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BASEBALL

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Optioned RHP Brad Brach to Norfolk (IL). Recalled LHP T.J. McFarland from Norfolk.

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Designated C George Kottaras for assignment. Recalled RHP Josh Tomlin from Columbus (IL).

DETROIT TIGERS – Optioned RHP Jose Ortega to Toledo (IL). Selected the contract of LHP Robbie Ray from Toledo.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS – Reinstated OF Lorenzo Cain from the 15-day DL.

NEW YORK YANKEES – Assigned RHP Chris Leroux outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Reinstated RHP Michael Pineda from the suspended list and placed him on the 15-day DL. Reinstated INF Brendan Ryan from the 15-day DL.

TEXAS RANGERS – Sent LHP Joe Saunders to Frisco (TL) for a rehab assignment.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS – Sent RHP Jose Veras to Tennessee (SL) for a rehab assignment.

CINCINNATI REDS – Placed OF Jay Bruce on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of OF Roger Bernadina from Louisville (IL).

LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Optioned RHP Pedro Baez to Chattanooga (SL). Reinstated LHP Clayton Kershaw from the 15-day DL.

MIAMI MARLINS – Released INF Greg Dobbs.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Optioned LHP Jeff Locke to Indianapolis (IL). Recalled RHP Phil Irwin from Indianapolis.

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Sent 3B Chase Headley to Lake Elsinore (Cal) for a rehab assignment.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS – Recalled RHP Blake Treinen from Syracuse (IL). Optioned RHP Ryan Mattheus to Syracuse.

American Association

GRAND PRAIRIE AIR HOGS – Released 1B Chris Garcia. Signed RHPs Kyle Wahl, Jakob Cunningham and Brandon Wilkerson and 1B Andres Rodriguez.

LAREDO LEMURS – Released INFs Robbie Rea and Miles Walding. Signed OFs JP Ramirez and Nick Van Stratten and C Victor Monteagudo.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS – Signed RHP Keith Bilodeau.

Frontier League

NORMAL CORNBELTERS – Signed RHP Joe Rosan.

RIVER CITY RASCALS – Released 1B Corey Davis.

BASKETBALL

NBA

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS – Fired coach Mark Jackson.

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS – Announced president Andy Roeser is taking an indefinite leave of absence.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES – Entered into a single-affiliation partnership with Iowa (NBADL) for the 2014-15 season.

TORONTO RAPTORS – Signed coach Dwane Casey to a three-year contract extension.

FOOTBALL

NFL

NFL – Reinstated S Tanard Jackson from suspension.

DALLAS COWBOYS – Signed LB Bradie James to a one-day contract and announced his retirement.

ST. LOUIS RAMS – Signed WR T.J. Moe.

CFL

B.C. LIONS – Re-signed DT Khalif Mitchell. Released DB Lin-J Shell.

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS – Released LBs Cyhl Quarles and Gerald McRath.

HOCKEY

NHL

NASHVILLE PREDATORS – Named Peter Laviolette coach.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING – Signed G Andrei Vasilevskii to a three-year, entry-level contract.

ECHL

ECHL – Suspended Alaska LW Tommy Mele one game. Fined Idaho F Mitch Wahl.

MOTORSPORTS

NASCAR – Fined crew chief Kenny Francis $25,000 for rules violations during qualifying for the Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday.

SOCCER

MLS

MLS – Fined L.A. Galaxy F Rob Friend for embellishment during Saturday’s game.

WRESTLING

USA WRESTLING – Named Bruce Burnett national freestyle coach.

COLLEGE

ASSUMPTION – Named Chelsea Pitvorec coordinator of athletic communications.

GEORGE WASHINGTON – Signed women’s basketball coach Jonathan Tsipis to a contract extension through the 2020-21 season.

KENTUCKY – Signed football coach Mark Stoops to a contract extension through the 2018 season.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE – Named Ronnie Hamilton men’s assistant basketball coach.

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE – Named Sherri Heard women’s assistant volleyball coach.

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