American League

BOSTON RED SOX—Agreed to terms with RHP Scott Atchison on a one-year contract.

DETROIT TIGERS—Agreed to terms with SS Adam Everett to a one-year contract. Agreed to terms with LHP Brad Thomason. Traded LHP Clay Rapada to Texas for a player to be named or cash considerations. Sent RHP Zach Simons outright to Toledo (IL).

National League

CHICAGO CUBS—Named Ryne Sandberg manager of Iowa (PCL).

COLORADO ROCKIES—Sold the contract of OF Matt Murton to the Hanshin Tigers (Japanese Central League).

MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Claimed INF Luis Cruz off waivers from Pittsburgh (NL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Agreed to terms with RHP Vinnie Chulk on a minor league contract.

SAN DIEGO PADRES—Named Chris Gwynn director, player personnel and Dave Roberts special assistant to baseball operations. Promoted Josh Stein to director, baseball operations.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Acquired RHP Brian Bruney from the New York Yankees for a player to be named. Released RHP Saul Rivera.


National Basketball Association

NBA—Fined Chicago C Joakim Noah $15,000 for throwing the ball into the stands and striking a photographer during Saturday's game against Toronto.

PHOENIX SUNS—Sent F Taylor Griffin to Iowa (NBADL).


National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS—Re-signed TE Joe Klopfenstein. Released DT Corey Mace.

CLEVELAND BROWNS—Placed DL C.J. Mosley on injured reserve. Signed DL Derreck Robinson. Canadian Football League

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS—Acquired OL Derek Armstrong from Calgary Stampeders for a conditional draft pick.


National Hockey League

NHLPA—RW Darren McCarty announced his retirement.

CAROLINA HURRICANES—Recalled D Brett Carson from Albany (AHL).

DALLAS STARS—Placed D Karlis Skrastins on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 3. Recalled D Ivan Vishnevskiy from Texas (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Recalled D Alexander Sulzer from Milwaukee (AHL) and D Reid Cashman from Cincinnati (ECHL). Reassigned G Jeremy Smith to Cincinnati and G Mark Dekanich from Cincinnati to Milwaukee. Released F Matt Pierce.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Assigned D Karl Alzner to Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League

AHL—Suspended Syracuse LW Kevin Harvey for two games as a result of his actions in a Dec. 4 game at Binghamton.

HARTFORD WOLF PACK—Signed F Andrew Carroll.

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS—Reassigned F Jamie Bates to Stockton (ECHL).

SYRACUSE CRUNCH—Signed C Daniel Tkaczuk.


CHARLOTTE CHECKERS—Announced F Andrew Carroll has been loaned to Hartford (AHL). Announced D Tysen Dowzak has been assigned to the team by the New York Rangers.

KALAMAZOO WINGS—Announced F Mathieu Curadeau has been returned to the team by Hamilton (AHL). Released F Travis Granbois and F Tommy Lange.


National Lacrosse League

BUFFALO BANDITS—Signed F Jon Harasym and F AJ Shannon to one-year contracts.

CALGARY ROUGHNECKS—Announced the retirement of D Kyle Couling.


Major League Soccer

RED BULL NEW YORK—Named Erik Soler general manager and sporting director.


NOTRE DAME—Announced junior QB Jimmy Clausen and junior WR Golden Tate will enter the NFL draft.

PRINCETON—Named Celene McGowan associate director for championships and sport administration.

SOUTHERN U.—Fired football coach Pete Richardson.

VIRGINIA—Named Mike London football coach.