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BASEBALL American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Agreed to terms with INF-OF Freddie Bynum, RHP Jim Johnson, RHP Bob McCrory, INF Scott Moore and RHP Dennis Sarfate on one-year contracts and RHP Lance Cormier on a minor league contract.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Agreed to terms with RHP Octavio Dotel on a two-year contract and INF-OF Alexei Ramirez on a four-year contract. Designated RHP David Aardsma for assignment.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS—Named Carmelo Martinez Latin American field coordinator, Mark Riggins minor league pitching coordinator, Jose Serra Latin American operations managers, Hector Ortega Latin American supervisor, Charlie Aliano eastern regional scout supervisor, Bill Harford major league scout and Mike Valarezo special assistant to the general manager.

HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with RHP Dave Borkowski on a one-year contract.

NEW YORK METS—Agreed to terms with OF Endy Chavez on a two-year contract.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Named Mike Easler hitting coach. Announced Don Mattingly will shift to major league special assignment coach.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association

ATLANTA HAWKS—Announced the resignation of Bernie Mullin, president of the Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers.

FOOTBALL National Football League

CAROLINA PANTHERS—Signed K Rhys Lloyd to a two-year contract.

MIAMI DOLPHINS—Named James Saxon running backs coach and Evan Marcus strength and conditioning coach.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Fired James Lofton, wide receivers coach, and Matt Simon, running backs coach.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Signed Jon Gruden, coach, and Bryce Allen, general manager, to three-year contract extensions.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Promoted vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato to executive vice president of football operations.

HOCKEY National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Activated C Andrew Murray from the injured list. Placed C Sergei Fedorov on the injured list. Traded D Darcy Campbell and C Philippe Dupuis to Colorado for RW Mark Rycroft.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Recalled F Josh Langfeld from Milwaukee (AHL).

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS—Assigned F Denis Tolpeko to Philadelphia (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES—Re-signed G Ilya Bryzgalov to a three-year contract.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS—Fired John Ferguson, general manager. Named Cliff Fletcher interim general manager.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Placed C Kris Beech on waivers. Recalled LW Jason Jaffray from Manitoba (AHL).


NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION—Named Lisa Malin executive director of the College Football Hall of Fame.

ARMY—Announced the retirement of Gene Ventriglia, women’s soccer coach, effective at the end of the 2008 season.

DAYTON—Announced the retirement of Mike Kelly, football coach. Named Rick Chamberlin football coach.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN—Named Chad Callihan volleyball coach.

ILLINOINS STATE—Named Christen Garcia director of volleyball operations.

IUPUI—Named Joni Sanders men’s and women’s assistant cross country coach.

PITTSBURGH —Named Tony Wise offensive line coach.

VIRGINIA TECH—Extended the contract of Seth Greenberg, men’s basketball coach, through the 2012-13 season.

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