- The Washington Times - Saturday, February 16, 2008

Baseball

American League

OAKLAND ATHLETICS Agreed to terms with C Matt LeCroy on a minor league contract. Announced the retirement of C Jeremy Brown.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS Agreed to terms with 2B Brandon Phillips on a four-year contract.

NEW YORK METS Named Sandy Alomar Jr., catching instructor. Agreed to terms with OF Brady Clark on a minor league contract.

American Association

GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS Agreed to terms with RHP James Morrison and RHP Tim Vasquez.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS Agreed to terms with INF Jose Nieves.

SHREVEPORT SPORTS Agreed to terms with INF Enohel Polanco, INF Juan Infante, OF-RHP Brandon Hudson, RHP Daniel Welch and RHP Matt Clayman.

Can-Am League

ATLANTIC CITY SURF Traded RHP Monte Mansfield to Orange County (GBL) for a player to be named.

BROCKTON ROX Traded INF Dennis Donovan to Long Island (Atlantic) for a player to be named.

NASHUA PRIDE Agreed to terms with INF Ismael Castro. Released C Tommy Rojas and RHP Akira Okamoto.

NEW JERSEY JACKALS Traded RHP Kyle George to Atlantic City for a player to be named. Claimed RHP Tim Bausher off waivers from Nashua.

SUSSEX SKYHAWKS Traded INF Larry Bethea to Reno (GBL) for RHP Eric Thomas and RHP Joe Walentin.

Northern League

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS Agreed to terms with OF Mike Reese.

JOLIET JACKHAMMERS Agreed to terms with INF Joe Hooft.

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES Agreed to terms with RHP Brandon Kintzler, LHP Zach Baldwin and OF Luke Hetherington.

Football

NFL

ATLANTA FALCONS Released TE Alge Crumpler, QB Byron Leftwich, DT Rod Coleman, OT Wayne Gandy, CB Lewis Sanders, WR Jamin Elliott and LB Marcus Wilkins.

DENVER BRONCOS Placed WR Rod Smith on the reserve/retired list.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Released G John Welbourn.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS Named Chris Foerster offensive line coach. Signed P Ricky Schmitt.

Canadian Football League

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS Agreed to terms with OL Dan Goodspeed on a multiyear contract.

Arena Football League

PHILADELPHIA SOUL Signed WR J.J. Outlaw and OL Van Nelson. Waived OF Harrison Nicolao.

Hockey

NHL

LOS ANGELES KINGS Recalled F Teddy Purcell from Manchester of AHL.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Recalled F Connor James and F Chris Minard from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL). Assigned D Alex Goligoski to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

American Hockey League

AHL Suspended Rochester D Mike Weber for two games for his actions during a game on Feb. 10.

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS Announced Detroit (NHL) recalled D Kyle Quincey. Recalled D Cleve Kinley from Texas (ECHL). Signed G Cody Rudkowsky. Assigned LW Josef Fojtik to Flint (IHL).

SYRACUSE CRUNCH Signed C Max Taylor. Assigned D Brett Motherwell and D Andrei Plekhanov to Elmira (ECHL).

ECHL

ELMIRA JACKALS Released G Andrew Gallant. Signed G Ervins Mustukovs.

READING ROYALS Loaned F Chris Blight to Albany (AHL). Announced Manchester (AHL) assigned D Patrik Hersley to the team.

Central Hockey League

YOUNGSTOWN STEELHOUNDS Reinstated F Ryan Bennett from suspension. Waived D Andrew Scampoli.

Colleges

CINCINNATI Suspended F Alvin Mitchell indefinitely from the basketball team for violating team rules.

FRESNO STATE Announced the retirement of Bob Fraley, track & field coach, effective after the season.

ST. MICHAEL’S Promoted Chris Kilmer to volleyball coach.

SOUTH ALABAMA Named Joey Jones football coach and signed him to a five-year contract.

UCLA Named Tim Hauck assistant football coach.

VIRGINIA Named Bob Pruett defensive coordinator.

WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON Named Blake Tyson men’s and women’s golf coach.

WAYNESBURG Named Ron Headlee wrestling coach and John Yates assistant wrestling coach.

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