Major League Baseball

MLB_Announced club owners completed a unanimous vote on the two-year contract extension of commissioner Bud Selig through Dec. 31, 2014.

American League

BOSTON RED SOX_Announced the extension of the player development contract with Greenville (SAL) through the 2016 season.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX_Promoted Buddy Bell to vice president, player development and special assignments, Nick Capra to director of player development and Kirk Champion to minor league field coordinator. Agreed to terms with RHP Brian Bruney, LHP Leyson Septimo, LHP Eric Stults, C Damaso Espino, C Hector Gimenez, INF Dallas McPherson, INF Ray Olmedo and OF on minor-league contracts.

NEW YORK YANKEES_Acquired RHP Michael Pineda and RHP Jose Campos from Seattle C-DH Jesus Montero and RHP Hector Noesi.

TEXAS RANGERS_Signed LHP Mitch Stetter and RHP Sean Green to minor league contracts.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS_Claimed C Craig Tatum off waivers from Houston (NL).

American Association

FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS_Signed LHP Joe Harris and RHP Dan Blewett.


Frontier League


SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS_Signed RHP Wally Goodline and RHP Patrick Mincey.

National Basketball Association

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS_Recalled G-F Christian Eyenga from Canton (NBADL).

DALLAS MAVERICKS_Recalled G Dominique Jones from Texas (NBADL).

NEW YORK KNICKS_Recalled C Jerome Jordan and G Jeremy Lin from Erie (NBADL).

National Football League

ATLANTA FALCONS_Fired defensive backs assistant Alvin Reynolds.

CLEVELAND BROWNS_Named Tim Hauck defensive backs coach.

ST. LOUIS RAMS_Named Brian Schottenheimer offensive coordinator and Gregg Williams defensive coordinator.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS_Named Raheem Morris defensive backs coach and Ike Hilliard wide receivers coach.

Canadian Football League

CALGARY STAMPEDERS_Released RB Joffrey Reynolds.

Arena Football League

ORLANDO PREDATORS_Signed WR Buddy Farnham.

SAN JOSE SABERCATS_Named Kerry Locklin defensive line coach.

National Hockey League

NHL_Suspended Washington F Alex Ovechkin three games for a charging incident in which he launched himself to hit D Zbynek Michalek during a Jan.. 22 game at Pittsburgh.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS_Activated LW R.J. Umberger off injured reserve. Recalled LW Dane Byers from Springfield (AHL).

FLORIDA PANTHERS_Called up D Tyson Strachan from San Antonio (AHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS_Recalled D Peter Harrold from Albany (AHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING_Reassigned D Evan Oberg to Norfolk (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS_Assigned D Tomas Kundratek to Hershey (AHL).

American Hockey League

AHL_Suspended Hamilton D Garrett Stafford one game for his actions in a Jan. 21 game against Toronto.

CONNECTICUT WHALE_Signed F Randy McNaught.

NORFOLK ADMIRALS_Recalled D Kevin Quick from Florida (ECHL).


ELMIRA JACKALS_Announced G Brian Stewart, F Josh Brittain and D Nick Schaus were recalled by Binghamton (AHL).

READING ROYALS_Announced G Jussi Rynnas was assigned to the team from Toronto (AHL) and G Paul Dainton was recalled by Springfield (AHL).

SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS_Announced D Paul Baier was called up by Hershey (AHL).


BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE_Announced the addition of Longwood as a full member effective with the 2012-13 academic year.

ELON_Named Daronce Daniels athletics video coordinator.

KANSAS STATE_Promoted Casey Scott to senior associate athletics director for operations and event management, Laird Veatch to senior associate athletics director for strategic initiatives, Chad Weiberg to senior associate athletics director for development and Mike Clark to senior director of development.

MANHATTAN_Named Noah LeFevre senior associate director of athletics.

RIDER_Announced sophomore G Nurideen Lindsey has transferred from St. John's.