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BASEBALL

National League

CINCINNATI REDS – Fired manager Dusty Baker.

BASKETBALL

NBA

NBA – Suspended Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd the first two regular-season games for pleading guilty to driving while ability impaired, in violation of the law of the State of New York.

FOOTBALL

NFL

NFL – Fined Tennessee S Michael Griffin $21,000 for a hit on New York Jets WR Stephen Hill. Fined Buffalo S Jim Leonhard $15,750 for unnecessary roughness for striking a defenseless player in the head and neck area. Fined New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson $15,750 fine for roughing the passer and New York Jets LB Quinton Coples $7,875 for a late hit on Tennessee QB Jake Locker. Fined Arizona S Yeremiah Bell $15,750 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Tampa Bay TE Tim Wright, and Arizona DT Darnell Dockett $15,750 for a horse-collar tackle on Tampa Bay RB Doug Martin.

BUFFALO BILLS – Released P Shawn Powell.

CAROLINA PANTHERS – Traded LB Jon Beason to the New York Giants for an undisclosed 2014 draft pick.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – Signed S Larry Asante.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Released CB Marquice Cole.

NEW YORK GIANTS – Placed G Chris Snee on injured reserve.

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