- The Washington Times - Monday, April 21, 2008

Baseball

MLB - Suspended N.Y. Yankees RHP Kyle Farnsworth three games and fined him for throwing behind the neck of Boston OF Manny Ramirez on April 17.

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS - Designated RHP Hideo Nomo for assignment. Recalled up RHP Luke Hochevar from Omaha (PCL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS - Placed RHP Keith Foulke on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 11.

TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS - Optioned RHP Jeff Niemann to Durham (IL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS - Placed DH Frank Thomas on waivers for the purpose of his unconditional release. Recalled C Robinzon Diaz from Syracuse (IL).

National League

CHICAGO CUBS - Recalled OF Matt Murton from Iowa (PCL). Optioned INF Eric Patterson to Iowa.

CINCINNATI REDS - Placed RHP David Weathers on the 15-day DL.

HOUSTON ASTROS - Purchased the contract of LHP Tim Byrdak from Round Rock (PCL). Placed LHP Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day DL.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS - Activated RHP Yovani Gallardo from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF-OF Joe Dillon to Nashville (PCL).

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES - Placed SS Jimmy Rollins on the 15-day DL. Placed OF Chris Snelling on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 17. Recalled INF Brad Harman from Reading (EL) and OF T.J. Bohn from Lehigh Valley (IL).

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS - Placed LHP Erick Threets on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 19. Recalled RHP Keiichi Yabu from Fresno (PCL). Designated OF Rajai Davis for assignment. Purchased the contract of INF Emmanuel Burriss from Fresno.

American Association

FORT WORTH CATS - Signed C Ken Lup.

GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS - Signed OF Aaron Garza.

Can-Am League

ATLANTIC CITY SURF - Signed RHP Jim Wladyka.

BROCKTON ROX - Signed RHP John Kelly.

NEW JERSEY JACKALS - Signed OF Francisco Leandro and OF Andrew Larsen. Traded INF Chris Raniere to the River City (Frontier) for a player to be named.

OTTAWA RAPIDS - Signed OF-1B Jabe Bergeron and INF Scotty McKnight.

Hockey

NHL

NASHVILLE PREDATORS - Reassigned F Josh Langfeld to Milwaukee (AHL).

ECHL

GWINNETT GLADIATORS - Released F Chad Painchaud.

TEXAS WILDCATTERS - Announced D John Adams has been returned from Houston (AHL). Released D Erik Felde.

Colleges

BECKER - Announced the resignation of Dean Godin, women’s basketball coach.

CLEMSON - Named A.G. Hall women’s assistant basketball coach.

FRESNO STATE - Named Jeanne Fleck women’s swimming and diving coach.

MEMPHIS - Named Melissa McFerrin women’s basketball coach.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS - Named Lance Irvin men’s assistant basketball coach

WESTERN MICHIGAN - Named Tasha McDowell women’s basketball coach.

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