DETROIT TIGERS – Announced the retirement of manager Jim Leyland.
TEXAS RANGERS – Named Tim Bogar bench coach.
NEW YORK METS – Named Will Carafello director of social media.
NBA – Suspended Oklahoma C Hasheem Thabeet one game for head butting New Orleans C Greg Stiemsma in an Oct. 17 game. Fined Denver G Nate Robinson $10,000 for pushing Oklahoma City C Steven Adams from behind and striking him in the chest during an Oct. 15 game.
ATLANTA HAWKS – Waived F James Johnson.
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS – Waived F Brandon Davies.
MIAMI HEAT – Waived F Jarvis Varnado, G Larry Drew II and G Charlie Westbrook.
NFL – Suspended Washington S Brandon Meriweather two games for repeat violations this season of NFL safety rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.
BALTIMORE RAVENS – Traded OT Bryant McKinnie to Miami for a conditional late-round draft pick.
DALLAS COWBOYS – Signed DT Marvin Austin. Re-signed G Ray Dominguez and WR Jamar Newsome to the practice squad.
NEW YORK JETS – Activated QB David Garrard. Released QB Brady Quinn.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS – Waived RB Isaac Redman. Signed LB Kion Wilson from the practice squad.
NHL – Suspended Colorado F Cody McLeod five games for boarding Detroit D Niklas Kronwall during an Oct. 17 game. Suspended New York Islanders F Michael Grabner two games for an illegal check to the head of Carolina F Nathan Gerbe during an Oct. 19 game. Free agent D Roman Hamrlik announced his retirement.
DALLAS STARS – Activated G Kari Lehtonen from injured reserve. Recalled D Aaron Rome from Texas (AHL). Assigned G Jack Campbell to Texas.
DETROIT RED WINGS – Recalled C Darren Helm and D Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids (AJHL). Assigned C Luke Glendening to Grand Rapids.