American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX_Sent C Donny Lucy and LHP Randy Williams outright to Charlotte (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS_Sent INF Andy Marte outright to Columbus (IL).

KANSAS CITY ROYALS_Claimed INF Lance Zawadzki off waivers from San Diego. Assigned OF Jai Miller outright to Omaha (PCL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS_Agreed to terms with RHP Willie Eyre on a minor league contract. Re-signed LHP Travis Blackley to a minor league contract.

SEATTLE MARINERS_Named Ted Simmons senior adviser to the general manager.

TEXAS RANGERS_Sent INF Esteban German, RHP Doug Mathis and RHP Brandon McCarthy, outright to Oklahoma City (PCL). All refused the assignment to become free agents.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES_Purchased the contracts of RHP Juan Abreu from Mississippi (SL) and RHP Erik Cordier from Gwinnett (IL).

HOUSTON ASTROS_Named Mike Barnett hitting coach.

NEW YORK METS_Waived LHP Hisanori Takahashi.



National Football League

NFL_Fined Tennessee DE Jason Babin $20,000 for unnecessarily striking San Diego QB Philip Rivers in the knee area in an Oct. 31 game. Fined San Francisco LB Manny Lawson $12,500 for using his helmet to hit Denver QB Kyle Orton in the chest and LB Ahmad Brooks $10,000 for striking Orton in the head and neck area. Fined New England DT Myron Pryor $7,500 for his hit on Minnesota QB Brett Favre and LB Gary Guyton $7,500 for roughing the passer when he unnecessarily struck Favre. Fined Seattle DE Chris Clemons $7,500 for a late hit on Oakland QB Jason Campbell. Fined Oakland G Robert Gallery $7,500 for a late hit on Seattle DE Chris Clemons that cost him amd Oakland LB Rolando McClain $7,500 for grabbing Seattle RB Justin Forsett by the helmet in an attempt to tackle him.


National Hockey League

NHL_Suspended San Jose F Joe Thornton two games for delivering an illegal check to the head of St. Louis F David Perron in a Nov. 4 game.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS_Recalled F Jeremy Morin from Rockford (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS_Activated D Mike Commodore off injured reserve. Assigned D Nick Holden to Springfield (AHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS_Activated D Anton Volchenkov from injured reserve. Placed D Matt Corrente on injured reserve. Recalled D Alexander Urbom and G Jeff Frazee from Albany (AHL).

OTTAWA SENATORS_Reassigned F Zack Smith to Binghamton (AHL).


ELMIRA JACKALS_Signed F Samson Mahbod. Announced F Oren Eizenman has been recalled by Syracuse (AHL).

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UTAH GRIZZLIES_Announced D Jake Gannon was loaned to Peoria (AHL).

VICTORIA SALMON KINGS_Traded G Riley Gill to Kalamazoo to complete an earlier trade.


BIG 12 CONFERENCE_Signed commissioner Dan Beebe to a three-year contract extension through 2015.

WESTERN COLLEGIATE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION_Suspended North Dakota F Brad Malone for one game after a check last weekend left Denver F Jesse Martin hospitalized with a neck injury.

BAYLOR_Announced G Kelli Griffin has quit the women's basketball team.

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY_Named Richard Epperson director of athletics.