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BASEBALL American League

BOSTON RED SOX—Recalled RHP David Pauley from Pawtucket (IL). Designated INF/OF Joe Thurston for assignment. Agreed to terms with RHP Bryan Corey on a minor-league contract.

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Placed RHP Jake Westbrook on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Ben Francisco from Buffalo (IL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Recalled LHP Dallas Braden from Sacramento (PCL).

SEATTLE MARINERS—Activated RHP J.J. Putz from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP R.A. Dickey to Tacoma (PCL).

TEXAS RANGERS—Placed RHP Dustin Nippert on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Frank Francisco from Oklahoma (PCL).

National League

COLORADO ROCKIES—Placed LHP Micah Bowie on 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Josh Newman from Colorado Springs (PCL).

MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Traded OF Gabe Gross to the Tampa Bay Rays for RHP Josh Butler. Recalled OF Tony Gwynn from Nashville (PCL).

International League

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS—Sent LHP Shaun Babula to Birmingham (SL). Recalled RHP Jack Egbert from Birmingham.

DURHAM BULLS—Signed INF Josh Labandeira.

LEHIGH VALLEY IRONPIGS—Recalled OF Javon Moran from Reading (EL).

PAWTUCKET RED SOX—Recalled INF Aaron Reza from Greenville (SAL).

RICHMOND BRAVES—Sent RHP Ryan Basner to Mississippi (SL).

ROCHESTER RED WINGS—Recalled RHP Tim Lahey from Ft. Myers (FSL). Sent RHP Zach Day to Ft. Myers.

SYRACUSE CHIEFS—Recalled OF Eric Nielsen from New Hampshire (EL). Sent OF David Smith to Dunedin (FSL).

BASKETBALL Women’s National Basketball Association

LOS ANGELES SPARKS—Acquired F DeLisha Milton-Jones from Washington for C Taj McWilliams-Franklin and the a 2009 first-round draft pick.

FOOTBALL National Football League

CAROLINA PANTHERS—Announced the retirement of DE Mike Rucker.

DETROIT LIONS—Re-signed QB Dan Orlovsky, G Stephen Peterman and DL Langston Moore to one-year contracts.

MIAMI DOLPHINS—Signed OT Jake Long to a multiyear contract.

OAKLAND RAIDERS—Re-signed S Jarrod Cooper. Signed DB Duane Starks and DB Michael Waddell.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Released Shaun Alexander.



COLORADO CRUSH—Signed DB Dion Byrum from the Orlando practice squad.

GRAND RAPIDS RAMPAGE—Signed LB Raheem Orr from practice squad

NEW YORK DRAGONS—Waived OL Rob McMackin from the practice squad.

SAN JOSE SABERCATS—Re-Signed OL Sean Estrada. Activated OL Sean Estrada from the refused to report list.

TAMPA BAY STORM—Released WR David Saunders.

UTAH BLAZE—Signed DB Carlton Brown to practice squad.

HOCKEY National Hockey League

NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Extended the contracts of coach Barry Trotz, associate coach Brent Peterson, assistant coach Peter Horachek and goaltending coach Mitch Korn. Assigned F Rich Peverley to Milwaukee (AHL).

LOS ANGELES KINGS—Agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with F Oscar Moller.


CANISIUS—Named Jen Gwin women’s assistant basketball coach.

CHICO STATE—Named Greg Clink men’s basketball coach

CLEMSON—Named Jesse Miech men’s assistant soccer coach.

COLGATE—Named Kade Rannings assistant football coach.

LONGWOOD—Named Troy Austin as athletic director.

MISSISSIPPI STATE—Announced junior G Jamont Gordon has declared himself eligible for the NBA draft.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS—Promoted men’s assistant basketball coach Rodney Watson to men’s associate head basketball coach.

UNLV—Named Kathy Olivier women’s basketball coach.

WASHINGTON & LEE—Named Eric Ishida women’s tennis coach.

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