- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 13, 2008

Baseball

American League

DETROIT TIGERS - Placed LHP Dontrelle Willis on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Ryan Raburn from Toledo (IL).

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES - Released INF Scott Spiezio from his minor league contract.

HOUSTON ASTROS - Purchased the contract of INF David Newhan from Round Rock (PCL).

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS - Recalled OF John Bowker from Fresno (PCL). Optioned OF Clay Timpner to Fresno.

Hockey

NHL

EDMONTON OILERS - Signed W Robert Nilsson to a three-year contract

OTTAWA SENATORS - Recalled C Alexander Nikulin from Binghamton (AHL).

American Hockey League

AHL - Suspended San Antonio LW Peter Vandermeer five games and Peoria RW Hans Benson one game for their actions during an April 11 game between their teams, and Rochester D Mike Funk one game for his actions in an April 11 game.

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