BASEBALL

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Claimed LHP Pedro Viola off waivers from Cincinnati and optioned him to Norfolk (IL). Transferred OF Felix Pie to the 60-day DL.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Activated LHP Brian Fuentes from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Francisco Rodriguez to Salt Lake (PCL).

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Optioned LHP Jordan Norberto to Reno (PCL). Recalled OF Cole Gillespie from Reno.

CINCINNATI REDS—Named Joe Morgan special adviser for baseball operations.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Activated RHP Ronald Belisario from the restricted list.

NEW YORK METS—Placed RHP Ryota Igarashi on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Manny Acosta from Buffalo (IL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Placed 2B Mark Ellis on the 15-day DL. Recalled C Landon Powell from Sacramento (PCL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Recalled INF Argenis Diaz from Indianapolis (IL). Optioned LHP Brian Burres to Indianapolis.

American Association

GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS—Signed RHP Matt Green.

PENSACOLA PELICANS—Signed RHP Jason Jones.

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CAPTAINS—Signed RHP Marco Gonzalez and RHP Osvaldo Rodriguez.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS—Signed RHP Joe Bisenius. Traded LHP Jared Locke to Sussex (Can-Am) to complete an earlier trade.

WICHITA WINGNUTS—Signed OF Ryan Patterson. Acquire OF Kennard Bibbs from Laredo (United) for cash.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS—Signed C Scott Knazek.

SUSSEX SKYHAWKS—Acquired C Ryan Boelsen from Normal (Frontier) for a player to be named.

Frontier League

EVANSVILLE OTTERS—Signed RHP Kevin Hammon. Received RHP Robert Romero from Shreveport-Bossier (AA) for future considerations.

NORMAL CORNBELTERS—Signed INF Andre Alvarado.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS—Signed LHP Eric Barrett.

WASHINGTON WILD THINGS—Signed RHP Justin Edwards to a contract extension. Signed LHP Sean Grieve, LHP Spencer Hylander and RHP Ryne Nelson.

WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS—Traded RHP Billy Petrick to Joliet (Northern) for a player to be named.

United League

SAN ANGELO COLTS—Re-signed DH/OF Jason Landreth and INF/OF Nick Mahin.

BASKETBALL

Women's National Basketball Association

MINNESOTA LYNX—Named Shelley Patterson manager of advanced scouting and player development.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

NFL—Suspended Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

BUFFALO BILLS—Claimed TE Michael Matthews off waivers from Detroit.

CHICAGO BEARS—Announced the retirement of chairman Michael McCaskey and named George McCaskey chairman, effective at the end of the 2010 season.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Traded DE Quentin Groves to Oakland for an undisclosed draft pick.

MOTORSPORTS

NASCAR—Fined crew chiefs Bootie Barker and Frank Kerr $75,000; crew chiefs Rodney Childers and Pat Tryson $25,000 and docked car owners Robert Germain and Tad Geschickter and drivers Max Papis Marcos Ambrose 50 points for failing inspection after qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway. Placed Barker, Kerr, Childers and Tryson on probation through Dec. 31.

COLLEGE

BIG EAST CONFERENCE—Named Paul Tagliabue special adviser.

APPALACHIAN STATE—Named Jason Capel men's basketball coach.

CHARLOTTE—Named Sabrina Gregory women's assistant basketball coach.

CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT—Announced the retirement of men's basketball coach C.J. Woollum, who will remain as director of athletics.

DEPAUL—Named Ron Bradley men's associate head basketball coach, Kevin Nickileberry men's assistant basketball coach, Josh Posotorino director of men's basketball operations, Andy Farrell men's basketball video coordinator and Mac Calloway men's basketball strength and conditioning coach.

EAST CAROLINA—Named Tim Craft and Ken Potosnak men's assistant basketball coaches and Kyle Robinson director of men's basketball operations.

MISSISSIPPI—Announced junior G Eniel Polynice will enter the NBA draft.

TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO—Named Mike Villa equipment manager.

WAKE FOREST—Named Mark Pope men's assistant basketball coach.

WRIGHT STATE—Named Michael Bradbury women's basketball coach.