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American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Agreed to terms with C George Kottaras on a minor league contract and assigned him to Columbus (IL).

DETROIT TIGERS – Claimed LHP Mike Belfiore off waivers from Baltimore.

MINNESOTA TWINS – Reinstated LHP Brian Duensing from paternity leave. Optioned RHP Michael Tonkin to Rochester (IL).

TAMPA BAY RAYS – Placed INF-OF Sean Rodriguez on paternity leave. Recalled INF Vince Belnome from Durham (IL).

National League

NEW YORK METS – Placed OF Chris Young on the 15-day DL. Activated 2B Daniel Murphy from paternity leave.


CHICAGO BULLS – Waived F Erik Murphy.



BUFFALO BILLS – Announced Mary Wilson is the controlling owner.

CHICAGO BEARS – Agreed to terms with T Eben Britton on a one-year contract.

CINCINNATI BENGALS – Signed S Danieal Manning.

GREEN BAY PACKERS – Re-signed FB John Kuhn to a one-year contract.

HOUSTON TEXANS – Re-signed CB Elbert Mack.

MIAMI DOLPHINS – Signed WR Kevin Cone to a one-year contract.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Signed S Patrick Chung.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – Signed C Jorgen Hus.

TENNESSEE TITANS – Agreed to terms with OL Eric Olsen on a one-year contract.




NHL – Suspended Montreal D Douglas Murray for three games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Tampa Bay D Michael Kostka during a game on April 1.


BOSTON COLLEGE – Named Jim Christian men’s basketball coach.

KANSAS – Announced junior G Lamaria Cole will transfer to Prairie View A&M.

MISSOURI – Suspended junior F Zach Price indefinitely from the men’s basketball team after being arrested on suspicion of assault.

NORTH CAROLINA – Announced junior F James Michael McAdoo will enter the NBA draft.

ST. JOHN’S – Granted F Chris Obekpa a release to pursue transfer options. Announced G Max Hooper has been granted permission to pursue postgraduate studies elsewhere.

TENNESSEE – Announced basketball G Quinton Chievous has decided to transfer.