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American League

LOS ANGELES ANGELS – Agreed to terms with RHP Joe Blanton and LHP Sean Burnett on two-year contracts.

MINNESOTA TWINS – Agreed to terms with RHP Scott Elarton on a minor league contract.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS – Claimed RHP Sandy Rosario off waivers from Boston.

COLORADO ROCKIES – Agreed to terms with RHP Mike McClendon and RHP Logan Kensing on minor league contracts.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Agreed to terms with RHP Jason Grilli on a two-year contract.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – Traded OF/INF Skip Schumaker to the L.A. Dodgers for INF Jake Lemmerman.

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Agreed to terms with OF Travis Buck, RHP Sean O’Sullivan, RHP Jason Ray, RHP Daniel Stange, INF Gregorio Petit, C Rene Rivera and C Eddy Rodriguez on minor league contracts.



NBA – Suspended Sacramento F DeMarcus Cousins one game for striking Dallas F O.J. Mayo in the groin area during Monday’s game.

DETROIT PISTONS – Assigned F Khris Middleton and G Kim English to Fort Wayne (NBADL).



NFL – Fined Minnesota P Chris Kluwe $5,250 for wearing a message on his uniform promoting Ray Guy for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

ARIZONA CARDINALS – Placed QB Kevin Kolb on injured reserve. Signed OL Mike Gibson.

BUFFALO BILLS – Signed RB Zach Brown to the practice squad.

CAROLINA PANTHERS – Released WT Lee Ziemba. Placed S Haruki Nakamura on injured reserve. Signed DB Anderson Russell from the practice squad and DB Kamaal McIlwain to the practice squad.

CHICAGO BEARS – Signed DT Amobi Okoye to a one-year contract.

DALLAS COWBOYS – Released TE Chase Ford and DB Reggie Jones from the practice squad. Placed DT Josh Brent on the reserve/non-football illness list. Signed DT Brian Schaefering. Signed DB Micah Pellerin to the practice squad.

DETROIT LIONS – Placed DT Corey Williams on injured reserve. Signed DT Andre Fluellen. Released DE Kendrick Adams from the practice squad. Signed DT Jimmy Saddler-McQueen to the practice squad.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – Placed RB Donald Brown and FB Robert Hughes on injured reserve. Released RB Alvester Alexander from the practice squad. Signed G Robert Griffin, RB Mewelde Moore and RB Deji Karim. Signed RB Davin Meggett to the practice squad.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Re-signed WR Deion Branch. Signed WR Tony Logan to the practice squad.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS – Released T Fenuki Tupou.

NEW YORK GIANTS – Released C Paul Fenaroli from the practice squad. Signed T Levy Adcock to the practice squad.

NEW YORK JETS – Released RB Kahlil Bell.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – Placed DT Mike Patterson on the reserve/non-football illness list. Signed FB/TE Emil Igwenagu from the practice squad and DT Ronnie Cameron to the practice squad.

ST. LOUIS RAMS – Released DE Mason Brodine from the practice squad. Signed WR Raymond Radway to the practice squad.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS – Placed DE Vaughn Martin and S Darrell Stuckey on injured reserve. Re-signed RB Curtis Brinkley. Signed LB Gary Guyton. Released WR Kashif Moore from the practice squad.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS – Signed LB Eric Bakhtiari to a two-year contract.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – Released LB Joe Holland from the practice squad. Signed CB James Rogers to the practice squad.

TENNESSEE TITANS – Signed RB Collin Mooney to the practice squad.



ECHL – Suspended Trenton LW Andrew Conboy five games and fined him an undisclosed amount.

READING ROYALS – Signed D Edwin Shea.


AKRON – Promoted quarterbacks coach A.J. Milwee to offensive coordinator.

ARKANSAS – Announced RB Knile Davis will enter the NFL draft.

ARKANSAS STATE – Named Bryan Harsin football coach.

SOUTH CAROLINA – Announced RB Marcus Lattimore will enter the NFL draft.

TENNESSEE TECH – Announced WR Da’Rick Rogers will enter the NFL draft.

TEXAS TECH – Named Kliff Kingsbury football coach.