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American League

BOSTON RED SOX_Traded RHP Manny Delcarmen and cash considerations to Colorado for RHP Chris Balcom-Miller who was assigned to Greenville (SAL). Recalled RHP Robert Manuel from Pawtucket (IL).

CHICAGO WHITE SOX_Optioned RHP Carlos Torres to Charlotte (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS_Activated LHP Aaron Laffey from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Columbus (IL).

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES_Recalled OF Nate McLouth from Gwinnett (IL). Optioned RHP Kenshin Kawakami to Danville (Appalachian).

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS_Exercised the 2011 option on RHP Kris Jiggitts.

WICHITA WINGNUTS_Exercised the 2011 option on LHP Kevin Angelle, RHP Adam Cowart, RHP Cephas Howard, RHP Jae Jung, RHP Brandon Mathes, RHP Gabe Medina, RHP Bubba O'Donnell, RHP Sean Teague, RHP Jacob Wiley, C Jeff Christy, C John C. Martin, INF Mike Bell, INF Jorge Delgado, INF Josh Horn, INF Carlos A. Rivera, INF Joe Spiers, INF Cesar Suarez, OF Jorge Cortes, OF Raul Gonzalez and OF Ryan Patterson.

Southern League

CAROLINA MUDCATS_Announced INF Kris Negron was promoted to Louisville (IL). Recalled INF Miguel Rojas from Lynchburg (Carolina).

BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association

NEW ORLEANS HORNETS_Promoted Mark Cranston to head trainer. Named Carlos Daniel strength coach and Adam Tatalovich video coordinator.

FOOTBALLNational Football League

NFL_Suspended Tampa Bay CB Aqib Talib one game for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Fined Cleveland NT Shaun Rogers one-game check for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

ATLANTA FALCONS_Terminated the contract of S Matt Giordano with an injury settlement. Waived DT Thomas Johnson.

CAROLINA PANTHERS_Placed WR Wallace Wright and DE Hilee Taylor on injured reserve and LB Thomas Davis on the reserve-physically unable to perform list. Waived WR Dexter Jackson and WR Oliver Young.

CHICAGO BEARS_Placed FB Will Ta'ufo'ou on the waived-injured list.

CLEVELAND BROWNS_Placed DL Titus Adams on injured reserve. Waived DB John Bowie, DB Gerard Lawson, WR Taurus Johnson and OL John Malecki.

DALLAS COWBOYS_Released S Patrick Watkins. Placed TE John Phillips on injured reserve and LB Stephen Hodge on the physically unable to perform list.

DETROIT LIONS_Traded OT Tyler Polumbus to Seattle for an undisclosed draft choice. Placed CB Jack Williams on the physically unable to perform list.

GREEN BAY PACKERS_Placed CB Al Harris, RB James Stark and S Atari Bigby on the reserve/physically unable to perform list and RB Quinn Porter on injured reserve.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS_Released CB Josh Gordy, C Cecil Newton, WR Roren Thomas and DE Julius Williams. Signed C Bradley Vierling. Placed DT D'Anthony Smith and C John Estes on injured reserve.

MIAMI DOLPHINS_Placed OL Nate Garner on injured reserve and DE Phillip Merling on the reserve non-football injury list.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS_Placed WR Sidney Rice on the physically unable to perform list. Waived WR Marko Mitchell and OT Bill Noethlich. Placed LB Jeremy Leman on injured reserve.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS_Placed CB Leigh Bodden, S Josh Barrett, DB Brett Lockett and DL Darryl Richard on injured reserve. Released DB Terrence Johnson.

NEW YORK GIANTS_Placed QB Jim Sorgi, WR Sinorice Moss and LB Adrian Tracy on injured reserve. Transferred OL Kevin Boothe to the reserve-physically-unable-to-perform list.

NEW YORK JETS_Waived QB Kevin O'Connell. Claimed LB Ricky Foley off waivers from Seattle.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES_Claimed DE Pannel Egboh off waivers from Houston. Placed DE Ricky Sapp on injured reserve.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS_Waived LB Andre Frazier from the injured reserve list. Placed G Chris Scott on the physically unable to perform list. Released G Adrian Jones, CB David Pittman, LB Brandon Renkart and FB Dwayne Wright.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS_Released RB Derrick Ward and WR Terrence Nunn. Placed LB Jon Alston on injured reserve.

TENNESSEE TITANS_Activated DT Tony Brown from the physically unable to perform list.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS_Placed WR Malcolm Kelly on injured reserve.

HOCKEYNational Hockey League

NHL_Named Charles Coplin executive vice president of content.

BUFFALO SABRES_Re-signed F Matt Ellis to a one-year contract.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS_Signed C Brandon Pirri to a three-year contract.

DETROIT RED WINGS_Announced the retirement of D Chris Chelios and named his as an adviser to hockey operations.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS_Signed D Aaron Johnson to a one-year contract.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS_Agreed to terms with C Doug Weight on a one-year contract.

ST. LOUIS BLUES_Named Dan Brooks assistant coach and Evan Levy strength and conditioning coach for Peoria (AHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING_Named Steve Griggs chief operating officer.


READING ROYALS_Signed F Andrew Sarauer.

SOCCERMajor League Soccer


PHILADELPHIA UNION_Signed D-MF Sheanon Williams.


ARKANSAS STATE_Named Richard Williams men's assistant basketball coach.

BRIDGEPORT_Named Leah Dunagan associate athletic trainer.

FORDHAM_Named Jack Eisenmann women's assistant basketball coach.

KING, TENN._Named Jackie Stiles women's assistant wrestling coach.

LE MOYNE_Named Karyn Rafalke women's tennis coach.

MINNESOTA_Suspended S Kyle Theret and OL Dom Alford for one game for a violation of team rules.

NEW ORLEANS_Promoted William Lewit to men's associate head basketball coach.

NOTRE DAME_Announced sophomore WR Shaquelle Evans has left the football team and will transfer to another school.

TENNESSEE_Announced freshman WR Justin Hunter has been cleared by the NCAA to play. WALDORF_Named Denny Gilbertson softball coach.