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Sports

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Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

BOSTON RED SOX – Activated RHP Clayton Mortensen from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Pedro Beato to Pawtucket (IL). Announced senior vice president and assistant general counsel Jennifer Flynn will also serve as general counsel for Fenway Sports Management.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX – Placed 3B Conor Gillaspie on the paternity leave list. Recalled 3B Brent Morel from Charlotte (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Activated SS Asdrubal Cabrera from the 15-day DL. Designated INF John McDonald for assignment.

National League

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Reinstated RHP Jeanmar Gomez from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Duke Welker to Indianapolis (IL).

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Recalled LHP Robbie Erlin from Tucson (PCL). Optioned RHP Brad Brach to Tucson.

American Association

KANSAS CITY T-BONES – Traded INF Jeff Squier to Lincoln for a player to be named.

SIOUX FALLS CANARIES – Signed OF Marcos Rodriguez.

WICHITA WINGNUTS – Signed RHP Ben Graham. Released RHP Kyle Wahl.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS – Signed of LHP Erick Threets. Released RHP Connor Graham.

California League

LAKE ELISNORE STORM – RHP Colin Rea transferred Fort Wayne.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS – Released LHP Bobby Lucas.

ROCKLAND BOULDERS – Sold the contract of OF Chris Edmondson to Atlanta (NL).

Frontier League

LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS – Signed LHP Connor Whalen.

ROCKFORD AVIATORS – Acquired INF Brandon Newton from Newark (Can-Am) for a player to be named. Released 1B Evan Button and INF Ted Obregon.

Midwest League

FORT WAYNE TINCAPS – RHP Leonel Campos to Double-A San Antonio. RHP Michael Kelly transferred to Short-Season A Eugene. RHP Adys Portillo placed on disabled list.

Northwest League

EUGENE EMERALDS – RHP Trevor Gott transferred to Fort Wayne. RHP Jorge Guzman transferred to Fort Wayne.

BASKETBALL

NBA

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS – Announced F Carl Landry opted out of the final year of his contract to become a free agent.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS – Exercised their contract option on G Jodie Meeks for the 2013-14 season. Extended a qualifying offer to C Robert Sacre.

MIAMI HEAT – Exercised their contract option on G Mario Chalmers for the 2013-14 season.

TORONTO RAPTORS – Announced the resignation of president Bryan Colangelo who will remain as a consultant with the team.

FOOTBALL

NFL

CLEVELAND BROWNS – Released LB Ausar Walcott.

DETROIT LIONS – Signed DE Israel Idonije to a one-year contract. Released DE Freddie Bishop.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Released TE Aaron Hernandez.

CFL

EDMONTON ESKIMOS – Signed LB Joash Gesse. Released RB Tracy Lampley.

HOCKEY

NHL

SAN JOSE SHARKS – Signed F Andrew Desjardins to a two-year contract. Re-signed F James Sheppard to a one-year contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING – Re-signed D Keith Aulie to a one-year contract.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS – Re-signed F Joel Rechlicz to a one-year contract.

SOCCER

MLS

D.C. UNITED – Terminated the contract of F Rafael.

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS – Waived D Adam Clement.

COLLEGE

NCAA – Placed Oregon’s football program on probation for three years and penalized the school one scholarship for recruiting violations under previous coach Chip Kelly.

BIG EAST CONFERENCE – Named Val Ackerman commissioner.

KANSAS–Promoted Brennan Bechard to director of men’s basketball operations. Named Fred Quartlebaum director of student-athlete development.

SAINT MARY’S (CAL.) – Announced the resignation of baseball coach Jedd Soto.

ST. FRANCIS (ILL.) – Named Ryan Marks men’s basketball coach.

STANFORD – Named Tim O’Toole men’s assistant basketball coach.

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