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American League

HOUSTON ASTROS – Optioned RHP David Martinez to Oklahoma City (PCL).

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Recalled RHP Trevor Cahill from Reno (PCL). Optioned RHP Mike Bolsinger to Reno.

MIAMI MARLINS – Sent RHP A.J. Ramos to Jacksonville (SL) for a rehab assignment.



NBA – Named Eric Hutcherson senior vice president, human resources.

DETROIT PISTONS – Signed G Jodie Meeks to a multi year contract.

MIAMI HEAT – Signed F Josh McRoberts and G Mario Chalmers.



CAROLINA HURRICANES – Agreed to terms with RW Justin Shugg on a one-year, two-way contract.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS – Named Kevin Dineen assistant coach.

DALLAS STARS – Signed D Julius Honka to a three-year entry-level contract.


COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT – Reduced 18-month doping bans for Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson to six months.


APPALACHIAN STATE – Named Bryan Bender director of men’s basketball operations.

DETROIT – Named Chris Kolon men’s lacrosse coach.

HOUSTON BAPTIST – Named Jordan Jeffers men’s and women’s assistant golf coach.

MARSHALL – Signed football coach Doc Holliday to a two-year contract extension through the 2017 season.

POST (CONN.) – Announced the resignation of baseball coach AJ McNamara. Promoted associate head baseball coach Ray Ricker to head coach.

ROWAN – Named Dustin Dimit men’s cross country and track & field coach, and Derick Adamson women’s cross country and track and field coach.

UTEP – Named Sara Plourde softball pitching coach.