- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 2, 2008



American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES–Placed SS Alex Cintron on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of SS Freddie Bynum from Norfolk (IL).

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS–Placed OF Eric Byrnes on the 15-day DL.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS–Agreed to terms with RHP Rob Wooten, LHP Lucas Luetge and C Mike Roberts.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES–Agreed to terms with RHP Michael Colla.

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS–Released LHP Donovan Hendricks.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS–Released LHP Mark Goodman.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS–Released OF Anton French.

WICHITA WINGNUTS–Signed OF Dustan Mohr. Released OF David Gates.

United League

HARLINGEN WHITEWINGS–Released INF Candelario Perez unconditionally. Terminated the contract of Al Gallagher, manager. Promoted pitching coach Caleb Balbuena to manager.



NBA–Named General Ronald L. Johnson senior vice president, referee operations.

CHARLOTTE BOBCATS–Declined to pick up a team option on F Othella Harrington, making him an unrestricted free agent.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS–Named John Nash pro personnel scout.

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS–Agreed to terms with G Rudy Fernandez.

Women’s National Basketball Association

SEATTLE STORM–Signed G Kristen O’Neill to a seven-day contract.



CHICAGO BEARS–Signed DT Marcus Harrison to a four-year contract. Agreed to terms with WR Earl Bennett and CB Zack Bowman on four-year contracts.

Arena Football League

UTAH BLAZE–Announced the resignation of Danny White, coach.



ANAHEIM DUCKS–Signed F Corey Perry to a five-year contract extension.

CAROLINA HURRICANES–Traded F Erik Cole to Edmonton for D Joni Pitkanen. Agreed to terms with D Anton Babchuk on a one-year contract and F Ryan Bayda, F Wade Brookbank and D Tim Conboy.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS–Traded F Rene Bourque to Calgary for a conditional second-round draft pick.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS–Acquired RF Raffi Torres from Edmonton for C Gilbert Brule.

DETROIT RED WINGS–Signed D Brad Stuart to a four-year contract.

MINNESOTA WILD–Acquired D Marek Zidlicky from Nashville for F Ryan Jones and a 2009 second-round draft pick.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS–Re-signed F Jay Pandolfo to a three-year contract, F David Clarkson to a two-year contract, D Bryce Salvador to a four-year contract and F Barry Tallackson. Signed RW Matt Halischuk and RW Vladimir Zharkov. Released F Sergei Brylin and F Arron Asham.

NEW YORK RANGERS–Signed G Matt Zaba to a contract extension.

PHOENIX COYOTES–Signed D Kurt Sauer to a four-year contract. Named Brad Treliving general manager of San Antonio (AHL) along with his duties as assistant general manager of the Coyotes.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS–Acquired D Patrik Hersley and LW Ned Lukacevic from Los Angeles for D Denis Gauthier and a 2010 second-round draft pick.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS–Signed F Pascal Dupuis to a three-year contract.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS–Re-signed D Mike Green to a four-year contract.

American Hockey League

WORCESTER SHARKS–Named Matt Catacchio administrative/event coordinator.





BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE–Announced Gardner-Webb has been promoted from associate football member to full member.

SOUTHERN CONFERENCE–Announced Samford has joined the conference.

BROWN–Named T.J. Sorrentine men’s assistant basketball coach.

DUQUESNE–Signed Greg Amodio, athletic director, to a five-year contract extension, through the 2013-14 school year.

HARVARD–Named Brant Berkstresser athletic trainer.

MONTANA STATE–Named Scott Carson men’s assistant basketball coach.

QUEENS, N.C.– Named Angela McGuire women’s volleyball coach.

UCLA–Agreed to terms with Ben Howland, men’s basketball coach, on a seven-year contract.

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