- The Washington Times - Friday, June 6, 2008

Baseball

Major League Baseball

MLB - Suspended Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp for four games and Colorado C Yorvit Torrealba for three games and fined them for an altercation in a game on June 3.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES - Sent INF Luis Hernandez outright to Norfolk (IL). Claimed OF Jeff Fiorentino off waivers from Oakland.

MINNESOTA TWINS - Placed SS Nick Punto on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Matt Macri from Rochester (IL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS - Acquired INF Kevin Melillo from Oakland for cash considerations. Assigned INF Hector Luno outright to Syracuse (IL).

National League

CINCINNATI REDS - Recalled RHP Homer Bailey from Louisville (IL). Optioned LHP Danny Herrera to Louisville.

NEW YORK METS - Purchased the contract of INF Abraham Nunez from New Orleans (PCL). Optioned INF-OF Nick Evans to Binghamton (EL).

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS - Named Matt Chisholm senior coordinator of media relations.

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS - Released LHP Paul Schmidt and RHP Jimmy Holm.

FORT WORTH CATS - Released INF Willie James.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS - Released LHP Mike Storey.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS - Released INF Jorge Rodriguez.

Atlantic League

NEWARK BEARS - Announced that the New York Mets purchased the contract of OF-INF Brian Burgamy and assigned him to St. Lucie (FSL).

Can-Am League

NASHUA PRIDE - Released RHP Nate Berberian.

NEW JERSEY JACKALS - Released LHP Corwin Malone.

OTTAWA RAPIDZ - Released RHP Cibney Bello.

United League

HARLINGEN WHITEWINGS - Released INF Miguel Peguero.

Football

NFL

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - Released P Mike Dragosavich.

Arena Football League

ARIZONA RATTLERS - Signed DB Terrance Joseph. Waived WR-DB BJ Barre.

GEORGIA FORCE - Signed DB JoJo Polk.

GRAND RAPIDS RAMPAGE - Waived FB Whitney Bell.

NEW ORLEANS VOODOO - Signed DL Monty Stevenson.

NEW YORK DRAGONS - Signed OL Pete Traynor.

ORLANDO PREDATORS - Signed K Dan Frantz and LB John Mohring. Waived K Todd France.

Hockey

NHL

CAROLINA HURRICANES - Announced the retirement of D Glen Wesley and named him director of defenseman development.

ST. LOUIS BLUES - Acquired the rights to D T.J. Fast from Los Angeles for a 2009 fifth round draft pick.

Lacrosse

National Lacrosse League

NLL - Fined Chicago its 2009 second-round collegiate draft pick and an undisclosed amount for having non-roster players at its 2008 training camp. Fined Chicago D Robert Smith an undisclosed amount for an illegal slash in a game June 1.

BOSTON CANNONS - Waived MF Christopher Feifs.

ROCHESTER RATTLERS - Traded MF AJ Shannon to Boston for a 2009 third-round supplemental draft pick.

Colleges

BIG EAST CONFERENCE - Announced the retirement of Michael A. Tranghese, commissioner, effective June 30, 2009.

BATES - Announced the resignation of Craig Vandersea, baseball coach and assistant football coach, effective Aug. 31.

BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN - Named Mandy Burford assistant softball coach.

BRADLEY - Named NcKell Copeland women’s assistant basketball coach.

ELON - Signed Mike Kennedy, baseball coach, to a four-year contract extension through the 2012 season.

GORDON - Named Elissa Schauer women’s volleyball coach.

GUILFORD - Named David Sands women’s assistant basketball coach.

INDIANA - Named Chad Hawley associate athletic director for compliance and Jennifer Brinegar senior assistant athletic director for recruiting and enrollment.

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT - Named Michael Scholl men’s assistant basketball coach.

UNLV - Named Nikki Blue women’s assistant basketball coach.

WAGNER - Named Whitney Ffrench women’s assistant basketball coach.

WOFFORD - Named Mark Prosser and Jay McAuley men’s assistant basketball coaches.

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