ANGELS -- Announced retirement of GM Bill Stoneman, who will remain with team as senior adviser. Named Tony Reagins GM and Abe Flores director of player personnel.
CUBS -- Promoted Oneri Fleita to VP of player personnel.
NATIONALS -- Promoted Squire Galbreath II to assistant GM for baseball administration. Assigned P Micah Bowie and OF Alex Escobar outright to Triple-A Columbus. Announced that P Jason Simontacchi chose minor league free agency. ORIOLES -- Claimed P Roberto Novoa off waivers from Cubs.
RANGERS -- Signed P Frank Francisco to one-year contract.
REDS -- Named Butch Baccala and Jeff Taylor major league scouts, Paul Pierson assistant director for player development and scouting, Freddy Benavides minor league field coordinator and Joe Katuska amateur scout.
CELTICS -- Waived C Esteban Batista.
MYSTICS (WNBA) -- Signed assistant coach Crystal Robinson.
NCAA -- Placed Ball State on two years' probation and reduced number of football and men's tennis scholarships for violations in athletics program.
MOUNT ST. MARY'S -- Hired interim AD Lynne P. Robinson as AD.
NEBRASKA -- Named Tom Osborne interim AD.
BENGALS -- Signed WR Courtney Roby to two-year contract. Activated CB Johnathan Joseph from suspended list. Placed WR Tab Perry and S Ethan Kilmer on IR.
BRONCOS -- Signed LB Jordan Beck. Released LB D.D. Lewis.
BUCCANEERS -- Acquired RB Michael Bennett from Chiefs for undisclosed 2008 and 2009 draft picks.
CARDINALS -- Signed QB Tim Hasselbeck. Released DE Quentin Moses.
CHARGERS -- Acquired WR Chris Chambers from Dolphins for 2008 second-round draft pick.
DOLPHINS -- Released S Donovin Darius. Placed DT Chase Page on IR.
REDSKINS -- Released G Kili Lefotu and FB Brian Bell from practice squad. Signed T Kevin Sampson and T Calvin Armstrong to practice squad.
SEAHAWKS -- Signed DT Howard Green.
ST. MARY'S -- Hired Jim Hanley as softball coach.
BRUINS -- Signed F Brad Marchand.
SABRES -- Agreed to four-year contract extension through 2011-12 season with F Jochen Hecht.
SENATORS -- Signed C Randy Robitaille to one-year contract.
NLL -- Announced it is canceling 2008 season because Professional Lacrosse Players Association's executive committee rejected league's collective bargaining agreement proposal.