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BASEBALL

COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE – Suspended Arizona RHP Argeny Hiciano 50 games after testing positive for metabolites of Boldenone, in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Designated RHP Evan Meek for assignment. Recalled RHP Brad Brach from Norfolk (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Optioned RHP Danny Salazar to Columbus (IL). Recalled LHP Kyle Crockett from Akron (EL).

KANSAS CITY ROYALS – Designated OF Justin Maxwell for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Casey Coleman from Omaha (PCL).

MINNESOTA TWINS – Sent OF Josh Willingham and RHP Mike Pelfrey to Rochester (IL) for rehab assignments.

National League

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Optioned OF Darin Ruf to Lehigh Valley (IL).

WASHINGTON NATIONALS – Optioned C Sandy Leon to Syracuse (IL). Recalled OF Eury Perez from Syracuse and placed him on the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of 1B Greg Dobbs.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS – Released LHP Matt Way. Signed RHP Jon Meloan and INF Brendan Harris.

Frontier League

GATEWAY GRIZZLIES – Signed RHP Zach Arneson.

TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS – Signed INF Sean Gusrang and 3B Jose Vargas to contract extensions.

FOOTBALL

NFL

NFL – Suspended Indianapolis LB Robert Mathis four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

ARIZONA CARDINALS – Claimed DT Christian Tupou off waivers from San Francisco.

BUFFALO BILLS – Released WR Brandon Kaufman.

CINCINNATI BENGALS – QB Matt Scott off waivers from Jacksonville.

CLEVELAND BROWNS – Released WR Greg Little.

DALLAS COWBOYS – Released LB Jonathan Stewart. Signed DT Amobi Okoye and S Ahmad Dixon.

DETROIT LIONS – Signed DE Larry Webster, DT Caraun Reid, PK Nate Freese and OT A.J. Dalton.

GREEN BAY PACKERS – Signed LB Carl Bradford and S Tanner Miller.

HOUSTON TEXANS – Signed NT Louis Nix III, QB Tom Savage, DE Jeoffrey Pagan, RB Alfred Blue, FB Jay Prosch, CB Andre Hal and S Lonnie Ballentine.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – Signed G Jack Mewhort. Promoted Kevin Rogers to director of pro personnel, Jon Shaw to pro scout/special projects and Dan Pitcher to pro scout.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – Signed RB De’Anthony Thomas.

MIAMI DOLPHINS – Released DE Gannon Conway.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS – Signed Gs David Yankey and Austin Wentworth and CBs Kendall James and Jabari Price. Placed G Josh Samuda on injured reserve.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Signed RB James White, LBs Darius Fleming and James Morris, S Jeremy Deering, OL Cameron Fleming, WR Jeremy Gallon, DL Zach Moore and LS Tyler Ott.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS – Signed S Vinnie Sunseri, LB Ronald Powell and OT Tavon Rooks to four-year contracts.

NEW YORK GIANTS – Signed RB Andre Williams and S Nat Berhe.

NEW YORK JETS – Signed TE Jace Amaro and WR Jalen Saunders to four-year contracts. Released OL Tevon Conrad.

OAKLAND RAIDERS – Signed RB George Atkinson III, FB Karl Williams, LB Carlos Fields, OTs Dan Kistler and Erle Ladson, TEs Jake Murphy and Scott Simonson and WRs D.J. Coles, Mike Davis, Noel Grigsby and Seth Roberts.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS – Signed G Spencer Long, CB Bashaud Breeland, WR Ryan Grant, RB Lache Seastrunk, TE Ted Bolser and PK Zach Hocker.

AFL

AFL – Assigned DL Julius Williams to San Jose and DB Erick McIntosh to Orlando.

CFL

MONTREAL ALOUETTES – Signed QB Collin Klein, LB Gary Guyton and DB Chris Smith to two-year contracts.

HOCKEY

NHL

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS – Signed C Alexander Wennberg to a three-year, entry-level contract.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Fired general manager Ray Shero.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS – Signed D Christian Djoos to a three-year, entry-level contract.

SOCCER

U.S. SOCCER – Named Jill Ellis women’s national team coach.

WINTER SPORTS

U.S. BOBSLED AND SKELETON FEDERATION – Promoted Tuffy Latour to director of sport operations and Brian Shimer to overall bobsled head coach, effective July 1.

COLLEGE

FORDHAM – Promoted Mike DePaoli to men’s assistant basketball coach

HAMILTON – Named Dave Murray football coach.

HOLY CROSS – Announced the resignation of men’s ice hockey coach Paul Pearl.

OREGON STATE – Suspended LHP Ben Wetzler five games.

TULANE – Signed women’s basketball coach Lisa Stockton to a contract extension through the 2018-19 season.

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