BaseballAthletics: Optioned OF Eric Byrnes to Triple-A...


Athletics: Optioned OF Eric Byrnes to Triple-A Sacramento. Assigned C Cody McKay and IF Miguel Cairo to minor-league camp.


Blue Jays: Released IF Mickey Morandini. Optioned P Bob File to Triple-A Syracuse and OF Dwayne Wise to Double-A Tennessee. Assigned OF Chris Latham to minor-league camp.

Marlins: Optioned IF Nate Rolison to Triple-A Calgary and P Blaine Neal to Double-A Portland. Assigned OF Cesar Crespo to minor-league camp.


Mets: Optioned P Jerrod Riggan to Triple-A Norfolk. Reassigned IF David Howard to minor-league camp.

Royals: Signed former Orioles OF Trenidad Hubbard to minor-league contract.

Tigers: Released C Scott Servais.

Twins: Optioned P Matt Kinney and C Chad Moeller to Triple-A Edmonton.


NBA: Fined Trail Blazers F Scottie Pippen $5,000 for yelling at an official and not leaving the court quickly enough after being ejected.

Lakers: Placed G Tyronn Lue on injured list. Activated G Mike Penberthy from injured list.

Nets: Signed G Doug Overton to 10-day contract.


Wizards: Suspended F Michael Smith two games for conduct detrimental to team.


Central Connecticut State: Named Paul Schudel football coach.


Bears: Signed DT Keith Traylor to three-year contract.

Browns: Agreed to four-year contract with OL Ross Verba. Dolphins: Re-signed KR-RB Autry Denson to one-year contract.


49ers: Signed LB Derek Smith.

Packers: Re-signed NT Gilbert Brown.

Vikings: Signed WR Jake Reed to one-year contract.