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California League

STOCKTON PORTS – Promoted Bryan Meadows to assistant general manager.

American Association

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS – Exercised the 2014 option on RHP Tim Verthien.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS – Exercised the 2014 option on OF Tyler Graham.



CHICAGO BULLS – Exercised the fourth-year option for G/F Jimmy Butler and third-year option for G Marquis Teague.



BALTIMORE RAVENS – Released S Michael Huff and DE Marcus Spears. Signed Ss Omar Brown and Brynden Trawick from the practice squad and WR Kamar Aiken and QB Nick Stephens to the practice squad.

BUFFALO BILLS – Signed DT Stefan Charles off Tennessee’s practice squad. Named Michael Lyons director of analytics.

CINCINNATI BENGALS – Placed S Taylor Mays on injured reserve.

HOUSTON TEXANS – Signed S Steven Terrell to the practice squad.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – Released TE Kevin Brock. Signed OL Rokevious Watkins from the practice squad and TE Dominique Jones to the practice squad.

OAKLAND RAIDERS – Re-signed DL Brian Sanford.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS – Released WR Marlon Moore.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – Placed WR Sidney Rice on injured reserve. Signed WR Ricardo Lockette from the practice squad and WR Josh Lenz to the practice squad.

TENNESSEE TITANS – Placed C Rob Turner on injured reserve. Released WR Rashad Ross. Signed OL Pat McQuistan. Signed G Oscar Johnson and DL Chigbo Anunoby to the practice squad.


WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS – Named Jeff Martin to the board of directors.



DALLAS STARS – Reassigned F Travis Morin to Texas (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES – Reassigned G Louis Domingue fromi Gwinnett (ECHL) to Portland (AHL).

VANCOUVER CANUCKS – Assigned F Nicklas Jensen to Utica (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS – Recalled C Michael Latta and D Dmitry Orlov from Hershey (AHL).

WINNIPEG JETS – Reassigned F Patrice Cormier to St. John’s (AHL).



BUFFALO BANDITS – Agreed to terms with G Steven Fryer on a one-year contract. Re-signed F Aaron Wilson to a three-year contract, T David Brock to a two-year contract and Fs Chad Culp and Shawn Williams and G Anthony Cosmo to one-year contracts. Designated F John Tavares as their franchise player.



MLS – Named Ray Whitworth vice president, operations and security.

CHICAGO FIRE – Announced the resignation of coach Frank Klopas and president of soccer operations Javier Leon.

D.C. UNITED – Declined contract options on Fs Lionard Pajoy and Carlos Ruiz and M Marcelo Saragosa.

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES – Named Mark Watson coach and signed him to a multiyear contract.


FLORIDA ATLANTIC – Announced the resignation of football coach Carl Pelini and defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis. Promoted offensive coordinator Brian Wright to interim head coach.

MEMPHIS – Suspended men’s basketball F Kuran Iverson one game.

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE – Named Tom Wilkins associate director of athletics.

TULSA – Named Richard Ruggieri assistant rowing coach.