OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended free agent minor league RHP Jorge Baez, Detroit minor league C Moises Nunez (Connecticut-NYP) and Detroit minor league LHP Richard Terrero (GCL Tigers) 25 games each, following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Placed LHP Richard Bleier on the 10-day IL, retroactive to April 10. Recalled LHP Tanner Scott from Norfolk (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Josh Lucas from Norfolk.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Recalled LHP Josh Osich from Charlotte (IL).

HOUSTON ASTROS — Optioned LHP Framber Valdez to Round Rock (PCL).

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Recalled RHP Jake Newberry from Omaha (PCL). Optioned 1B Frank Schwindel to Omaha.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Recalled RHP Jake Jewell from Salt Lake (PCL).

NEW YORK YANKEES — Placed C Gary Sánchez on the 10-day IL, retroactive to April 11. Recalled C Kyle Higashioka from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Agreed to terms with RHP Edwin Jackson on a minor league contract.

SEATTLE MARINERS — Recalled RHP Ruben Alaniz from Tacoma (PCL). Activated RHP Shawn Armstrong from 10-day IL. Optioned RHPs Matt Festa and Erik Swanson to Tacoma (PCL).

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with 2B Ozzie Albies on a seven-year contract.

CHICAGO CUBS — Placed C Victor Caratini on the 10-day IL. Recalled C Taylor Davis from Iowa (PCL).

LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Recalled RHP Jaime Schultz from Oklahoma City (PCL). Optioned RHP JT Chargois to Oklahoma City.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Recalled INF Kevin Kramer from Indianapolis (IL). Placed INF Kevin Newman on the 10-day IL, retroactive to April 9.


National Basketball Association

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — Fired coach Larry Drew.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS — Announced coach Luke Walton and the team have mutually agreed to part ways.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES — Fired coach JB Bickerstaff. Demoted general manager Chris Wallace to scout.

PHOENIX SUNS — Removed the interim tag from general manager James Jones. Named Jeff Bower senior vice president of basketball operations.

SACRAMENTO KINGS — Fired coach Dave Joerger. Signed general manager Vlade Divac to a contract extension through the 2022-23 season.


National Football League

NFL — Fined Washington LB Reuben Foster two game checks for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

CAROLINA PANTHERS — Signed WR Chris Hogan to a one-year contract.

CHICAGO BEARS — Signed K Elliott Fry.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Agreed to terms with WR Adam Thielen on a multiyear contract extension.  Waived CB Jalen Myrick.

NEW YORK GIANTS — Signed WR Sterling Shepard to a contract extension.

NEW YORK JETS — Signed RB Ty Montgomery.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed OL Daniel Brunskill to a one-year contract.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed LB DeMarquis Gates.


 DUKE — Freshman G Cam Reddish will enter the NBA draft.

FLORIDA — Freshman G Andrew Nembhard declared for the NBA draft.

IOWA — Junior F Tyler Cook declared for the NBA draft. Freshman G Joe Wieskamp will enter the NBA draft.

KENTUCKY — Freshman G Tyler Herro will enter the NBA draft.

LSU — Freshman G JaVonte Smart will enter the NBA draft.

NEVADA — Named Steve Alford men's basketball coach.

SAINT JOSEPH'S — Graduate men's basketball G Lamarr Kimble will transfer to Louisville. Announced graduate men's basketball G Troy Holston is leaving the program.

STANFORD — Sophomore F KZ Okpala declared for the NBA draft.

TEXAS — Freshman F Jaxson Hayes will enter the NBA draft.

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