Major League Baseball
MLB—Suspended minor league OF Nicholas Francis (Kansas City) for 50 games after a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse.
BOSTON RED SOX—Added LHP Billy Wagner to the roster. Released RHP Brad Penny.
TEXAS RANGERS—Purchased the contract of RHP Pedro Strop from Oklahoma City (PCL). Designated RHP Jason Jennings for assignment.
ATLANTA BRAVES—Recalled RHP Buddy Carlyle from Gwinnett (IL). Optioned RHP Manny Acosta to Gwinnett.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Purchased his contract of RHP Vicente Padilla from Albuquerque (PCL). Optioned INF Tony Abreu to Albuquerque. Transferred RHP Jason Schmidt to the 60-day DL.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Activated RHP Dave Bush from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Mike Burns to Nashville (PCL).
National Basketball Association
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES—Signed F Trey Gilder.
National Football League
DETROIT LIONS—Released RB Allen Ervin.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Waived WR Glenn Holt.
NEW YORK JETS—Signed RB Anthony Kimble.
United Football League
NEW YORK SENTINELS—Signed DE Simeon Rice.
American Hockey League
HARTFORD WOLF PACK—Signed G Ryan Munce.
SPRINGFIELD FALCONS—Signed F Kip Brennan.
ECHL—Named Ryan Crelin director of business operations.
KALAMAZOO WINGS—Agreed to terms with F Darryl Lloyd and D Jeremy Swanson.
JOHNSTOWN CHIEFS—Signed F Erik Felde.
International Hockey League
MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS—Signed LW Matt Robertson and G Matt Lundin.
PORT HURON ICEHAWKS—Signed D George Halkidis and LW Kai Magnussen.
VICTORIA SALMON KINGS—Signed D Mike Burgoyne and D Matt Waddell.
National Lacrosse League
MINNESOTA SWARM—Named Aime Caines and Joe Sullivan assistant coaches.
Professional Bull Riders
PBR—Named Kevin Camper chief sales/marketing officer, effective Sept. 14.
GOUCHER—Named Andrew Marshall men's assistant soccer coach, Caitlin Colfer women's assistant soccer coach, Whitney Raffo and Syed Hosain assistant field hockey coaches and Mitchell Weisbrot assistant cross country coach.
MANHATTAN—Named Marianna Capomolla women's assistant volleyball coach.
NYU—Named Todd Kolean men's and women's assistant swimming and diving coach, Michael Schamis women's assistant volleyball coach, Houssein Choucair women's assistant basketball coach, Vinnie Russo assistant wrestling coach and Michael Bonacuso men's assistant soccer coach.
NORTHERN ARIZONA—Named Quintin Grogan men's assistant basketball coach.
PENNSYLVANIA—Named Chris Wojcik and Brian Dougherty men's assistant lacrosse coaches.
UCLA—Named Forest Braden, Johnny Gray and LaMonte Vaughn assistant track and field coaches.