DODGERS -- Picked up option on contract of manager Grady Little for 2008 season and added club option for 2009.
MARINERS -- Optioned P Cha-Seung Baek and P Ryan Felerabend to Triple-A Tacoma. Assigned P Renee Cortez to minor league camp.
METS -- Announced OF Ruben Sierra was given his unconditional release.
NATIONALS -- Agreed to terms with P Pedro Astacio on minor league contract.
PIRATES -- Assigned IF Neil Walker and IF Brian Bixler to minor league camp.
REDS -- Assigned IF Paul Janishto to minor league camp.
RED SOX -- Optioned P Kason Gabbard to Triple-A Pawtucket.
BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE -- Added Stony Brook as associate member for football, beginning with 2008 season.
NEW JERSEY ATHLETIC CONFERENCE -- Announced addition of Morrisville State and Brockport as affiliate football members effective with 2008-09 academic year.
BOSTON COLLEGE -- Signed AD Gene DeFilippo to five-year contract extension through 2012.
BOWIE STATE -- G Gil Goodrich (Cardinal Gibbons, Towson Catholic) was named to NCAA Division II All-America team.
CONNECTICUT -- Announced F Ben Eaves has left men's basketball team.
LSU -- Junior F-C Glen Davis announced he will forgo his last year of college eligibility to enter NBA draft.
LONG BEACH STATE -- Announced it will allow contract of men's basketball coach Larry Reynolds to expire on April 22.
BENGALS --Signed P Kyle Larson to one-year contract.
BRONCOS -- Signed former Ravens WR Brandon Stokley to one-year contract.
BROWNS -- Signed OL Lennie Friedman to one-year contract. Named Kevin Mack assistant director of player programs.
CHIEFS -- Signed DT Alfonso Boone to four-year contract.
PATRIOTS -- Re-signed WR Bam Childress.
RAMS -- Signed LB Chris Draft to three-year contract. Signed CB Mike Rumph to one-year contract.
REDSKINS -- Re-signed T Todd Wade.
TEXANS -- Signed LB Shawn Barber.