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American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with RHP Frank Francisco on a minor league contract.

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Optioned OF Nyjer Morgan to Columbus (IL). Reinstated OF Michael Bourn from the 15-day DL.

NEW YORK YANKEES — Placed C Francisco Cervelli on the 60-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled C John Ryan Murphy from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Selected the contract of INF Scott Sizemore from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

SEATTLE MARINERS — Optioned LHP Lucas Luetge to Tacoma (PCL). Recalled RHP Blake Beavan from Tacoma.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Placed 2B Maicer Izturis on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Reinstated LHP J.A. Happ from the 15-day DL. Assigned RHP Jeremy Jeffress outright to Buffalo (IL). Selected the contract of INF Munenori Kawasaki from Buffalo. Designated RHP Marcus Walden for assignment.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS — Named Darnell McDonald baseball operations assistant.

COLORADO ROCKIES — Placed LHP Brett Anderson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled OF Corey Dickerson from Colorado Springs (PCL).

MIAMI MARLINS — Sent 2B Rafael Furcal to Jupiter (FSL) for a rehab assignment.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Optioned RHP Luis Garcia to Lehigh Valley (IL). Reinstated RHP Mike Adams from the 15-day DL.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Reinstated INF Mark Ellis from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Pete Kozma to Memphis (PCL).

American Association

FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Signed C Travis Higgs and RHP Danny Gutierrez.

KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Signed LHP Kris Regas.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS — Released INF Leonard Davis.

WICHITA WINGNUTS — Traded C Chris Matthews to Amarillo for future considerations.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Sold the contract of OF Quincy Latimore to the Washington Nationals.

Can-Am League

QUEBEC CAPITALES — Released RHP Shawn Smith.

ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Released LHP Adam Brown and OF Mitchell Rowan.

Frontier League

FLORENCE FREEDOM — Traded RHP Michael Oros to Rio Grande Valley (United) for future considerations. Acquired RHP Ed Kohout from Alpine Cowboys (Pecos) for a player to be named. Signed LHP Andres Caceres; OFs Mike Carballo and Andrew Siano; RHPs Ed Kohout, Justin Martinez, RHP Jacob Rodriguez and Walker White.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS — Signed RHP Derrick Miramontes.


USA BASKETBALL — Named Sue Phillips coach and Mary Coyle Klinger and Brian Robinson assistant coaches for the women's under-17 national team.

NBA Development League

NBADL — Announced the Springfield Armor will relocate to Grand Rapids, Mich.

National Football League

CHICAGO BEARS — Released DE Cheta Ozougwu.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed TE Allen Reisner. Claimed LB Terrell Manning off waivers from San Diego.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Signed P Adam Podlesh to a one-year contract.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed WR Brandon Lloyd to a one-year contract.


USA HOCKEY — Named Peter Laviolette coach; Joe Sacco, Phil Housley and Don Granato assistant coaches; Bob Webster team leader; Lawrence Feloney video coordinator; Mark DePasquale and Scott Aldrich equipment managers; Tim Macre and Stan Wong trainers; Dr. Ron Royce physician; Pee Wee Willmann massage therapist; and Matt Trevor director of communications for the men's national team.

National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Recalled G Jeremy Smith from Springfield (AHL).

DALLAS STARS — Signed F Branden Troock to a three-year, entry-level contract.

DETROIT RED WINGS — Reassigned LW Andreas Athanasiou and D Mattias Backman to Grand Rapids (AHL).

FLORIDA PANTHERS — Reassigned D Josh McFadden from Cincinnati (ECHL) to San Antonio (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Reassigned F Calle Jernkrok to Milwaukee (AHL).

NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Reassigned Fs Joey Diamond and Matt Mangene from Stockton (ECHL) to Bridgeport (AHL) and F Alan Quine and D Andrey Pedan to Stockton.

NEW YORK RANGERS — Recalled F J.T. Miller from Hartford (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES — Assigned D Connor Murphy and Brandon Gormley, G Mark Visentin and F Tyler Gaudet to Portland (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Assigned D Brett Flemming and F Stanislav Galiev from Hershey (AHL) to Reading (ECHL). Reassigned D Tyson Strachan to Hershey.

American Hockey League

AHL — Suspended Toronto LW Frazer McLaren and San Antonio D Greg Zanon two games.

BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Loaned F Mathieu Gagnon to Stockton (ECHL).

CHICAGO WOLVES — Signed F Zach Pochiro to a professional tryout agreement. Released C Christopher Caissy from an amateur tryout agreement. Recalled Fs Eric Kattelus and Yannick Veilleux from Kalamazoo (ECHL).

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS — Signed C Mattias Janmark to an amateur tryout agreement.

ROCHESTER AMERICANS — Returned D Luka Vidmar to South Carolina (ECHL).


READING ROYALS — Released G Josh Watson as emergency backup. Signed G Matt Tendler as emergency backup. Released F Bryce Williamson.

UTAH GRIZZLIES — Added G Pete Gibb as emergency backup.

Major League Soccer

MLS — Fined Columbus D Giancarlo Gonzalez an undisclosed amount for embellishment during Sunday's game.


ARIZONA — Announced F Aaron Gordon and G Nick Johnson will enter the NBA draft.

CALIFORNIA — Named Cuonzo Martin men's basketball coach.

CREIGHTON — Announced men's basketball G Maurice Watson Jr. will transfer from Boston University.

MICHIGAN — Announced G Nik Stauskas and F Glenn Robinson III will enter the NBA draft.

PRINCETON — Named Mollie Marcoux athletic director.

SETON HALL — Announced the resignation of men's assistant basketball coach Oliver Antigua to take the same position at South Florida.

SYRACUSE — Announced sophomore F Jerami Grant will enter the NBA draft.

WASHINGTON STATE — Announced G Royce Woolridge and C James Hunter have left the men's basketball program. Released men's basketball F Jermaine Morgan from his letter of intent.

WESTERN ILLINOIS — Named Billy Wright men's basketball coach.

WILMINGTON (DEL.) — Announced the resignation of men's basketball coach Mike Gallagher.

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