ASTROS -- Placed P Rick White on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of P Stephen Randolph from Triple-A Round Rock.
BRAVES -- P John Smoltz agrees to contract extension with option for 2009 that can become guaranteed and a club option for 2010.
ORIOLES -- Recalled C Ramon Hernandez from rehab assignment and activated him from 15-day DL. Designated C Alberto Castillo for assignment to Triple-A Norfolk.
PHILLIES -- Optioned P Matt Smith to Triple-A Ottawa. Recalled P Fabio Castro from Ottawa.
PIRATES -- Placed C Humberto Cota on 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Recalled C Ryan Doumit from Triple-A Indianapolis.
BUCKS -- Fired assistant coach Mike Sanders.
ALABAMA -- Announced dismissal of P Bernard Robert from baseball team.
HOFSTRA -- Announced men's basketball sophomore F Chris Gadley will transfer to Canisius.
MARQUETTE -- Announced that sophomore G Dominic James has declared for NBA draft.
MISSISSIPPI -- Announced retirement of women's basketball coach Carol Ross. Named women's assistant basketball coach Renee Ladner coach.
N.C. STATE -- Agreed with baseball coach Elliott Avent on contract extension through 2010.
ROBERT MORRIS -- Named Mike Rice men's basketball coach.
WEST VIRGINIA -- Reached agreement with former men's basketball coach John Beilein that Beilein will pay university $1.5 million for leaving for Michigan with five years remaining on contract.
BRONCOS -- Signed LB Warrick Holdman and LB D.D. Lewis.
CHARGERS -- Signed RB Michael Turner to one-year, $2.35 million tender.
SAINTS -- Agreed with DE Charles Grant on seven-year contract extension.
BLACKBIRDS (AIFA) -- Signed QB Mike Jenkins and QB Robbie Jenkins.
BRUINS -- Agreed with G Hannu Toivonen on one-year contract extension.
MAPLE LEAFS -- Re-signed F Boyd Devereaux to two-year contract.