- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Baseball

American League

BOSTON RED SOXRecalled RHP David Pauley from Pawtucket (IL). Designated INF/OF Joe Thurston for assignment.

CLEVELAND INDIANSPlaced RHP Jake Westbrook on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Ben Francisco from Buffalo (IL).

TEXAS RANGERSPlaced RHP Dustin Nippert on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Frank Francisco from Oklahoma (PCL).

International League

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTSSent LHP Shaun Babula to Birmingham (SL). Recalled RHP Jack Egbert from Birmingham.

DURHAM BULLSSigned INF Josh Labandeira.

LEHIGH VALLEY IRONPIGSRecalled OF Javon Moran from Reading (EL).

PAWTUCKET RED SOXRecalled INF Aaron Reza from Greenville (SAL).

RICHMOND BRAVESSent RHP Ryan Basner to Mississippi (SL).

ROCHESTER RED WINGSRecalled RHP Tim Lahey from Ft. Myers (FSL). Sent RHP Zach Day to Ft. Myers.

SYRACUSE CHIEFSRecalled OF Eric Nielsen from New Hampshire (EL). Sent OF David Smith to Dunedin (FSL).

South Atlantic League

GREENVILLE DRIVEAnnounced INF Aaron Reza was promoted to Pawtucket (IL). Added INF Oscar Tejeda to the roster from extended spring training.

American Association

PENSACOLA PELICANSSigned C Dylan Parzyk.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERSSigned LHP Timothy Layden. Traded LHP Rolando Valles to the Golden League for future considerations.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKSSigned LHP Tom Martin.

Can-Am League

SUSSEX SKYHAWKSReleased RHP Joe Walentin and RHP Jamie Merchant.

Northern League

JOLIET JACKHAMMERSSigned 1B/DH Juan Diaz.

United League

HARLINGEN WHITEWINGSTraded RHP Chris Gale to Southern Maryland (Atlantic League) for a player to be named and the rights to C Luany Sanchez to Laredo for a player to be named.

Basketball

WNBA

LOS ANGELES SPARKSAcquired F DeLisha Milton-Jones from Washington for C Taj McWilliams-Franklin and the a 2009 first-round draft pick.

Football

NFL

CAROLINA PANTHERSAnnounced the retirement of DE Mike Rucker.

MIAMI DOLPHINSSigned OT Jake Long to a multiyear contract.

Hockey

NHL

NASHVILLE PREDATORSExtended the contracts of coach Barry Trotz, associate coach Brent Peterson, assistant coach Peter Horachek and goaltending coach Mitch Korn. Assigned F Rich Peverley to Milwaukee (AHL).

Mid-Atlantic Hockey League

INDIANA ICE MINTERSNamed Bob Yusko general manager.

Colleges

CANISIUSNamed Jen Gwin women’s assistant basketball coach.

CHICO STATENamed Greg Clink men’s basketball coach

CLEMSONNamed Jesse Miech men’s assistant soccer coach.

COLGATENamed Kade Rannings assistant football coach.

MISSISSIPPI STATEAnnounced junior G Jamont Gordon has declared himself eligible for the NBA draft.

SOUTHERN ILLINOISPromoted men’s assistant basketball coach Rodney Watson to men’s associate head basketball coach.

WASHINGTON & LEENamed Eric Ishida women’s tennis coach.

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