- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 29, 2008


American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS - Recalled LHP Aaron Laffey from Buffalo (IL). Optioned OF Brad Snyder to Buffalo.

NEW YORK YANKEES - Placed C Jorge Posada on the 15-day DL. Recalled C Chris Stewart from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

National League

CINCINNATI REDS - Recalled LHP Bill Bray from Louisville (IL). Optioned RHP Todd Coffey to Louisville.



NBA - Fined Boston F Paul Pierce and Washington G DeShawn Stevenson $25,000 apiece for making menacing gestures in playoff games.

MIAMI HEAT - Announced the resignation of Pat Riley, coach. Named assistant coach Erik Spoelstra coach.

Women’s National Basketball Association

CONNECTICUT SUN - Waived G Laura Hall, G Jessica Richter and F Crystal Erwin.



ATLANTA FALCONS - Signed DE Brandon Miller, LB Isaac Brown, P Jimmie Kaylor, CB Glenn Sharpe, FS D.J. Wolfe, RB Jamar Brittingham and OT Michael Butterworth.

CAROLINA PANTHERS - Agreed to terms with DT Darwin Walker on a one-year contract. Signed QB Taylor Tharp, DE Casper Brinkley, TE Chris Conklin, CB Cortney Grixby, FB Breyone Evans, S Joseph Fields, DT Brandon Jenkins, WR Damon Morton, CB Darren Toney and P Dan Ziedman.

CINCINNATI BENGALS - Waived S Nick Turnbull.

DENVER BRONCOS - Waived DB Steve Cargile, RB Paul Smith, DT Michael Bozeman, G Mark Fenton, FB Steven Jackson, LB William Kershaw and RB Marquis Weeks. Signed PK Garrett Hartley, P Brett Kern, RB Anthony Alridge, OL Mitch Erickson, OT Tyler Polumbus, WR Lorne Sam and LB Wesley Woodyard.

NEW YORK JETS - Waived TE Joe Kowalewski and FB Stacy Tutt.

OAKLAND RAIDERS - Signed RB Louis Rankin, LB Malik Jackson, LB Shane Simmons, C Adam Spieker, CB Derrick Brown and TE Chris Wagner. Released RB Dominic Rhodes.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS - Signed WR Dorien Bryant, QB Mike Potts, C Doug Legursky, LB Patrick Bailey, CB Roy Lewis, DL Martavius Prince, DL Jordan Reffett, K Julian Rauch, WR Micah Rucker, TE Dezmond Sherrod, CB Travis Williams and LB Donovan Woods.

ST. LOUIS RAMS - Signed RB Yvenson Bernard, DT Vernon Bryant, WR Matt Caddell, WR Joshua Hyman, LB Vincent Hall, LB Marco Magro, DE Rodney Hardeway, TE Doug Jones, FB Brandon McAnderson, CB Justin McKinney, OT Stephen Sene and NT Joshua Thompson.

TENNESSEE TITANS - Agreed to terms with DT Barry Booker, RB Omar Cuff, LB Jerrell Freeman, S Tony Joiner, RB Rafael Little, T Brock Pasteur, WR Jason Rivers, C Eric Scott, OL Fernando Velasco and WR Edward Williams.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS - Agreed to terms with CB Matteral Richardson, DE Dorian Smith, LB Curtis Gatewood, OL Devin Clark, S Kevin Mitchell, OL Shannon Boatman, DE Alonzo Dotson, OL Kerry Brown, OL Kyle Devan, WR Horace Gant WR, QB Bret Meyer, LB Bryan Wilson and S Justin Scott.

Canadian Football League

CFL - Stripped the Montreal Alouettes of a 2008 first-round draft pick and fined them $116,570 for violating the league’s salary cap last year.

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS - Re-signed DB Greg Bearman. Signed LB Jesse Alexander.

Arena Football League

CHICAGO RUSH - Waived DL Ben McCombs.

COLORADO CRUSH - Signed DL Nick Rogers from the practice squad. Re-signed DB Jason Harmon. Released DL Dustin Barno.

GRAND RAPIDS RAMPAGE - Signed DL Jason Holman. Waived DB Ryan Bowers.

UTAH BLAZE - Signed DL John Culp and OL Jake Kuresa.

Arena Football

STOCKETON LIGHTNING - Promoted Tony Wells from assistant coach to offensive coordinator. Fired Josh Wallwork, offensive coordinator.



ATLANTA THRASHERS - Assigned F Guillaume Desbiens, F Tomas Pospisil and D Chad Denny from Gwinnett (ECHL) to Chicago (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES - Signed LW Brett MacLean and assigned him to San Antonio (AHL).


CHARLOTTE CHECKERS - Announced Allan Egeland, assistant coach, will not return next season.


Major League Lacrosse

BOSTON CANNONS - Claimed MF Craig Hammond from the league player pool. Waived MF Nolan Godfrey.

CHICAGO MACHINE - Waived MF Joseph Barile.

LOS ANGELES RIPTIDE - Claimed D Doug Abate from the league player pool.

WASHINGTON BAYHAWKS - Claimed MF Brian Read from the league player pool.


ARIZONA WESTERN - Announced the resignation of James Pryor, football coach. Named Jerry Dominguez interim football coach.

ARKANSAS STATE - Named Chad Dollar men’s associate head basketball coach and Elwyn McRoy and Jeff Clapacs men’s assistant basketball coaches.

DEPAUW - Named Brad Hauter men’s soccer coach.

GEORGIA TECH - Announced junior QB Taylor Bennett will transfer to Louisiana Tech.

PENNSYLVANIA - Named John Gallagher men’s assistant basketball coach.

ST. MICHAEL’S - Named James Franklin men’s soccer coach.

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