Tuesday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 5:06 PM

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with LHP George Sherrill, RHP Dan Wheeler and OF Willy Taveras on minor league contracts.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with RHP Claudio Vargas, RHP Richard Thompson, LHP Juan Perez, 3B Eugenio Velez and 1B/DH Luis Jimenez on minor league contracts.

Texas League

CORPUS CHRISTI HOOKS — Promoted Michael Coffin to media relations manager. Named Chris Blake media relations coordinator, JD Davis director of ballpark entertainment and Charlie Kovar and Cody Cozart account executives.

Frontier League

NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Signed OF Keoni Manago and 1B Mike Schwartz.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS — Sent RHP Gabe Shaw to River City to complete an earlier trade.

WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Signed SS Matt August and OF Matt Fleishman.

National Football League

NFL — Overturned suspensions of New Orleans LB Jonathan Vilma, New Orleans DE Will Smith, Cleveland LB Scott Fujita and free agent DL Anthony Hargrove for their part in the Saints bounty program.

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Released WR Isaiah Williams from the practice squad.

BUFFALO BILLS — Placed RB Fred Jackson on injured reserve. Signed DT Jay Ross from the practice squad.

CHICAGO BEARS — Released OL Andre Gurode. Placed PK Robbie Gould, CB Sherrick McManis and S Craig Steltz on injured reserve. Signed PK Olindo Mare to a one-year contract and LB Jerry Franklin to a two-year contract. Signed WR Joe Anderson from the practice squad and G Chris Riley to the practice squad.

DENVER BRONCOS — Signed T Paul Cornick to the practice squad.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Placed G Mike Brewster on injured reserve. Signed RB Keith Toston.

NEW YORK JETS — Claimed WR Braylon Edwards off waivers from Seattle.

OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed WR Akwasi Owusu-Ansah to the practice squad.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Released WR Braylon Edwards.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Released WR David Gilreath. Placed DB Myron Lewis on injured reserve. Claimed G Hayworth Hicks off waivers from Kansas City.

Canadian Football League

B.C. LIONS — Signed LB Adam Bighill to a contract extension.

CALGARY STAMPEDERS — Signed DL Corey Mace to a contract extension.

HAMILTON TIGER-CATS — Fired coach and director of football operations George Cortez.

American Hockey League

AHL — Announced Oklahoma City LW Kristians Pelss ineligible to play until Jan. 11.

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Assigned G Paul Dainton to Evansville (ECHL).


ECHL — Suspended Trenton LW Andrew Conboy indefinitely. Fined Conboy, the Evansville organization, Colorado D Jake Marto, Ontario F Kyle Kraemer, Fort Wayne D Brent Henley, Fort Wayne G Ken Reiter, Fort Wayne F Kaleigh Schrock and Utah F Riley Armstrong undisclosed amounts.

ELMIRA JACKALS — Signed F Justin Daniels.

FLORIDA EVERBLADES — Agreed to terms with D Mark Stuart.

SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS — Loaned G Ryan Zapolski to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).

Major League Soccer

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION — Traded M Benny Feilhaber to Sporting Kansas City for allocation money, a 2014 first-round draft pick and a 2015 second-round draft pick.

NEW YORK RED BULLS — Signed G Santiago Castano and F Armando Moreno.

North American Soccer League

NEW YORK COSMOS — Signed Carlos Mendes.


FORDHAM — Announced the resignation of volleyball coach Peter Volkert.

ROANOKE — Named Ryan Pflugrad men's soccer coach.