- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 3, 2008

Baseball

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES - Acquired OF Chris Roberson from Philadelphia for cash considerations.

TEXAS RANGERS - Added CF Milton Bradley to the 40-man roster.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS - Agreed to terms with OF Reed Johnson on a one-year contract and RHP Lance Carter, LHP John Parrish and LHP Ryan Ketchner on minor league contracts.

National League

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES - Sent C Pete Laforest outright to Lehigh Valley (IL).

Basketball

NBA

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS - Assigned F Cedric Simmons to Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).

Football

NFL

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS - Fired Mike Solari, offensive coordinator; John Matsko, offensive line coach; Charlie Joiner, receivers coach, and James Saxon, running backs coach.

MIAMI DOLPHINS - Named Jeff Ireland general manager.

NEW YORK GIANTS - Signed CB Chad Johnson to the practice squad.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES - Re-signed DT Jeremy Clark, CB Therrian Fontenot, WR Michael Gasperson and WR Bill Sampy to three-year contracts. Signed FB Jason Davis to a two-year contract. Released DT Ian Scott.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS - Placed OT Max Starks and LB Clint Kriewaldt on injured reserve. Signed OL Jason Capizzi. Signed OL Jonathan Parquet from the practice squad and WR Jeremy Bloom to the practice squad.

Hockey

NHL

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS - Activated C Manny Malhotra from injured reserve.

American Hockey League

ALBANY RIVER RATS - Announced Carolina (NHL) recalled D Casey Borer.

BINGHAMTON SENATORS - Assigned RW Jim McKenzie to Elmira (ECHL).

HAMILTON BULLDOGS - Signed D Conrad Martin.

ECHL

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS - Traded G Curtis Darling to Wheeling for future considerations. Announced Providence (AHL) returned D Kenny Smith to the team.

ELMIRA JACKALS - Released G Maxime Joyal.

PHOENIX ROADRUNNERS - Traded D Brian Yandle to Augusta to complete an earlier trade.

READING ROYALS - Signed F Tom Boudreau and F Peter Ferraro. Released D Dan Hickman and F Chris Bala.

Central Hockey League

AMARILLO GORILLAS - Signed F evan Affleck.

ARIZONA SUNDOGS - Acquired F Tyler Liebel from Wichita for F Chris Greene. Waived F Adam Edinger. Announced San Antonio (AHL) recalled F Oliver Latendresse and assigned F Tyler Redenbach to the team.

BOSSIER-SHREVEPORT MUDBUGS - Granted D Dale Lupul a leave of absence.

MISSISSIPPI RIVERKINGS - Waived G Adam Hanna. Signed D Peter Kennedy.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RAGE - Waived G Guy St. Vincent.

Mid-Atlantic Hockey League

INDIANA ICE MINERS - Announced the team has been purchased by Robert Eger.

Olympic Sports

USA SWIMMING - Named Christopher A. LaBianco Sr. chief development officer for USA Swimming Foundation.

College

DUKE - Named Mike MacIntyre defensive coordinator.

GEORGIA TECH - Named Dave Wommack defensive coordinator; Brian Bohannon quarterbacks coach; Todd Spencer co-offensive line coach; Jeff Monken slot backs/special teams coach; Giff Smith line coach; Brian Jean-Mary linebackers coach; Charles Kelly cornerbacks coach; Mike Sewak co-offensive line coach and Buzz Preston wide receivers coach.

PACE - Named Sarah J. Dwyer-Shick women’s soccer coach.

SIENA - Named Jill Guarino assistant athletic trainer.

TEXAS - Announced junior RB Jamaal Charles will enter the NFL draft.

VILLANOVA - Announced the resignation of Ann Clifton, women’s soccer coach.

WESTERN NEW ENGLAND - Named Joe Sassi director of men’s athletic programs and Cyndi Costanzo associate director of athletics and director of women’s athletic programs. Named Erin Sullivan assistant director of athletics in addition to duties as men’s soccer coach.

YESHIVA - Named Tony Elmore men’s soccer coach.

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