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The Associated Press


MLB — Suspended Brandon Monk of the Atlanta organization (Rome-SAL), for 50 games for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Suspended Fredi Gonzalez, Florida manager, one game and fined Philadelphia RHP Jon Lieber and Florida LHP Dontrelle Willis undisclosed amounts for their actions in a May 24 game.

American League

OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Placed RHP Connor Robertson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 22. Purchased the contract of LHP Erasmo Ramirez from Sacramento (PCL).

SEATTLE MARINERS — Placed LHP Horacio Ramirez on the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Jon Huber from Tacoma (PCL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with 1B Kevin Denis-Fortier.

National League

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Activated 1B Ryan Howard from the 15-day DL. Optioned C-INF Chris Coste to Reading (EL). Placed RHP Brett Myers on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 24. Purchased the contract of LHP Mike Zagurski from Reading.

American Association

LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Traded INF Casey Gordon to St. Joe for a player to be named.

SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Sold the contract of INF Trevor Lawhorn to the Seattle Mariners

Can-Am League

NEW HAVEN COUNTY CUTTERS — Agreed to terms with C Matt Hackney, LHP Rolando Valles, RHP Jarrett Stawarz and OF Orlando Encarnacion.

NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Agreed to terms with C Doug Anderson. Released LHP Walt Novosel.

Frontier League

EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Agreed to terms with OF Brendan O’Donnell.

FLORENCE FREEDOM — Agreed to terms with RHP Cody Castle and INF-OF Eddie Gonzalez.

KALAMAZOO KINGS — Agreed to terms with INF-OF Mike Brady and C Orestes Gonzalez.

RIVER CITY RASCALS — Agreed to terms with C Ken Lup.

ROCKFORD RIVERHAWKS — Released RHP John Smith and RHP Adam Kroft.


WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Agreed to terms with OF Scott Balster, RHP Mike Causey, and RHP Brock Hunton. Announced the retirement of LHP Cory Lapinski. Sold the contract of C Nick Trzesniak to the Texas Rangers.

Northern League

SCHAUMBURG FLYERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Brandon Villafuerte. Released LHP Vince Davis and LHP Ron Madej.


National Basketball Association

CHARLOTTE BOBCATS — Named Sam Vincent coach and Bernie Bickerstaff executive vice president.

Women’s National Basketball Association

MINNESOTA LYNX — Signed F-C Tiffany Stansbury. Waived G Kiesha Brown.


National Football League

MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed FB Reagan Mauia to a four-year contract.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Named Fred McAfee director of player programs.

Canadian Football League

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Acquired WR O’Neil Wilson from Montreal for LB Cory Huclack.


National Hockey League

LOS ANGELES KINGS — Promoted Luc Robitaille to president of business operations.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS — Signed D Jonathan D’Aversa.

American Hockey League

AHL — Approved the relocation of the franchise owned by the Calgary Flames from Omaha, Neb., to the Quad Cities of eastern Illinois and western Iowa.

PEORIA RIVERMEN — Named Davis Payne assistant coach and signed him to a two-year contract.


BROWN — Announced the resignation of Cindy Blodgett, women’s assistant basketball coach, to become women’s basketball coach at Maine.

CASE WESTERN RESERVE — Named Tiffany Crooks women’s soccer coach.

DUQUESNE — Announced freshman G-F Scott Grote is transferring.

KEYSTONE COLLEGE — Accepted an invitation to join the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference beginning in the 2008-09 academic year.

MICHIGAN STATE — Named Evelyn Thompson women’s assistant basketball coach.

PURDUE — Named Scott Hinkel wrestling coach and Tom Erikson head assistant wrestling coach.

SOUTH ALABAMA — Named Michael Floyd men’s assistant basketball coach.

THIEL — Announced it will reinstate the men’s and women’s golf programs in the fall.

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