- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 12, 2008

DEALS

Baseball

National League

PITTSBURGH PIRATES–Agreed to terms with C Mark Carver, 3B Matthew Payne, RHP Allan Knotts, LHP Michael Williams, RHP Allen Ponder and RHP Zachary Foster.

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS–Signed RHP Mike Cervera.

GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS–Signed OF Jason Hurst and RHP Rodney Brantley. Acquired OF Michael Conroy from Southern Maryland (Atlantic) for future considerations. Released OF Victor Burgos and RHP Jose Nieto.

SHREVEPORT SPORTS–Signed C Adam Miller.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS–Signed LHP Donovan Osborne and LHP Vic Darensbourg.

Can-Am League

ATLANTIC CITY SURF–Released RHP Ryan Rafferty. Signed RHP Kyle George.

BROCKTON ROX–Released RHP Matt Maloney.

OTTAWA RAPIDZ–Signed C Jose A. Salas.

United League

THE EDINBURG COYOTES–Suspended C Jason Arrowood.

HARLINGEN WHITEWINGS–Released LHP Dan Ziegler.

Football

NFL

BUFFALO BILLS–Fined LT Jason Peters for missing the start of three-day mandatory minicamp.

Arena Football League

COLUMBUS DESTROYERS–Announced the retirement of Leroy Thompson at the end of the 2008 regular season.

Hockey

NHL

CAROLINA HURRICANES–Signed G Michael Leighton to a two-year contract.

DETROIT RED WINGS–Agreed to terms with Mike Babcock, coach, on a three-year contract.

MINNESOTA WILD–Re-signed D Erik Reitz to a one-year contract.

American Hockey League

HAMILTON BULLDOGS–Exercised their options on F Thomas Beauregard and F David Desharnais.

QUAD CITY FLAMES–Named Michael Weindruch director of corporate sales.

Soccer

MLS

REAL SALT LAKE–Announced it’s lending D Nikolas Besagno to Seattle (USL).

Colleges

SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE–Named Wingate president Jerry McGee chairman and Mars Hill president Dan Lunsford vice chairman of the league’s President’s Council.

ARKANSAS–Named Melissa Harwood-Rom associate athletic director for academic support. Dismissed Freddie Fairchild from the football team.

BOWDOIN–Named Adrienne Shibles women’s basketball coach.

CHATTANOOGA–Named Amanda Eaton women’s assistant basketball coach.

HAMLINE–Named Robert Beeman athletic director.

MOUNT SAINT VINCENT–Named Brian Nigro assistant director of athletics and men’s basketball coach.

TEXAS TECH–Suspended junior RB Koby Lewis and sophomore S Steven Harris for the 2008 season for violating team rules.

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