- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Baseball

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLESOptioned LHP Garrett Olson to Norfolk (IL). Assigned LHP Craig Anderson, RHP Ryan Bukvich and RHP Roberto Novoa to their minor league camp.

DETROIT TIGERSOptioned RHP Virgil Vasquez and OF Brent Clevlen to Toledo (IL). Assigned RHP Freddy Dolsi, RHP Chris Lambert, RHP Preston Larrison, C Max St. Pierre, C Nick Trzesniak, INF Michael Hollimon and INF Scott Sizemore to their minor league camp.

OAKLAND ATHLETICSOptioned RHP Joey Devine to Sacramento (PCL).

National League

PITTSBURGH PIRATESOptioned RHP John Van Benschoten to Indianapolis (IL).

WASHINGTON NATIONALSAssigned OF Alex Escobar and C Humberto Cota to their minor league camp and announced Escobar refused the assignment, making him a free agent.

American Association

ST. PAUL SAINTSReleased INF Matt Brunson.

Atlantic League

LANCASTER BARNSTORMERSAgreed to terms with SS Danny Gonzalez .

Basketball

WNBA

NEW YORK LIBERTYAgreed to terms with G Loree Moore on a three-year contract extension.

Football

NFL

BUFFALO BILLSRe-signed S Bryan Scott.

PITTSBURGH STEELERSAgreed to terms with OL Chris Kemoeatu and OL Trai Essex on one-year contracts.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERSSigned DE Marques Douglas.

Canadian Football League

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERSAgreed to terms with QB Ryan Dinwiddie.

Hockey

AHL

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINSAnnounced Detroit (NHL) recalled C Darren Helm.

TORONTO MARLIESAssigned D Reid Cashman to Columbia (ECHL).

ECHL

LAS VEGAS WRANGLERSAnnounced C Tyler Mosienko has been recalled to Bridgeport (AHL). Signed F Adam Miller.

UTAH GRIZZLIESAnnounced Bridgeport (AHL) has assigned F Ryan Kinasewich and F Micheal Haley to the team.

Colleges

CLEMSONAgreed to terms with Oliver Purnell, men’s basketball coach, on a contract extension through the 2013-14 season.

HOLY CROSSNamed Andy McKenzie quarterbacks coach.

IDAHOFired George Pfeifer, men’s basketball coach.

NICHOLLS STATEAnnounced Mark Cook, women’s basketball coach, will not return next season.

ST. PETER’SNamed Ze Darlington Zeon assistant director of athletics for facilities and events.

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