Major League Baseball

MLB — Announced Tohoku Rakuten (Japan Pacific League) has accepted Oakland's bid for the negotiating rights to RHP Hisashi Iwakuma.

American League

DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with SS Jhonny Peralta on a two-year contract.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Named Don Wakamatsu bench coach, Dwayne Murphy hitting coach, Torey Lovullo first-base coach and Pat Hentgen bullpen coach.

National League

NEW YORK METS — Named Paul DePodesta vice president, player development and amateur scouting.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms with LHP Justin Thomas on a minor league contract.

American Association

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Acquired INF Brian Kolb from Evansville (Frontier) to complete an earlier trade.


National Football League

CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed DT Clinton McDonald from the practice squad. Waived CB Rico Murray.

DALLAS COWBOYS — Fired coach Wade Phillips. Promoted offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to head coach.

GREEN BAY PACKERS — Released CB Al Harris.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Placed S Chris Horton on injured reserve.


Major Indoor Soccer League

BALTIMORE BLAST — Signed D Pat Morris and G Nick Hovaker. Acquired F Worteh Sampson from Missouri for future considerations.


National Hockey League

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Assigned F Jeremy Morin to Rockford (AHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Placed LW Zach Parise on injured reserve. Activated D Matt Corrente from injured reserve. Recalled RW Mattias Tedenby from Albany (AHL).

NEW YORK RANGERS — Assigned F Evgeny Grachev to Hartford (AHL).

OTTAWA SENATORS — Reassigned F Zack Smith to Binghamton (AHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES — Assigned F Nick Drazenovic to Peoria (AHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Named Martha Fuller chief financial officer.

American Hockey League

CHICAGO WOLVES — Reassigned D Dave Phillips to Toledo (ECHL).


ILLINOIS STATE — Announced sophomore G Candace Sykes has been granted an SLR waiver by the NCAA and will be able to compete for the women's basketball team at the start of the 2010-11 season.

IOWA STATE — Announced the NCAA has denied its waiver for men's basketball F Royce White to play this year.

MANHATTAN — Named Victoria Latino women's lacrosse coach.