BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Named Nelson Norman director of baseball operations for the Dominican Republic.
BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned OF Alex Hassan and RHP Steven Wright to Pawtucket (IL). Reassigned 1B/OF Mark Hamilton, OF Jeremy Hazelbaker and OF Juan Carlos Linares to their minor league camp.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Optioned LHP Chris Dwyer and LHP Justin Marks to Omaha (PCL) and LHP John Lamb to Northwest Arkansas (TL).
SEATTLE MARINERS — Optioned LHP Anthony Fernandez to Jackson (SL).
ATLANTA BRAVES — Optioned RHP Cory Rasmus to Gwinnett (IL) and RHP Juan Jaime and RHP Aaron Northcraft to Mississippi (SL). Reassigned LHP Ryan Buchter, LHP Yohan Flande, RHP Gus Schlosser, C Luis De La Cruz, C Braeden Schlehuber, C Jose Yepez and INF Joe Leonard to their minor league camp.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Optioned LHP Kevin Siegrist to Memphis (PCL). Reassigned LHP Barret Browning and C Cody Stanley to their minor league camp.
KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Signed INF Jairo Perez.
LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Signed RHP Stayton Thomas.
SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS — Released RHP Andrew Snowdon.
SIOUX FALLS PHEASANTS — Signed OF Chandler Laurent.
WINNIPEG GOLDEYES — Signed RHP Chris Kissock.
SUGAR LAND SKEETERS — Signed OF Dustin Martin, OF Steve Moss, OF Fernando Perez and RHP Matt Wright.
|Chinese Professional Baseball League (Taiwan)|
EDA RHINOS — Signed Manny Ramirez.
USA BASKETBALL — Named Davidson coach Bob McKillop coach and South Carolina coach Frank Martin and Michigan coach John Beilein assistant coaches of the men's World University Games team and Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale coach and Marist coach Brian Giorgis and Penn State coach Coquese Washington assistant coaches of the women's World University Games team.
|National Basketball Association|
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS — Assigned G Kent Bazemore and F Malcolm Thomas to Santa Cruz (NBADL).
MIAMI HEAT — Signed F Juwan Howard to a second 10-day contract.
NEW ORLEANS HORNETS — Signed F Lou Amundson for the remainder of the season. Released F/C Henry Sims.
|Women's National Basketball Association|
NEW YORK LIBERTY — Agreed to terms with F Cheryl Ford.
|National Football League|
ARIZONA CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with S Rashad Johnson on a three-year contract.
BUFFALO BILLS — Released QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.
CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed DE Wallace Gilberry to a contract extension.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Released TE Randy McMichael.
TENNESSEE TITANS — Announced the retirement of G Steve Hutchinson.
|Canadian Football League|
CALGARY STAMPEDERS — Announced the retirement of LB Marc Calixte.
|National Hockey League|
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Activated F Brandon Dubinsky from injured reserve. Assigned F Matthew Ford to Springfield (AHL).
DALLAS STARS — Recalled F Tomas Vincour from Texas (AHL). Assigned F Matt Fraser to Texas.
DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled F Gustav Nyquist from Grand Rapids (AHL). Reassigned F Tomas Tatar to Grand Rapids and D Gleason Fournier from Grand Rapids to Toledo (ECHL).
NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Placed D Henrik Tallinder on injured reserve, retroactive to March 7. Recalled F Harri Pesonen from Albany (AHL).
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS — Traded F Matthew Ford to Columbus for future considerations.
PHOENIX COYOTES — Recalled D Chris Summers from Portland (AHL).
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Reassigned G Cedrick Desjardins to Syracuse (AHL).
WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Recalled D Cameron Schilling from Hershey (AHL).
|American Hockey League|
AHL — Suspended Portland LW Darian Dziurzynski one game.
|National Lacrosse League|
COLORADO MAMMOTH — Traded D Jon Sullivan and a third-round draft pick to Rochester for M/A Casey Powell.
MINNESOTA SWARM — Placed F F Josh Gillam and G Zach Higgins on the 23-man active roster.
|North American Soccer League|
NEW YORK COSMOS — Signed M Joseph Nane and D Juan Gonzalez.
BIG EAST CONFERENCE — Reached a definitive agreement for Notre Dame to leave the conference, effective July 1.
LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE — Named Robert Dowd interim commissioner.
EAST TENNESSEE STATE — Announced the retirement of women's basketball coach Karen Kemp.
GEORGIA SOUTHERN — Announced men's basketball coach Charlton "C.Y." Young will not return.
SIENA — Fired men's basketball coach Mitch Buonaguro.
UMKC — Fired men's basketball coach Matt Brown.