Wednesday's Sports Transactions

Major League Baseball

MLB — Suspended St. Louis minor league 2B Brett Wiley (State College-NY Penn) 50 games after testing positive for an amphetamine.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Named Amy Tuten manager of sponsorship sales, Kirsten Ladendorf manager of catering and suites, and Scott Moudry manager of ticket operations for the Sarasota spring training facility. Promoted Trevor Markham to director of operations at Sarasota.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS — Selected the contract of RHP Chang-Yong Lim from Iowa (PCL). Designated RHP Michael Bowden for assignment. Claimed RHP Daniel Bard off waivers from Boston. Designated OF Cole Gillespie for assignment.

American Association

AMARILLO SOX — Exercised the 2014 contract options on RHP Erik Draxton, RHP Freddy Flores, RHP Josh Giles, RHP Cephas Howard, RHP Jason Johnson, RHP Matt Larkins, LHP Kristhiam Linares, RHP Jason Mitchell, RHP Ryan Mitchell, RHP Joe Newby, RHP Andrew Romo, RHP Brad Wilson, C Chris Grossman, INF Adam DeLaGarza, INF Jorge Delgado, INF Trey Ford, INF Jermel Lomack, INF Josh Miller, INF Kyle Nichols, INF KC Serna, INF Joe Weik, OF Jason Martin, OF Cory Patton and OF Chris Valencia.

LAREDO LEMURS — Exercised the 2014 contract options on RHP Mike Benacka, RHP Justin Garcia, RHP Mark Haynes, RHP Seth Lintz, RHP Jamison Maj, RHP Tyler Pearson, RHP Chad Povich, RHP Michael Suk, RHP Sean Tracey, LHP Greg Wilborn, RHP Kyle Wilson, C Brian Peterson, INF John Alonso, INF Garrett Buechele, INF Harrison Kain, INF Jimmy Mojica, INF Garrett Rau, OF John Allen, OF Stephen Douglas, INF Mike Provencher and OF Daniel Poma.

ST. PAUL SAINTS — Sold the contract of RHP Mark Hamburger to Minnesota (AL). Released INF Donald Blunt.

Can-Am League

ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Traded OF Donnie Webb to Southern Maryland (Atlantic) for a player to be named. Traded INF Danny Bomback to Camden (Atlantic) for a player to be named.

National Basketball Association

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS_Named Kenny Lauer vice president of digital and marketing.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS — Named Jim Cleamons and Scott Williams assistant coaches and Josh Oppenheimer assistant coach/player development.

National Football League

CHICAGO BEARS — Signed G Derek Dennis to the practice squad. Terminated the practice squad contract of QB Jerrod Johnson.

CINCINNATI BENGALS — Placed WR Andrew Hawkins on the injured reserve/return list. Signed OT Dennis Roland. Signed QB Greg McElroy to the practice squad.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed RB Bradley Randle to the practice squad. Released RB Joe Banyard from the practice squad.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Re-signed OL Josh Kline to the practice squad. Released LB Jeff Tarpinian from the practice squad.

NEW YORK GIANTS — Placed RB Andre Brown on the injured reserve/return list. Signed DE Adewale Ojomo from the practice squad. Signed OL Sam Baker to the practice squad.

Pro Football Hall of Fame

HOF — Announced the retirement of president Stephen A. Perry.

Canadian Football League

EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Signed WR Jamal Miles to the practice roster.

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed QB Levi Brown to the practice roster.

National Hockey League

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Agreed to terms with D Niklas Hjalmarsson on a five-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season.

ST. LOUIS BLUES — Promoted general manager Doug Armstrong to president of hockey operations and Bruce Affleck to president of business operations.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Signed F Andre Burakovsky to a three-year, entry-level contract. Promoted Olie Kolzig to goaltender coach. Named Scott Murray associate goaltender coach.


READING ROYALS — Agreed to terms with F David Toews.

SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS — Agreed to terms with F Tory Allan and D Tom Janosz.

Major League Soccer

SPORTING KANSAS CITY — Loaned F Dom Dwyer Orlando City SC (USL Pro) for one game.

TORONTO FC — Fired president and general manager Kevin Payne.


NCAA — Granted men's basketball G Michael Dixon's waiver to play this season at Memphis after transferring from Missouri.

NEW JERSEY ATHLETIC CONFERENCE — Named Katherine Clawson assistant to the commissioner.

LA SALLE — Named Nora McGurkin women's assistant lacrosse coach.

LIMESTONE — Named Erik Schwager assistant strength & conditioning coach.

MINNESOTA STATE (MANKATO) — Named Marc Harwood assistant wrestling coach.

NYU — Named Michael Leibfried men's and women's assistant golf coach, Douglas Lennox men's and women's swimming coach and Leo Kwan assistant strength and conditioning coach.

SOUTH DAKOTA — Announced the retirement of men's basketball coach David Boots.

SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE_Extended the contracts of football coach Cory Sauter, women's basketball coach Allison Kruger and men's basketball coach Brad Bigler four years.

WAGNER — Named Christopher Fourman assistant athletic director for academics and compliance.

WASHINGTON STATE_Announced Ben Johnson men's assistant basketball coach Ben Johnson is leaving the basketball program.