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American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX – Assigned RHP Zach Stewart outright to Charlotte (IL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Agreed to terms with 1B/3B Andy LaRoche on a minor league contract.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Agreed to terms with INF Cliff Pennington on a two-year contract.

MIAMI MARLINS – Claimed RHP Sam Dyson off waivers from Toronto. Designated OF Kevin Mattison for assignment.

NEW YORK METS – Agreed to terms with RHP Shaun Marcum on a one-year contract.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Designated RHP J.C. Ramirez for assignment.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Agreed to terms with RHP Kyle Waldrop on a minor league contract.



MIAMI HEAT – Signed F/C Chris Andersen to a second 10-day contract and F Jarvis Varnado for the remainder of the season.



DALLAS COWBOYS – Named Rich Bisaccia special teams coordinator.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – Signed WR Jeremy Kelley to a reserve/future contract.



NHL – Suspended N.Y. Islanders F Colin McDonald two games for boarding Pittsburgh D Ben Lovejoy during Tuesday’s game.

CAROLINA HURRICANES – Assigned D Joe Sova from Charlotte (AHL) to Reading (ECHL).

DALLAS STARS – Recalled D Jamie Oleksiak and F Antoine Roussel from Texas (AHL). Assigned RW Reilly Smith to Texas.

DETROIT RED WINGS – Reassigned RW Trevor Parkes and G Jordan Pearce from Grand Rapids (AHL) to Toledo (ECHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS – Waived RW Cam Janssen.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS – Assigned D Jake Gardner to Toronto (AHL).


NCAA – Placed Southern Mississippi on four years probation with a one-year postseason ban for men’s tennis.

VIRGINIA – Named Steve Fairchild offensive coordinator.