- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Baseball

MLB

MLB ” Suspended free agent RHP Luther Hackman 50 games for violating baseball’s minor league drug program after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS ” Agreed to terms with RHP David Bernat, C Catcher Cody Clark, LHP Jason Cromer, C Damaso Espino, LHP John Foster, RHP Devon Lowery, 1B Mike Stodolka, 3B Michael Thompson, OF Jamar Walton and RHP Matt Wright on minor league contracts.

NEW YORK YANKEES ” Named Joe Girardi manager and agreed to a three-year contract.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS ” Named Chris Speier bench coach and Juan Lopez bullpen coach.

HOUSTON ASTROS ” Agreed to terms with C Brad Ausmus on a one-year contract.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS ” Named Ted Simmons bench coach. Switched bench coach Dale Sveum to third-base coach. Declined their 2008 contract option on OF Geoff Jenkins.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES ” Purchased the contract of RHP Luis Munoz from Altoona (EL). Designated LHP Josh Shortslef for assignment.

Northern League

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES ” Exercised the 2008 contract option on LHP Ryan Ariail, RHP Brian Beuning, RHP Matt Davis, LHP Billy Keppinger, RHP Brandon Kintzler, LHP Bobby Madritsch, RHP Ben Moore, LHP Dustin Pease, RHP Joel Posey, LHP Dan Ziegler, C Matt Mann, INF Antoin Gray, INF Aaron McEachran, INF Brent Metheny, INF Scott Schade, DH Walter Young and OF Fehlandt Lentini.

Basketball

NBA

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS ” Exercised their third-year contract option on F Rodney Carney.

Continental Basketball Association

ALBANY PATROONS ” Signed G LeShawn Hammett.

EAST KENTUCKY MINERS ” Signed F Kevin Lewis and G Bryant Northern.

OKLAHOMA CAVALRY ” Signed G Marc Williams, C Walt Waters, Ken Wilson, and Albert Robinson.

Football

NFL

DALLAS COWBOYS ” Signed QB Tony Romo to a six-year contract.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES ” Signed LB William Kershaw to the practice squad.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS ” Signed CB Anthony Madison. Released CB Ricardo Colclough.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS ” Signed LB Hannibal Navies. Waived FB Zak Keasey and signed him to the practice squad.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS ” Signed CB John Eubanks from practice squad. Placed CB Carlos Rogers on injured reserve.

Arena Football League

CHICAGO RUSH ” Signed QB Sherdrick Bonner and WR Damian Harrell.

Hockey

NHL

ANAHEIM DUCKS ” Reassigned C Petteri Wirtanen and RW Jason King to Portland (AHL).

CALGARY FLAMES ” Recalled F Eric Nystrom from Quad City (AHL).

VANCOUVER CANUCKS ” Re-assigned F Mason Raymond to Manitoba (AHL).

American Hockey League

HARTFORD WOLF PACK ” Announced G Matt Zaba has been assigned from Charlotte (ECHL).

ECHL

ELMIRA JACKALS ” Signed LW Joe Guenther. Acquired RW Luke Fulghum from Stockton to complete an earlier trade.

Lacrosse

National Lacrosse League

PORTLAND LUMBERJAX ” Re-signed D Pat Jones and G Matt King to two-year contracts.

Colleges

BARUCH ” Named Diane Ramirez women’s assistant basketball coach.

CENTRAL MICHIGAN ” Named Mark DiSalvo assistant wrestling coach.

INDIANA ” Announced the resignation of Rob Senderoff, men’s assistant basketball coach.

SAINT ROSE ” Named Brian Gordon senior associate athletics director.

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