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American League

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Agreed to terms with 1B Dan Johnson on a minor league contract.

National League

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Agreed to terms with LHP Cesar Jimenez on a minor league contract.



NBA – Fined N.Y. Knicks G J.R. Smith $25,000 for directing hostile and inappropriate language to another player via his Twitter account.


PHOENIX MERCURY – Named Sandy Brondello coach and vice president of player personnel.



NFL – Fined Atlanta S William Moore $22,050, Miami LB Philip Wheeler $21,000, Green Bay LB Clay Matthews and Seattle DE Michael Bennett $15,750 and San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick $7,875 for their actions in last week’s games.

HOUSTON TEXANS – Claimed LB Ricky Sapp off waivers from the N.Y. Jets. Waived RB Ray Graham.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Released WR LaQuan Williams.



ANAHEIM DUCKS – Reassigned C Peter Holland to Norfolk (AHL).

DETROIT RED WINGS – Assigned RW Patrick Eaves and C Luke Glendening to Grand Rapids (AHL).

EDMONTON OILERS – Assigned F Mark Arcobello to Oklahoma City (AHL). Recalled D Oscar Klefbom from Oklahoma City.

FLORIDA PANTHERS – Traded RW Kris Versteeg and LW Philippe Lefebvre to Chicago for RW Jimmy Hayes and D Dylan Olsen.

MINNESOTA WILD – Recalled G Johan Gustafsson from Iowa (AHL).

MONTREAL CANADIENS – Assigned F Christian Thomas to Hamilton (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES – Recalled D Connor Murphy from Portland (AHL).

VANCOUVER CANUCKS – Signed G Eddie Lack to a two-year contract extension.


TEXAS STARS – Assigned G Josh Robinson to Idaho (ECHL).


FLORIDA – Reinstated F Dorian Finney-Smith to the men’s basketball team.