American League

BOSTON RED SOX—Announced 1B Sean Casey dropped his appeal of a three-game suspension for his role in a bench-clearing brawl in a June 5 game against Tampa Bay.

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Agreed to extend their player development contract with Akron (EL) for four years through 2012.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Recalled RHP Joel Peralta from Omaha (PCL). Optioned RHP Jeff Fulchino to Omaha.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Activated OF Eric Byrnes from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Alex Romero to Tucson (PCL).


National Basketball Association

DETROIT PISTONS—Named Darrell Walker, Pat Sullivan and Harold Ellis assistant coaches.

MIAMI HEAT—Waived F Alexander Johnson.

NEW JERSEY NETS—Named Doug Overton assistant coach.


ATLANTA DREAM—Traded F Camille Little to Seattle for a 2009 second-round draft pick. Signed F Kasha Terry.

WASHINGTON MYSTICS—Signed F Kendra Wecker. Waived Amber Jacobs.


National Football League

ATLANTA FALCONS—Released C Doug Datish.

NEW YORK GIANTS—Waived QB Jared Lorenzen, WR Todd Lowber, C Nick Leeson, DT Brian Soi and OL Jacobs Hobbs.

Arena Football League

COLUMBUS DESTROYERS—Announced the contract of Doug Kay, coach, will not be renewed.


National Hockey League

NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Signed G Dan Ellis to a two-year contract and D Shea Weber to a three-year contract.


ECHL—Terminated the membership of Pensacola, effective immediately.