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Transactions

ATHLETICS

USADA – Suspended American sprinter Shawn Crawford two years for failing to file his whereabouts information for out-of-competition testing.

BASEBALL

American League

BOSTON RED SOX – Sent LHP Franklin Morales to Greenville (SAL) for a rehab assignment.

HOUSTON ASTROS – Selected the contract of INF Brandon Laird from Oklahoma City (PCL). Optioned INF Brett Wallace to Oklahoma City. Designated LHP Xavier Cedeno for assignment. Sent LHP Travis Blackley to Oklahoma City for a rehab assignment.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS – Assigned OF Scott Cousins outright to Salt Lake (PCL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Sent 2B Adam Rosales to Stockton (Cal) for a rehab assignment.

SEATTLE MARINERS – Optioned LHP Bobby LaFromboise to Tacoma (PCL). Recalled RHP Hector Noesi from Tacoma.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS – Sent RHP Matt Garza to Kane County (MWL) for a rehab assignment. Assigned LHP Hiranori Takahashi outright to Iowa (PCL).

CINCINNATI REDS – Recalled LHP Tony Cingrani from Louisville (IL). Optioned RHP Justin Freeman to Louisville.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Placed LHP Chris Capuano on the 15-day DL. Recalled C Tim Federowicz from Albuquerque (PCL).

MIAMI MARLINS – Reinstated 1B Joe Mahoney from the 15-day DL. Optioned C Kyle Skipworth to New Orleans (PCL). Selected the contract of INF Nick Green from New Orleans (PCL). Placed SS Adeiny Hechavarria on the 15-day-DL, retroactive to April 17. Transferred RHP Nathan Eovaldi from the 15- to the 60-day DL.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS – Reassigned RHP Mike Fiers to Nashville (PCL).

NEW YORK METS – Optioned RHP Greg Burke to Las Vegas (PCL). Recalled RHP Jeurys Familia from Las Vegas. Sent RHP Frank Francisco to St. Lucie (FSL) for a rehab assignment.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Placed LHP John Lannan on the 15-day DL. Sent RHP Charlie Morton to Bradenton (FSL) for a rehab assignment.

BASKETBALL

NBA

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS – Fired coach Byron Scott.

DETROIT PISTONS – Fired coach Lawrence Frank.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS – Announced the resignation of coach Doug Collins, who will remain with the club as an adviser.

FOOTBALL

NFL

BUFFALO BILLS – Signed DE Jamie Blatnick, DE Kourtnei Brown, PK Chris Koepplin, P Brian Stahovich and FB Frank Summers.

CHICAGO BEARS – Signed OTs Eben Britton and Jermon Bushrod. Waived G Chris Riley.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – Signed DE Pannel Egboh.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – Signed LB Orie Lemon.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – Released LB Dexter Davis.

HOCKEY

NHL

ANAHEIM DUCKS – Reassigned D Jordan Hendry to Norfolk (AHL).

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS – Recalled G Carter Hutton from Rockford (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS – Retained D David Savard on emergency recall.

FLORIDA PANTHERS – Recalled D Alex Petrovic form San Antonio (AHL).

MONTREAL CANADIENS – Reassigned D Nathan Beaulieu to Hamilton (AHL).

NEW YORK ISLANDERS – Recalled F David Ullstrom from Bridgeport (AHL).

NEW YORK RANGERS – Agreed to terms with F Michael Kantor.

ECHL

READING ROYALS – Released G Max Strang from his amateur tryout agreement. Activated G Riley Gill from playoff reserve.

COLLEGE

LENOIR-RHYNE – Named Sam Perryman wide receivers coach and Tripp Merritt secondary coach.

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