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BASEBALL

American League

HOUSTON ASTROS – Named Brent Strom pitching coach, Pat Listach first base coach, Craig Bjornson bullpen coach and Ralph Dickenson assistant hitting coach.

MINNESOTA TWINS – Added Paul Molitor to their major league coaching staff.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS – Named Bryan Price manager.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS – Agreed to terms with RHP Tim Lincecum on a two-year contract through the 2015 season.

BASKETBALL

NBA

DALLAS MAVERICKS – Waived C Fab Melo, F Renaldo Balkman, F Devin Ebanks and G-F D.J. Kennedy.

FOOTBALL

NFL

CLEVELAND BROWNS – Signed WR Brian Tyms off Miami’s practice squad. Waived WR Tori Gurley.

DETROIT LIONS – Released TE Tony Scheffler. Signed OT Barry Richardson.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – Signed CB Jalil Brown. Waived TE Dominique Jones. Released FB Robert Hughes from the practice squad.

HOCKEY

NHL

DETROIT RED WINGS – Assigned D Xavier Ouellet Grand Rapids (AHL).

COLLEGE

NCAA – Placed Miami’s athletic program on three years probation. Miami’s football team will lose nine scholarships and the men’s basketball team will lose three scholarships over the next three years. Suspended Missouri men’s basketball coach Frank Haith five games for inadequately monitoring his former assistants’ interactions with Miami booster Nevin Shapiro and failing to promote an atmosphere of compliance with its rules while coach of the Hurricanes’ men’s basketball team.

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