National League

CINCINNATI REDS_Announced OF Laynce Nix refused an outright assignment and elected free agency.

SAN DIEGO PADRES_Named Bob Skube hitting coach of Tucson (PCL); Jimmy Jones pitching coach and Nathan Stewart trainer of San Antonio (TL); Bronswell Patrick pitching coach and Phil Plantier hitting coach of Lake Elsinore (Cal); Shawn Wooten manager, Willie Blair pitching coach, Kory Dehaan hitting coach and Daniel Turner trainer of Fort Wayne (MWL); Pat Murphy manager, Dave Rajsich pitching coach, Chris Prieto hitting coach and Zach Jones trainer of Eugene (NWL); and Jim Gabella manager, Nelson Cruz pitching coach, Ivan Cruz hitting coach, Tim Worrell rehab pitching coach and Ricky Huerta trainer of Peoria (Arizona).


National Basketball Association

HOUSTON ROCKETS_Assigned F Patrick Patterson to Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).

FOOTBALLNational Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS_Released LB J.D. Folsom from the practice squad. Signed DE Ronald Talley to the practice squad.

CAROLINA PANTHERS_Placed RT Jeff Otah on injured reserve. Claimed RB Andre Brown off waivers from Indianapolis. Signed RB Josh Vaughan and LB Abdul Hodge.

CINCINNATI BENGALS_Signed TE Chase Coffman from the practice squad. Waived TE J.P. Foschi.

DETROIT LIONS_Released CB Jonathan Wade. Signed K Dave Rayner.

GREEN BAY PACKERS_Activated RB James Starks from the physically-unable-to-perform list. Released LB Robert Francois. Released S Michael Greco from the practice squad.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS_Signed OT Adam terry and CB Terrence Wheatley. released QB Todd Bouman, DT Landon Cohen and OT Erik Pears. Signed WR John Matthews from the practice squad.

NEW YORK GIANTS_Signed C Adam Koets and LS Zak DeOssie to two-year contract extensions. Placed Koets on injured reserve. Activated OL Kevin Boothe from the phyically-unable-to-perform list. Waived WR Sinorice Moss from injured reserve.

TENNESSEE TITANS_Signed DT Marques Douglas. Waived DT Amon Gordon.

HOCKEYNational Hockey League

BOSTON BRUINS_Assigned F Brian McGrattan to Providence (AHL). Recalled F Jamie Arniel from Providence (AHL) on an emergency basis.

CAROLINA HURRICANES_Reassigned D Brett Carson to Charlotte (AHL).

American Hockey League

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS_Signed D Brandon Straub.

HAMILTON BULLDOGS_Assigned G Peter Delmas to Wichita (CHL).

HARTFORD WOLF PACK_Assigned F Brandon Wong to Greenville (ECHL).


ECHL_Suspended Stockton D Jordan Bendfeld two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for a major penalty and game misconduct for an illegal check to the head during Sunday's game against Bakersfield. Suspended Victoria F Matt Stefanishion two games and fined an undisclosed amount for a major penalty and game misconduct for cross-checking and a misconduct for inciting during Saturday's game against Idaho. Fined Victoria coach Mark Morrison an undisclosed amount for published comments made following Saturday's game against Idaho.

Central Hockey League

WICHITA THUNDER_Signed G Peter Delmas to a five-game agreement. Waived F Chris Falloon.

LACROSSENational Lacrosse League

EDMONTON RUSH_Signed G Matt Disher and D Ian Crashley to one-year contracts and F Dean Hill and D Derek Suddons to two-year contracts.


NASCAR_Fined Kyle Busch $25,000 for an obscene gesture to a NASCAR official during Sunday's race at Texas Motor Speedway.


COLORADO_Fired football coach Dan Hawkins. Promoted assistant head football coach/linebackers coach Brian Cabral to interim head coach.

MICHIGAN_Named Travis Conlan director of basketball operations and C.J. Lee administrative specialist for men's basketball.