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Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

BOSTON RED SOX – Optioned RHP Daniel Bard to Portland (EL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Optioned LHP Scott Barnes to Columbus (IL).

KANSAS CITY ROYALS – Optioned LHP Will Smith to Omaha (PCL).

LOS ANGELES ANGELS – Placed LHP Sean Burnett on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 27. Reinstated RHP Tommy Hanson from the bereavement list. Traded C Chris Snyder to Baltimore for RHP Rob Delaney.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Recalled RHP Dan Straily from Sacramento (PCL). Optioned RHP Jesse Chavez to Sacramento.

SEATTLE MARINERS – Activated OF Michael Saunders 15-day DL. Optioned OF Carlos Peguero.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Announced LHP Aaron Laffey refused an outright assignment to Buffalo (IL) and elected to become a free agent.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS – Placed OF Chris Heisey on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Donald Lutz from Pensacola (SL).

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – Selected the contract of RHP Seth Maness from Memphis (PCL). Optioned LHP Marc Rzepczynski to Memphis.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS – Acivated C Wilson Ramos from the 15-day DL. Optioned C Jhonatan Solano to Syracuse (IL).

BASKETBALL

NBA

HOUSTON ROCKETS – Recalled C Tim Ohlbrecht from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).

FOOTBALL

NFL

ARIZONA CARDINALS – Released G Adam Snyder and G Jeremiah Warren. Agreed to terms with WR Jaron Brown, WR Dan Buckner, OT Joe Caprioglio, LB Kenny Demens, LB Dan Giordano, S Javon Harris, CB Josh Hill, S Tony Jefferson, OT Jamaal Johnson-Webb, LB Korey Jones, WR Javone Lawson, WR Michael Rios, NT Padric Scott, WR Tyler Shaw, CB Prentiss Waggner and CB Ronnie Yell.

ATLANTA FALCONS – Signed K Casey Barth, LB Joplo Bartu, FB Devonte Campbell, LB Nick Clancy, QB Seth Doege, WR Rashad Evans, FB Deon Goggins, OG Theo Goins, DE Cam Henderson, DT Neal Huynh, WR Darius Johnson, OT Terren Jones, WR Martel Moore, DT Adam Replogle, RB Donald Russell, S Troy Sanders, OT Alec Savoie, OT Ryan Schraeder, P Sean Sellwood, C Matt Smith, CB Momo Thomas, DE Brandon Thurmond, RB Ronnie Wingo and LB Paul Worrilow.

BUFFALO BILLS – Traded LB Kelvin Sheppard to Indianapolis for LB Jerry Hughes. Agreed to terms with G Zack Chibane, LB Keith Pough, DE Izaan Cross, CB Nickell Robey, DB Jordan Dangerfield, CB Kip Edwards, CB Jumal Rolle, RB Kendall Gaskins, FB Drew Smith, WR Brandon Kaufman, DT Aaron Tipoti, CB Vernon Kearney, QB Jeff Tuel, WR Kevin Norrell and C Ryan Turnley. Released QB Aaron Corp, OT Adam Grant, K Chris Koepplin and TE Joe Sawyer.

GREEN BAY PACKERS – Released G Joe Gibbs.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – Waived DE Jerome Long and WR Jerrell Jackson. Fired director of player personnel Terry McDonough, director of pro personnel Louis Clark and regional scout Chris Prescott.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS – Signed CB Jacob Lacey and DE Lawrence Jackson. Waived P T.J. Conley.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Released WR Jeremy Ebert, FB Tony Fiammetta, TE Brad Herman, DL Tracy Robertson and DB Malcolm Williams.

NEW YORK JETS – Waived QB Tim Tebow. Signed G Stephen Peterman. Agreed to terms with WR Zach Rogers, WR Ryan Spadola, WR K.J. Stroud, WR Antavious Wilson, TE Chris Pantale, TE Mike Shanahan, OL Dalton Freeman, OL Trey Gilleo, OL Mark Popek, DL Roosevelt Holliday, DL Jake McDonough, DL Spencer Nealy, LB Troy Davis, DB Mike Edwards and DB Rontez Miles.

OAKLAND RAIDERS – Agreed to terms with LB Billy Boyko, DB Adrian Bushell, P Bobby Cowan, C Deveric Gallington, S Shelton Johnson, TE Brian Leonhardt, G Lamar Mady, WR Sam McGuffie, QB Kyle Padron, LS Adam Steiner, DT Kurt Taufa’asau, WR Conner Vernon, OT John Wetzel and RB Deonte Williams.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – Agreed to terms with LB Jake Knott, RB Miguel Maysonet, C Kyle Quinn, DL Isaac Remington, WR Russell Shepard, DL Damion Square, G Matt Tobin, RB Matthew Tucker and P Brad Wing. Released TE Evan Moore.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – Agreed to terms with WR Jerry Johnson, CB Deveron Carr, TE Evan Landi, CB Rashaan Melvin, WR D.J. Monroe, LB Willie Moseley, OT Brice Schwab, RB Akeem Shavers, G Adam Smith, CB Branden Smith, OT Nick Speller, OT Jason Weaver and WR Tim Wright.

HOCKEY

NHL

DALLAS STARS – Named Jim Nill general manager.

ECHL

ECHL – Fined Reading G Mark Owuya an undisclosed amount.

COLLEGE

CREIGHTON – Promoted Steve Merfeld to director of player development for men’s basketball. Named Patrick Sellers men’s assistant basketball coach.

TENNESSEE – Signed athletic director Dave Hart to a one-year contract extension.

VANDERBILT – Announced freshman men’s basketball G A.J. Astroth has decided to transfer.

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