Thursday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 6 at 6:03 PM


MLB PLAYERS ASSOCIATION — Named Jeffrey Hammonds special assistant, player program development.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with RHP Evan Meek on a minor league contract.

HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with RHP Jerome Williams on a one-year contract. Designated INF Brett Wallace for assignment.

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Agreed to terms with INF Wilson Betemit, OFs Justin Christian and Jeremy Moore, C Eddy Rodriguez and RHP Juan Sandoval on minor league contracts.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS — Agreed to terms with 2B Darwin Barney on a one-year contract.

American Association

LAREDO LEMURS — Signed OF Carlton Salters.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS — Signed RHP Kyle Kingsley and LHP Ryan Lucero.

Frontier League

JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed RHP Andrew Busby to a contract extension.


National Basketball Association

NBA — Fined Miami G Mario Chalmers $5,000 for violating the league's anti-flopping rules for the second time this season.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — Fired general manager Chris Grant. Named vice president of basketball operations David Griffin acting general manager.

National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS — Named Rob Moore wide receivers coach.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Named George DeLeone assistant offensive line coach, Chris DiSanto and Derik Keyes assistant strength and conditioning coaches, Richard Hightower offensive quality control coach, Dowell Loggains quarterbacks coach, Mike McDaniel wide receivers coach, Andy Moeller offensive line coach, Wilbert Montgomery running backs coach, Paul Ricci strength and conditioning coach, Tony Tuioti defensive quality control coach and Anthony Weaver defensive line coach.

DENVER BRONCOS — Signed S John Boyett, T Paul Cormick, DEs Hall Davis, John Youboty and Ben Garland and WRs Nathan Palmer, Gerell Robinson and Greg Wilson.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Named Brock Olivo assistant special teams coach.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Named George Edwards defensive coordinator, Norv Turner offensive coordinator, Mike Priefer special teams coordinator, Robb Akey assistant defensive line coach, Jeff Davidson offensive line coach, Ryan Ficken assistant special teams coach, Jonathan Gannon assistant defensive backs coach/quality control, Jerry Gray defensive backs coach, Jeff Howard defensive assistant coach, Klint Kubiak assistant wide receivers coach/quality control, Andre Patterson defensive line coach, Drew Petzing coaching assistant, Kevin Stefanski tight ends coach, George Stewart wide receivers coach, Scott Turner quarterbacks coach, Kirby Wilson running backs coach and Adam Zimmer linebackers coach.

OAKLAND RAIDERS — Named Joe Woods defensive backs coach, Marcus Robertson assistant defensive backs coach, Chris Boniol assistant special teams coach and Vernon Stephens assistant strength and conditioning coach.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed DB Akeem Augustine, WRs Phil Bates and Arceto Clark, TE Cooper Helfet and DTs Michael Brooks, Dewayne Cherrington, D'Anthony Smith and Jared Smith.

Canadian Football League

HAMILTON TIGER-CATS — Released K Luca Congi.

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Traded WR Jade Etienne to Saskatchewan for QB Drew Willy.

Arena Football League

ORLANDO PREDATORS — Traded Prechae Rodriguez to Pittsburgh for DE Markell Carter and OL Ben Ossai, and G Matt Spanos and CB Syd'Quan Thompson to Los Angeles for DL Earl Okine and DB Al Philips.

National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Traded F Spencer Machacek to Pittsburgh for F Paul Thompson and loaned Thompson to Springfield (AHL).

DALLAS STARS — Reassigned F Dustin Jeffrey to Texas (AHL).

LOS ANGELES KINGS — Traded F Robert Czarnik to Montreal for F Steve Quailer. Assigned D Jeff Schultz to Manchester (AHL).

MINNESOTA WILD — Reassigned F Stephane Veilleux to Iowa (AHL). Recalled G Johan Gustafsson from Iowa.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Reassigned D Andrey Pedan to Stockton (ECHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Recalled D Julien Brouillette and D Patrick Wey from Hershey (AHL).

American Hockey League

MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS — Recalled F Paul Crowder from Cincinnati (ECHL).

Central Hockey League

DENVER CUTTHROATS — Waived F Daniel Moriarty. Signed F Kyle Fletcher.

Major League Soccer

LA GALAXY — Signed coach and general manager Bruce Arena to a multi-year contract extension.

ORLANDO CITY SC — Signed M Darwin Ceren.


CINCINNATI — Named Mike Bohn athletic director.

EASTERN MICHIGAN — Named Taylor Stubblefield wide receivers coach, Chris Simpson outside linebackers coach and Jay Peterson running backs coach.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE — Named Tommy West defensive line coach.

RICE — Named Bryan Blair associate athletic director for compliance.

TEXAS — Signed defensive coordinator and secondary coach Vance Bedford, offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Joe Wickline, quarterbacks coach and assistant head coach for offense Shawn Watson, tight ends coach Bruce Chambers, wide receivers coach Les Koenning, running backs coach Tommie Robinson, linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator Brian Jean-Mary, assistant head coach for defense and defensive line coach Chris Rumph, defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator Chris Vaughn and strength and conditioning coach Pat Moorer to three-year contracts.

TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN — Named Lindsay Vera women's assistant soccer coach.

UTAH STATE — Named Joe Lorig linebackers coach.

WASHINGTON — Suspended QB Cyler Miles and WR Damore'ea Stringfellow from the football team.

WESTERN NEW ENGLAND — Announced the resignation of field hockey coach Sarah Kelly. Named Hannah Lott interim field hockey coach.