- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Baseball

American League

OAKLAND ATHLETICS - Reassigned LHP Gio Gonzalez and LHP Greg Smith to their minor league camp.

National League

LOS ANGELES DODGERS - Named Steven W. Spartin vice president, partnership and consumer development.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES - Optioned OF Steve Pearce, RHP Bryan Bullington, RHP Ty Taubenheim and SS Brian Bixler to Indianapolis (IL). Assigned 3B Neil Walker, OF Andrew McCutchen, RHP T.J. Beam, RHP Brian Rogers, RHP Marino Salas and INF Luis Cruz to their minor league camp.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS - Optioned RHP Mike Parisi, RHP Jason Motte and OF Joe Mather to Memphis (PCL). Re-assigned RHP Clayton Mortensen, C Mark Johnson and OF Colby Rasmus to their minor league camp.

American Association

LINCOLN SALTDOGS - Agreed to terms with INF Cody Lusero and RHP Daryl Arreola.

SHREVEPORT SPORTS - Released INF Austin Pride.

SIOUX FALLS CANARIES - Agreed to terms with C Freuny Parra.

Atlantic League

LANCASTER BARNSTORMERS - Named Charles Day hitting coach.

YORK REVOLUTION - Named Sammy Snider coach.

Can-Am League

NASHUA PRIDE - Agreed to terms with RHP Reid Willett and RHP Andy Weimer.

OTTAWA RAPIDES - Agreed to terms with LHP Jason Pilkington and RHP Karl Mejlholm.

SUSSEX SKYHAWKS - Rreleased INF Brian Rios.

WORCESTER TORNADOES - Agreed to terms with RHP Junior Guerrero. Traded RHP Ryan Bicondoa to Southern Maryland (Atlantic) for a player to be named.

Basketball

NBA

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS - Sent F Josh McRoberts to Idaho (NBADL).

Football

NFL

CAROLINA PANTHERS - Agreed to terms with WR D.J. Hackett on a two-year contract.

DETROIT LIONS - Signed DE Corey Smith to a one-year contract.

PHILADELPHIA EAEGLES - Signed DT-FB Dan Klecko to a two-year contract.

Hockey

NHL

CAROLINA HURRICANES - Assigned F Patrick Dwyer to Albany (AHL). Recalled F Jeff Hamilton from Albany.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING - Recalled D Matt Smaby from Norfolk (AHL).

American Hockey League

ALBANY RIVER RATS - Announced RW Jeff Hamilton has been recalled by Carolina (NHL) and RW Pat Dwyer has been assigned to the team by Carolina.

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS - Announced Detroit (NHL) assigned C Darren Helm and LW Mattias Ritola to the team.

MANITOBA MOOSE - Announced D Nathan McIver has been recalled by Vancouver (NHL).

QUAD CITY FLAMES - Recalled D Brad Cole from Las Vegas (ECHL).

READING ROYALS - Signed G John Murray. Released G Anthony Feyock.

Soccer

MLS

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES - Signed MF Shea Salinas.

Colleges

CURRY - Named Seth Walrath women’s tennis coach.

FAIRFIELD - Named Alija Pittenger volleyball coach.

HOLY CROSS - Named Marritt Cafarchia volleyball coach.

KENTUCKY STATE - Named Guy Morriss offensive line coach.

SCRANTON - Announced the retirement of Tomm Evans, men’s and women’s swimming coach.

TOLEDO - Fired Stan Joplin, men’s basketball coach.

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