American League

BOSTON RED SOX—Recalled RHP Craig Hansen from Pawtucket (IL). Optioned RHP David Pauley to Pawtucket.

DETROIT TIGERS—Activated CF Curtis Granderson from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Clete Thomas to Toledo (IL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Claimed OF Rajai Davis off waivers from San Francisco. Designated RHP Kirk Saarloos for assignement.

TAMPA BAY RAYS—Designated 1B/DH Dan Johnson for assignment.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS—Fired Wayne Krivsky, general manager. Named Walt Jocketty general manager. Activated C David Ross from the 15-day DL. Placed OF Norris Hopper on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 19.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Activated INF Brendan Ryan from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Brad Thompson to Memphis (PCL).

SAN DIEGO PADRES—Claimed RHP Josh Banks of waivers from Toronto and assigned him to Portland (PCL).


National Football League

CHICAGO BEARS—Signed WR Rashied Davis to a three-year contract.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS— Acquired DE Jared Allen and a 2008 sixth-round draft pick from Kansas City for a 2008 first-round draft pick, two third-round picks and a sixth-round pick.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Signed TE Marcus Pollard, P Scott Player and DL Kenny Smith.

Arena Football League

UTAH BLAZE—Waived OL-DL John Culp, LB Corey Dodds and OL Jake Kuresa.


National Hockey League

DALLAS STARS—Assigned D Nolan Baumgartner to Manitoba (AHL).

VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Named Mike Gillis general manager. Signed F Mark Derlago.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Agreed to terms with Bruce Boudreau, coach.


AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL—Named Trevor Large men's assistant hockey coach.

ARIZONA—Announced Kevin O'Neill, men's assistant basketball coach, will serve as an assistant athletic director until June 30.

BOSTON COLLEGE—Dismissed junior DE Brady Smith from the football team.

CALIFORNIA—Named Jay John and Travis DeCuire men's assistant basketball coaches.

CASE WESTERN—Named Jerry Schuplinski assistant football coach.

MASS.-LOWELL—Announced Ken Barer, men's basketball coach, will not return next season.

OHIO STATE—Announced sophomore OL Justin Boren will transfer to the school and freshman men's basketball F Eric Wallace will transfer from the school.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS—Named Tanya Bauer women's assistant basketball coach.

TEXAS—Announced sophomore G D.J. Augustin and junior G A.J. Abrams have declared themselves eligible for the NBA draft.

XAVIER—Extended the contract of Sean Miller, men's basketball coach, 10 years, through the 2017-18 season.