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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL_Suspended Cincinnati RHP Johnny Cueto seven games and Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker and St. Louis manager Tony La Russa two games and fined them undisclosed amounts for their actions during Tuesday's game. Fined Cincinnati 2B Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati RHP Russ Springer, St. Louis C Yadier Molina and St. Louis RHP Chris Carpenter undisclosed amounts for their actions during Tuesday's game.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL_Approved the sale of the Texas Rangers to a group led by Chuck Greenberg and Nolan Ryan.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES_Extended working agreements with Norfolk (IL), Bowie (EL) and Frederick (Carolina) through 2014.

MINNESOTA TWINS_Placed LHP Jose Mijares on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Jeff Manship from Rochester (IL).

National League

CHICAGO CUBS_Selected the contract of INF Darwin Barney from Iowa (PCL)

MILWAUKEE BREWERS_Placed RHP LaTroy Hawkins on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Mike McClendon from Nashville (PCL). Transferred C Gregg Zaun to the 60-day DL.

NEW YORK METS_Placed RHP Francisco Rodriguez on the restricted list for two days after his arrest for an altercation with his girlfriend's father on Wednesday night. Recalled RHP Ryota Igarashi from Buffalo (IL). Activated RHP Sean Green from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Buffalo (IL).

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES_Activated OF Shane Victorino from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Antonio Bastardo to Lehigh Valley (IL).

Southern League

CAROLINA MUDCATS_Announced OF Dave Sappelt and LHP Jeremy Horst have been recalled by Louisville (IL). Recalled RHP Nick Christiani and OF Denis Phipps from Lynchburg (Carolina).

American Association


WICHITA WINGNUTS_Signed LHP Kevin Angelle.

Can-Am League

BROCKTON ROX_Signed RHP Francisco Ortiz.

QUEBEC CAPITALES_Released RHP Sean Gregory.

United League

AMARILLO DILLAS_Traded INF Daryl Jones to Edinburg for a player to be named. Released RHP Frank Corolla.

LAREDO BRONCOS_Signed OF Maiko Loyola and INF Charlie Pagliarulo. Released LHP Michael Haddad.

BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS_Named Dave Severns director of player development and Dean Demopoulos, Marc Iavaroni and Robert Pack assistant coaches.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS_Signed F Devin Ebanks.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS_Named Rod Thorn team president. Announced team president and general manager Ed Stefanski will remain as general manager.

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS_Named Bill Branch and Steve Rosenberry assistant general managers.

Women's National Basketball Association

MINNESOTA LYNX_Signed G Lindsay Whalen to a multiyear contract extension.

FOOTBALLNational Football League

CHICAGO BEARS_Placed RB Harvey Unga on injured reserve.

DENVER BR0NCOS_Signed LB Johnny Williams. Waived LB Nick Greisen.

MIAMI DOLPHINS_Placed CB Evan Oglesby on injured reserve. Signed CB Kevin Hobbs. Re-signed G Ray Feinga. Waived WR Taurus Johnson.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS_Signed LB Brandon Renkart. Place LB Andre Frazier on injured reserve.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS_Signed RB Adrian Peterson. Released WR Matt Simon.

TENNESSEE TITANS_Signed DL Raheem Brock.

HOCKEYNational Hockey League

BUFFALO SABRES— Re-signed Portland (AHL) coach Kevin Dineen and Portland assistant coach Eric Weinrich.


CHARLOTTE CHECKERS_Agreed to terms with F Matt Beca.

LAS VEGAS WRANGLERS_Agreed to terms with C Vince Bellisimo and C Ryan Huddy. Acquired the rights to D Jamie Fritsch from Gwinnett for considerations.

READING ROYALS_Signed D Dave Cowan.

LACROSSENational Lacrosse League

BOSTON BLAZERS_Traded the rights to D Paul Dawson to Calgary for a 2011 fourth-round draft pick.


ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC_Named Patrick Slonaker men's assistant basketball coach.

AUGUSTA STATE_Named Nesha Smith women's assistant basketball coach.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON_Named Marlene Navor director of athletic communications.

EASTERN ILLINOIS_Dismissed RB Chevon Walker, DE Colin Luczynski and OL Eric Rettke from the football team for unspecified rules violations.

JUNIATA_Named Rich Yahner running backs coach and special teams coordinator, Mike Hudy and Frank Blair assistant offensive line coaches, Mike Newton secondary coach, Nick Hager men's assistant basketball coach, Claudia McDowell women's assistant basketball coach and Shannon Pierce assistant sports information director.

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY_Promoted Peter Krasny to assistant athletic director, Palladium operation and management.

OBERLIN_Named Jody Burrows women's assistant basketball coach.

SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN_Named Brett Longpre men's assistant basketball coach.

TEXAS WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY_Named Michael Madrid assistant basketball coach.

UTEP_Dismissed senior G Myron Strong from the men's basketball team for violating school and athletic department policies.