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Major League Baseball

MLB–Suspended Pittsburgh minor league RHP Delvin Hiciano (DSL Pirates) 50 games after for testing positive for metabolites of stanozolol. Suspended Arizona minor league RHP Eric Smith (Mobile-SL) 50 games after a second violation for a drug of abuse.

American League

HOUSTON ASTROS–Signed SS Wilson Amador.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS–Announced interim hitting coach George Brett will return to his position as vice president of baseball operations.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS–Acquired OF Julio Concepcion and RHP Andres Perez from the New York Mets for an international signing bonus allotment slot. Assigned Concepcion to Orem (Pioneer) and Perez to the AZL Angels.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES–Placed RHP Tim Hudson on the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Alex Wood from Gwinnett (IL).

MIAMI MARLINS–Placed OF Marcell Ozuna on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 23.

PHILADELPIHA PHILLIES–Released RHP Carlos Zambrano. Placed OF Domonic Brown on the 7-day DL. Recalled OF Steve Susdorf from Lehigh Valley (IL).

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS–Recalled LHP Marc Rzepczynski from Memphis (PCL). Optioned RHP Carlos Martinez to Memphis.



DALLAS MAVERICKS–Re-signed C-F Brandan Wright.

NEW YORK KNICKS–Re-Signed F Kenyon Martin.

ORLANDO MAGIC–Signed G Ronnie Price.

TORONTO RAPTORS–Named Bill Bayno and Jesse Mermuys assistant coaches. Promoted Jama Mahlalela to assistant coach.



ARIZONA CARDINALS–Agreed to terms with OT Eric Winston on a one-year contract.

ATLANTA FALCONS–Agreed to terms with QB Matt Ryan on a five-year contract extension.

CHICAGO BEARS–Announced the retirement of DT Sedrick Ellis. Signed DL Jamaal Anderson to a one-year contract.

DENVER BRONCOS–Signed DT Sylvester Williams.

DETROIT LIONS–Released G Bill Nagy.

GREEN BAY PACKERS–Signed DE Datone Jones and S Ryan McMahon.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS–Waived TE Weslye Saunders. Signed LB Daniel Adongo.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS–Waived TE Kyler Reed and S Chris Banjo. Signed K Adam Yates and WR Cole McKenzie.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS–Signed DT Sharrif Floyd, WR Cordarrelle Patterson and CB Xavier Rhodes.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS–Re-signed OL Tyronne Green. Release OL Matt Stankiewitch.

NEW YORK GIANTS–Signed OL Justin Pugh and QB Ryan Nassib.

NEW YORK JETS–Placed RB Mike Goodson on the reserve-did not report list. Signed WR Braylon Edwards and DT Sheldon Richardson. Placed RB Joe McKnight on the active-PUP list. Waived-injured DE Jake McDonough and WR Thomas Mayo.


SAN DIEGO CHARGERS–Placed LB Melvin Ingram and S Brandon Taylor on the active-PUP list.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS–Activated LB Darius Fleming and WR Kyle Williams from active-PUP list. Placed WR Michael Crabtree on the active-PUP list and DT Lamar Divens on the active-non-football injury list.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS–Placed DE Chris Clemons, WR Percy Harvin, TE Zach Miller, DE Greg Scruggs, CB Tharold Simon and RB Robert Turbin on the PUP list. Placed LB Korey Toomer on the non-football injury list.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS–Waived S Jordan Bernstine and S Devin Holland. Placed DE Adam Carriker, OL Maurice Hurt and CB Josh Wilson on the reserve-PUP list. Signed S Jose Gumbs and QB Ryan Mouton. Activated CB Josh Wilson from the PUP list.



EDMONTON OILERS–Signed D Darnell Nurse to a three-year entry-level contract.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS–Announced Milwaukee (AHL) coach Dean Evason and assistant coach Stan Drulia have each signed contract extensions through the 2014-15 season. Named Frank Jury assistant equipment manager for Milwaukee. Signed F Nick Spaling to a one-year contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING–Named David Alexander goaltending and video coach for Syracuse (AHL).

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS–Signed general manager Dave Nonis to a five-year contract extension.



NASL–Announced the Board of Governors granted expansion franchises to Jacksonville and Oklahoma City starting with the 2015 season.


COLGATE–Named Lazaro Fernandez and Melissa D’Amico assistant women’s basketball coaches and Paul Helsel as director of strength and conditioning.

COLORADO STATE–Announced sophomore basketball G John Gillon is transferring from Arkansas-Little Rock.

GEORGIA–Announced junior OL Kolton Houston was granted reinstatement by the NCAA following three years under suspension for an anabolic steroid he was given for shoulder surgery.

MANHATTAN–Promoted Mathiew Wilson to men’s assistant basketball coach. Named Mike Bramucci director of men’s basketball operations.

TEXAS–Granted sophomore WR Cayleb Jones an unconditional release.

UNLV–Named Caitlin Allen women’s assistant soccer coach.