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American League

TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with OF Chih-Hsien Chiang on a minor league contract.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES — Exercised the 2014 option on manager Fredi Gonzalez. Named Dave Holliday and Brad Sloan special assistants to the general manager/major league scouts. Promoted Don Chiti to special assistant to the general manager/pitching development and special assignment. Agreed to terms with C Jose Yepez and C Matt Pagnozzi on minor league contracts.

National Football League

NFL — Suspended Seattle CB Brandon Browner four games for violating the policy on performance enhancing substances.

BUFFALO BILLS — Placed DE Chris Kelsay on injured reserve. Signed CB T.J. Heath and G Keith Williams from the practice squad.

DETROIT RED WINGS — Reassigned D Gleason Fournier from Grand Rapids (AHL) to Toledo (ECHL).

GREEN BAY PACKERS — Placed RB Johnny White on injured reserve. Signed RB Ryan Grant. Signed OL Shea Allard and S Chaz Powell to the practice squad.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed LB Jamaal Westerman. Signed RB Alvester Alexander to the practice squad. Released TE Martell Webb and CB Isaiah Green from the practice squad.

MIAMI DOLPHINS — Placed T Jake Long on injured reserve. Released DB Anderson Russell. Signed T Patrick Brown and DB Tyrone Culver.

OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed RB Jamize Olawale from the practice squad.

ST. LOUIS RAMS — Released WR Saalim Hakim from the practice squad. Signed CB Quinton Pointer to the practice squad.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Placed LB Antwan Barnes on injured reserve. Re-signed OL Reggie Wells.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Released DB Eddie Whitley from the practice squad. Signed LB Alex Hoffman-Ellis to the practice squad.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed CB DeShawn Shead from the practice squad, CB Ron Parker from Carolina's practice squad and RB Derrick Coleman to the practice squad..

TENNESSEE TITANS—Signed OL Kyle DeVan and T Daniel Baldridge. Signed G Chris Scott to the practice squad. Placed T David Stewart and S Robert Johnson on injured reserve.

Canadian Football League

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Named Kyle Walters assistant general manager and director of Canadian scouting.

American Hockey League

PROVIDENCE BRUINS — Returned F Justin Courtnall to South Carolina (ECHL). Called up F Tyler Randall from South Carolina.

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Assigned LW Wade MacLeod to Evansville (ECHL).


IOC — Stripped the 2004 Olympic medals from Ukrainian shot putter Yuriy Bilonog, Belarussian hammer thrower Ivan Tskikhan, Russian shot putter Svetlana Krivelyova and Belarussian discus thrower Irina Yatchenko for doping.

Major League Soccer

SPORTING KANSAS CITY — Acquired D/M Josh Gardner from Montreal for a 2013 second-round draft pick, and exercised Gardner's contract option.


WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE — Announced it is adding Chicago State as a member in July.

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL — Fired football coach Mario Cristobal.

MARIST — Signed women's basketball coach Brian Giorgis to a contract extension through the 2020-21 season.

PURDUE — Named Darrell Hazell football coach.

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