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American League

HOUSTON ASTROS – Traded RHP Lucas Harrell to Arizona for cash or a player to be named.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Optioned 2B Ryan Goins to Buffalo (IL).

American Association

AMARILLO SOX – Released RHP Celson Polanco.

LAREDO LEMURS – Released LHP Nick Capito and RHP Jamison Maj.

ST. PAUL SAINTS – Signed OF Andy Henkemeyer, C Dwight Childs and OF Willie Cabrera.

Can-Am League

ROCKLAND BOULDERS – Signed LHP James Giulietti.

TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES – Signed RHP Jeff Shields and RHP Francois LaFreniere.



CINCINNATI BENGALS – Waived C Scott Wedige.

CLEVELAND BROWNS – Waived K Brandon Bogotay.

GREEN BAY PACKERS – Released RB Orwin Smith.

NEW YORK GIANTS – Signed QB Rusty Smith.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – Named Jeff Ireland as a consultant through the 2014 NFL Draft.

ST. LOUIS RAMS – Exercised the 2015 contract option on DE Robert Quinn.



CALGARY FLAMES – Named Brad Treliving general manager.

CAROLINA HURRICANES – Announced the resignation of general manager Jim Rutherford, who will remain in an advisory role as team president. Promoted Ron Francis to general manager and Brian Tatum to assistant general manager. Named Mike Vellucci assistant general manager and director of hockey operations.


CHICAGO WOLVES – Reassigned D Brett Ponich to Kalamazoo (ECHL). Released D Henrik Odegaard to play for Norway in the IIHF World Championship. Released F Zach Pochiro from his professional tryout contract.



NWSL – Suspended Western New York MF Carli Lloyd two games for use of excessive force against Chicago MF Vanessa DiBernardo during an April 19 game.


AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – Named Scott Draper associate commissioner for football.

CAMPBELL – Named Cary Kolat wrestling coach.

MARQUETTE–Named Justin Gainey director of basketball operations.

MISSOURI – Named Kim Anderson men’s basketball coach.

TENNESSEE – Released men’s basketball F CJ Turman from his letter of intent.

WAKE FOREST – Named Ryan Horn director of athletic performance for men’s basketball.

YESHIVA – Named Elliot Steinmetz men’s basketball coach.