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American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Placed OF Ryan Raburn on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Matt Carson from Columbus (IL).

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES – Activated 2B Dan Uggla from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Todd Cunningham to Gwinnett (IL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Optioned C Tony Sanchez and LHP Jeff Locke to Altoona (EL).

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Recalled LHP Robbie Erlin from Tucson (PCL). Optioned RHP Brad Boxberger to Tucson.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – Recalled RHP Michael Blazek from Memphis (PCL). Optioned RHP Carlos Martinez to Memphis.



HOUSTON ROCKETS – Signed G-F Ronnie Brewer.



CLEVELAND BROWNS – Claimed LB Eric Martin off waivers from New Orleans. Waived DB Trevin Wade.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – Signed CB Will Blackmon. Waived CB Marcus Burley.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Claimed DL Gilbert Pena off waivers from Green Bay and LB Ja’Gared Davis off waivers from the Houston. Released OL Brice Schwab and CB Ras-I Dowling.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – Signed WR Jordan Norwood. Waived DE Aaron Morgan.



BAKERSFIELD CONDORS – Signed LW Chris Collins. Agreed to terms with D Nick Pageau.

GWINNETT GLADIATORS – Signed F Jeremie Malouin and Kurtis Bartliff.

READING ROYALS – Agreed to terms with D Damon Kipp.

UTAH GRIZZLIES – Agreed to terms with F Adam Pineault, F David Vallorani and D Martin Lee.



LOS ANGELES GALAXY – Signed MF Landon Donovan to a multiyear contract extension.


TURKISH ATHLETICS FEDERATION – Announced European 100-meter hurdles champion Nevin Yanit was banned for two years after testing positive for banned substances during a competition in February in Duesseldorf, Germany.


CENTRAL ARKANSAS – Suspended WR Jacoby Walker, WR Wyatt Hikins, OL Jordan Kersh and OL C.J. Simon two games each and RB Willie Matthews one game.

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN – Named Adam Vrable hitting coach and infield instructor. Named Drew Woodall student assistant baseball coach.

CHOWAN – Named Brittany Hall women’s assistant basketball coach.

FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON – Named Julie Flantzer assistant athletic director for sports medicine.

HIGH POINT – Named Will Hayes assistant strength & conditioning coach.

HOFSTRA – Named Tracy Koch men’s and women’s assistant cross country coach.

MOUNT ST. MARY’S – Named Erin Leddy assistant softball coach and Mo Moriarty assistant baseball coach.

NEW JERSEY CITY – Named Rich Alberto women’s assistant soccer coach.

NEW MEXICO – Named Ed Manzanares the assistant athletic director for major gifts and Allison Buck interim director of operations for volleyball.

PENN – Named Dr. Scarlett K. Schmidt executive director of athletics development.

RADFORD – Named Jackie Jenkins volunteer assistant softball coach.

SACRAMENTO STATE – Named Nichole Willis and Danielle Kaminaka assistant softball coaches.

TEXAS A&M – Announced the suspension of QB Johnny Manziel for the first half of its Aug. 31 game against Rice.

TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN – Named Andrew Carson volunteer assistant baseball coach/camp coordinator and director of baseball operations.

WRIGHT STATE – Named Greg Lovelady baseball coach.