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ON AIR

TV SportsWatch

Wednesday, Sept. 25

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

2:10 p.m.

WGN — Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs

7 p.m.

SPSO — Milwaukee at Atlanta

ESPN — Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees

10 p.m.

ESPN — L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco

SAILING

4 p.m.

NBCSN — America’s Cup, final race, at San Francisco

ON TAP

Thursday, Sept. 26

CROSS COUNTRY

Lake Forest Meet, 4:30

FOOTBALL

Lookout Valley at TCPC (MS), 5

Cleveland Middle at Ocoee Middle, 7 (7th 5)

GIRLS SOCCER

Ocoee Middle at Lake Forest, 5

Walker Valley at Hixson, 5:30

Polk County at Sweetwater, 5:30

Cleveland vs. Boyd Buchanan (CCS Tournament), 5

Lee (W) at Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), 7

Bradley Central in Ladies Championship Tournament, Nashville

GOLF

Region 3-AAA Tournament (RiverWatch), TBA

SOFTBALL

Ocoee Middle at Baylor, 5

TENNIS

Ocoee Middle at Cleveland Middle, 4:30

VOLLEYBALL

Bradley Central at Soddy-Daisy, 6:15 (JV 5:15, 9th 4:15)

Ooltewah at Cleveland, 6:15 (JV 5:15, 9th 4:15)

Walker Valley at McMinn County, 6 (JV 5)

Friday, Sept 27

FOOTBALL

District 5-AAA

Signal Mountain at Bradley Central, 7:30

Cleveland at Knox West, 7:30

Walker Valley at Polk County, 7:30

Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett at Ooltewah, 7:30

Soddy-Daisy at Tyner, 7:30

McMinn County, East Hamilton have byes

District 5-AA

Walker Valley at Polk County, 7:30

Loudon at East Ridge, 7:30

McMinn Central at Meigs County, 7:30

Sweetwater at Silverdale Academy, 7:30

Sequoyah has a bye

SOCCER

West Florida at Lee (M), 7

Cleveland vs. Tennessee High (CCS Tournament), 7

Bradley Central in Ladies Championship Tournament, Nashville

VOLLEYBALL

Cleveland Christian, Knoxville Apostolic at Knoxville Christian, 5

Lee at Valdosta (Ga.) State, 7

Saturday, Sept. 28

FOOTBALL

Ocoee Middle at Cleveland Middle (6), 10 a.m.

GOLF

Lee (W) at Lander Lady Bearcat (Hilton Head, S.C.), TBA

GIRLS SOCCER

Cleveland vs. Shelbyville (CCS Tournament), 11 a.m.

Bradley Central in Ladies Championship Tournament, Nashville

VOLLEYBALL

Lee at West Georgia, 2

Bradley, Cleveland, Walker Valley in JV Choo Choo Classic at East Ridge, TBA

Sunday, Sept. 29

GOLF

Lee (W) at Lander Lady Bearcat (Hilton Head, S.C.), TBA

SOCCER

Lee (M) at West Alabama, 3

BASEBALL

National League

East Division

W L Pct GB

x-Atlanta 93 64 .592 —

Washington 84 74 .532 9½

New York 72 85 .459 21

Philadelphia 72 85 .459 21

Miami 58 100 .367 35½

Central Division

W L Pct GB

z-St. Louis 93 65 .589 —

z-Pittsburgh 91 67 .576 2

z-Cincinnati 90 68 .570 3

Milwaukee 70 87 .446 22½

Chicago 65 93 .411 28

West Division

W L Pct GB

x-Los Angeles 91 66 .580 —

Arizona 80 77 .510 11

San Diego 73 84 .465 18

San Francisco 72 85 .459 19

Colorado 72 86 .456 19½

z-clinched playoff berth

x-clinched division

Tuesday’s Games

Atlanta 3, Milwaukee 2

N.Y. Mets 4, Cincinnati 2

Philadelphia 2, Miami 1

Pittsburgh 8, Chicago Cubs 2

St. Louis 2, Washington 0

Colorado 8, Boston 3

Arizona 2, San Diego 1, 12 innings

L.A. Dodgers 2, San Francisco 1

Wednesday’s Games

N.Y. Mets (Matsuzaka 2-3) at Cincinnati (Latos 14-6), 12:35

Washington (Zimmermann 19-8) at St. Louis (S.Miller 14-9), 1:45 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Liriano 16-7) at Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 3-2), 2:20

