American League

BOSTON RED SOX — Claimed OF Jordan Parraz off waivers from Kansas City.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Requested unconditional release waivers on RHP Bryan Bullington for the purpose of allowing him to sign with Hiroshima (Japanese Central League). Assigned RHP Gaby Hernandez and RHP Victor Marte outright to Omaha (PCL).

National League

HOUSTON ASTROS — Assigned LHP Tim Byrdak, LHP Gustavo Chacin and RHP Matt Nevarez outright to Oklahoma City (PCL). Agreed to terms with C Carlos Corporan on a minor league contract.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Named Nick Leyva third-base coach, Gregg Ritchie hitting coach, Euclides Rojas bullpen coach, Luis Silverio first-base coach and outfield and baserunning coach and Mark Strittmatter pitcher's hitting coach and catchers and hitting program assistant.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Assigned RHP Ryan Mattheus outright to Syracuse (IL).


National Basketball Association

NBA — Suspended Philadelphia F Elton Brand one game for a flagrant foul against Washington F-C JaVale McGee during Tuesday's game.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER — Assigned C Cole Aldrich to Tulsa (NBADL).

SAN ANTONIO SPURS — Signed G-F Ime Udoka.


National Football League

NFL — Fined Buffalo WR Stevie Johnson $5,000 for a touchdown celebration during Sunday's game against Cincinnati and Philadelphia CB Asante Samuel $40,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on N.Y. Giants WR Derek Hagan during Sunday's game.

CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed S Jeromy Miles from the practice squad. Waived DE Victor Adeyanju.

DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed S Andrew Sendejo to the practice squad. Released FB Alex Daniels from the practice squad.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Placed G Anthony Herrera on injured reserve. Signed T Patrick Brown from the practice squad. Signed CB Cary Harris to the practice squad.

NEW YORK GIANTS — Claimed WR Devin Thomas off waivers from Carolina. Placed FB Madison Hedgecock on injured reserve.

PHIILADELPHIA EAGLES — Placed CB Ellis Hobbs on injured reserve. Signed CB Brandon Hughes from the N.Y. Giants practice squad.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Placed RB Clinton Portis on injured reserve.


National Hockey League

MINNESOTA WILD — Recalled D Justin Falk and F Matt Kassian from Houston (AHL).

NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Assigned F Josh Bailey on loan to Bridgeport (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES — Assigned D Oliver Ekman-Larsson to San Antonio (AHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES — Activated D Barret Jackman from injured reserve.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS — Recalled LW Jeff Tambelllini from Manitoba (AHL). Assigned F Peter Schaefer to Manitoba.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Recalled D Brian Fahey from Hershey (AHL).

American Hockey League

BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Signed D Dustin Friesen.

SYRACUSE CRUNCH — Traded F Oren Eizenman to Hartford for future considerations.

Central Hockey League

ALLEN AMERICANS — Signed F Kip Brennan.

FORT WAYNE KOMETS — Waived F Marc Rechlicz.

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WICHITA THUNDER — Signed F Robin Richards.


Major League Soccer

COLORADO RAPIDS — Traded D Anthony Wallace to Portland for allocation money.

PORTLAND TIMBERS — Traded M Dax McCarty and allocation money to D.C. United for D/M Rodney Wallace and 2011 fourth-round SuperDraft pick. Traded M Arturo Alvarez to Real Salt Lake for a 2011 second-round SuperDraft pick.

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS — Traded F O'Brian White to Seattle for allocation money.


UCLA — Signed offensive coordinator Norm Chow to a two-year contract extension.