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Major League Baseball

MLB – Named Billy Bean as a consultant who will serve as Ambassador for Inclusion.

American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Optioned RHP Zach McAllister to Columbus (IL).



CHICAGO BULLS – Released F Carlos Boozer. Waived F Lou Amundson, G Ronnie Brewer and G Mike James.

DALLAS MAVERICKS – Signed F Dirk Nowitzki and F Chandler Parsons.

DETROIT PISTONS – Signed G D.J. Augustin and F Caron Butler.

HOUSTON ROCKETS – Acquired F Trevor Ariza, F Alonzo Gee, G Scotty Hopson and a 2015 first-round draft pick from the New Orleans Pelicans, the Pelicans received C Omer Asik, F Omri Casspi and cash considerations and the Washington Wizards receive C Melvin Ely and a trade exception.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES – Signed G Beno Udrih to a multiyear contract.

MIAMI HEAT – Re-signed G Dwyane Wade.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER – Signed G Sebastian Telfair.

PHOENIX SUNS – Waived G Ish Smith.

SAN ANTONIO SPURS – Named Etorre Messina assistant coach.



NEW ORLEANS SAINTS – Agreed to terms with TE Jimmy Graham on a multiyear contract.



ARIZONA COYOTES – Signed F Brandon McMillan to a one-year contract and F Jordan Szwarz to a two-year contract.

DETROIT RED WINGS – Named Tony Granato assistant coach.

EDMONTON OILERS – Signed C Andrew Miller to a one-year contract.

FLORIDA PANTHERS – Agreed to terms with D Dylan Olsen on a two-year contract and F Garrett Wilson and C Ryan Martindale on one-year contracts.

MINNESOTA WILD – Re-signed LW Jason Zucker to a two-year contract.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS – Signed Fs Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy to one-year contracts. Signed LW Viktor Arvidsson and LW Kevin Fiala to a three-year entry-level contract.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS – Agreed to terms C Casey Cizikas has on a two-year contract and D Calvin de Haan on a three-year contract.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS – Signed G Vitek Vanecek and F Jakub Vrana to three-year, entry-level contracts.


BIG EAST CONFERENCE – Named Stu Jackson senior associate commissioner for men’s basketball.

ALABAMA – Announced the retirement of gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson.

UMASS – Announced women’s sophomore basketball F Alyssa Lawrence has a transferred from San Diego State.

WEST ALABAMA – Named Rusty Cram women’s basketball coach.