American League

BOSTON RED SOX — Claimed RHP Taylor Buchholz off waivers from Toronto.

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with RHP Anthony Reyes on a minor league contract.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Named Billy Ryan assistant general manager. Announced the resignation of director of player development Rico Brogna. Promoted Mike Bell from minor league coordinator to director of player development. Agreed to terms with INF Geoff Blum on a two-year contract.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Named Rick Kranitz pitching coach, Jerry Narron bench coach, Garth Iorg first-base/infield coach, Ed Sedar baserunning coach and third base coach, and John Shelby outfield instructor/eye in the sky and Josh Seligman strength and conditioning specialist.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Named Ryne Sandberg manager of Lehigh Valley (IL). Agreed to terms with RHP Jose Contreras on a two-year contract.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Named Clint Hurdle manager.

Can-Am League

BROCKTON ROX — Traded RHP Hunter Davis to Grand Prairie (AA) for a player to be named.

WORCESTER TORNADOES — Traded C Craig Maddox to Lake Erie (Frontier) for C Julio Rivera.


National Football League

GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed LB Robert Francois to the practice squad.


National Hockey League

NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Fired coach Scott Gordon. Named Jack Capuano interim coach.

PHOENIX COYOTES — Recalled D Nolan Yonkman from San Antonio (AHL). Assigned D Garrett Stafford to San Antonio.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Reassigned F Marc-Antoine Pouliot to Norfolk (AHL).

American Hockey League

AHL — Suspended Albany LW Louis Robitaille for one game as a result of his actions in a Nov. 13 game at Portland.


National Lacrosse League

MINNESOTA SWARM — Re-signed F Callum Crawford and F Kevin Ross to three-year contracts, F Sean Thomson to a two-year contract and D Brock Boye and F Marc Jackson to one-year contracts.


Major League Soccer

D.C. UNITED — Terminated the contract of F Danny Allsopp.

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION — Signed M/F Diego Fagundez.


ASHLAND — Announced volleyball coach Connie Surowicz will not return.

OTTERBEIN — Announced that it will add varsity women's lacrosse, with competition to begin in 2012.

NYU — Named Bryant Perkins, Spenser Popeson and Lauren Henkel men's and women's assistant track and field coaches.

TEXAS — Announced sophomore RB Tre' Newton is giving up football after suffering several concussions.

TIFFIN — Announced resignation of head football coach Dave Walkosky.