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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – Promoted executive vice president for economics and league affairs Rob Manfred to chief operating officer.

American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX – Assigned C Miguel Gonzalez outright to Charlotte (IL).

MINNESOTA TWINS – Agreed to terms with manager Ron Gardenhire on a two-year contract.

TEXAS RANGERS – Reinstated OF Nelson Cruz from the restricted list. Designated OF Joey Butler for assignment.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS – Fired manager Dale Sveum.

NEW YORK METS – Agreed to terms with manager Terry Collins on a two-year contract.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Announced the contract of pitching coach Rich Dubee will not be renewed.

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Reinstated SS Everth Cabrera from the restricted list. Designated C Chris Robinson for assignment.



MILWAUKEE BUCKS – Promoted Chris Gilmartin to director of NBA scouting. Named Luke Steele advance scout.

NEW YORK KNICKS – Exercised the 2014-15 contract option on coach Mike Woodson.

SACRAMENTO KINGS – Signed C DeMarcus Cousins to a four-year contract extension.



CLEVELAND BROWNS – Claimed RB Fozzy Whittaker off waivers from San Diego. Waived WR Josh Cooper and RB Montario Hardesty.

GREEN BAY PACKERS – Signed RB Michael Hill from the practice squad and WR Reggie Dunn to the practice squad.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – Signed FB Robert Hughes. Released WR Griff Whalen.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – Signed G Jacques McClendon and QB Ricky Stanzi. Released WRs Jeremy Ebert and Tobais Palmer.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Released S Kanorris Davis.



ANAHEIM DUCKS – Assigned RW Brad Staubitz, C Richard Rakell, LW John Kurtz and D Nolan Yonkman to Norfolk (AHL) and G Igor Bobkov to Utah (ECHL). Placed LW Emerson Etem, RW Jakob Silfverberg and D Luca Sbisa and Sheldon Souray on injured reserve.

DALLAS STARS – Designated Fs Scott Glennie and Rich Peverley and D Aaron Rome injured non-roster players.

DETROIT RED WINGS – Assigned RW Gustav Nyquist and G Petr Mrazek to Grand Rapids (AHL). Recalled D Xavier Ouellet and G Jared Coreau from Grand Rapids. Placed C Darren Helm and RW Patrick Eaves on long-term injured reserve and G Jonas Gustavsson and RW Jordin Tootoo on 7-day injured reserve.

EDMONTON OILERS – Assigned G Tyler Bunz to Bakersfield (ECHL).

FLORIDA PANTHERS – Loaned D Colby Robak to San Antonio (AHL).

LOS ANGELES KINGS – Loaned D Jeff Schultz to Manchester (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS – Signed F Simon Moser to a one-year, entry-level contract.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS – Assigned RW Cam Janssen to Albany (AHL). Placed LW Patrik Elias on injured reserve. Designated RW Mattias Tedenby an injured non-roster player.

NEW YORK RANGERS – Reassigned D Samuel Noreau and Fs Josh Nicholls, Michael St. Croix and Jason Wilson from Hartford (AHL) to Greenville (ECHL).

OTTAWA SENATORS – Assigned D Ben Blood, Mark Borowiecki, Cody Ceci, Fredrik Claesson, Tyler Eckford, Daniel New, Troy Rutkowski, Michael Sdao and Chris Wideman; Fs Corey Cowick, Jakub Culek, David Dziurzynski, Derek Grant, Wacey Hamilton, Danny Hobbs, Mike Hoffman, Ludwig Karlsson, Darren Kramer, Jim O’Brien, Andre Petersson, Shane Prince, Matt Puempel, Buddy Robinson, Cole Schneider, Mark Stone and Mika Zibanejad; and Gs Scott Greenham, Andrew Hammond and Nathan Lawson to Binghamton (AHL). Returned F Curtis Lazar to Edmonton (WHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES – Named Avik Dey chief financial officer, Jeff Morander executive vice president of ticket sales and strategy and Mike Humes executive vice president of corporate and suite sales.

WINNIPEG JETS – Re-assigned F Patrice Cormier and D Zach Redmond to St. John’s (AHL). Placed D Grant Clitsome on injured reserve, retroactive to Thursday.

HERSHEY BEARS – Released D Mike Banwell, Ryan Kavanagh and Bryant Molle; and Fs David Marshall and Domenic Monardo. Loaned Gs Brandon Anderson and Riley Gill; D Brett Flemming; and Fs Dustin Gazely and T.J. Syner to Reading (ECHL).


ELMIRA JACKALS – Re-signed F Jean Bourbeau.


NCAA – Granted Florida men’s basketball G Eli Carter immediate eligibility. Named Jon Levinson secretary-rules editor for women’s basketball.

FLORIDA – Announced DT Dominique Easley will enter the NFL draft.

CONNECTICUT – Fired football coach Paul Pasqualoni and offensive line coach George DeLeone.