Milwaukee (Lohse 10-10) at Atlanta (Maholm 10-10), 7:10

Philadelphia (Hamels 8-14) at Miami (B.Hand 1-1), 7:10

Boston (Peavy 11-5) at Colorado (Chacin 14-9), 8:40 p.m.

Arizona (Delgado 5-6) at San Diego (Kennedy 6-10), 10:10

L.A. Dodgers (Nolasco 13-10) at San Francisco (Zito 4-11), 10:15 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS

BATTING-Cuddyer, Colorado, .335; CJohnson, Atlanta, .327; MCarpenter, St. Louis, .324; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .320; Werth, Washington, .316; FFreeman, Atlanta, .315; Craig, St. Louis, .315; Tulowitzki, Colorado, .315; YMolina, St. Louis, .315.

RUNS-MCarpenter, St. Louis, 125; Choo, Cincinnati, 106; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 101; Votto, Cincinnati, 100; Holliday, St. Louis, 99; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 95; JUpton, Atlanta, 93.

RBI-Goldschmidt, Arizona, 124; Bruce, Cincinnati, 107; FFreeman, Atlanta, 106; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 102; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, 98; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 97; Craig, St. Louis, 97.

HITS-MCarpenter, St. Louis, 198; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 183; DanMurphy, New York, 182; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 177; Pence, San Francisco, 174; Votto, Cincinnati, 174; Segura, Milwaukee, 173.

DOUBLES-MCarpenter, St. Louis, 55; Bruce, Cincinnati, 42; YMolina, St. Louis, 42; GParra, Arizona, 42; Rizzo, Chicago, 39; Desmond, Washington, 38; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 38.

TRIPLES-CGomez, Milwaukee, 10; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 10; Segura, Milwaukee, 10; Span, Washington, 10; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 7; Hechavarria, Miami, 7; Venable, San Diego, 7; EYoung, New York, 7.

HOME RUNS-Goldschmidt, Arizona, 36; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 34; Bruce, Cincinnati, 30; DBrown, Philadelphia, 27; CGonzalez, Colorado, 26; JUpton, Atlanta, 26; Zimmerman, Washington, 26.

STOLEN BASES-Segura, Milwaukee, 44; EYoung, New York, 42; ECabrera, San Diego, 37; CGomez, Milwaukee, 37; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 37; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 27; Pierre, Miami, 23.

PITCHING-Zimmermann, Washington, 19-8; Wainwright, St. Louis, 18-9; JDe La Rosa, Colorado, 16-6; Liriano, Pittsburgh, 16-7; Greinke, Los Angeles, 15-3; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 15-9; 10 tied at 14.

ERA-Kershaw, Los Angeles, 1.88; Fernandez, Miami, 2.19; Harvey, New York, 2.27; Greinke, Los Angeles, 2.67; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 2.77; ClLee, Philadelphia, 2.93; Ryu, Los Angeles, 2.97.

STRIKEOUTS-Kershaw, Los Angeles, 224; Wainwright, St. Louis, 214; Samardzija, Chicago, 210; ClLee, Philadelphia, 209; AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 203; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 199; Hamels, Philadelphia, 196; HBailey, Cincinnati, 196.

SAVES-Kimbrel, Atlanta, 49; RSoriano, Washington, 42; AChapman, Cincinnati, 38; Mujica, St. Louis, 37; Romo, San Francisco, 36; Street, San Diego, 33; Cishek, Miami, 32; Grilli, Pittsburgh, 32; Gregg, Chicago, 32.

