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BASEBALL

American League

OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Named Craig Lefferts pitching coach, Lloyd Turner hitting coach and Toshi Nagahara trainer of Vermont (NYP) and Carlos Chavez pitching coach of the Arizona League A’s.

TAMPA BAY RAYS – Promoted Carlos Rodriguez to director, Latin American scouting; Carlos Alfonso to special assistant, international operations; Fred Repke and Jeff McAvoy to special assignment scouts; and Jake Wilson to Western regional supervisor. Named Bobby Heck special assignment scout, Chuck Ricci national crosschecker, Josh Arhart and Ronnie Merrill area supervisors, Jack Cressend amateur pitching consultant and Mike Brown and Kevin Ibach pro scouts.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Named Gary Allenson manager and Richie Hebner hitting coach of New Hampshire (EL), Bobby Meacham manager and Stubby Clapp hitting coach of Dunedin (FSL), Tim Leiper minor league senior advisor, Tim Raines minor league outfield and baserunning coordinator and Mike Barnett minor league hitting coordinator.

National League

MILWAUKEE BREWERS – Agreed to terms with LHP Mike Gonzalez on a one-year contract. Designated RHP Arcenio Leon for assignment.

NEW YORK METS – Named Randy St. Claire pitching coach of Las Vegas (PCL).

BASKETBALL

NBA

NBA – Named Jason Cahilly exectuve vice president, strategy and chief financial officer. Suspended Boston G Rajon Rondo one gamefor making contact with a game official and failure to cooperate with a league investigation. Fined Atlanta general manager Danny Ferry $15,000 for inappropriate interaction with the game officials following a game.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS – Recalled F Jon Leuer from Canton (NBADL).

INDIANA PACERS – Signed coach Frank Vogel to a contract extension and F Dominic McGuire to a 10-day contract. Released F Sam Young.

NEW ORLEANS HORNETS – Signed G Donald Sloan to a 10-day contract.

WASHINGTON WIZARDS – Waived G Shelvin Mack.

FOOTBALL

NFL

BUFFALO BILLS – Named Doug Marrone coach.

CHICAGO BEARS – Signed QB Matt Blanchard and WR Terrence Toliver to reserve/future contracts.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – Signed OL Justin Anderson, QB Chandler Harnish, CB Marshay Green, TE Dominique Jones, LB Shawn Loiseau, RB Davin Meggett and LB Monte Simmons to reserve/future contracts.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS – Signed DT Chase Baker, RB Joe Banyard, TE LaMark Brown, DB Bobby Felder, TE Chase Ford, G Tyler Holmes, T Kevin Murphy and WR Chris Summers to reserve/future contracts.

HOCKEY

NHL

DETROIT RED WINGS – Reassigned D Max Nicastro from Toledo (ECHL) to Grand Rapids (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS – Reassigned G Philipp Grubauer and D Brett Flemming from Reading (ECHL) to Hershey (AHL).

COLLEGE

EASTERN MICHIGAN – Named Stan Parrish offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

FLORIDA – Announced LB Jelani Jenkins will enter the NFL draft.

N.C. STATE – Named Bill Nayes director of football operations and Joe McKillip assistant director of football operations.

STANFORD – Announced TE Zach Ertz will enter the NFL draft.

TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE – Named Ryan Ivey athletic director.

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