Wednesday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 6 at 6:03 PM

American League

DETROIT TIGERS — Named Jeff Jones pitching coach and Dave Clark third base coach and outfield instructor.

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Agreed to terms with OF David DeJesus on a two-year contract.

Eastern League

READING FIGHTIN PHILS — Promoted Tim McGee to director of ticket operations and Jon Muldowney to director of group sales.

American Association

KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Named John Massarelli field manager.

SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Released INF Stephen King.

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES — Traded RHP Matt Rusch to Trois-Rivieres (Can-Am) for the rights to INF Cam Kneeland.

National Basketball Association

NBA — Fined Milwaukee F Caron Butler $15,000 for making an obscene gesture during a Nov. 1 game at Boston.

NBA Development League

RIO GRANDE VALLEY VIPERS Named Paul Mokeski associate head coach.

National Football League

DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed DT Everett Dawkins. Signed G Phillipkeith Manley and DE Hall Davis to the practice squad.

GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed QB Scott Tolzien from the practice squad. Signed WR Alex Gillett to the practice squad.

HOUSTON TEXANS — Named Wade Phillips interim coach.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Placed LB Jonathan Vilma on the injured reserve list.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Placed LB Sean Spence on the injured reserve list.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Released WR Josh Lenz from the practice squad. Signed WR Phil to the practice squad.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Claimed S Bradley McDougald off waivers from Kansas City. Placed RB Jeff Demps on the injured reserve list.

National Hockey League

DETROIT RED WINGS — Placed F Jordin Tootoo on waivers.

MINNESOTA WILD — Reassigned F Carson McMillan to Iowa (AHL).

MONTREAL CANADIENS Assigned Fs Louis Leblanc and Martin St. Pierre to Hamilton (AHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Recalled RW Cam Janssen from Albany (AHL).

Major League Soccer

COLORADO RAPIDS — Re-signed MF Nathan Sturgis.

COLUMBUS CREW — Named Gregg Berhalter coach.


NCAA — Placed Chadron State on three years of probation and ordered the school to vacate the results of all games in the 2011 and 2012 football seasons. The school had not exercised control over its athletic program when coach Bill O'Boyle held three private bank accounts for the football program, provided extra benefits to athletes and provided false or misleading information to the school. A football player also competed while ineligible. Issued a show-cause order for retired athletic director Brad Smith and Bill O'Boyle.

BIG EAST CONFERENCE — Named Rick Gentile senior associate commissioner for broadcasting.

GRU AUGUSTA — Suspended junior F Devon Wright-Nelson for the first three games of the 2013-14 regular season for Nelson's failure to adhere to the standards of the men's basketball program.

PROVIDENCE Suspended freshman basketball G Brandon Austin and freshman basketball F Rodney Bullock from game action indefinitely for not upholding their responsibilities as student-athletes.

WENTWORTH — Announced the resignation of women's basketball coach Amanda Rodgerson Devitt. Named Matt Phippard women's basketball coach.