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BASEBALL

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Placed 2B Brian Roberts on the paternity leave list. Reinstated RHP Steve Johnson from the 15-day DL.

TEXAS RANGERS – Claimed INF Adam Rosales off waivers from Oakland. Optioned OF Engel Beltre to Round Rock (PCL).

National League

NEW YORK METS – Selected the contract of LHP Pedro Feliciano from Las Vegas (PCL). Placed LHP Josh Edgin on the 15-day DL.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Activated RHP Jared Hughes from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Vic Black to Indianapolis (IL).

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS – Released OF Rogelio Noris.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS – Released LHP Josh Poytress.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS – Reinstated INF Ryan Strieby from the inactive list. Placed LHP Erick Threets on the inactive list.

BASKETBALL

NBA

SACRAMENTO KINGS – Named Corliss Williamson assistant coach.

FOOTBALL

NFL

NFL – Suspended Baltimore CB Asa Jackson for the first eight games of the 2013 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.

CHICAGO BEARS – Signed LB Andrew Starks to a three-year contract. Waived K Austin Signor.

CINCINNATI BENGALS – Signed DT Vaughn Meatoga.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS–Were awarded LS Luke Ingram off waivers from Pittsburgh.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Signed OL Luke Patterson and OL Brice Schwab.

OAKLAND RAIDERS – Signed K Sebastian Janikowski to a four-year contract extension.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – Excused WR Riley Cooper from all team activities indefinitely after he was caught on video making a racial slur.

HOCKEY

NHL

PHOENIX COYOTES – Announced today the team renewed their one-year affiliation agreement the Gwinnett (ECHL).

SAN JOSE SHARKS – Re-signed F Bracken Kearns to a one-year contract.

ST. LOUIS BLUES – Signed D Jay Bouwmeester to a five-year contract extension.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING – Signed G Kristers Gudlevskis to a three-year contract.

AHL

BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS – Agreed to terms with F Justin Johnson, F Ben Rosen, D Mathieu Coderre-Gagnon, D Sean Escobedo and G Parker Milner.

HAMILTON BULLDOGS – Signed F Stefan Chaput and F Erik Nystrom.

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS – Named Manny Legace goalie consultant.

ECHL

STOCKTON THUNDER – Agreed to terms with D Nathan Deck.

SOCCER

MLS

MLS – Suspended Real Salt Lake MF Yordany Alvarez three games for a reckless challenge that injured New York MF Tim Cahill in a July 27 game. Suspended Philadelphia MF Keon Daniel one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for an act of violent conduct against Vancouver MF Jun Marques Davidson in a July 27 game. Suspended Colorado D Hendry Thomas one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for a reckless challenge of LA Galaxy MF Hector Jimenez in a July 27 game. Thomas is also suspended one game for yellow card accumulation.

FC DALLAS – Loaned F Bradlee Baladez to Fort Lauderdale (NASL).

PHILADELPHIA UNION – Signed MF Gilberto dos Santos Souza Junior.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY – Signed D Erik Palmer-Brown.

COLLEGE

ARKANSAS BAPTIST – Announced senior RB Michael Dyer will transfer to Louisville.

DUKE–Named Molly O’Brien women’s lacrosse volunteer assistant coach.

HAWAII – Fired offensive coordinator Aaron Price.

MOUNT OLIVE – Named Allison Young and Matt Parker assistant athletic trainers.

OKLAHOMA – Named Ryan Connolly volunteer assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator.

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE – Named Kristen Johnson interim women’s volleyball coach.

TROY – Promoted Bart Barnes to women’s golf coach.

WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH – Named Kelly McNiff women’s assistant basketball coach.

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