Major League Baseball
MLB – Suspended New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez for 211 games from Aug. 8 through the remainder of the 2013 season and for the 2014 season for violations of the major league Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and the Basic Agreement. Suspended Philadelphia LHP Antonio Bastardo, San Diego SS Everth Cabrera, New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli, Texas OF Nelson Cruz, San Diego RHP Fautino De Los Santos (San Antonio-Texas), Houston LHP Sergio Escalona (Corpus Christi-Texas), New York Yankees OF Fernando Martinez (Scranton/Wilkes-IL), Seattle C Jesus Montero, free agent LHP Jordan Norberto, Detroit SS Jhonny Peralta, New York Mets OF Cesar Puello (Binghamton-Eastern) and New York Mets INF Jordany Valdespin (on option to Las Vegas-PCL), 50 games each for violations of the major league Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Suspended Milwaukee minor league LHP William West (Arizona Brewers) 50 games after a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse.
BOSTON RED SOX – Placed OF Daniel Nava on the paternity leave list. Recalled RHP Brandon Workman from Pawtucket (IL).
NEW YORK YANKEES – Placed SS Derek Jeter on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Dave Adams from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Designated INF Brent Lillibridge for assignment. Activated 3B Alex Rodriguez from the 60-day DL.
TEXAS RANGERS – Selected the contract of OF Joey Butler from Round Rock (PCL). Recalled OF Engel Beltre from Round Rock. Designated INF Adam Rosales for assignment.
CHICAGO CUBS – Claimed OF Thomas Neal off waivers from the New York Yankees. Transferred RHP Rafael Dolis to the 60-day DL.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Recalled SS Dee Gordon from Albuquerque (PCL). Optioned RHP Stephen Fife to Albuquerque.
NBA – Suspended Portland G Terrel Harris five regular-season games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA anti-drug program.
MIAMI HEAT – Named John Vidalin executive vice president and chief revenue officer.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Re-signed OL Matt Stankiewitch and LS Mike Zupancic.
DETROIT LIONS – Signed DB Brandon King. Released LB Alex Elkins and WR Devin Thomas.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – Placed LB Monte Simmons on waivers.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – Waived WR Taylor Price and G Stephane Milhim.
NEW YORK JETS – Released WR Marcus Davis with an injury settlement.
OAKLAND RAIDERS – Signed DL Ryan Baker.
NHL – Announced the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to a group headed by George Gosbee and Anthony LeBlanc was approved by the League’s Board of Governors - terminating League ownership of the club.
BUFFALO SABRES – Signed F Jamie Tardif to a one-year contract.
FLORIDA PANTHERS – Agreed to terms with C Steve Pinizzotto on a one-year contract.
IDAHO STEELHEADS – Agreed to terms with D Connor Goggin and D Dalton Reum.
LA GALAXY – Signed G Jaime Penedo.
IOWA – Announced redshirt freshman WR Cameron Wilson and senior lineman Drew Clark have left the program.
NEW MEXICO – Jonathan Glavan named assistant volleyball coach.