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National League

MILWAUKEE BREWERS–Acquired 3B Stephen Parker from Oakland for RHP Darren Byrd.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES–Acquired INF John McDonald from Arizona for a player to be named or cash considerations.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS–Acquired LHP Ian Krol from Oakland to complete an earlier trade.



NBA–Named Kiki Vandeweghe vice president, basketball operations.



CHICAGO BEARS–Signed DE Turk McBride to a one-year contract. Announced they were unable to reach accord on a contract with LB Brian Urlacher, making Urlacher a free agent.

HOUSTON TEXANS–Re-signed CB Brice McCain to a three-year contract.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS–Signed LS Thomas Gafford.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS–Re-signed CB Marquice Cole and LB Niko Koutouvides.

OAKLAND RAIDERS–Re-signed OL Khalif Barnes.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS–Agreed to terms with CB E.J. Biggers.



NHL–Suspended Florida F Eric Selleck one game for leaving the bench on a legal line change for the purpose of starting a fight with Carolina F Kevin Westgarth during a March 19 game.

DETROIT RED WINGS–Recalled F Gustav Nyquist from Grand Rapids (AHL).

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS–Signed DT Aubrayo Franklin and G Joe Reitz.

MONTREAL CANADIENS–Signed D Francis Bouillon to a one-year contract extension.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS–Named Mike Bossy vice president of corporate sponsorship & partnership marketing.

OTTAWA SENATORS–Signed G Andrew Hammond to a two-year entry-level contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING–Signed F Slater Koekkoek to a standard three-year, entry-level contract.


CONNECTICUT WHALE–Reassigned F Jason Wilson to Greenville (ECHL).

PROVIDENCE BRUINS–Announced D Ryan Button was reassigned to South Carolina (ECHL). Announced G Adam Morrison was reassigned to Utah (ECHL).


GWINNETT GLADIATORS–Announced G Mike Lee was assigned to the team by Portland (AHL) and G Mark Visentin was called up to Portland. Announced F Jason Clark was reassigned to Bridgeport (AHL). Announced F Tyler Murovich was reassigned to the team from Hamilton (AHL). Announced RW Alex Belzile was signed to a player tryout agreement by Hamilton.

READING ROYALS–Announced F Danick Paquette was assigned to the team from Hershey (AHL). Announced F Barry Almeida was to the team by Hershey. Announced F Kirk MacDonald was loaned to Houston (AHL).


ALABAMA–Announced the resignation of athletic director Mal Moore.

NEW MEXICO–Agreed to terms with men’s basketball coach Steve Alford on a 10-year contract, through 2022-23.

TULSA–Named Derrick Gragg athletic director.