Major League Baseball
MLB – Suspended St. Louis minor league 2B Brett Wiley (State College-NY Penn) 50 games after testing positive for an amphetamine.
BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Named Amy Tuten manager of sponsorship sales, Kirsten Ladendorf manager of catering and suites, and Scott Moudry manager of ticket operations for the Sarasota spring training facility. Promoted Trevor Markham to director of operations at Sarasota.
CHICAGO CUBS – Selected the contract of RHP Chang-Yong Lim from Iowa (PCL). Designated RHP Michael Bowden for assignment. Claimed RHP Daniel Bard off waivers from Boston. Designated OF Cole Gillespie for assignment.
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS–Named Kenny Lauer vice president of digital and marketing.
MILWAUKEE BUCKS – Named Jim Cleamons and Scott Williams assistant coaches and Josh Oppenheimer assistant coach/player development.
CHICAGO BEARS – Signed G Derek Dennis to the practice squad. Terminated the practice squad contract of QB Jerrod Johnson.
CINCINNATI BENGALS – Placed WR Andrew Hawkins on the injured reserve/return list. Signed OT Dennis Roland. Signed QB Greg McElroy to the practice squad.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS – Signed RB Bradley Randle to the practice squad. Released RB Joe Banyard from the practice squad.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Re-signed OL Josh Kline to the practice squad. Released LB Jeff Tarpinian from the practice squad.
NEW YORK GIANTS – Placed RB Andre Brown on the injured reserve/return list. Signed DE Adewale Ojomo from the practice squad. Signed OL Sam Baker to the practice squad.
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS – Agreed to terms with D Niklas Hjalmarsson on a five-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season.
ST. LOUIS BLUES – Promoted general manager Doug Armstrong to president of hockey operations and Bruce Affleck to president of business operations.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS – Signed F Andre Burakovsky to a three-year, entry-level contract. Promoted Olie Kolzig to goaltender coach. Named Scott Murray associate goaltender coach.
READING ROYALS – Agreed to terms with F David Toews.
SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS – Agreed to terms with F Tory Allan and D Tom Janosz.
NCAA – Granted men’s basketball G Michael Dixon’s waiver to play this season at Memphis after transferring from Missouri.
NEW JERSEY ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – Named Katherine Clawson assistant to the commissioner.
NYU – Named Michael Leibfried men’s and women’s assistant golf coach, Douglas Lennox men’s and women’s swimming coach and Leo Kwan assistant strength and conditioning coach.
SOUTH DAKOTA – Announced the retirement of men’s basketball coach David Boots.
SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE–Extended the contracts of football coach Cory Sauter, women’s basketball coach Allison Kruger and men’s basketball coach Brad Bigler four years.
WAGNER – Named Christopher Fourman assistant athletic director for academics and compliance.
WASHINGTON STATE–Announced Ben Johnson men’s assistant basketball coach Ben Johnson is leaving the basketball program.