American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX_Exercised their 2011 contract options on C Ramon Castro and LHP Matt Thornton. Released RHP Carlos Torres.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS_Named Alan Trammell bench coach, Don Baylor hitting coach, Eric Young first-base coach and Charles Nagy pitching coach.


National Basketball Association

MILWAUKEE BUCKS_Exercised the contract option on general manager John Hammond and signed coach Scott Skiles through the 2012-13 season.

FOOTBALLNational Football League

NFL_Fined Minnesota coach Brad Childress $35,000 for criticizing officials and disclosing confidential conversations with the officiating department.

CINCINNATI BENGALS_Placed CB Adam "Pacman" Jones on injured reserve. Signed TE J.P. Foschi. Waived TE Daniel Coats.

CLEVELAND BROWNS_Waived RB James Davis and WR Yamon Figurs. Claimed RB Thomas Clayton off waivers from New England. Signed WR Demetrius Williams.

DENVER BRONCOS_Signed DT Le Kevin Smith.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS_Placed OT Eben Britton on injured reserve. signed OT Erik Pears.

NEW YORK JETS_Signed LB Josh Mauga from the practice squad. Waived DT Howard Green. Signed LB Kenwin Cummings to the practice squad.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS_Signed RB Quinton Ganther. Released LB Chris McCoy from the practice squad. Signed OT Breno Giacomini and RB Chris Henry to the practice squad.

Canadian Football League

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS_Added QB Justin Goltz to the practice roster.

HOCKEYNational Hockey League

ATLANTA THRASHERS_Assigned G Ondrej Pavelec to Chicago (AHL) for conditioning. Recalled D Noah Welch and G Peter Mannino from Chicago.

BUFFALO SABRES_Called up F Luke Adam from Portland (AHL).

CAROLINA HURRICANES_Recalled F Jiri Tlusty from Charlotte (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS_Assigned D Nate Guenin to Springfield (AHL).

MONTREAL CANADIENS_Assigned F Dany Masse from Hamilton (AHL) to Wheeling (ECHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING_Recalled F Blair Jones from Norfolk (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS_Recalled D Brian Fahey from Hershey (AHL).

American Hockey League

MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS_Announced G Chet Pickard has been reassigned to Cincinnati (ECHL) and G Jeremy Smith has been recalled from Cincinnati.

SYRACUSE CRUNCH_Signed F Gabe Gauthier.


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IDAHO STEELHEADS_Traded D Lane Caffaro to Ontario for future considerations.

UTAH GRIZZLIES_Acquired D Nick Tuzzolino from Wheeling for future considerations


COLUMBUS CREW_Signed G Chase Harrison.


SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE_Suspended Mississippi State LB Chris Hughes one game for his hit to the head of a defenseless player during Saturday's game against UAB.

FORDHAM_Named Derrick Phelps men's basketball video coordinator.

NORTH CAROLINA_Announced CB Kendric Burney has been cleared to play by the NCAA, following a six-game suspension.