- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Baseball

American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS - Optioned LHP Jeremy Sowers and LHP Aaron Laffey to Buffalo (IL).

MINNESOTA TWINS - Agreed to terms with RHP Joe Nathan on a four-year contract.

SEATTLE MARINERS - Optioned OF Wladimir Balentien and C Rob Johnson to Tacoma (PCL). Assigned LHP Jake Woods to their minor league camp.

National League

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES - Placed RHP Brad Lidge on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 21.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS - Reassigned INF Ryan Rohlinger to their minor league camp.

Atlantic League

NEWARK BEARS - Re-signed OF Ruben Mateo.

Northern League

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS - Agreed to terms with RHP Billy Phillips and LHP Drew Dickinson.

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES - Signed INF Brent Metheny.

Basketball

NBA

INDIANA PACERS - Announced the resignation of Donnie Walsh, chief executive officer, effective at the end of the season.

SAN ANTONIO SPURS - Signed G Brent Barry.

WNBA

WASHINGTON MYSTICS - Waived G Nikki Teasley.

Football

NFL

CINCINNATI BENGALS - Re-signed WR Glen Holt, LB Rashad Jeanty and LB Corey Mays. Waived CB Brandon Williams.

HOUSTON TEXANS - Signed QB Quinn Gray to a one-year contract.

Hockey

NHL

DALLAS STARS - Recalled RW B.J. Crombeen from Iowa (AHL).

DETROIT RED WINGS - Recalled G Jimmy Howard from Grand Rapids (AHL).

OTTAWA SENATORS - Signed F Jesse Winchester to a one-year contract.

American Hockey League

BINGHAMTON SENATORS - Loaned RW Tyler Donati to Elmira (ECHL). Announced RW Jim McKenzie has been reassigned to the team by Ottawa (NHL).

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS - Released C Ryan Garlock and D Kenny Smith.

SYRACUSE CRUNCH - Signed LW Brian McGuirk.

ECHL

ECHL - Fined the Bakersfield Condors organization and coach Marty Raymond each an undisclosed amount as the result of the actions of player Jason Kostadine. Suspended Kostadine two games and fined him an undisclosed amount under Rule 29 Supplemental Discipline.

ELMIRA JACKALS - Announced RW Tyler Donati has been assigned from Binghamton (AHL) and RW Jim McKenzie has been reassigned from Binghamton. Released F Maxime Lincourt and F Tanner Fogarty.

LAS VEGAS WRANGLERS - Announced D Mike Madill has been called up by Milwaukee (AHL).

Soccer

MLS

SEATTLE - Named Gary Wright senior vice president of business operations.

Colleges

BIG EAST CONFERENCE - Named Terry McAulay coordinator of football officiating.

CHATTANOOGA - Promoted Carmen Felus to assistant head football coach. Named Dick Hopkins defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach, Fred Tate defensive line coach, Kurt Corbin linebackers coach, Alton Junior James running backs coach, J.C. Harmon offensive line coach, Spencer Riley tight ends coach and Teddy Gaines defensive assistant.

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE - Announced the contract of Spencer Manning, women’s basketball coach, will not be renewed.

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