Tuesday’s sports transactions
MINNESOTA TWINS – Exercised their 2007 option on OF Torii Hunter.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Purchased the contract of INF Mark Kiger from Midland of the TL. Released LHP Scott Sauerbeck.
SEATTLE MARINERS – Announced the resignation of Tom Newberg, assistant athletic trainer. Named Rob Nodine assistant athletic trainer. Announced the contract of Dave Brundage, manager of Tacoma of the PCL, will not be renewed.
National Basketball Association
CHICAGO BULLS – Waived F-C Scott Merritt.
DENVER NUGGETS – Exercised their three-year option on the contract of George Karl, coach.
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS – Signed F Lamond Murray.
WASHINGTON WIZARDS – Released F Kevinn Pinkney.
National Football League
BUFFALO BILLS – Released TE C.J. Leak from the practice squad. Signed OT Randy Hand to the practice squad.
DENVER BRONCOS – Released P Todd Sauerbrun.
HOUSTON TEXANS – Placed DT Alfred Malone on injured reserve. Signed DT Anthony Maddox from the practice squad and DT Tim Bulman to the practice squad.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – Agreed to terms with CB Ahmad Carroll.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – Released DT Lional Dalton. Signed DB Michael Bragg from the practice squad.
MIAMI DOLPHINS – Waived RB Lee Suggs.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Signed P Danny Baugher to the practice squad.
National Hockey League
FLORIDA PANTHERS – Recalled RW Greg Jacina from Rochester of the AHL.
OTTAWA SENATORS – Signed D Tomas Kudelka to a three-year contract.
PHOENIX COYOTES – Recalled D Keith Yandle from San Antonio of the AHL.
Major League Soccer
KANSAS CITY WIZARDS – Named Rob Thomson director of marketing and communications.
USL First Division
TORONTO LYNX – Announced the team will join the Premier Development League in 2007.
CLARION – Named Ethan Bosch assistant wrestling coach.
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL – Named Pete Garcia athletic director.
GEORGIA – Suspended F Tasha Humphrey six games from the women’s basketball team for underage possession of alcohol.
MASSACHUSETTS – Suspended sophomore G Christopher Lowe and junior G Nana Ampim two games from the men’s basketball team for fighting.
MEREDITH – Named Gregory Jarvis sports information director.
OHIO – Suspended Kyle Hansen, assistant wrestling coach, indefinitely.
UC RIVERSIDE – Announced M Erasmo Solorzano is academically ineligible for the men’s soccer team.