Major League Baseball
MLB--Suspended RHP Luis Jimenez (Milwaukee Brewers) 50 games, effective for the 2007 season, for testing positive for a performance enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
American League
OAKLAND ATHLETICS--Recalled 1B Dan Johnson from Sacramento of the PCL. Sent INF D'Angelo Jimenez outright to Sacramento.
TEXAS RANGERS--Announced an affiliation agreement with Sokane of the Northwest League, through the 2008 season.
National League
CINCINNATI REDS--Optioned RHP Matt Belisle to Sarasota of the FSL. Recalled INF Brendan Harris from Sarasota.
NEW YORK METS--Recalled INF Anderson Hernandez from Norfolk of the IL. Optioned LHP Dave Williams to Norfolk.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS--Extended their affiliation agreement with Fresno of the PCL for two years.
ST. LOUIS CARDUBAKS--Placed LHP Mark Mulder on the 15-day DL. Recalled C Mike Rose from Memphis of the PCL.
International League
DURHAM BULLS--Recalled RHP Kevin Lynn from Southwest Michigan of the ML.
SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE RED BARONS--Recalled C Jason Jaramillo from Reading of the EL.
American Association
ST. JOE BLACKSNAKES--Sold the contract of INF-OF Jake Whitesides to the Chicago Cubs.
National Basketball Association
PHOENIX SUNS--Signed F Jumaine Jones to a one-year contract.
American Basketball Association
ABA--Granted an expansion team to Los Angeles to begin play in the 2006-07 season. Announced team will be known as the Hollywood Fame.
HOLLYWOOD FAME--Named Laura Brau president and general manager.
National Football League
NFL--Named Ron Hill vice president of football operations.
CINCINNATI BENGALS--Signed T Willie Anderson to five-year contract extension, through the 2011 season.
GREEN BAY PACKERS--Released G-OT William Whitticker and G Mookie Moore.
NEW YORK JETS--Traded TE Doug Jolley to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for an undisclosed draft pick. Acquired TE Sean Ryan from Dallas for an undisclosed draft pick. Claimed WR Sloan Thomas off waivers from the Tennessee Titans.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES--Signed P Dirk Johnson to a six-year contract extension.
Canadian Football League
EDMONTON ESKIMOS--Signed DB Donald Brady.
National Hockey League
DALLAS STARS--Signed D Trevor Dalcy to a two-year contract.
American Hockey League
CHICAGO WOLVES--Signed D Brian Fahey.
COLUMBIA INFERNO--Agreed to terms with C Brad Ralph.
IDAHO STEELHEADS--Signed D Jared Nightingale.
TOLEDO STORM--Signed D Jon Sitko and F Andrew Martin.
United Hockey League
FORT WAYNE KOMETS--Signed RW Pascal Morency, D A.J. Bozoian, G Dan McWhinney, C Jean-Simon Richard, C Martin Gascon and D Adam Blanchette.
MUSKEGON FURY--Signed LW Dave Noel-Bernier.
QUAD CITY MALLARDS--Agreed to terms with D Bryce Charpentier. LACROSSE
National Lacrosse League
NEW YORK--Signed D Tyler Francey, D Keevin Galbraith, and D Nick Polanco to one-year contracts and D Joe Ghedina to a two-year contract.
HOCKEY EAST--Named Kathy Wynters to associate commissioner.
BARUCH--Named Rafael Diaz men's assistant soccer coach.
BRYANT--Named Brad Davis assistant director of athletic communications and Mark Hodgkin director of athletic marketing.
HILBERT-- Named Kerry Levett softball coach and Fran Snyder men's assistant basketball coach.
INDIANA STATE--Named Angie Lansing athletic business manager and senior women's administrator.
IUPUI--Named Lauren Geiger assistant athletic director for compliance.
LOUISIANA-MONROE--Agreed to terms with Charlie Weatherbie, football coach, on a three-year contract extension, through the 2009 season.
MOUNT ST. VINCENT--Named Matt Hisler men's soccer coach.
NEW HAMPSHIRE--Named Travis Doak women's assistant gymnastics coach.
PENNSYLVANIA--Named Tim Flynn and Jennifer Werner associate directors of athletic communications and Casey Snedecor athletic communications assistant.
POTSDAM--Named Aaron Marshall men's basketball graduate assistant.
RENSSELAER--Named Colette Bredin women's assistant ice hockey coach.
SAGINAW STATE--Announced the resignation of Sabrina Lane, softball coach.
VERMONT--Named Nancy Bercaw volunteer assistant swimming and diving coach.
WILLIAM SMITH--Named Michelle Walsh women's assistant basketball coach.
WINGATE--Named Joe Weidman assistant sports information director.
WINTHROP--Named Jason Capel assistant athletic director for marketing and game operations, Scott McDonald assistant athletic director of compliance and student services and Halee Riehle athletic trainer.
WOFFORD--Named Stephen Schram men's and women's assistant tennis coach.
XAVIER--Named Tasha Pointer women's assistant basketball coach.
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