- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Baseball

Eastern League

TRENTON THUNDER Named Steve Rudenstein director of broadcasting.

Pioneer League

OREM OWLZ Named Aaron Wells general manager.

Basketball

NBA

DETROIT PISTONS Exercised their option to extend the contract of F Jason Maxiell through the 2008-09 season. Signed G Gerald Fitch.

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS Signed G Tierre Brown, F Pat Burke and F Carlos Powell.

HOUSTON ROCKETS Signed C Dikembe Mutombo to a one-year contract. Named Kenny Atkinson director of player development and Pat Zipfel advance scout.

INDIANA PACERS Waived G Darrell Armstrong.

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS Signed F Marcus Douthit and F Kimani Ffriend.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS Signed F Andre Patterson.

NEW JERSEY NETS Signed F Rod Benson, G Mateen Cleaves, G Eddie Gill and F Jumaine Jones.

NEW ORLEANS HORNETS Signed F Ryan Bowen, G Trey Johnson and F Anthony Richardson.

NEW YORK KNICKS Signed G Jared Jordan, G-F Demetris Nichols, G Walker Russell Jr. and G Roderick Wilmont.

NBA Development League

NBADL Named Shawn Respert director of basketball operations.

American Basketball Association

MANCHESTER MILLRATS Named Larry Lessett coach.

PASADENA PUSH Named Otis Hailey coach.

Football

NFL

WASHINGTON REDSKINS Signed WR Keenan McCardell. Released S Omar Stoutmire.

Canadian Football League

EDMONTON ESKIMOS Signed QB Scott Eyster. Claimed RB Jarred Winkel from Winnipeg’s non-active roster. Released LB Adam Goloboski and WR Ryan Hoag from the practice roster.

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS Signed OL Riley Clayton to the practice squad.

Hockey

NHL

ANAHEIM DUCKS Assigned G Gerald Coleman to Portland (AHL).

BOSTON BRUINS Assigned D Matt Hunwick, C Petteri Nokelainen and C Nate Thompson to Providence (AHL). Placed F Jeff Hoggan on waivers.

DALLAS STARS Placed D Niklas Grossman, C Mike Ribeiro, C Aaron Gagnon, LW Vojtech Polak and LW Francis Wathier on injured reserve. Assigned LW Chris Conner to Iowa (AHL).

DETROIT RED WINGS Assigned F Igor Grigorenko to Grand Rapids (AHL). Waived C Mark Hartigan. Placed D Kyle Quincey on injured reserve, retroactive to Sept. 27.

MONTREAL CANADIENS Assigned F Maxim Lapierre, G Jaroslav Halak and D Ryan O’Byrne to Hamilton (AHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS Waived G Frank Doyle, D Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre, D Ian Moran, F Noah Clarke, F Grant Marshall and F Ryan Murphy. Assigned G Dave Caruso, G Jordan Parise, G Jason Smith, D Mark Fraser, D Olivier Magnan-Grenier, D Olli Malmivaara, D Zach Tarkir, D Sean Zimmerman, F Patrick Davis, F Stephen Gionta, F Ivan Khomutov, F Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond, F Benoit Mondou, F Mike Pandolfo, F Joe Rooney, F Jason Ryznar, F Barry Tallackson, F Jari Viuhkola and F Petr Vrana to Lowell (AHL); D Matthew Corrente to Niagara (OHL) and F Nick Palmieri to Erie (OHL).

NEW YORK RANGERS Assigned G Al Montoya, F Artem Anisomov and F Nigel Dawes to Hartford (AHL) and D Michael Busto, F Rick Kozak, D Ryan Constant and D Clayton Barthel to Charlotte (ECHL).

OTTAWA SENATORS Assigned D Brian Lee, D Lawrence Nycholat, F Denis Hamel, F Alexander Nikulin and F Ilja Zubov to Binghamton (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES Assigned RW Bill Thomas to San Antonio (AHL).

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Assigned D Kris Letang, D Mike Weaver, F Jonathan Filewich, F Jeff Taffe and F Ryan Stone to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL). Signed F Adam Hall.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Assigned D Bryce Lampman and F Kyle Wanvig to Norfolk (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS Signed F Tomas Fleischmann to a one-year contract.

American Hockey League

ALBANY RIVER RATS Assigned F Grant Goeckner-Zoeller, F Brad Herauf, D Brett Peterson, D Brandon Roach and D Steve Ward to Florida (ECHL), D Phil Youngclaus to Pensacola (ECHL) and F Stefano Giliati to Lewiston (QMJHL).

HAMILTON BULLDOGS Assigned F Barret Ehgoetz and F Scott Reynolds to Cincinnati (ECHL) and W Scott Champagne to Texas (ECHL).

HARTFORD WOLF PACK Named Anne Valihura marketing manager.

MANITOBA MOOSE Assigned D Jason Dest to Las Vegas (ECHL) and LW Mike Vigilante to Gwinnett (ECHL). Announced D Luc Bourdon, RW Mike Brown, D Patrick Coulombe, RW Michael Grabner, LW Jannik Hansen, LW Jason Jaffray and C Rick Rypien have been assigned to the team by Vancouver (NHL).

MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS Assigned F Andrew Martin and D Tyler Howells to Cincinnati (ECHL).

PEORIA RIVERMEN Assigned G Chris Beckford-Tseu, D Bryan Miller and F Josh Soares to Alaska (ECHL).

QUAD CITY FLAMES Released D Gerry Burke, D Clay Plume, D David Schulz and D Tyson Strachan.

SYRACUSE CRUNCH Released D Adam, Blanchette, D Gord Burnett, RW Chanse Fitzpatrick, RW Marc Fulton, RW Bradley Gallant, LW Michael George, RW Erik Johnson, D Stephen Margeson, D Tom Sawatske, G Layne Sedevie and C Steve Yetman.

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS Released D Jeremy Swanson, F Joe Zappala and G Ray Jean. Assigned LW Ned Havern and F Kevin Croxton to Wheeling (ECHL).

ECHL

READING ROYALS Announced F Dany Roussin, F Ned Lukacevic, F Patrick Jarrett, F Brock Hooton and D P.J. Atherton have been assigned to the team from Manchester (AHL).

Central Hockey League

YOUNGSTOWN STEELHOUNDS Re-signed G Brad Roberts.

Horse Racing

BREEDERS’ CUP LIMITED Named Peter Land chief marketing officer.

Lacrosse

National Lacrosse League

CALGARY ROUGHNECKS Signed F Jeff Shattler to a two-year contract.

Colleges

LOUISVILLE Suspended WR-KR JaJuan Spillman from the football team indefinitely.

N.J. CITY Named Marc Brown interim men’s basketball coach.

POST, CONN. Named Tracey Garofalo women’s basketball and softball coach

SALVE REGINA Suspended the men’s soccer program for five games for violating athletic department policies.

SAN FRANCISCO Named Desiree Reed-Francois associate athletic director.

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