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NBA – Announced the retirement of executive counsel for business and finance Harvey Benjamin, who will remain as a consultant.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS – Assigned F Samardo Samuels to Canton (NBADL).


IDAHO STAMPEDE – Signed C Solomon Alabi. Placed G Jai Lucas on the inactive list.



NFL – Fined Baltimore S Ed Reed $55,000, Carolina QB Cam Newton $31,000 and New England DT Vince Wilfork $30,000, Carolina DE Greg Hardy $25,000, Carolina S Charles Godfrey $21,000, Houston CB Kareem Jackson $21,000, Baltimore OT Michael Oher $10,000, Houston CB Kareem Jackson $21,000 and Tennessee DT Sen’Derrick Marks $7,875 for their actions during last week’s games.

BUFFALO BILLS – Signed WR Kevin Elliott from the practice squad.

DALLAS COWBOYS – Signed DE Monte Taylor to the practice squad.

GREEN BAY PACKERS – Released RB Johnny White.

NEW YORK JETS – Signed RB John Griffin from the practice squad.

OAKLAND RAIDERS – Placed DT Richard Seymour and DB Phillip Adams on injured reserve. Signed DL Brandon Bair and DB Cory Nelms from the practice squad.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – Released CB Ron Parker. Signed WR Deon Butler from the practice squad.



AHL – Suspended Oklahoma City C Chris VandeVelde three games.


MISSOURI MAVERICKS – Signed D Jared Lavender.

TULSA OILERS – Signed F Jason Weeks. Waived F Troy Ofukany.


MICHIGAN STATE – Announced men’s basketball G Brandan Kearney will transfer out.

NEVADA – Announced the retirement of football coach Chris Ault.

ST. JOHN’S (MINN.) – Promoted assistant football coach Gary Fasching to head coach.