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By The Associated Press
Friday, Nov. 16, 2007


National League

CHICAGO CUBS—Named Mark Riggins minor league pitching coordinator.

American Association

PENSACOLA PELICANS—Acquired OF Sean Gamble from Nashua (Can-Am) to complete an earlier trade.

SIOUX FALLS CANARIES—Agreed to terms with RHP Seth Gilleland.

Can-Am League

ATLANTIC CITY SURF—Released OF Chaz Lytle.

NASHUA PRIDE—Traded RHP Dustin Nielsen and INF Mike Pierre to Chillicothe (Frontier) to complete an earlier trade.

NEW HAVEN COUNTY CUTTERS—Sold the contracts of LHP Kevin Culpepper and OF Ervin Alcantara to Brockton.

Northern League

FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS—Renewed the contract of Steve Montgomery, pitching coach.

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS—Agreed to terms with INF Omar Padilla. Named Mike Smith assistant general manager/sales and marketing, Becky Kremen assistant general manager/business operations, Jim Rice group sales manager and Aaron Pineda ticket sales/media relations assistant.

United Baseball League

HARLINGEN WHITEWINGS—Exercised the 2008 options on OF John Beal, P Derek Bennett, OF Bub Bergstrom, INF Omar Bramasco, OF David Cardona, P Angel Cordero, P Joey Cress, P Bobby Darling, P Maximino de la Cruz, P Kenneth Evoniuk, OF Ryan Fox, P Chris Gale, C Kevin Griffin, P Todd Lutz, INF Alejandro Martinez, OF Sam McLain, P Wilfrido Laureano, INF Brian Nichols, IF Ericnardo Padilla, INF Miguel Peguero, P Joe Rogers, OF Luany Sanchez, P Julian Willams, OF Teodoro Encarnacion and C Danilo Reynoso.


National Basketball Association

CHICAGO BULLS—Assigned G JamesOn Curry to Iowa of the NBA Development League.

SACRAMENTO KINGS—Waived G Orien Greene.

NBA Development League

ALBUQUERQUE THUNDERBIRDS—Waived G Steven Barber, G Kris Collins, F Harry Good, F Jackson Marlow and G/F Tiras Wade.

ANAHEIM ARSENAL—Waived F B.J. Walker, G Tyrone Anderson, G Clarence Sanders, G Lorenzo Williams and C Bruce Brown.

AUSTIN TOROS—Waived G Ronald Blackshear, F Joseph Works and F Marcus Williams.

BAKERSFIELD JAM—Waived F Wayne Oliver, F Lamar Gayle and G Jason Harris.

COLORADO 14ERS—Waived F Kelly Whitney, F Brandon Dean, F Mo Charlo, F Marcus Sanders and F Tyronne Beale.

DAKOTA WIZARDS—Waived F Johnathan Burris, G/F Armein Kirkland, G Donta Richardson and G Tony Gipson.

FORT WAYNE MAD ANTS—Waived C Shagari Alleyne, F Julius Ashby, G Frank Richards, F Casey Love and G Anthony Kyle.

IDAHO STAMPEDE—Waived G Marlon London, G Dwuan Rice and G Tim Jennings.

IOWA ENERGY—Waived G Nedu Onyeuke, F Alfred Neale, C James Beasley and G Larry House.

LOS ANGELES D-FENDERS—Waived F Damond Williams, G Ivan Jenkins, G Forrest Fisher and F Martane Freeman.

SIOUX CITY SKYFORCE—Waived G Marcus Bailey, G Derrick Wimmer, F Sammy Monroe and F Freddy Robinson.

TULSA 66ERS—Waived G DeAndre Rice, C Rashid Byrd, G Schea Cotton and G Abe Badmus.

UTAH FLASH—Waived G Steven Barnes, F Isma'il Muhammad, F Trayvon Lathan and G Tyree Jones.

American Basketball Association

LONG BEACH BREAKERS—Signed F Byron Russell.

Continental Basketball Association

PITTSBURGH XPLOSION—Waived G Ryan Edwards. Signed G Darmetrious Kilgore.

YAKAMA SUN KINGS—Signed G Moochie Norris.


National Football League

WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Placed WR Brandon Lloyd on injured reserve. Signed WR Jimmy Farris.

Canadian Football League

CALGARY STAMPEDERS—Fired Tom Higgins, coach.


National Hockey League

BOSTON BRUINS—Recalled G Tuukka Rask from Providence (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Acquired D Aaron Rome and D Clay Wilson from Anaheim for C Geoff Platt.

American Hockey League

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS—Announced Edmonton (NHL) recalled F Liam Reddox and assigned G Jeff Deslauriers to the team.

SYRACUSE CRUNCH—Traded D Bruno St. Jacques to Portland for future considerations. Announced Columbus (NHL) has assigned RW Petr Pohl to the team.

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS—Announced Pittsburgh (NHL) recalled F Tyler Kennedy.


ECHL—Suspended Utah F Justin Bourne one game for his actions in a Nov. 14 game.

Central Hockey League

ARIZONA SUNDOGS—Signed RW Mike Bartlett.



YOUNGSTOWN STEELHOUNDS—Announced F Kirill Starkov has been assigned to the team by Columbus (NHL).


National Lacrosse League

NEW YORK TITANS—Signed F Jeff Ratcliffe to a one-year contract.


U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION—Named Neil Buethe senior manager of communications, Mike Gressle director of marketing & communications and Jim Moorhouse director of youth national team administration.


ARKANSAS—Announced the merger of its men's and women's athletic programs next year. Named Jeff Long vice chancellor for intercollegiate athletics and athletic director and Bev Lewis associate vice chancellor.

BECKER—Named Samly Phonesavanh women's lacrosse coach and Mike Sarno baseball coach. Announced the contracts of Mel Mills, football coach, and Warren Pollard, assistant football coach, will not be renewed.

ELON—Announced the resignation of Chris Webb, women's soccer coach.

WILLIAMS PATERSON—Announced the resignation of Mike Miello, football coach.

WYOMING—Announced the resignation of Anne Moore, women's soccer coach.

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