American League

East Division

W L Pct GB

x-Boston 95 63 .601 —

Tampa Bay 88 69 .561 6½

New York 82 75 .522 12½

Baltimore 81 76 .516 13½

Toronto 72 85 .459 22½

Central Division

W L Pct GB

z-Detroit 92 66 .582 —

Cleveland 87 70 .554 4½

Kansas City 83 74 .529 8½

Minnesota 66 91 .420 25½

Chicago 62 95 .395 29½

West Division

W L Pct GB

x-Oakland 94 64 .595 —

Texas 86 71 .548 7½

Los Angeles 77 80 .490 16½

Seattle 69 89 .437 25

Houston 51 107 .323 43

z-clinched playoff berth

x-clinched division

Tuesday’s Games

Cleveland 5, Chicago White Sox 4

Tampa Bay 7, N.Y. Yankees 0

Toronto 3, Baltimore 2, 10 innings

Texas 3, Houston 2

Detroit 4, Minnesota 2

Colorado 8, Boston 3

L.A. Angels 3, Oakland 0

Seattle 4, Kansas City 0

Wednesday’s Games

Oakland (Straily 10-7) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 10-8), 3:35

Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 4-10) at Cleveland (Salazar 1-3), 7:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Price 8-8) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 4-13), 7:05 p.m.

Toronto (Rogers 5-8) at Baltimore (B.Norris 10-12), 7:05

Houston (Keuchel 6-9) at Texas (M.Perez 9-5), 8:05 p.m.

Detroit (Scherzer 20-3) at Minnesota (Correia 9-12), 8:10

Boston (Peavy 11-5) at Colorado (Chacin 14-9), 8:40 p.m.

Kansas City (E.Santana 9-9) at Seattle (Iwakuma 13-6), 10:10 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS

BATTING-MiCabrera, Detroit, .347; Mauer, Minnesota, .324; Trout, Los Angeles, .324; ABeltre, Texas, .317; Cano, New York, .314; DOrtiz, Boston, .307; Donaldson, Oakland, .305.

RUNS-Trout, Los Angeles, 108; MiCabrera, Detroit, 103; CDavis, Baltimore, 102; AJackson, Detroit, 98; AJones, Baltimore, 98; Crisp, Oakland, 91; Encarnacion, Toronto, 90; TorHunter, Detroit, 90.

RBI-MiCabrera, Detroit, 137; CDavis, Baltimore, 136; Fielder, Detroit, 106; AJones, Baltimore, 106; Cano, New York, 105; Encarnacion, Toronto, 104; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 99.

HITS-ABeltre, Texas, 193; MiCabrera, Detroit, 189; Machado, Baltimore, 189; Pedroia, Boston, 187; Trout, Los Angeles, 187; Cano, New York, 185; Hosmer, Kansas City, 184.

DOUBLES-Machado, Baltimore, 51; Lowrie, Oakland, 44; Pedroia, Boston, 42; CDavis, Baltimore, 41; Cano, New York, 39; AlRamirez, Chicago, 39; Trout, Los Angeles, 39.

TRIPLES-Gardner, New York, 10; Trout, Los Angeles, 9; Ellsbury, Boston, 8; Drew, Boston, 7; AGordon, Kansas City, 6; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 6; LMartin, Texas, 6; BMiller, Seattle, 6.

HOME RUNS-CDavis, Baltimore, 52; MiCabrera, Detroit, 44; Encarnacion, Toronto, 36; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 34; ADunn, Chicago, 32; AJones, Baltimore, 32; 5 tied at 29.

STOLEN BASES-Ellsbury, Boston, 52; RDavis, Toronto, 45; Andrus, Texas, 40; Rios, Texas, 40; Altuve, Houston, 35; LMartin, Texas, 34; Trout, Los Angeles, 33.

PITCHING-Scherzer, Detroit, 20-3; Colon, Oakland, 17-6; CWilson, Los Angeles, 17-7; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 16-4; Tillman, Baltimore, 16-7; Lester, Boston, 15-8; 6 tied at 14.

