MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL_Fined St. Louis manager Tony La Russa for criticizing an umpire in a televised interview during Sunday night's game. Suspended free agent minor league OF Timo Perez, Oakland minor league OF Mitchell LeVier, free agent minor league C Oscar Rodriguez and free agent minor league RHP Kelvin Santana 50 games for violating the minor league drug program.

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS_Announced strength and conditioning coach Ty Hill will not return next season. Named Ryan Stoneberg strength and conditioning coach.

National League

LOS ANGELES DODGERS_Declined the 2012 club options on 3B Casey Blake and RHP Jon Garland. Assigned INF-OF Eugenio Velez outright to Albuquerque (PCL).

American Association

LINCOLN SALTDOGS_Acquired LHP Jino Gonzalez from York (Atlantic) to complete an earlier trade.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS_Acquired RHP Nick Schumacher from York (Atlantic) to complete an earlier trade.

Frontier League

GATEWAY GRIZZLIES_Signed OF Kevin Deese, OF Sam Mahoney and RHP Phillip Reamy.

RIVER CITY RASCALS_Signed RHP Don Lisi and C Charlie Lisk to contract extensions.

WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS_Sent OF Jason James to Amarillo (AA) to complete an earlier trade.

NBA Development League

TEXAS LEGENDS_Named Del Harris coach in addition to his duties as general manager.

National Football League

MINNESOTA VIKINGS_Signed FB Ryan D'Imperio from the practice squad. Waived TE Allen Reisner.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS_Signed S Ross Ventrone to the practice squad.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS_Placed DT Will Tukuafu on the injured reserve list. Signed S Colin Jones from the practice squad. Signed WR John Matthews to the practice squad.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS_Released FB Eddie Williams. Placed LB Matt McCoy on injured reserve. Signed LB Jameson Konz from the practice squad and LB David Vobora.

Arena Football League

ARIZONA RATTLERS_Signed WR Markee White and WR Chris Carter.

National Hockey League

NHL_Named Dan Marr director of central scouting.

BUFFALO SABRES_Signed D Matt MacKenzie to a three-year contract.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS_Signed vice president-general manager Stan Bowman to a three-year contract extension through the 2015-16 season. Assigned F Jeremy Morin to Rockford (AHL). Agreed to terms with F Brandon Saad on a three-year contract.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS_Assigned F Ryan Russell to Springfield (AHL).

DETROIT RED WINGS_Assigned G Joey MacDonald, F Chris Conner, D Garnet Exelby, D Logan Pyett and D Doug Janik to Grand Rapids (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS_Assigned F Kyle Wilson to Milwaukee (AHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS_Traded C David Steckel to Toronto for a 2012 fourth-round draft pick. Reached an affiliate agreement with Kalamazoo (ECHL) for the 2011-12 season.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS_Agreed to terms with C Ryan Strome on a three-year contract. Agreed to terms with F Jay Pandolfo.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING_Assigned F Dana Tyrell to Norfolk (AHL). Placed D Mattias Ohlund on injured reserve.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS_Claimed RW Dale Weise off waivers from the N.Y. Rangers.

American Hockey League

MANCHESTER MONARCHS_Released D Travis Gawryletz and D Mike Matczak.

PROVIDENCE BRUINS_Released F Everett Sheen, F Richard Purslow and G Jared DeMichiel.

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS_Signed C Adam Mair and C Ryan Garlock. Released F Tom Mele and F Matt Lombardi.


ELMIRA JACKALS_Released F Jim Chiropoulos, F Mike Genovese and D Ryan Dolence.

READING ROYALS_Agreed to terms with F Dennis McCauley and F Matt Schepke. Added F Phil Aucoin, D Dave Cowan, F Olivier Labelle, D Derrick LaPoint, D Ray Macias, D Chris Nutini, F Richard Purslow, F Everett Sheen and D Denny Urban to the training camp roster. Released D Artem Gumenyuk, F Justin Kemmerer, F Mike Lane, D Mike Lang, G Brian Matesevac and F Jason O'Bannon.

Major League Lacrosse

DENVER OUTLAWS_Named Tony Seaman general manager.


NCAA_Rejected an appeal by former Southern Indiana coach men's basketball coach Rick Herdes to overturn its two-year show-cause penalty for infractions committed at the school.

WCHA_Announced Bowling Green will join the conference for the 2013-14 season.

BROWN_Named Andrew McPhee women's assistant ice hockey coach.

CASTLETON STATE_Named Laurie Bowler and Lisa Wilson women's assistant ice hockey coaches.

DETROIT_Announced men's basketball sophomore F Juwan Howard Jr. is transferring from Western Michigan.

HUNTER_Named Shay Berry men's basketball coach.