- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Baseball

American League

DETROIT TIGERS Agreed to terms with RHP Francis Beltran, RHP Jeremy Johnson, RHP Anastacio Martinez, RHP Marcelo Perez, LHP Jon Connolly, LHP Ian Ostlund, C Dane Sardinha, C Max St. Pierre, INF Caonabo Cosme, INF Henry Mateo and OF Jackson Melian on minor league contracts.

TAMPA BAY RAYS Agreed to terms with C Ray Mike DiFelice on a minor league contract.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS Agreed to terms with RHP Shawn Camp on a minor league contract.

National League

MILWAUKEE BREWERS Agreed to terms with OF Drew Anderson, 1B-OF Brad Nelson, RHP Tim Dillard, LHP Manny Parra and RHP Luis Pena on one-year contracts.

NEW YORK METS Agreed to terms with RHP Duaner Sanchez on a one-year contract, and RHP Juan Padilla, RHP Joselo Diaz, RHP Andy Cavazos, LHP Ryan Cullen, INF Anderson Machado, INF Fernando Tatis, C Robinson Cancel and C Salomon Manriquez on minor league contracts.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES Agreed to terms with RF Jayson Werth on a one-year contract.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES Agreed to terms with RHP Adam Bernero and RHP Elmer Dessens on minor league contracts.

Northern League

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS Acquired RHP Jimmy Conroy from Evansville (Frontier) to complete an earlier trade, and RHP Billy Phillips, OF John McCarthy and OF-INF Rob Marconi from Windy City (Frontier) to complete two earlier trades.

Basketball

NBA

CHICAGO BULLS Recalled F Demetris Nichols from Iowa (NBADL). Assigned G Jameson Curry to Iowa.

DENVER NUGGETS Waived G-F Bobby Jones.

NEW JERSEY NETS Waived G Billy Thomas. Promoted Fred Mangione to senior vice president of season sales and marketing.

Football

NFL

CLEVELAND BROWNS Signed Rob Chudzinski, offensive coordinator, to a two-year contract extension through 2011.

MIAMI DOLPHINS Signed LB Marcello Church, G Marquay Love, WR Kerry Reed and WR Chandler Williams.

ST. LOUIS RAMS Fired Greg Olson, offensive coordinator, and Paul Boudreau, offensive line coach.

Hockey

NHL

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS Added G Steve Mason to the roster.

American Hockey League

HARTFORD WOLF PACK Announced the New York Rangers recalled F Nigel Dawes and F Greg Moore and assigned F Ryan Callahan to the team.

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS Assigned D Brad Farynuk to Stockton (ECHL).

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS Announced Pittsburgh (NHL) recalled D Ryan Lannon and C Ryan Stone. Recalled F Joe Jensen from Wheeling (ECHL).

ECHL

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS Announced Hartford (AHL) assigned D Matt Waddell and F Ryan Murphy to the team.

VICTORIA SALMON KINGS Signed F Nathan Barrett.

Soccer

MLS

NEW YORK RED BULLS Named Jeff Agoos sporting director.

Colleges

AUGUSTANA, ILL. Announced the resignation of Chuck Gordon, director of Athletics. Named Dave Wrath interim director of athletics.

HANOVER Named Joe Austin football coach.

TEXAS Announced TE Jermichael Finley will enter the NFL draft.

UCLA Named Bob Palcic offensive line coach.

VILLANOVA Named Tom Carlin men’s soccer coach.

VIRGINIA TECH Announced CB Brandon Flowers will forgo his senior year to enter the NFL draft.

WESTFIELD STATE Named Greg Styles woman’s lacrosse coach.

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