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DODGERS -- Picked up option on contract of manager Grady Little for 2008 season and added club option for 2009.

INDIANS -- Optioned P Brian Slocum to Triple-A Buffalo. Assigned OF Trevor Crowe, C Wyatt Toregas, P Jeff Harris, P Adam Miller and P Tony Sipp to minor league camp.

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.


NBA -- Fined Bobcats part-owner Michael Jordan $15,000 for discussing Texas F Kevin Durant, who has yet to declare for NBA draft.


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.

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