American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with C Luke Carlin on a minor league contract.

DETROIT TIGERS — Designated RHP Zach Miner for assignment.

TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with C Yorvit Torrealba on a two-year contract and RHP Mark Lowe on a one-year contract.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with INF Shawn Bowman, INF Ed Lucas, C J.C. Boscan, C Wilkin Castillo, OF Brent Clevlen, OF Jose Constanza, OF Wilkin Ramirez and RHP Jay Sborz to minor league contracts.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Named Bob Schaefer special assistant to the general manager.

California League

HIGH DESERT MAVERICKS — Announced the team has been purchased by Main Street Baseball LLC, owned by David Heller and Bob Herrfeldt.

Frontier League

LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Signed C Joel Collins, LHP Greg Hendrix, OF Chris Luick and RHP Ricky McGraw. Placed OF Arden McWilliams on the retired list.

RIVER CITY RASCALS — Signed OF Chad Maddox, 3B Chris McClendon and RHP Gary Moran to contract extensions. Signed OF Erik Church.


National Basketball Association

SACRAMENTO KINGS — Waived G Antoine Wright.

TORONTO RAPTORS — Recalled F Ed Davis from Erie (NBADL).

NBA Development League

RIO GRANDE VALLEY VIPERS — Acquired F Stanley Robinson. Waived G Isaiah Swann.


National Football League

NFL — Fined Houston WR Andre Johnson and Tennessee CB Cortland Finnegan $25,000 for fighting during Sunday's game.

DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed S Andrew Sendejo from the practice squad. Released DE Jimmy Saddler-McQueen. Signed DL Alex Daniels to the practice squad.


National Hockey League

BOSTON BRUINS — Assigned F Jamie Arniel to Providence (AHL).

MINNESOTA WILD — Recalled F Matt Kassian from Houston (AHL). Reassigned F Robbie Earl to Houston.

American Hockey League

ABBOTSFORD HEAT — Returned D Mike Gabinet and D Cody Lampl to Idaho (ECHL).

BINGHAMTON SENATORS — Returned D Patrick Coulombe to Elmira (ECHL).

BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Returned F Eric Castonguay to Reading (ECHL).

HOUSTON AEROS — Returned F Brock McBride to Elmira (AHL).

ROCHESTER AMERICANS — Recalled F Brady Calla from Cincinnati (ECHL).


BAKERSFIELD CONDORS — Released G Manny Martinez as emergency backup goaltender.

GREENVILLE ROAD WARRIORS — Released G Bryan Blawut as emergency backup goaltender.

IDAHO STEELHEADS — Released G Jase Weslosky as emergency backup goaltender.

READING ROYALS — Signed G Kris Mayotte.

TRENTON DEVILS — Released G Anthony Felice as emergency backup goaltender.


Major League Soccer

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D.C. UNITED — Promoted interim coach Ben Olsen to coach.


BIG EAST CONFERENCE — Announced TCU has accepted an invitation for full membership, to begin competing in the 2012-13 academic year.

ARKANSAS STATE — Announced the resignation of football coach Steve Roberts.

NORTH CAROLINA A&T — Fired football coach Alonzo Lee. Promoted assistant coach George Ragsdale to interim coach.

SHENANDOAH — Announced the resignation of men's soccer coach Des Lawless.

UAB — Announced defensive coordinator Eric Schumann will not return next season.