ERA-AniSanchez, Detroit, 2.64; Colon, Oakland, 2.64; Iwakuma, Seattle, 2.76; Darvish, Texas, 2.82; Sale, Chicago, 2.97; FHernandez, Seattle, 2.99; Scherzer, Detroit, 3.00.

STRIKEOUTS-Darvish, Texas, 269; Scherzer, Detroit, 230; Sale, Chicago, 221; FHernandez, Seattle, 210; Verlander, Detroit, 207; AniSanchez, Detroit, 194; Masterson, Cleveland, 188.

SAVES-JiJohnson, Baltimore, 47; GHolland, Kansas City, 45; MRivera, New York, 44; Nathan, Texas, 41; AReed, Chicago, 39; Balfour, Oakland, 38; Perkins, Minnesota, 36; Rodney, Tampa Bay, 36; Frieri, Los Angeles, 36.

BASKETBALL

WNBA Playoff Glance

(x-if necessary)

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

(Best-of-3)

Eastern Conference

Atlanta 2, Washington 1

Thursday, Sept. 19: Washington 71, Atlanta 56

Saturday, Sept. 21: Atlanta 63, Washington 45

Monday, Sept. 23: Atlanta 80, Washington 72

Indiana 2, Chicago 0

Friday Sept. 20: Indiana 85, Chicago 72

Sunday, Sept. 22: Indiana 79, Chicago 57

Western Conference

Minnesota 2, Seattle 0

Friday, Sept. 20: Minnesota 80, Seattle 64

Sunday, Sept. 22: Minnesota 58, Seattle 55

Phoenix 2, Los Angeles 1

Thursday, Sept. 19: Phoenix 86, Los Angeles 75

Saturday, Sept. 21: Los Angeles 82, Phoenix 73

Monday, Sept. 23: Phoenix 78, Los Angeles 77

CONFERENCE FINALS

(Best-of-3)

Eastern Conference

Atlanta vs. Indiana

Thursday, Sept. 26: Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 29: Atlanta at Indiana, 3 p.m.

Western Conference

Minnesota vs. Phoenix

Thursday, Sept. 26: Phoenix at Minnesota, 9 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 29: Minnesota at Phoenix, 5 p.m.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Toronto 6 4 1 1 9 19 16

Boston 5 4 1 0 8 16 15

Tampa Bay 5 4 1 0 8 19 13

Buffalo 5 3 1 1 7 18 15

Ottawa 4 3 1 0 6 12 8

Florida 5 2 1 2 6 16 17

Montreal 5 2 2 1 5 17 16

Detroit 5 2 3 0 4 15 11

Metropolitan Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Columbus 6 4 1 1 9 20 17

Washington 5 2 0 3 7 16 17

New Jersey 5 3 2 0 6 12 10

Pittsburgh 5 2 2 1 5 15 19

Philadelphia 5 1 3 1 3 12 15

N.Y. Rangers 4 1 3 0 2 8 13

Carolina 4 1 3 0 2 9 17

N.Y. Islanders 5 1 4 0 2 10 17

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Dallas 5 3 0 2 8 19 15

Chicago 5 3 0 2 8 16 14

Minnesota 4 3 1 0 6 11 8

St. Louis 4 2 1 1 5 15 15

Nashville 5 2 2 1 5 10 15

Colorado 4 2 2 0 4 10 11

Winnipeg 6 1 3 2 4 12 19

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Edmonton 7 5 1 1 11 26 18

Calgary 6 4 2 0 8 23 18

San Jose 4 3 0 1 7 13 7

Anaheim 6 3 3 0 6 13 15

Los Angeles 5 2 2 1 5 14 14

Phoenix 5 2 2 1 5 14 18

Vancouver 5 1 4 0 2 11 18

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Tuesday’s Games

Ottawa 3, Toronto 2

New Jersey 2, Philadelphia 1

Nashville 2, Tampa Bay 1

Dallas 5, Colorado 3

Edmonton 5, N.Y. Rangers 3

Los Angeles 2, Anaheim 1

San Jose 5, Vancouver 0

Wednesday’s Games

Columbus at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Nashville at Washington, 7 p.m.

