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ASTROS -- Optioned P Miguel Asencio to Triple-A Round Rock. Assigned P Scott Sauerbeck to minor league camp.

BLUE JAYS -- Reassigned OF-P Pete Walker, IF Ray Olmedo, OF Mike Vento, C Curtis Thigpen, OF John-Ford Griffin, former Orioles OF Chad Mottola, IF Kevin Barker and IF Ryan Roberts to minor league camp.

BREWERS -- Optioned P Dennis Sarfate and OF Drew Anderson to Triple-A Nashville and IF Hernan Iribarren to Double-A Huntsville. Assigned P Yovani Gallardo, P Luther Hackman, 3B Ryan Braun and C Nestor Corredor to minor league camp.

DODGERS -- Reassigned IF Tony Abreu, OF Choo Freeman, P Jonathan Meloan and P Matt White to minor league camp. Optioned P D.J. Houlton, P Eric Stults and OF Delwyn Young to Triple-A Las Vegas.

PADRES -- Claimed P Justin Germano off waivers from Phillies.

PHILLIES -- Optioned IF Danny Sandoval and P Brian Sanches to minor league camp. Assigned P Ryan Cameron, P Kane Davis and 1B Randall Simon to minor league camp.

PIRATES -- Assigned IF Nick Green, P Jesse Chavez, IF-OF Mike Edwards and OF Chris Aguila to minor league camp. Optioned P Brian Rogers to Triple-A Indianapolis. Agreed to minor league contract with P Alay Soler.

REDS -- Optioned P Brad Salmon and P Brian Shackelford to Triple-A Louisville.

TIGERS -- Optioned C Mike Rabelo and OF Brent Clevlen to Triple-A Toledo. Assigned P Craig Dingman, P Dennis Tankersley, P Joey Eischen, IF Brent Dlugach, IF Mike Hessman, IF Kevin Hooper, OF Cameron Maybin and OF Brandon Watson to minor league camp.


BLAZERS -- Granted F Zach Randolph bereavement leave.


DUKE -- ACC named Joey Atas (Calvert Hall) men's tennis Player of the Week.

GEORGIA STATE -- Named Rod Barnes men's basketball coach.

NORTHERN IOWA -- Announced resignation of women's basketball coach Tony DiCecco.


BRONCOS -- Signed QB Patrick Ramsey. Released DE Courtney Brown.

DOLPHINS -- Re-signed FB Kyle Eckel (Navy) and CB Michael Lehan to one-year contracts.

GIANTS -- Signed Texans FB Vonta Leach to offer sheet for four-year, $7 million contract.

49ERS -- Signed LB Colby Bockwoldt.

JETS -- Re-signed OT Anthony Clement.

LIONS -- Signed WR Shaun McDonald to two-year contract.

PATRIOTS -- Signed free-agent CB Eddie Jackson.


NHL -- Suspended Predators W Jordin Tootoo five games for punching Stars D Stephane Robidas in face.

BLUE JACKETS -- Signed D Jon Landry to two-year contract.

OILERS -- Signed three-year affiliation agreement with AHL Springfield.

RANGERS -- Signed D Jason Strudwick.

RED WINGS -- Re-signed RW Tomas Kopecky to two-year contract.

STARS -- Signed D Matt Niskanen to three-year contract.


UNITED STATES -- Named Chandra Cheeseborough women's track and field assistant coach.


U.S. MEN -- Added D Wade Barrett and M Brian Mullen to roster.

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