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By The Associated Press
Saturday, May 24, 2008


Major League Baseball

MLB -- Suspended Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker for two games for making contact with an umpire, N.Y. Yankees manager Joe Girardi for one game for kicking dirt at an umpire and San Diego hitting coach Wally Joyner for one game for coming on the field to argue with an umpire and fined them.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES -- Activated RHP Rocky Cherry from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Norfolk (IL).

CHICAGO WHITE SOX -- Placed INF Juan Uribe on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 16. Purchased the contract of OF DeWayne Wise from Charlotte (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS -- Activated RHP Joe Borowski from the 15-day DL. Designated LHP Craig Breslow for assignment.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES -- Agreed to terms with Bobby Cox, manager, on a one-year contract extension through the 2009 season. Activated C Brayan Pena from the 15-day DL and designated him for assignment.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS -- Placed RHP Eric Gagne on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 21. Recalled RHP Tim Dillard from Nashville (PCL).

WASHINGTON NATIONALS -- Optioned LHP Matt Chico and RHP Chris Schroder to Columbus (IL). Purchased the contracts of OF Ryan Langerhans, LHP Charlie Manning and RHP Brian Sanches from Columbus. Transferred RHP Ryan Wagner from the 15- to the 60-day DL.

Southern League

CAROLINA MUDCATS -- Added C Alberto Concepcion from Albuquerque (PCL).

American Association

WICHITA WINGNUTS -- Released RHP Dan Caldwell.

Can-Am League

QUEBEC CAPITALES -- Signed RHP Mark James.

WORCESTER TORNADOES -- Traded INF Felix Escalona to Ottawa for future considerations.

Northern League

KANSAS CITY T-BONES -- Agreed to terms with C Ryan Smith.

SCHAUMBURG FLYERS -- Agreed to terms with LHP Bryan Hansen. Released INF Anthony Manuel. Announced the retirement of LHP Walt Novosel.

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES -- Agreed to terms with INF Demetrius Heath.


National Football League

ATLANTA FALCONS -- Waived FS D.J. Wolfe.

CLEVELAND BROWNS -- Signed CB Terry Cousin to a two-year contract.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS -- Waived DE Erasmus James.

Canadian Football League

MONTREAL ALOUETTES -- Named Joe Paopao football department consultant.

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS -- Signed OL Brendon LaBatte, RB Daryl Stephenson, DB Marc Beswick and LB Pierre-Luc Labbe.


Major League Soccer

COLUMBUS CREW -- Signed F-M Cory Elenio.


SUN BELT CONFERENCE -- Promoted director of media relations John McElwain to associate commissioner for communications, effective June 1.

AUBURN -- Named Kurt Hettinger assistant gymnastics coach.

DAVIDSON -- Named Erin Lycan women's assistant soccer coach.

MISSOURI STATE -- Named Rick Kindhart sports information director.

TEMPLE -- Announced the resignation of Casey Dickson, softball coach.

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