American League

TORONTO BLUE JAYS_Optioned RHP Kyle Drabek to Las Vegas (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Zach Stewart from New Hampshire (EL).

National League

FLORIDA MARLINS_Activated SS Hanley Ramirez from the 15-day DL. Placed OF Scott Cousins on the 15-day DL.

HOUSTON ASTROS_Fired pitching coach Brad Arnsberg. Named Doug Brocail pitching coach.

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS_Released RHP Matt Stone.


WICHITA WINGNUTS_Released OF Jorge Cortes.

national Basketball Association

CHARLOTTE BOBCATS_Promoted Rod Higgins to director of basketball operations. Named Rich Cho general manager.

National Hockey League

OTTAWA SENATORS_Named Paul MacLean coach and signed him to a three-year contract.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS_Re-signed D Carl Gunnarsson to a two-year contract.

Major League Soccer

D.C. UNITED_Waived D Rodrigo Brasesco.


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ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE_Announced the resignation of director of communications Jason Leturmy. It is with both regret and anticipation to inform you that I am leaving my post as Director of Communications at the Atlantic 10 Conference. The relationships that I have made during my employment at the A-10 will truly be memorable for years to come, and I am grateful for the opportunities to have met each of you during my time with the conference.

BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE_Promoted Chad Cook to assistant commissioner. Named Sherika Montgomery assistant director of compliance.

BROWN_Named Kenyon Spears men's assistant basketball coach.

FLAGLER_Named Sam Boatner assistant softball coach.

GEORGE MASON_Named Jim Lewis women's assistant basketball coach.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS_Named Temeka Samuels director of athletic ticketing and donor management.