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Major League Baseball

MLB – Suspended Chicago White Sox minor league RHP Nicholas Blount (Great Falls-Pioneer) 50 games after testing positive for an amphetamine. Suspended Chicago Cubs minor league SS Elliot Soto (Daytona-FSL) 50 games after a second violation for a drug of abuse.

American League

BOSTON RED SOX – Exercised the 2014 contract option on LHP Jon Lester.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX – Sent RHP Simon Castro outright to Charlotte (IL).

DETROIT TIGERS – Declined the 2014 contract option on RHP Jose Veras. Announced OF Matt Tuiasosopo was claimed off waivers by Arizona. Reinstated INF Danny Worth from the 60-day DL.

NEW YORK YANKEES – Agreed to terms with SS Derek Jeter on a one-year contract.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Named Dave McKay first base coach, Glenn Sherlock third base coach and Turner Ward hitting coach.



PHILADELPHIA 76ERS – Exercised the third-year team options on F Arnett Moultrie and G Tony Wroten.



NFL – Suspended Jacksonville WR Justin Blackmon indefinitely for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. Fined Cincinnati LB Vontaze Burfict $21,000 for his hit on New York Jets WR Stephen Hill and New York Jets WR David Nelson $7,875 for unnecessary roughness against Cincinnati’s Adam “Pacman” Jones in an Oct. 27 game. Fined Denver LB Wesley Woodyard and Atlanta DE Osi Umenyiora and Atlanta S William Moore $15,750 each for roughing-the-passer hits and Denver DT Kevin Vickerson $7,875 for a late hit in an Oct. 27 game. Fined Cleveland CB Joe Haden (late hit out of bounds), Buffalo DE Mario Williams (facemask) and Detroit TE Joseph Fauria (unnecessary roughness), $7,875 apiece. Fined Seattle WR Golden Tate $7,875 for taunting in an Oct. 28 game against St. Louis.

NEW YORK JETS – Announced the retirement of G Brandon Moore. Released WR Michael Campbell. Signed S Rontez Miles from the practice squad.



NHL – Suspended Toronto F Carter Ashton two games for boarding Calgary F Derek Smith in an Oct. 30 game.

DETROIT RED WINGS – Recalled G Petr Mrazek from Grand Rapids (AHL). Agreed to terms with RW Zach Nastasiuk on a three-year entry-level contract.


ECHL – Suspended Las Vegas’ Adam Huxley three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in an Oct. 29 game against Florida.


ARKANSAS – Suspended men’s junior basketball F Ky Madden two exhibition games and the season opener for a violation of team rules.

IOWA – Dismissed LB Marcus Collins after being charged with drunken driving.

TEMPLE – Named Kevin Clark athletic director.

TENNESSEE – Announced the NCAA ruled DL Maurice Couch permanently ineligible following a September report that he received improper benefits.