- The Washington Times - Friday, February 1, 2008

Baseball

American League

CLEVELAND INDIANSAgreed to terms with RHP Jorge Julio on a minor league contract.

DETROIT TIGERSReleased SS Tony Giarratano.

National League

CINCINNATI REDSAgreed to terms with RHP Matt Belisle on a one-year contract.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIESAgreed to terms with 3B Pedro Feliz on a two-year contract.

WASHINGTON NATIONALSAgreed to terms with C Johnny Estrada.

Basketball

NBA

CHARLOTTE BOBCATSSigned G Earl Boykins for the rest of the season.

Football

NFL

ATLANTA FALCONSNamed Paul Boudreau offensive line coach.

BUFFALO BILLSNamed Jim Overdorf senior vice president of football administration, Marc Honan senior vice president of marketing and broadcasting, Pete Guelli senior vice president of business ventures, David Wheat senior vice president of business operations, and Gretchen Geitter vice president of community relations.

Canadian Football League

B.C. LIONSNamed Mike Benevides defensive coordinator, Jacques Chapdelaine receivers coach, Chuck McMann special teams coordinator and running backs coach, and Mark Washington defensive backs coach.

Arena Football League

PHILADELPHIA SOULSigned WR Darius Watts.

Hockey

NHL

NASHVILLE PREDATORSSigned F Jordin Tootoo to a two-year contract extension.

OTTAWA SENATORSRecalled C Josh Hennessy from Binghamton (AHL). Assigned RW Jim McKenzie to Binghamton (AHL) from Elmira (ECHL).

PITTSBURGH PENGUINSAssigned D Jon D’Aversa to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) from Wheeling (ECHL).

American Hockey League

MANITOBA MOOSERecalled D Matt Kelly from Victoria (ECHL).

ECHL

ECHLSuspended Alaska D Peter Metcalf for one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions following a game on Jan. 27.

ELMIRA JACKALSAnnounced Columbus (NHL) has assigned G Dan LaCosta to Syracuse (AHL).

LAS VEGAS WRANGLERSAnnounced Quad City (AHL) has assigned D Gord Baldwin and D Brad Cole to the team.

UTAH GRIZZLIESAnnounced D Jeff Dwyer has been recalled to Bridgeport (AHL).

Colleges

NCAAAnnounced Jim O’Brien has been cleared to return to coaching college basketball.

FRANCIS MARIONNamed Charlie Mitchell men’s assistant soccer coach and the school’s equipment manager.

LOUISIANA-MONROENamed Manny Michel and Phil Elmassian co-defensive coordinators and Lytrel Pollard linebackers coach and as the special teams coordinator.

MISERICORDIANamed Rocky Davis assistant baseball coach.

RHODE ISLANDAnnounced women’s gymnastics will be dropped at the completion of this season and replaced with women’s lacrosse starting in the 2009-10 academic year.

SAINT PETER’SAnnounced the retirement of Bill Stein, director of athletics, effective July 1, 2008.

WASHINGTONNamed Ed Donatell defensive coordinator.

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