Montreal at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

St. Louis at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Phoenix at Calgary, 9 p.m.

GOLF

2014 Ryder Cup Points

United States

1. Phil Mickelson 2,172.000

2. Jason Dufner 1,883.199

3. Jim Furyk 921.040

4. Tiger Woods 676.623

5. Brandt Snedeker 551.697

6. Zach Johnson 496.827

7. Hunter Mahan 483.288

8. Matt Kuchar 462.226

9. Steve Stricker 432.712

10. Dustin Johnson 413.662

11. David Toms 404.600

12. Scott Piercy 322.320

13. John Huh 307.591

14. Rickie Fowler 293.697

15. Billy Horschel 291.406

U.S. standings will next be updated after the first event of the 2014 season.

Europe

European Points

1. Joost Luiten 408308.55

2. Thomas Bjorn 372622.09

3. Gregory Bourdy 369170.00

4. Julien Quesne 323382.09

5. Miguel Angel Jimenez 285140.00

6. Craig Lee 260495.79

7. Soren Kjeldsen 183656.69

8. Ross Fisher 175974.50

9. Damien McGrane 157538.70

10. David Higgins 155193.62

World Points

1. Henrik Stenson 136.84

2. Joost Luiten 30.48

3. Sergio Garcia 30.46

4. Thomas Bjorn 30.00

5. Julien Quesne 28.32

6. Gregory Bourdy 24.00

7. Daan Huizing 24.00

8. Luke Donald 23.54

9. Miguel Angel Jimenez 21.00

10. Justin Rose 20.95

World Golf Ranking

1. Tiger Woods USA 13.22

2. Adam Scott Aus 9.25

3. Phil Mickelson USA 8.52

4. Henrik Stenson Swe 8.23

5. Justin Rose Eng 7.78

6. Rory McIlroy NIr 7.50

7. Steve Stricker USA 6.88

8. Matt Kuchar USA 6.64

9. Brandt Snedeker USA 6.27

10. Jason Dufner USA 6.08

11. Graeme McDowell NIr 5.52

12. Zach Johnson USA 5.52

13. Jim Furyk USA 5.21

14. Keegan Bradley USA 5.11

15. Luke Donald Eng 5.10

16. Jason Day Aus 4.91

17. Sergio Garcia Esp 4.65

18. Lee Westwood Eng 4.62

19. Charl Schwartzel RSA 4.51

20. Ian Poulter Eng 4.47

21. Jordan Spieth USA 4.37

22. Ernie Els RSA 4.31

23. Dustin Johnson USA 4.26

24. Webb Simpson USA 4.18

25. Hunter Mahan USA 4.09

26. Bubba Watson USA 4.06

27. Nick Watney USA 3.99

28. Louis Oosthuizen RSA 3.99

29. Bill Haas USA 3.96

30. Hideki Matsuyama Jpn 3.63

31. Matteo Manassero Ita 3.10

32. Graham Delaet Can 3.01

33. Rickie Fowler USA 2.98

34. Billy Horschel USA 2.91

35. Jonas Blixt Swe 2.91

36. Branden Grace RSA 2.90

37. Kevin Streelman USA 2.90

38. Richard Sterne RSA 2.85

39. Peter Hanson Swe 2.84

40. Scott Piercy USA 2.80

41. Bo Van Pelt USA 2.78

42. Martin Kaymer Ger 2.77

43. Jamie Donaldson Wal 2.66

44. Ryan Moore USA 2.62

45. Miguel Angel Jimenez Esp 2.59

46. Thomas Bjorn Den 2.58

47. Francesco Molinari Ita 2.56

48. Boo Weekley USA 2.47

49. Thorbjorn Olesen Den 2.46

50. D.A. Points USA 2.40

51. Nicolas Colsaerts Bel 2.36

52. David Lynn Eng 2.35

53. Angel Cabrera Arg 2.35

54. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano Esp 2.29

55. Joost Luiten Ned 2.24

56. Michael Thompson USA 2.21

57. Robert Garrigus USA 2.21

58. Thongchai Jaidee Tha 2.19

59. Martin Laird Sco 2.19

60. Bernd Wiesberger Aut 2.16

61. Marc Leishman Aus 2.16

62. Brendon de Jonge Zim 2.14

63. Stephen Gallacher Sco 2.14

64. Jimmy Walker USA 2.12

65. Tim Clark RSA 2.11

66. Roberto Castro USA 2.09

67. Chris Wood Eng 2.08

68. Patrick Reed USA 2.05

69. Paul Lawrie Sco 2.05

70. Carl Pettersson Swe 2.05

71. Harris English USA 2.00

72. Russell Henley USA 1.97

73. Mikko Ilonen Fin 1.93

74. Fredrik Jacobson Swe 1.93

