CINCINNATI REDS - Purchased the contract of INF-OF Jerry Hairston Jr. from Louisville (IL). Designated INF Juan Castro for assignment. Activated RHP Matt Belisle from the 15-day DL.
NEWARK BEARS - Signed 1B Randall Simon to a one-year contract.
TRENTON THUNDER - Called up INF Carlos Mendoza from Staten Island (NYP).
TOLEDO MUD HENS - Released INF Henry Mateo.
QUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS - Announced C Dave Carpenter and RHP Francisco Samuel have been transferred to Palm Beach (FSL). Announced C Paul Vasquez and RHP Eduardo Sanchez have been transferred to the team from extended spring training.
FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS - Sold the contract of RHP Mark Michael to Kansas City (Northern).
JOLIET JACKHAMMERS - Agreed to terms with RHP Lance Odom and RHP Sean O'Leary.
SCHAUMBURG FLYERS - Assigned INF James Lofton to the inactive list.
WINNIPEG GOLDEYES - Announced OF Brian Aragon has cleared waivers and is a free agent.
LAREDO BRONCOS - Signed C-1B Jose Salas.
DETROIT PISTONS - Named Scott Perry assistant to the president of basketball operations.
MILWAUKEE BUCKS - Named Scott Skiles coach.
CINCINNATI BENGALS - Announced LB Odell Thurman has been reinstated by the NFL after being suspended for the last two seasons because of violations of the league's substance abuse policy.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS - Re-signed DT Darrell Reid, OG Dylan Gandy and TE Bryan Fletcher.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS - Signed OL Wade Smith to a two-year contract.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS - Signed OT Max Starks to a one-year tender offer.
Arena Football League
GEORGIA FORCE - Signed WR-DB Cornelius Bonner to practice squad.
SAN JOSE SABERCATS - Traded LB Phil Glover to Tampa Bay for OL Jonathan Dunn.
TAMPA BAY STORM - Waived DB Khalid Naziruddin and DB Bryant Tisdale.
MINNESOTA WILD - Reassigned C-LW Benoit Pouliot and D Erik Reitz to Houston (AHL).
American Hockey League
HARTFORD WOLF PACK - Signed D Brad Brown.
MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS - Named Aaron Sims ticket sales account executive.
SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE - Assigned C Curtis Fraser to Las Vegas (ECHL).
LAS VEGAS WRANGLERS - Signed G Joey Perricone. Released G Tyler Sims.
Major League Lacrosse
ROCHESTER RATTLERS - Acquired MF Justin Porter from the MLL Player Pool.
CHICAGO FIRE - Signed G Tyler Kettering.
HOUSTON DYNAMO - Named Rocky Harris vice president.
ARKANSAS - Announced the retirement of John McDonnell, track and field coach, at the end of this season.
DRAKE - Named Mark Phelps men's basketball coach.
ELON - Named Brian Tracy assistant athletic director for external affairs.
HANOVER - Named Jim Watts women's soccer coach.
JACKSONVILLE STATE - Named James Green men's basketball coach.
NORTHEASTERN - Announced the resignation of Laura Schuler, women's ice hockey coach, effective May 28.
ST. JOHN'S - Announced men's basketball sophomore G Larry Wright and freshman G Mike Cavataio have decided to transfer.
SOUTH FLORIDA - Named Frank Wintrich associate director of strength and conditioning and Ray Weisenbarger strength and conditioning assistant.
SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA - Named Ferrell Trimm assistant football coach.
TIFFIN - Named David Walkosky football coach.
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