Tuesday’s sports transactions
NEW YORK METS — Purchased the contracts of RHP Claudio Vargas and INF-OF Fernando Tatis from New Orleans (PCL). Activated RHP Matt Wise from the 15-day DL. Designated RHP Jorge Sosa and RHP Nelson Figueroa for assignment. Placed OF Angel Pagan on the 15-day DL. Assigned C Raul Casanova to New Orleans.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Purchased the contract of RHP Marino Salas from Indianapolis (IL).
FORT WORTH CATS — Signed LHP Kelly Shearer.
ATLANTIC CITY SURF — Signed OF Lucas Taylor. Released OF Christopher M. Perez.
Golden Baseball League
ST. GEORGE ROADRUNNERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Simon Lee.
YUMA SCORPIONS — Agreed to terms with RHP/pitching coach Aaron Wilson.
National Basketball Association
NEW YORK KNICKS — Named Mike D’Antoni coach and signed him to a four-year contract.
Women’s National Basketball Association
MINNESOTA LYNX — Released F Tamara Bowie.
American Basketball Association
ABA — Granted an expansion team to Detroit to begin play in the 2008-09 season.
DETROIT — Announced team nickname will be Zafir.
NYC INTERNATIONALZ — Named Michael Logan coach.
National Football League
BUFFALO BILLS — Placed TE Kevin Everett and WR Chris Denney on the waived/failed physical list.
NEW YORK GIANTS — Signed DT Nate Robinson, DT Brian Soi, DE Alex Morrow, DB Miguel Scott, DB Terrance Stringer, C Nick Leeson and OL Jacob Hobbs. Released P Owen Tolson, LB Rory Johnson and DT Joshua Muse. Terminated the contracts of TE Eric Butler and G Carnell Stewart.
Canadian Football League
EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Announced the retirement of FB Mike Maurer.
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed WR Derick Armstrong and WR Terrence Edwards to contract extensions.
Arena Football League
COLUMBUS DESTROYERS-Waived OL Eric Graham. Signed QB Jeff Mroz and DL Reggie Rhodes to the practice squad.
GEORGIA FORCE-Waived DB Marcus Jefferson and DB Chris Royal.
GRAND RAPIDS RAMPAGE-Signed QB Tom Arth. Released QB John Fitzgerald. Signed DL Ronnie Washburn to practice squad.
ORLANDO PREDATORS-Signed WR-DB Kevin Nickerson.Waived DB Nick Allison and WR Chas Gessner. Signed FB-LB Johnnie Balous to the practice squad.
TAMPA BAY STORM-Signed DB Daryon Brutley. Signed DB Scott Cunningham to the practice squad.
UTAH BLAZE — Waived DB Carlton Brown.
National Hockey League
BOSTON BRUINS — Signed F Chuck Kobasew to a multiyear contract extension.
COLORADO AVALANCHE — Signed F T.J. Galiardi.
ST. LOUIS BLUES — Signed C T.J. Oshie and F Lars Eller.
Major League Lacrosse
BOSTON CANNONS — Placed D Rodger Colbert and M James Gurick on waivers.
CHICAGO MACHINE — Placed A Sidney Jones and A Kevin Ross on waivers.
DENVER OUTLAWS — Traded M Scott Sowanick and a 2008 fourth-round draft pick to Washington for a 2009 third-round draft pick. Placed M Kyle Dowd, D Michael Graham, A Bobby Griebe, A Darren Sasaki-Scanlon, D Cory Vann and A Ryan Zordani on waiversaivers.
LONG ISLAND LIZARDS — Placed M Rob Bonaguro, A Michael Gongas, D Jamie Hanford and A Adam Zuder-Havens on waivers.
LOS ANGELES RIPTIDE — Placed M Benjamin Bailey, M Judson Lattimore, M David Madeira, M Jason Rostan and A Ryan Wheeler on waivers.
NEW JERSEY PRIDE — Placed M Paul Gillette, D Matthew Heiderman and M Evan Kay on waivers.
PHILADELPHIA BARRAGE — Placed A Brody Bush, G Brendan Callahan, M Daniel Holdridge, M Tom Sciolla and M Spencer Wright on waivers.
ROCHESTER RATTLERS — Placed D Scott Ditzell, M Christopher Doctor, G Jason Donavan, M Justin Porter and D Joseph Thon on waivers.
SAN FRANCISCO DRAGNS — Placed M Justin Berdeguez, M Christopher Doyle, G Matt Fallon, A Andrew Gallagher, M David Gerbarg, D Chris Heier and M Chris Scanlon on waivers.
WASHINGTON BAYHAWKS — Placed M Stephen Byrnes, M Todd Evans, M Matthew Florio, M Christopher Gill, M Luis Gonzalez, M Patrick Kimener, M Jack Lingo, M Ryan Maciaszek, M Brian Read and G Todd Schreiner on waivers.
ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK — Named Scott Norwood baseball coach.
FLORIDA — Named Ken Ko assistant volleyball coach.
GEORGIAN COURT — Named Phil Groves women’s track and field coach.
MONMOUTH, N.J. — Named Stephanie Gaitley women’s basketball coach.
MOUNT OLIVE — Announced the retirement of Bill Clingan, men’s basketball coach. Named Joey Higginbotham men’s basketball coach.
PLYMOUTH STATE — Announced the resignation of Andrew Brauch, men’s lacrosse coach.
ROBERT MORRIS — Promoted Andrew Toole to men’s associate head basketball coach.
ST. GREGORY’S — Named Kelly Archer women’s basketball coach.
TENNESSEE — Announced WR Kenny O’Neal will transfer.
WORCESTER STATE — Named Marv Degon men’s associate hockey coach. Announced the resignation of Bob Thebeau, men’s assistant hockey coach.