- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Baseball

American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS - Claimed RHP Oneli Perez off waivers from Chicago (AL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS - Named Bob Rose director of public relations. Promoted Kristy Fick to manager of player and media relations. Recalled LHP Dallas Braden from Sacramento (PCL). Placed INF Donnie Murphy on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 18.

National League

FLORIDA MARLINS - Agreed to terms with OF Jacque Jones on a minor league contract.

NEW YORK METS - Agreed to terms with INF Abraham Nunez on a minor league contract and assigned him to New Orleans (PCL).

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS - Released RHP Julio Freites.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS - Signed INF Amadeo Zazueta. Released RHP Amad Stephens. Traded LHP Zach Cline to Pensacola for a player to be named.

ST. PAUL SAINTS - Signed RHP John Wesley and INF-OF Andrew Bennett. Released OF Andre Marshall. Traded C Christian Reyes to the Evansville (Frontier) for a player to be named.

SIOUX FALLS CANARIES - Sold the contract of RHP Javier Garcia to the Boston Red Sox.

Can-Am League

ATLANTIC CITY SURF - Released RHP Greg Runser. Signed INF/OF Billy Hogan, LHP Brian Rodaway, INF Anthony Granato, INF David Keesee, INF Joe Burke, INF/RHP Derek Barrows, RHP Ryan Rafferty, RHP Derek Duclos, RHP Michael Pasch, OF Josh Burrus and RHP Ben Thurmond.

OTTAWA RAPIDZ - Released LHP Jason Pilkington. Claimed OF Pete Pirman off waivers from Sioux City (AA).

QUEBEC CAPITALES - Released RHP Chris Moore.

WORCESTER TORNADOES - Released RHP Dan Sausville, RHP Vince Rizzi and RHP Josh Terletzky. Acquired RHP Ryan Mitchell from Washington (Frontier) for a player to be named.

United League

HARLINGEN WHITEWINGS - Released RHP Joey Cress.

Basketball

NBA

MILWAUKEE BUCKS - Named Kelvin Sampson assistant coach.

Football

NFL

CAROLINA PANTHERS - Signed QB Lester Ricard.

CINCINNATI BENGALS - Released LB Odell Thurman.

MIAMI DOLPHINS - Signed OL Steve McKinney, RB Jalen Parmele, RB Lex Hilliard, DE Lionel Dotson and C Matt Spanos.

NEW YORK JETS - Signed LS Nick Jarvis.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS - Signed S Stephen Tate.

Arena Football League

NEW YORK DRAGONS - Waived DL Jonathan Hamm.

ORLANDO PREDATORS - Waived K Todd France.

PHILADELPHIA SOUL - Waived DL Derrick Strong.

Colleges

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE - Named Steve Phillips assistant director of media relations.

AMERICAN - Promoted Matt Corkery from women’s assistant basketball coach to women’s basketball coach.

DAVIDSON - Named Ken Butler women’s assistant basketball coach.

FLORIDA STATE - Suspended junior WR Preston Parker for the first two games of the 2008 season after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor charges.

HOBART - Named Thomas Johnson Jr. lacrosse coach.

IOWA STATE - Announced sophomore men’s basketball F Wesley Johnson will transfer.

LAMAR - Named Ray Woodard football coach.

OTTERBEIN - Announced the addition of men’s varsity lacrosse, beginning in the 2009-10 season.

ROCHESTER - Named Ladi Iya women’s volleyball coach.

ROSE-HULMAN - Named Emily Hakeman women’s soccer coach, effective July 1.

SANTA CLARA - Named Leigh Gregory and JR Payne women’s assistant basketball coaches.

UCLA - Named Darren Witcher director of football operations.

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