Major League Baseball

MLB—Suspended New York Yankees RHP LaTroy Hawkins for three games and fined him for intentionally throwing at Baltimore OF Luke Scott in a game on May 20.

American League

NEW YORK YANKEES—Activated Jeff Karstens from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Scranton-Wilkes-Barre (IL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Activated OF Chris Denorfia from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Sacramento (PCL).

SEATTLE MARINERS—Recalled RHP R.A. Dickey from Tacoma (PCL).

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Activated LHP Doug Davis from the 15-day DL. Designated RHP Brandon Medders for assignment.

NEW YORK METS—Placed OF Moises Alou on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of C-1B Raul Casanova from New Orleans (PCL).

SAN DIEGO PADRES—Placed RHP Chris Young and C Josh Bard on the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Joe Thatcher to Portland (PCL). Recalled RHP Josh Banks and RHP Jared Wells from Portland and C Colt Morton from San Antonio (Texas). Desiganated RHP Justin Germano for assignment. Purchased the contract of RHP Mike Adams from Portland.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Placed RF Austin Kearns on the 15-Day DL.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

ATLANTA FALCONS—Waived P Jimmie Kaylor.

Arena Football League

LOS ANGELES AVENGERS—Fired Bill Dobson, offensive line/fullbacks coach. Announced Brent Winter, assistant head coach/offensive coordinator, will assume Dobson's responsibilities for the remainder of the 2008 season.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

ATLANTA THRASHERS—Agreed to terms with F Rylan Kaip and D Arturs Kulda.

CAROLINA HURRICANES—Agreed to terms with F Harrison Reed on a three-year contract.

COLORADO AVALANCHE—Named Tony Granato coach.

DALLAS STARS—Signed Brett Hull and Les Jackson, co-general managers, through the 2010-11 season.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Re-signed D Mike Mottau and D Sheldon Brookbank.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Agreed to terms with Alain Vigneault, coach, on a contract extension through the 2009-10 season. Fired Barry Smith and Mike Kelly, assistant coaches..