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The Associated Press


American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Optioned RHP Freddy Garcia to Norfolk (IL). Recalled RHP Kevin Gausman from Norfolk.

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Sent RHPs Brett Myers and Blake Wood to Mahoning Valley (NYP) for rehab assignments. Optioned RHP Carlos Carrasco to Columbus (IL). Recalled LHP T.J. House from Columbus.

HOUSTON ASTROS—Optioned INF Marwin Gonzalez to Oklahoma City (PCL). Released LHP Wade LeBlanc.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Agreed to terms with LHP Hunter Green on a minor-league contract.

MINNESOTA TWINS—Optioned LHP Pedro Hernandez to Rochester (IL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Optioned RHP Dan Straily to Sacramento (PCL).

SEATTLE MARINERS—Agreed to terms with SS Tyler Smith on a minor-league contract.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Optioned LHP Joe Paterson to Reno (PCL).

SAN DIEGO PADRES—Recalled LHP Tommy Layne from Tucson (PCL). Optioned RHP Miles Mikolas to Tucson.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Optioned INF Nick Noonan and RHP Jean Machi to Fresno (PCL). Reinstated 3B Pablo Sandoval from the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP George Kontos from Fresno.

American Association

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS—Released RHP Josh Rainwater.

Frontier League


NORMAL CORNBELTERS—Sold the contract of RHP Casey Upperman to Baltimore (AL). Released C Kevin Franchetti, INF Devin Thaut and C Chris Wilson.

ROCKFORD AVIATORS—Released RHP Hayden Shirley.


TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS—Signed LHP Ben Rawding. Released RHP Andrew Morris.


National Football League

NFL—Suspended Indianapolis WR LaVon Brazill and New York Giants WR Brandon Collins for four games each for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

DETROIT LIONS—Signed S Chris Hope. Released WR Brian Robiskie.


Canadian Football League

EDMONTON ESKIMOS—Placed WR Adarius Bowman, QB Matt Nichols and OL Orrin Thompson on the 9-game injured list.

HAMILTON TIGER-CATS—Signed LB Frederic Plesius.


National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS—Acquired D Alex Grant from the Pittsburgh for LW Harry Zolnierczyk.

DALLAS STARS—Signed F Matt Fraser and D Cameron Gaunce to 1-year contracts.

FLORIDA PANTHERS—Agreed to terms with F Bobby Butler on a 2-year contract and F Eric Selleck on a 1-year contract.

MINNESOTA WILD—Agreed to terms with G Niklas Backstrom on a 3-year contract.

WINNIPEG JETS—Signed coach Claude Noel to a 1-year contract extension.


United States Tennis Association

USTA PLAYER DEVELOPMENT—Named Jamea Jackson national coach, women’s tennis.


ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE—Signed commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade to a contract extension through 2018.

ALABAMA—Announced sophomore men’s basketball F Devonta Pollard has withdrawn from school.

CARROLL (WIS.)—Named Stein Rear baseball coach.

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE—Agreed to terms with women’s volleyball coach Linda Sagnelli on a 3-year contract extension through the 2015 season.

DETROIT—Named Sean Williamson strength and conditioning coach.

ILLINOIS STATE—Dismissed men’s senior basketball G Bryant Allen for an unspecified violation of team rules.

JACKSONVILLE STATE—Named Rick Pietri women’s basketball coach.

KENTUCKY—Announced men’s junior basketball F Kyle Wiltjer is transferring.

LEES-MCRAE—Named Darry Thornton men’s lacrosse coach.

MICHIGAN STATE—Granted freshman WR Kyle Kerrick a release from his scholarship.

TEXAS WOMEN’S—Announced the resignation of soccer coach Fleur Benatar, effective June 30.


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