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American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS – Named Don Wakamatsu bench coach and catching instructor and Mike Jirschele major league coach.

National League

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Reinstated RHP Joe Wieland and LHP Cory Luebke from the 60-day DL. Designated LHP Tommy Layne and LHP Colt Hynes for assignment.



CLEVELAND CAVALIERS – Waived C DeSagana Diop, F Kenny Kadji, G Jermaine Taylor and G Elliot Williams.

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS – Waived G Seth Curry, C Dewayne Dedmon and F Joe Alexander.

NEW YORK KNICKS – Waived F Ike Diogu, F C.J. Leslie, F Josh Powell, F Jeremy Tyler and G Chris Douglas-Roberts.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER – Waived G Diante Garrett and G Rodney McGruder.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS – Waived G Vander Blue, G Khalif Wyatt, F Royce White and F Mac Koshwal.



NFL – Fined St. Louis DL Chris Long $15,750, for unnecessary roughness for throwing a punch during a skirmish in an Oct. 20 game against Carolina. Fined Carolina WR Steve Smith and St. Louis WR Brian Quick $7,875 apiece, for striking an opponent in the face. Fined St. Louis G Harvey Dahl $7,875 for a late hit and Carolina S Mike Mitchell $7,875 for taunting.

BUFFALO BILLS – Released CB Brandon Burton. Signed RB Ronnie Wingo from the practice squad.



CAROLINA HURRICANES – Placed G Cam Ward on injured reserve. Recalled G Mike Murphy from Charlotte (AHL).

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS – Recalled F Jeremy Morin from Rockford (AHL). Agreed to terms with F Brad Mills to a one-year contract and recalled him from the Rockford.


CONNNECTICUT – Announced men’s freshman basketball F Kentan Facey was granted a waiver to play this season by the NCAA.