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American League

HOUSTON ASTROS—Placed RHP Josh Fields on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 4. Recalled RHP Paul Clemens from Oklahoma City (PCL).

TEXAS RANGERS—Acquired C Robinson Chirinos from Tampa Bay for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Claimed 1B Mauro Gomez off waivers from Boston and optioned him to Buffalo (IL).

National League

MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Placed LHP Chris Narveson on the 15-day DL.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Activated 3B David Freese from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Ryan Jackson to Memphis (PCL).

International League

DURHAM BULLS—Announced LHP Adam Liberatore was assigned to the team from Montgomery (SL).

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS—Signed RHP Luis Chirinos and RHP Shawn Blackwell.


SIOUX FALLS CANARIES—Signed OF JP Ramirez and RHP Kyle Vazquez.

ST. PAUL SAINTS—Signed INF Dan Kraczwoski.

WICHITA WINGNUTS—Signed RHP Daniel Bennett and RHP Nathan Kilcrease.

Can-Am League


Frontier League

EVANSVILLE OTTERS—Signed 1B Andrew Clark and RHP Scott Weismann.

FLORENCE FREEDOM—Signed OF Pablo Bermudez and RHP Daniel DeSimone.

FRONTIER GREYS—Signed LHP Dillon Wilson and LHP Eric Wooten. Named Tom Waelchli pitching coach.

JOLIET SLAMMERS—Released RHP Matt Sommo.

NORMAL CORNBELTERS—Released OF Bobby Rinard.

RIVER CITY RASCALS—Signed OF Evan Crawford and LHP Kaleb Engelke. Placed RHP Brett Harman on the suspended list.

SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS—Placed LHP Sam Robinson on the retired list.

WASHINGTON WILD THINGS—Signed LHP Alfonso Yevoli to a contract extension.


National Basketball Association

CHICAGO BULLS—Signed F Malcolm Thomas for the remainder of the season.


National Football League


BUFFALO BILLS—Signed QB Kevin Kolb to a two-year contract.

CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed WR David Nelson to a one-year contract.

DENVER BRONCOS—Announced RB Lance Ball signed his tender.

DETROIT LIONS—Released WR Brian Robiskie.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Agreed to terms with S Jim Leonhard on a one-year contract.

NEW YORK JETS—Announced TE Jeff Cumberland signed his one-year tender offer.

OAKLAND RAIDERS—Waived T Jason Slowey.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Agreed to terms with WR Deon Butler and CB Cornelius Brown on one-year contracts and WR Dan DePalma on a two-year contract.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Signed WR Brett Swain to a two-year contract.

Canadian Football League

CALGARY STAMPEDERS—Acquired OL Dan Federkeil from Toronto for LB Akwasi Antwi.

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS—Released QB Alex Brink. Signed QB Max Hall and Chase Clement.


National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Recalled F Michael Chaput from Springfield (AHL).

DALLAS STARS—Recalled D Jordie Benn from Texas (AHL).

DETROIT RED WINGS—Reassigned F Riley Sheahan to Grand Rapids (AHL).

FLORIDA PANTHERS—Returned F Scott Timmins to San Antonio (AHL).

LOS ANGELES KINGS—Activated F Dustin Penner from the injured reserve list.

MONTREAL CANADIENS—Recalled D Nathan Beaulieu from Hamilton (AHL).

SAN JOSE SHARKS—Signed G Troy Grosenick to an entry-level contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Recalled D Mark Barberio from Syracuse (AHL). Reassigned D Matt Taormina to Syracuse.

American Hockey League

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS—Reassigned RW Andrej Nestrasil to Toledo (ECHL).

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE—Sent F Garrett Wilson to Cincinnati (ECHL).


ECHL—Suspended Stockton’s Eric Hunter one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in an April 6 game against Las Vegas. Suspended Greenville’s Steven Delisle one game and fined him an undisclosed amount and fined Greenville’s T.J. Reynolds an undisclosed amount for their actions in an April 6 game at Reading. Fined Florida’s David Rutherford an undisclosed amount for his actions in an April 6 game against Elmira. Fined Elmira’s Kevin Harvey, Chaz Johnson and Jordan Pietrus and Florida’s Mike Ratchuk, Mathieu Roy and Leigh Salters undisclosed amounts for their actions during pre-game warm-ups before their April 6 game.

ELMIRA JACKALS—Announced F Jack Downing was loaned to the team by Binghamton (AHL).


CLEMSON—Named Audra Smith women’s basketball coach.

KANSAS STATE—Announced sophomore F Adrian Diaz has decided to transfer from the men’s basketball program.

NEW MEXICO—Announced junior guard Tony Snell will enter the NBA draft.

RUTGERS—Named Carl Kirschner interim athletic director.

SPRING HILL—Named Aaron Niven men’s basketball coach.

WHEATON—Named Brittany Smith volleyball coach.


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