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Tuesday's sports transactions

| Wednesday, May 14, 2008

BASEBALL

National League

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).

American Association

FORT WORTH CATS -- Signed LHP Kelly Shearer.

Can-Am League

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.

BASKETBALL

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.

FOOTBALL

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.

HOCKEY

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.

LACROSSE

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.

COLLEGE

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.

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