- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 15, 2008


MLB - Suspended New York Yankees OF Melky Cabrera and 1B Shelly Duncan for three games apiece, and Tampa Bay OF Jonny Gomes for two games for their roles in an incident during a March 12 game. Fined Cabrera, Duncan, Gomes, Yankee manager Joe Girardi, Yankee third-base coach Bobby Meacham, and Yankee hitting coach Kevin Long for their part in the incident.

American League

TEXAS RANGERS - Optioned OF Brandon Boggs, LHP Matt Harrison, RHP Warner Madrigal and LHP A.J. Murray to their minor league camp. Assigned INF Nate Gold and C Taylor Teagarden to their minor league camp.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS - Claimed INF Josh Whitesell off waivers from Washington and optioned him to Tucson (PCL). Designated LHP Bill Murphy for assignment.

CHICAGO CUBS - Reassigned INF Andres Blanco to their minor league camp.

CINCINNATI REDS - Optioned INF Paul Janish and OF Chris Dickerson to Louisville (IL). Reassigned RHP Justin Lehr to their minor league camp.

FLORIDA MARLINS - Optioned RHP Ross Wolf to Albuquerque (PCL). Assigned RHP Bobby Keppel and OF John Gall to their minor league camp.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS - Agreed to terms with RHP Kyle Lohse on a one-year contract. Announced the resignation of Mark Lamping, president. Named Bill DeWitt III president, effective April 2.

American Association

SIOUX FALLS CANARIES - Released OF Juan A. Figueroa.

WICHITA WINGNUTS - Signed OF Dustan Mohr.

Atlantic League

BROCKTON ROX - Signed OF Matt Maloney.

OTTAWA RAPIDES - Signed RHP Greg Bunn.

SUSSEX SKYHAWKS - Signed INF Nick Vardaro and RHP Edward Roberts.

United League

HARLINGEN WHITEWINGS - Resigned LHP Julian Williams and RHP Todd Lutz. Signed LHP Matt Baum.



NBA - Suspended San Antonio F Bruce Bowen for one game without pay for his actions during a game against New Orleans on March 12.

SEATTLE SUPERSONICS - Recalled C Mouhamed Sene from Idaho (NBADL).

Women’s National Basketball Association

CONNECTICUT SUN - Traded F Kristen Rasmussen to Minnesota for F Tamika Raymond.

SEATTLE STORM - Signed G Sue Bird to a multiyear contract.



ATLANTA FALCONS - Signed TE Jason Rader.

CINCINNATI BENGALS - Signed TE Ben Utecht to an offer sheet.

DETROIT LIONS - Released S Kenoy Kennedy. Signed CB Brian Kelly to a three-year contract.

MIAMI DOLPHINS - Signed CB Nathan Jones to a two-year contract.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS - Signed LB Derrick Pope to a one-year contract.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - Re-signed DL Mike Wright.

NEW YORK GIANTS - Re-signed RB Derrick Ward.

OAKLAND RAIDERS - Signed DT William Joseph.

Arena Football League


NEW ORLEANS VOODOO - Placed OL Kevin McAlmont on injured reserve.

PHILADELPHIA SOUL - Signed OL Justin Cleveland to the practice squad. Released OL Steve Edwards, WR Jamall Broussard and WR Clif Dell.

TAMPA BAY STORM - Signed DB Daryon Brutley from the practice squad. Signed OL Geir Gudmundsen to the practice squad.



WASHINGTON CAPITALS - Recalled D Sami Lepisto from Hershey (AHL).

American Hockey League

MANITOBA MOOSE - Signed G Krister Toews.

PROVIDENCE BRUINS - Announced Boston (NHL) signed LW Jeff LoVecchio and assigned him to the team.

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE - Announced Phoenix (NHL) has assiged D David Schlemko to the team from Arizona (CHL).

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS - Recalled F Kyle Rank from Wheeling (ECHL).


ECHL - Suspended Alaska F Tim Spencer for one game and fined him an undisclosed amount as a result of his actions in a game at Fresno on Mar. 12.


UTAH GRIZZLIES - Announced D Jeff Dwyer has been assigned to the team by Bridgeport (AHL) and D Andrew MacDonald has been recalled by Bridgeport. Signed G Wylie Rogers.

Central Hockey League

ARIZONA SUNDOGS - Signed F Steve Rymsha.

WICHITA THUNDER - Waived G Adam Dekker.


Major League Lacrosse

SAN FRANCISCO DRAGONS - Claimed M Chris Scanlon from the league player pool.


MOUNT IDA - Named Mike Landers football coach.

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