75. Marcel Siem Ger 1.92

LOCAL NOTES

BASEBALL

LEE 2013 PROSPECT CAMP

Lee University will hold its 2013 Fall Prospect Camp Nov. 9-10 at Olympic Field. The camp is open to all current high school prospects. Camp is limited to 60 prospects for sessions 1 and 2, and 80 for session 3. Session 1 is Nov 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with 8 a.m. registration. Session 2 that evening from 4-10 p.m. with 3 p.m. registration. Session 3 is Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 8 a.m. registration. Sessions are identical and prospects should only sign up for one session. The cost for each camper is $135 (work out at 1 position) or $160 (2 positions). NCAA Division I coaches from Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Memphis will be giving hands-on coaching and game-instruction. To pre-register for the camps go to www.leeflamesbaseballcamps.com

BASKETBALL

LADY RAIDERS FALL CLINIC

The Cleveland Lady Raiders wil host a fall basketball clinic for grades 1-8 Oct. 19 at CHS. Session 1, for grades 1-5 only will run from 8 a.m. until noon. Session 2, for grades 6-8 only will run from 1-4:30 p.m. Basic fundamental and developement of ball handling skills will be presented by CHS head coach Mindy Kiser and CMS head coach Amy McGowan. There will be individual and team drills covering offensive and defensive concepts. The cost is $25 per person. For more informaiton, contact Midy Kiser at 478-1113.

GOLF

LADY MUSTANGS GOLF TOURNAMENT

The third annual Walker Valley Lady Mustangs Softball Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 29 at Chatata Valley Golf Club. Lunch will be provided at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start following at 2. The entry fee is $50 per player. Prizes will be awarded to winning teams and door prizes will be given away. Hole and cart sponsorships are available. For more information, contact lauren Limburg at 650-3271 or email walkervalleysoftball@gmail.com.

BLUE RAIDER SHOOTOUT

The Blue Raider Shootout golf tournament will be held Oct. 11 at Chatata Valley. The tournament will tee off at 11 a.m. The cost is $50 per player. Proceeds benefit the CHS basketball and wrestling teams. Buffalo Wild Wings will cater the tailgate party for the Cleveland vs. Bradley football game that evening.For more information or to register, contact CHS boys basketball coach Jason McCowan or Jake Yost at 478-1113.

SOFTBALL

RELAY FOR LIFE

The first Relay for Life softball tournament for teams 6 through 18-under as well as men’s and women’s teams will be held Nov. 9 at Tinsley Park. The entry fee is $150 with a three game guarantee. For more information, contact Beckie Moore at bmoore6939@aol.com or Cassie Presley at cassiemingie14@gmail.com.

TRANSACTIONS

Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

BASEBALL

Major League Baseball

MLB-Suspended San Francisco minor league 3B Nathanael Javier (Dominican Summer League) 50 games for violating baseball’s minor league drug program.

American League

HOUSTON ASTROS-Reinstated C Max Stassi from the 15-day DL.

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS-Traded RHP Marshall Schuler, OF Oscar Mesa and RHP Justin Kuks to Lincoln for cash.

KANSAS CITY T-BONES-Released INF Brandon Jones, INF Felix Molina, OF Luis Rivera, C Stephen Yoo, OF Joey Gathright and INF Kenneth Miramontes.

