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American League

TEXAS RANGERS–Announced the retirement of chief executive officer Nolan Ryan, effective Oct. 31.

National League

LOS ANGELES DODGERS–Claimed OF Mike Baxter from the N.Y. Mets. Designated OF Alex Castellanos for assignment.



MINNESOTA VIKINGS–Placed Lb Desmond Bishop on injured reserve. Signed WR Rodney Smith from the practice squad. Signed S Brandan Bishop to the practice squad.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS–Waived WR Chris Harper.



NEW YORK RANGERS–Recalled F Darroll Powe and G Jason Missiaen from Hartford (AHL).

WINNIPEG JETS–Placed F Chris Thorburn on the injured reserve list, retroactive to Oct. 4. Recalled F Patrice Cormier from St. John’s (AHL).


NASCAR–Suspended Todd Parrott, crew chief for Sprint Cup Series driver Aric Almirola, indefinitely for violating its substance-abuse policy.


LOUISVILLE–Suspended F Chane Behanan indefinitely from the men’s basketball team for violating school policy.

MARQUETTE–Announced junior F Jameel McKay has left the men’s basketball team.

UTICA–Named Cody Chupp men’s assistant hockey coach.