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Transactions

BASEBALL

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – Announced the retirement of commissioner Bud Selig after the 2014 season. Suspended Milwaukee OF Carlos Gomez and Atlanta OF Reed Johnson one game and fined them undisclosed amounts for their actions during Wednesday’s game.

American League

DETROIT TIGERS – Placed SS Danny Worth on the 60-day DL. Reinstated SS Jhonny Peralta from the restricted list.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Transferred LHP Brett Cecil to the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of OF Ryan Langerhans from Buffalo (IL).

National League

CHICAGO CUBS – Placed C Welington Castillo on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sept. 20.

NEW YORK METS – Transferred RHP Matt Harvey to the 60-day DL.

BASKETBALL

NBA

NEW YORK KNICKS – Named Steve Mills president and general manager. Reassigned Glen Grunwald to adviser.

FOOTBALL

NFL

GREEN BAY PACKERS – Promoted Cathy Dworak to director of community outreach and player/alumni relations.

HOCKEY

NHL

DETROIT RED WINGS – Assigned C Riley Sheahan and RW Teemu Pulkkinen to Grand Rapids (AHL). Recalled C Luke Glendening and RW Tomas Jurco from Grand Rapids.

FLORIDA PANTHERS – Signed G Tim Thomas to a one-year contract. Loaned D Mike Mottau to San Antonio (AHL). Recalled G Michael Houser from San Antonio.

MONTREAL CANADIENS – Assigned Fs Mike Blunden, Martin St. Pierre, Christian Thomas, Nick Tarnasky and Patrick Holland and D Magnus Nygren, Darren Dietz and Greg Pateryn to Hamilton (AHL).

NEW YORK RANGERS – Agreed to terms with C Derek Stepan on a two-year contract.

PHOENIX COYOTES – Assigned Fs Andy Miele and Jordan Szwarz to Portland (AHL). Released F Gilbert Brule.

ECHL

STOCKTON THUNDER – Agreed to terms with F Andrew Clark.

COLLEGE

GUILFORD – Named Shannon Bonnel women’s assistant lacrosse coach and Mark Crisco men’s assistant lacrosse coach.

HOLY CROSS – Named Kacie Lewis women’s assistant lacrosse coach.

LONG BEACH STATE – Named Kari LaPlante women’s assistant basketball coach and Tipesa Moorer director of women’s basketball operations.

RUTGERS – Named Tim Robbins volunteer assistant lacrosse coach. Announced the NCAA has granted a legislative relief waiver for men’s basketball F Johnathan Moore to play immediately this season.

SAINT JOSEPH’S – Named Karl Beck men’s assistant rowing coach and Nikki Philpot assistant director of athletic communications.

SAINT PETER’S – Named Serge Clement men’s assistant basketball coach.

SHENANDOAH – Named Crystal Williams women’s assistant basketball coach.

STANFORD – Signed men’s water polo coach John Vargas and women’s water polo coach John Tanner to multiyear contract extensions.

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