- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Baseball

American League

LOS ANGELES ANGELSAssigned RHP Jose Arredondo to their minor league camp.

OAKLAND ATHLETICSAssigned INF Jeff Baisley and INF Wes Bankston to their minor league camp.

TORONTO BLUE JAYSAgreed to terms with RHP Armando Benitez on a minor league contract. Optioned INF Russ Adams and INF Sergio Santos to Syracuse (IL). Assigned INF Pedro Lopez and C Jamie Jeroloman to their minor league camp.

National League

CHICAGO CUBSOptioned RHP Juan Mateo and OF Jake Fox to Iowa (PCL) and RHP Jeff Samardzija to Tennessee (SL). Assigned LHP Ed Campusano, INF Luis Figueroa and C JD Closser to their minor league camp. Released RHP Shingo Takatsu.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALSOptioned RHP Mark Worrell, RHP Blake Hawkesworth and INF Jarrett Hoffpauir to Memphis (PCL). Assigned RHP John Wasdin and INF Josh Phelps to their minor league camp.

American Association

LINCOLN SALTDOGSAgreed to terms with RHP Johnny Thompson and C Shawn McGill.

WICHITA WINGNUTSAgreed to terms with OF/RHP Brandon McConnell.

Can-Am League

ATLANTIC CITY SURFAgreed to terms with LHP Donovan Hendricks and OF Billy Kovatch. Released INF Josh Renick and OF Lucas Taylor.

NEW JERSEY JACKALSAgreed to terms with LHP Corwin Malone.

Northern League

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATSAgreed to terms with OF Rob Marconi.

SCHAUMBURG FLYERSAgreed to terms with RHP Doug Brooks.

United League

RIO GRANDE VALLEY WHITE WINGSRe-signed OF Bub Bergstrom, C Kevin Griffin and OF Sam McLain.

Basketball

NBA

SEATTLE SUPERSONICSSigned G Mike Wilks to a 10-day contract.

Women’s National Basketball Association

SAN ANTONIO SILVER STARSSigned C Ruth Riley to a two-year contract.

Football

NFL

CLEVELAND BROWNSSigned OL Lennie Friedman to a one-year contract.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFSSigned WR Devard Darling.

MIAMI DOLPHINSSigned DB Keith Davis.

Hockey

NHL

ST. LOUIS BLUESRecalled D Roman Polak from Peoria (AHL).

American Hockey League

TORONTO MARLIESSigned C Max Taylor.

ECHL

ELMIRA JACKALSSigned RW Maxime Boisclair.

Lacrosse

MLL

SAN FRANCISCO DRAGONSTraded A Matt Alrich and D Colin Hulme to Boston for A David Mitchell and a 2008 fourth-round draft pick.

Colleges

NCAAPlaced BYU on three years probation for major and secondary violations in its men’s volleyball program.

LINCOLN, PA.Named Herbert Pickens Jr. defensive coordinator.

LIUAnnounced it will add women’s bowling as a varsity sport for the 2008-09 season.

NYUNamed James McCarthy men’s and women’s assistant track and field coach.

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