- The Washington Times - Saturday, January 5, 2008

Baseball

American League

BOSTON RED SOX Agreed to terms with LHP Jon Switzer and LHP Michael Tejera on minor league contracts and assigned them to Pawtucket (IL). Sold the contract of RHP Scott Atchison to Hanshin (Japan).

KANSAS CITY ROYALS Agreed to terms with RHP Hideo Nomo on a minor league contract.

TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS Agreed to terms with INF Andy Cannizaro and OF John Rodriguez on minor league contracts.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS Claimed OF Jeff Fiorentino off waivers from Baltimore. Agreed to terms with RHP Jim Brower, INF Jolbert Cabrera, INF Andy Green, LHP Adam Pettyjohn and INF Andy Phillips on minor league contracts.

FLORIDA MARLINS Agreed to terms with INF Chris Barnwell, INF Tagg Bozied, INF Jorge Cantu, INF Rex Rundgren, INF Jason Wood, OF John Gall, OF Alexis Gomez, OF Jorge Piedra, C Paul Hoover; RHP Tim Corcoran, RHP Marcus Gwyn, RHP Bobby Keppel, RHP Joe Nelson and RHP Doug Waechter on minor league contracts.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Agreed to terms with INF Aaron Miles on a one-year contract.

SAN DIEGO PADRESNamed Bill Masse manager of San Antonio (Texas), Shane Spencer hitting coach of Lake Elsinore (Cal) and Darrell Sherman hitting coach of Eugene (NWL).

American Association

PENSACOLA PELICANS Traded LHP Jeff Rodriguez and LHP Logan Williamson to San Angelo (UL) for OF Javier Lopez.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS Purchased the contract of LHP Dusty Bergman from Reno (GBL).

SIOUX FALLS CANARIESAgreed to terms with INF Casey Gordon.

WICHITA WINGNUTS Agreed to terms with INF Brenan Herrera and C Bernie Dennis.

Can-Am League

BROCKTON ROX Agreed to terms with RHP Jerry Dunn and INF Guillermo Reyes.

Basketball

NBA

NBA Suspended New York F Zach Randolph one game without pay for throwing his headband and hitting an official in a Jan. 2 game.

Women’s National Basketball Association

INDIANA FEVER Named Gary Kloppenburg assistant coach.

NBA Development League

ANAHEIM ARSENAL Acquired G Guillermo Diaz from NBADL player pool.

AUSTIN TOROS Acquired G Marcus Williams from NBADL player pool.

BAKERSFIELD JAM Announced F Brandon Bowman has left the team. Named Tracy Murray assistant coach.

LOS ANGELES D-FENDERS Acquired C Jelani McCoy from NBADL player pool. Waived F-C Robert Whaley.

Football

NFL

GREEN BAY PACKERS Signed G Ryan Keenan to the practice squad.

Hockey

NHL

CAROLINA HURRICANES Assigned G John Grahame to Albany (AHL).

DALLAS STARS Assigned LW Chris Conner to Iowa (AHL).

Central Hockey League

BOSSIER-SHREVEPORT MUDBUGS Waived F Tristan Fairbarn. Signed D Matt York.

CORPUS CHRISTI RAYZ Waived A.J. Bozoian.

TULSA OILERS Signed F Steve Jensen.

WICHITA THUNDER Signed F Chris Greene.

YOUNGSTOWN STEELHOUNDS Signed F Ryan Bennett.

Soccer

MLS

FC DALLAS Promoted Damon Boettcher to executive vice president of operations.

Colleges

ARKANSAS Named Mike Summers offensive line coach and Reggie Johnson linebackers coach.

DEPAUL Named Bryce Karasiak director of strength & conditioning

DUKE Named Kurt Roper offensive coordinator, Ron Middleton associate head coach, Matt Luke offensive line coach and run game coordinator, Derek Jones defensive backs coach, Zac Roper recruiting coordinator and running backs coach, Jim Collins linebackers coach and Scottie Montgomery receivers coach.

EASTERN WASHINGTON Named Beau Baldwin football coach.

FLAGLER Named Kristen Atkinson softball coach.

LENOIR-RHYNE Named Roy Tesh running backs coach and Anthony Scott tight ends and assistant offensive line coach.

MARIETTA Named Larry Hiser athletic director.

MISSISSIPPI STATE Promoted Charlie Harbison to defensive coordinator.

NAVY Announced Justin Davis, outside linebackers coach, will become defensive line coach. Named Tony Grantham outside linebackers coach and Ashley Ingram offensive line coach.

NORTH TEXAS Fired Ron Mendoza, defensive coordinator.

TEXAS Named Will Muschamp defensive coordinator.

TEXAS A&M; Named Reggie Herring defensive coordinator.

TROY Promoted Neal Brown to offensive coordinator.

UNLV Announced sophomore F Lamar Roberson is leaving men’s basketball team.

VALPARAISO Announced the resignation of Bryan Morrison, men’s and women’s swimming & diving coach. Named Barbara Tyree interim men’s and women’s swimming & diving coach.

WASHINGTON STATE Named Chris Ball assistant football coach.

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