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American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX – Agreed to terms with manager Robin Ventura on a multiyear contract extension.

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Agreed to terms with C Luke Carlin on a minor league contract.

SEATTLE MARINERS – Named Kevin Mather president and & chief operating officer, and Bob Aylward chairman of the board of NW Sports Net LLC. Agreed to terms with LHP Joe Beimel and RHP Mark Rogers on minor league contracts.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES – Agreed to terms with RHP Freddy Garcia on a minor league contract.

CHICAGO CUBS – Agreed to terms with LHP Travis Wood on a one-year contract and with RHP Carlos Pimentel, LHP Tommy Hottovy, LHP Jonathan Sanchez, LHP Tsuyoshi Wada, INF Ryan Roberts, INF Chris Valaika, INF Jeudy Valdez, OF Chris Coghlan, OF Aaron Cunningham, OF Ryan Kalish, OF Mitch Maier, OF Darnell McDonald, OF Casper Wells, C John Baker and C Eli Whiteside on minor league contracts.

NEW YORK METS – Agreed to terms with RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka on a minor league contract.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS – Agreed to terms with RHP Gabriel Alfaro, INF Jamey Carroll, RHP Manny Delcarmen, INF Mike Fontenot, RHP Clay Hensley, RHP Daniel Stange, INF Brock Peterson, and C Chris Snyder on minor league contracts.



PHILADELPHIA 76ERS – Signed C Dewayne Dedmon to a second 10-day contract.

SAN ANTONIO SPURS – Signed G Othyus Jeffers to a 10-day contract.



NFL – Fined Seattle CB Richard Sherman was fined $7,875 for unsportsmanlike conduct/taunting in the final minute of the NFC championship game against San Francisco.

NEW YORK GIANTS – Announced the retirement of OT David Diehl.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS – Named Pete Metzelaars tight ends coach.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – Named Mike Phair assistant defensive line coach and Carlos Polk assistant special teams coach.



BUFFALO SABRES – Assigned D defenseman Mark Pysyk to Rochester (AHL). Recalled D Chad Ruhwedel from Rochester.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS – Sent D Dalton Prout to Springfield (AHL).

SAN JOSE SHARKS – Signed C Joe Thornton and LW Patrick Marleau to three-year contract extensions.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING – Reassigned F Richard Panik to Syracuse (AHL).


SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE – Reassigned D Josh McFadden to Cincinnati (ECHL).



ORLANDO CITY SC – Named Paul McDonough senior VP of soccer operations.

TORONTO FC – Signed D Bradley Orr.


GEORGETOWN – Announced C Joshua Smith is academically ineligible and will miss the remainder of the season.

NOTRE DAME – Named Matt LaFleur quarterbacks coach.

STANFORD – Promoted Lance Anderson to defensive coordinator.