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American League

DETROIT TIGERS – Named Omar Vizquel first base/infield/baserunning coach, Mick Billmeyer bullpen coach, Wally Joyner hitting coach and Matt Martin defensive coordinator.

National League

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Named Jeff Branson hitting coach and Jeff Livesey coach.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – Signed INF Scott Moore and C Ed Easley to minor league contracts.



NEW YORK KNICKS – Assigned G Chris Smith to Erie (NBADL).


IDAHO STAMPEDE – Waived G Dion Dixon, G Lamont Morgan, Jr., G Steven Pledger and G Richard Townsend-Gant.



NFL – Suspended Tampa Bay S Dashon Goldson and Indianapolis LB Erik Walden one game each for violations of NFL safety rules.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Activated RB Shane Vereen from the injured reserve/return list.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS – Signed CB Dax Swanson to the practice squad.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – Placed CB Michael Adams on the injured reserve list.

TENNESSEE TITANS – Signed QB John Skelton. Placed CB Tommie Campbell on the injured reserve list.



ANAHEIM DUCKS – Reassigned C Rickard Rakell to Norfolk (AHL).

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS – Agreed to terms with F Ryan Hartman on a three-year contract.

DALLAS STARS – Reassigned F Travis Morin to Texas (AHL). Recalled D Aaron Rome from Texas.

MINNESOTA WILD – Recalled G Darcy Kuemper from the Iowa (AHL). Reassigned G Johan Gustafsson to Iowa.


WASHINGTON STATE – Signed football coach Mike Leach to a two-year contract extension through the 2018 season.