- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 9, 2008


National League

PITTSBURGH PIRATES - Agreed to terms with RHP Masumi Kuwata on a minor league contract.

American Association

SHREVEPORT SPORTS - Released RHP Matt Yeatman, C Mick Kurhan and RHP Leo Tyson.

Can-Am League

BROCKTON ROX - Sold the contract of INF Guillermo Reyes to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Northern League

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS - Acquired RHP Jim Conroy from Evansville (Frontier) to complete an earlier trade.



SAN ANTONIO SPURS - Waived G-F DerMarr Johnson and G Keith Langford.



DENVER BRONCOS - Announced the resignation of Jim Bates, defensive coordinator.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES - Signed WR Jamal Jones, DE Xzavie Jackson and DE A.J. Schable to multiyear contracts.


USGA - Named Roberta Bolduc chairwoman and Barbara Douglas vice chairwoman of the women’s committee.



WASHINGTON REDSKINS - Announced the resignation of Joe Gibbs, coach and team president, and announced he will remain as a special adviser to owner Dan Snyder.



BUFFALO SABRES - Called up F Patrick Kaleta from Rochester (AHL).

CAROLINA HURRICANES - Claimed RW Sergei Samsonov off waivers from Chicago.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS - Activated F David Vyborny from injured reserve. Placed F Curtis Glencross on injured reserve.

MONTREAL CANADIENS - Assigned G Carey Price and F Kyle Chipchura to Hamilton (AHL). Recalled G Jaroslav Halak and C Corey Locke from Hamilton.

SAN JOSE SHARKS - Assigned G Dimitri Patzold to Worcester (AHL). Recalled G Thomas Greiss from Worcester.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS - Recalled D Nathan McIver from Manitoba (AHL).

American Hockey League

PEORIA RIVERMEN - Recalled LW Cam Keith from Alaska (ECHL). Assigned RW Josh Soares to Alaska.

SYRACUSE CRUNCH -Recalled D Andrei Plekhanov from Elmira (ECHL). Released D Jekabs Redlihs.


UTAH GRIZZLIES - Signed F Garett Bembridge. Announced F Ryan Kinasewich, F Tyler Haskins, and G Mike Mole have been returned to the team from Bridgeport (AHL).

Central Hockey League

CHL - Suspended Texas D Chris Mann four games for his actions against Oklahoma City on Saturday night.

LAREDO BUCKS - Signed G John Ceci.

RIO GRANDE VALLEY KILLER BEES - Traded F David Masse to Texas for F Robin Big Snake.

TULSA OILERS - Signed D Adam Blanchette. Traded D Martin Kubaliak to Wichita for future considerations.


Women’s Soccer LLC

CHICAGO PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S SOCCER - Named Marcia McDermott general manager.


NCAA - Placed Prairie View A&M; on four years probation, reduced its women’s basketball scholarships for two years and reduced the number of women’s basketball recruiting contact opportunities for major violations in its women’s basketball program.

SOUTH CAROLINA - Announced the resignation of Kristi Coggins, women’s golf coach.

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