Friday's Sports Transactions

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Associated Press

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 15 at 5:01 PM

BASEBALL
National League

PITTSBURGH PIRATES_Optioned LHP Andy Oliver and C Tony Sanchez to Indianapolis (PCL).

Frontier League

NORMAL CORNBELTERS_Signed 1B Adam Derner.

WASHINGTON WILD THINGS_Sold the contract of OF Darian Sandford to Chicago (AL). Signed OF Rogelio Noris to a contract extension.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS_Signed F DaJuan Summers to a 10-day contract.

NEW YORK KNICKS_Signed F Kenyon Martin for the remainder of the season.

Women's National Basketball Association

WASHINGTON MYSTICS_Named Eric Thibault assistant coach.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS_Released QB Kevin Kolb. Signed DE Matt Shaughnessy.

CHICAGO BEARS_Agreed to terms with CB Zack Bowman on a one-year contract.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS_Released S Tom Zbikowski.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS_Signed CB Alan Ball, RB Justin Forsett and DT Roy Miller.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS_Signed OL Geoff Schwartz and CB Sean Smith.

MIAMI DOLPHINS_Signed TE Dustin Keller and WR Brandon Gibson to one-year contracts.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS_Signed QB Matt Cassel.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS_Signed WR Donald Jones.

NEW YORK GIANTS_Re-signed LB Keith Rivers.

NEW YORK JETS_Signed RB Mike Goodson and FB Lex Hilliard.

OAKLAND RAIDERS_Signed LB Nick Roach.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES_Acquired WR Arrelious Benn and a 2013 seventh-round pick from Tampa Bay for a 2013 sixth-round choice and a conditional 2014 draft pick.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS_Agreed to terms with RB Danny Woodhead on a two-year contract.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS_Re-signed LB Bryan Kehl.

Canadian Football League

MONTREAL ALOUETTES_Signed DE John Bowman to a three-year contract.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS_Acquired C David Steckel from Toronto for RW Ryan Lasch and a 2014 seventh-round draft pick. Reassigned F Patrick Maroon to Norfolk (AHL).

BUFFALO SABRES_Assigned C Mikhail Grigorenko to Quebec (QMJHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS_Activated D John Moore off injured reserve. Assigned D Cody Goloubef to Springfield (AHL). Recalled F Sean Collins from Springfield.

MONTREAL CANADIENS_Signed C David Desharnais to a four-year contract extension. Assigned F Petteri Nokelainen to Hamilton (AHL). Recalled F Mike Blunden from Hamilton.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS_Agreed to terms with F Colin McDonald on a two-year contract extension, through the 2014-15 season.

OTTAWA SENATORS_Signed D Michael Sdao to a one-year entry-level contract.

ST. LOUIS BLUES_Assigned D Jani Hakanpaa to Peoria (AHL).

American Hockey League

AHL_Suspended Abbotsford RW Mike Testwuide three games for a charging incident in a March 13 game at Texas. Suspended Abbotsford RW Akim Aliu one game for his actions in a March 14 game at Houston.

HAMILTON BULLDOGS_Signed D Peter Merth to a professional tryout contract.

ECHL

IDAHO STEELHEADS_Announced D Jace Coyle was returned to the team by Texas (AHL) and D Matt Case was returned to the team by Manchester (AHL). Announced G Tyler Beskorowany was called up by Texas. Released D William Lacasse.

READING ROYALS_Signed F Robbie Bourdon to an amateur tryout agreement. Announced F Kirk MacDonald was returned to the team by Houston (AHL). Announced F .J. Syner was recalled to Hershey (AHL).

SOCCER
Major League Soccer

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC_Signed F Obafemi Martins.

COLLEGE

BUFFALO_Fired men's basketball coach Reggie Witherspoon.

GEORGETOWN (DC)_Promoted Thurston Childrey to wide receivers coach and Alex Kolt to defensive line coach.

HUNTINGTON_Named Mike Turk athletic director.

SOUTH ALABAMA_Fired women's basketball coach Rick Pietri.

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