KANSAS CITY ROYALS–Placed OF Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Jarrod Dyson from Omaha (PCL).
HOUSTON ASTROS–Optioned INF Brian Bixler to Oklahoma City (PCL).
PITTSBURGH PIRATES–Promoted INF Greg Picart to Indianapolis (IL). Assigned OF Anthony Norman to Altoona (EL).
QUAD CITY RIVER BANDITS–Assigned RHP Logan Billbrough to Palm Beach (FSL). Assigned INF Jeremy Patton and RHP Kevin Jacob from Batavia (NYP) to Quad Cities.
LAREDO LEMURS–Signed RHP Nick Carr.
LINCOLN SALTDOGS–Signed LHP Michael Jarman.
SIOUX FALLS PHEASANTS–Signed LHP Jack Van Leur.
ST. PAUL SAINTS–Released RHP Matt Schuld.
WINNIPEG GOLDEYES–Released INF Steve Singleton, RHP Aaron Hartsock and LHP Zach Baldwin.
NEW JERSEY JACKALS–Released C Sandy Madera. Signed C Jeff Lanning.
EVANSVILLE OTTERS–Signed C Andrew Kuhn.
JOLIET SLAMMERS–Signed RHP Steven Maxwell.
NORMAL CORNBELTERS–Signed LHP Justin Albert and LHP Tyler Stovall.
RIVER CITY RASCALS–Traded OF Chad Maddox to Southern Illinois for a player to be named. Signed LHP Jon Pokorny.
WASHINGTON WILD THINGS–Signed RHP Casey Barnes.
HOUSTON ROCKETS–Signed F Diamon Simpson for remainder of the season.
CINCINNATI BENGALS–Traded LB Keith Rivers to the N.Y. Giants for a 2012 fifth-round draft pick. Agreed to terms with CB Terence Newman. Waived CB Rico Murray.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS–Named Joe Vitt interim coach.
NEW YORK JETS–Waived C Taylor Boggs.
OAKLAND RAIDERS–Signed TE Andre Hardy.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS–Agreed to terms with WR Jerricho Cotchery and OL Trai Essex.
NHL–Fined Nashville D Shea Weber $2,500 for slamming Detroit F Henrik Zetterbergs head against the glass at the end of Wednesdays game.
CALGARY FLAMES–Fired coach Brent Sutter and assistant coach Dave Lowery.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS–Assigned G Jeremy Smith to Milwaukee (AHL). Recalled G Chet Pickard from Milwaukee.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS–Assigned D Marc Cantin from Reading (ECHL) to Bridgeport (AHL).
GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS–Signed D Chad Billins.
WORCESTER SHARKS–Signed F Jay Silvia.
FC DALLAS–Recalled Jackson from loan to Cruzeiro (Brazilian).
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS–Named John Furlong executive chairman.
COLORADO STATE–Named Larry Eustachy mens basketball coach.
MICHIGAN STATE–Reinstated junior C Derrick Nix to the mens basketball team.
NORTHERN ARIZONA–Named Jack Murphy mens basketball coach.
TULSA–Named Brett Ballard and Steve Woodberry mens assistant basketball coaches and Justin Bauman director of basketball operations.
VILLANOVA–Announced junior G Dominic Cheek will enter the NBA draft