KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Designated OF Jeff Francoeur for assignment. Recalled 2B Johnny Giavotella from Omaha (PCL).
ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with INF Dylan Manwaring and RHPs Carlos Salazar and Alec Grosser on minor league contracts.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Sent OF Carl Crawford and LHP Ted Lilly to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal) for rehab assignments.
GRAND PRAIRIE AIR HOGS — Signed OF Branon Kendricks.
LAREDO LEMURS — Signed RHP Jake Cowan and RHP Michael Suk.
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LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS — Agreed to terms with G Chris Paul.
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MONTREAL ALOUETTES — Traded FB Dahrran Diedrick to Hamilton for a 2014 fourth-round draft pick.
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Added DL Marquis Frazier to the practice roster.
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COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Signed G Sergei Bobrovsky to a two-year contract extension.
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WASHINGTON SPIRIT — Fired coach Mike Jorden. Named Mark Parsons coach.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE — Promoted Tom Odjakjian to senior associate commissioner for broadcasting and digital content, Mark Hodgkin to senior director of digital media, Michael Costa to director of football and video administration and Lois DeBlois to executive assistant for administration. Named John Larson chief financial officer, Michael Coyne assistant director of broadcast scheduling, Catherine Carmignani branding and event coordinator and Jamie Corun digital communications coordinator.
EASTERN MICHIGAN — Named Heather Lyke athletic director.
GEORGE MASON — Named Eric Skeeters men's assistant basketball coach.
HOBART — Announced it has accepted an invitation to join the Northeast Conference in men's lacrosse, effective for the 2014 season.
LOCK HAVEN — Named Scott Moore wrestling coach.
SOUTH CAROLINA — Named Ryan Young men's assistant tennis coach.
SIU-EDWARDSVILLE — Named Jordann Plummer women's assistant basketball coach.
WENTWORTH TECH — Named Jackie Clark trainer.