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American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Agreed to terms with RHP Scott Atchison on a minor league contract.

HOUSTON ASTROS – Promoted Kevin Goldstein to director of professional scouting, Stephanie Wilka to specialist of international operations and associate counsel and Paul Putila coordinator of baseball operations.

SEATTLE MARINERS – Agreed to terms with C Humberto Quintero on a minor league contract.

TAMPA BAY RAYS – Agreed to terms with OF James Darnell and SS Ray Olmedo on minor league contracts.

National League

NEW YORK METS – Agreed to terms with C Taylor Teagarden on a minor league contract.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Agreed to terms with OF Chris Dickerson on a minor league contract.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – Claimed OF Rafael Ortega off waivers from Texas.



DALLAS MAVERICKS – Recalled G-F Ricky Ledo from Texas (NBADL).

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS – Recalled Gs Lorenzo Brown and Elliot Williams from Delaware (NBADL).



CINCINNATI BENGALS – Signed WR Cobi Hamilton, C T.J. Johnson, DE David King, CB Onterio McCalebb, LB Bruce Taylor and C Scott Wedige to reserve/future contracts.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – Placed DE Fili Moala and CB Greg Toler on injured reserve. Agreed to terms with WR Deion Branch. Signed WR Josh Lenz from the practice squad. Released DT Christian Tupou from the practice squad.

MIAMI DOLPHINS – Fired offensive coordinator Mike Sherman.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Placed LB Brandon Spikes on injured reserve.




NHL – Suspended Buffalo D Tyler Myers three games for an illegal check to the head of New Jersey F Dainius Zubrus during Saturday’s game.

DALLAS STARS – Activated D Trevor Daley and Sergei Gonchar from injured reserve.

MINNESOTA WILD – Placed G Josh Harding and C Mikko Koivu on injured reserve. Recalled D Jonathon Blum and F Erik Haula from Iowa (AHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVILS – Placed F Patrik Elias on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 31. Recalled D Eric Gelinas from Albany (AHL).


CLEMSON – Announced WR Sammy Watkins will enter the NFL draft.

FLORIDA – Announced LB Ronald Powell will enter the NFL draft.

MIAMI (OHIO) – Named Bill Brechin and Joe Palcic assistant football coaches, Corey Brown defensive line coach, Autry Denson running backs coach, John Hauser defensive backs coach, and Matt Palowski defensive coordinator.

NOTRE DAME – Announced DE Stephon Tuitt will enter the NFL draft.

UCF – Announced QB Blake Bortles and RB Storm Johnson will enter the NFL draft.