three-year, $10 million deal with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Mike Mussina and the New York Yankees finalized their $23 million, two-year contract.

Free agent Randy Wolf signed a one-year $8 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Milwaukee Brewers acquired catcher Johnny Estrada from the Arizona Diamondbacks for left-hander Doug Davis in a six-player deal.

Free agent pitcher Adam Eaton has reached an agreement on a three-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies worth more than $24 million.

Mark McGwire, Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. headline the first-time candidates on the 2007 baseball writers' Hall of Fame ballot, released this week.

NFL

Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler will replace Jake Plummer this Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and will miss at least one game.

The Dallas Cowboys released Mike Vanderjagt, signing Martin Gramatica as his replacement.

Michael Vick was fined $10,000 for obscene gestures made towards hecklers during last weeks game.

NBA

The Los Angeles Clippers and coach Mike Dunleavy have reached a four-year contract extension worth more than $21 million

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