Monday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on December 31, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 31 at 4:02 PM

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with OF Endy Chavez on a minor league contract.

Frontier League

GATEWAY GRIZZLIES — Signed INF Jonathan Johnson, RHP Brett Kennedy and INF Jarod Yakubik to contract extensions. Signed INF Neiko Johnson.

RIVER CITY RASCALS — Signed RHP Brett Harman.

TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS — Placed RHP Kurt Wunderlich on the retired list.

National Basketball Association

DALLAS MAVERICKS — Recalled G Jared Cunningham from Texas (NBADL).


National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Fired coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves.

BUFFALO BILLS — Fired coach Chan Gailey. Signed RB Zach Brown, DE Corbin Bryant, DT Jarron Gilbert, OT Adam Grant and LB Brian Smith to reserve/future contracts.

CHICAGO BEARS — Fired coach Lovie Smith.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Fired general manager Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Fired general manager Gene Smith.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Fired coach Romeo Crennel. Announced the retirement of OL Ryan Lilja.

NEW YORK JETS — Fired general manager Mike Tannenbaum. Signed LB JoJo Dickson, DT Tevita Finau, S Jaiquawn Jarrett, OT Dennis Landolt, WR Royce Pollard, WR Titus Ryan, QB Matt Simms and LB Jacquies Smith to reserve/future contracts.

OAKLAND RAIDERS — Fired offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, special teams coordinator Steve Hoffman, offensive line coach Frank Pollack and linbeackers coach Johnny Holland.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Fired coach Andy Reid.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Fired coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith.

TENNESSEE TITANS — Fired chief operating officer Mike Reinfeldt.

Canadian Football League

TORONTO ARGONAUTS — Signed G Joe Eppele to a contract extension through the 2014 season.


ECHL — Suspended Bakersfield D Tyson Gimblett an additional game, Toledo D Olivier Dame-Malka three games and fined him, and Cincinnati F Anthony Luciani, undisclosed amounts for their actions in recent games.

BAKERSFIELD CONDORS — Traded D Olivier Dame-Malka to Toledo for F Max Campbell and D Dale Warkentin.


MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE — Announced Boise State has backed out on a commitment to join the Big East and will remain a member of the Mountain West.

NEVADA — Announced RB Stefphon Jefferson will enter the NFL draft.

RUTGERS — Announced CB Logan Ryan will enter the NFL draft.