TEXAS RANGERS–Agreed to terms with C Brett Nicholas.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS–Designated 3B Edwin Encarnacion for assignment. Reinstated RHP Scott Richmond from the 60-day DL and optioned him to Dunedin (FSL).
READING PHILLIES–Assigned RHP Chance Chapman to Clearwater (FSL).
EL PASO DIABLOS–Released RHP Noel Baca. Signed RHP William Buzhardt.
FORT WORTH CATS–Signed INF Gerardo Avila and INF Cory Morales. Released INF Adam Resendez and INF Brenan Herrera.
GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS–Traded RHP Jared Plummer to York (Atlantic) for future considerations.
PENSACOLA PELICANS–Released OF Joey Side. Signed RHP Austin Quinn.
SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CAPTAINS–Signed INF Bryan Cooksey.
SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS–Signed LHP Jayson Miller. Released RHP Michael Gardner.
WICHITA WINGNUTS–Released OF Josh Workman. Signed INF Chad Rothford. Traded OF Chris Colton to Joliet (Northern) for a player to be named.
BROCKTON ROX–Signed RHP Jeff Dunn.
QUEBEC CAPITALES–Signed INF Morgan Brown and RHP Andy Schon. Released INF Kevin Denis-Fortier and RHP Greg Byron.
SUSSEX SKYHAWKS–Released RHP Jared Yecker.
WORCESTER TORNADOES–Claimed OF Stantrel Smith off waivers from Fort Worth (AA).
JOLIET JACKHAMMERS–Acquired OF Chris Colton from Wichita for a player to be named RHP Kyle Dahman from Kansas City for a player to be named. Traded OF Justin Justice to Winnipeg for a player to be named.
AMARILLO DILLAS–Released OF Travis Hobbs, RHP Zachary Cole, and LHP Dane Little. Signed INF Jonathan Cisneros, RHP Frank Corolla and C Sam Palace.
National Football League
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS–Released DE Bobby McCray. Waived CB Glenn Sharpe.
NEW YORK GIANTS–Waived P Jy Bond, DB Vince Anderson, TE Carson Butler, LB Lee Campbell and LB Micah Johnson.
National Hockey League
VANCOUVER CANUCKS–Named Claude Noel coach of Manitoba (AHL).
Major League Soccer
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES–Acquired M Sam Cronin from Toronto FC for allocation money.
GEORGETOWN–Named Robert Kirby men's assistant basketball coach and Darryl Prue men's basketball director of operations.
OHIO STATE–Announced WR Duron Carter has left school and enrolled at enrolled at Coffeyville (Kansas) Community College.
RUTGERS–Named Eric Murdock men's basketball director of player development.
SOUTH CAROLINA–Named Darius Taylor women's assistant basketball coach.
BOB HUEBNER, No. 4 at Stone Oak CC, 153 yards, 8-iron.
GIRLS COACHES NEEDED: Toledo Central Catholic is seeking candidates for the following coaching positions: girls cross country and girls assistant basketball. Email Bill Axe at email@example.com
College World Series
All Times EDT
Clemson 6, Arizona State 3
Florida State 8, Florida 5, Florida eliminated
Game 6 — TCU (52-12) vs. UCLA (49-14), late
Saturday, June 19
TCU 8, Florida State 1
UCLA 11, Florida 3
Sunday, June 20
Oklahoma 4, South Carolina 3
Arizona State vs. Clemson, ppd., weather
Game 7 — South Carolina (48-16) vs. Arizona State (52-9), 4:30 p.m.
Game 8 — Oklahoma (50-16) vs. Clemson (44-23), 9 p.m.
Game 9 — Florida State (48-19) vs. Game 6 loser, 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 24
Game 10 — Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 7 p.m.
Friday, June 25
Game 11 — Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 4:30 p.m.
Game 12 — Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 26
x-Game 13 — Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 2 p.m.
x-Game 14 — Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 7 p.m.
Monday, June 28: Game 11 or 13 winner vs. Game 12 or 14 winner, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 29: Game 11 or 13 winner vs. Game 12 or 14 winner, 7:30 p.m.
x-Wednesday, June 30: Game 11 or 13 winner vs. Game 12 or 14 winner, 7:30 p.m.
1938–In a rematch portrayed in both countries as good vs. evil, Joe Louis knocks out Germany's Max Schmeling at 2:04 of the first round at Yankee Stadium to retain the world heavyweight title.
1979–Larry Holmes stops Mike Weaver in the 12th round to retain the WBC heavyweight title at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1994–The Houston Rockets, led by Hakeem Olajuwon, win their first NBA title, beating New York 90-84 in Game 7 of the finals. Olajuwon gets 25 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks.
1996–Michael Moorer regains the IBF heavyweight title from Axel Schulz on a split decision in Frankfurt, Germany.
1999–In one of the greatest upsets in Wimbledon's 113-year history, top-ranked Martina Hingis loses 6-2, 6-0 in the opening round to Jelena Dokic, a 16-year-old qualifier ranked 129th.
2007–For the first time, Americans are taken with the top two picks in the NHL draft. Chicago selects Patrick Kane with the first pick. Philadelphia then selects left wing James vanRiemsdyk with the second.