Atlantic League

SOUTHERN MARYLAND BLUE CRABS-Traded RHP Nick Sariniades to Trois-Rivieres (Can-Am) to complete an earlier trade.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS-Traded INF Nick Giarraputo, OF Bryan Sabatella, RHP Lucas Irvine and INF Matt Padgett to Kansas City (AA) to complete an earlier trade.

Frontier League

NORMAL CORNBELTERS-Extended the contract of manager Brooks Carey.

RIVER CITY RASCALS-Extended the contract of manager Steve Brook. Signed LHP Cory Caruso, RHP Chandler Jagodzinski, LHP Jon Levin and INF Johnny Morales to contract extensions.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

NEW YORK KNICKS-Signed C Cole Aldrich.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS-Signed C Nerlens Noel and G Michael Carter-Williams.

NBA Development League

AUSTIN TOROS-Named Ken McDonald coach.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS-Signed LB Vic So’oto. Signed LB Bruce Taylor to the practice squad.

BUFFALO BILLS-Re-signed DL Jay Ross. Signed DE Adewale Ojomo to the practice squad. Released DE Izaan Cross from the practice squad.

CHICAGO BEARS-Signed OT Roger Gaines and DE Cheta Ozougwu to the practice squad. Terminated the practice squad contracts of QB Jerrod Johnson and T Jamaal Johnson-Webb.

CLEVELAND BROWNS-Signed OL Jeremiah Warren to the practice squad. Released DB Kip Edwards from the practice squad.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS-Signed DE Lawrence Guy. Signed OT Xavier Nixon from Washington’s practice squad.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS-Promoted G Rishaw Johnson from the practice squad. Waive LB Josh Martin.

MIAMI DOLPHINS-Signed DT Marvin Austin. Placed DL Vaughn Martin on the reserve-injured list.

NEW YORK GIANTS-Signed OL Steven Baker and LB Ty Powell to the practice squad. Terminated the practice squad contracts of DE Matt Broha and WR Marcus Harris.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS-Released DT D’Anthony Smith.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

NHL-Suspended Toronto F Phil Kessel three preseason games for slashing Buffalo F John Scott and fined Buffalo coach Ron Rolston an undisclosed amount for player selection and team conduct during a Sept. 22 game at Toronto.

ANAHEIM DUCKS-Signed D Shea Theodore to a three-year, entry-level contract.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Assigned Fs Drew LeBlanc, Terry Broadhurst, Phillip Danault, Byron Froese and Kyle Beach and G Antti Raanta to Rockford (AHL). Released Fs Brad Mills and Maxim Shalunov from training camp and sent them to Rockford.

MINNESOTA WILD-Assigned Fs Raphael Bussieres, Josh Caron, Kris Foucault, Tyler Graovac, Erik Haula and Zack Phillips; D Corbin Baldwin, Colton Jobke and Kyle Medvec; and Gs Johan Gustafsson and Darcy Kuemper to Iowa (AHL). Placed Fs Carson McMillan, Chad Rau and Stephane Veilleux and D Jonathon Blum, Brian Connelly, Steven Kampfer and Jon Landry on waivers for the purpose of reassigning them to Iowa. Returned F Kurtis Gabriel to Owen Sound (OHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS-Signed F Damien Brunner.

PHOENIX COYOTES-Assigned Fs Tim Kennedy, Brandon McMillan and Brandon Yip to Portland (AHL).

ECHL

SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS-Added trainer Rick Covard and equipment manager Brian Godin to the hockey operations staff.

COLLEGE

CONFERENCE CAROLINAS-Announced Emmanuel and Southern Wesleyan have been approved for NCAA Division II membership.

ARIZONA STATE-Announced the resignation of assistant athletic director Sherman Morris.

ARMY-Fired baseball coach Joe Sottolano.

MIAMI-Promoted Cory Young to associate head track and field coach. Named Jerel Langley and Shannon Hatchett assistant track and field coaches.

NEBRASKA-Promoted director of track and field operations T.J. Pierce to assistant coach.

TROY-Promoted Jamaal Smith to director of football operations.