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National League

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Reinstated LHP Jeff Locke from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Indianapolis (IL).



CINCINNATI BENGALS – Signed DE Sam Montgomery.

CLEVELAND BROWNS – Matched Jacksonville’s offer sheet on C Alex Mack.

MIAMI DOLPHINS – Signed WR Damian Williams to a one-year contract.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS – Waived WR Brandon Carswell.



NHL – Suspended Minnesota F Mike Rupp four games for a late illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues F T.J. Oshie during NHL an April 10 game.

CAROLINA HURRICANES – Recalled F Zach Boychuk from Charlotte (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS – Sent D Tim Erixon to Springfield (AHL).

DETROIT RED WINGS– Recalled G Petr Mrazek from Grand Rapids (AHL). Assigned G Jared Coreau to Toledo (ECHL).

EDMONTON OILERS – Announced the retirement of F Ryan Smyth at the end of the season.

MONTREAL CANADIENS – Recalled F Mike Blunden from Hamilton (AHL).

NEW YORK ISLANDERS – Recalled F Justin Johnson from Bridgeport (AHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING – Recalled F Cedric Paquette from Syracuse (AHL).

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS – Named Brendan Shanahan president and alternate governor.


CINCINNATI – Announced men’s redshirt junior basketball F Justin Martin has to transferred to the team from Xavier.

IOWA STATE – Suspended DL David Irving indefinitely after being arrested following a large crowd disturbance in Ames, Iowa.

MARSHALL – Granted men’s freshman basketball G Kareem Canty his release.

MISSOURI – Dismissed WR Dorial Green-Beckham.

NEBRASKA – Named Jim Molinari men’s assistant basketball coach.

NEW MEXICO – Announced junior C Alex Kirk will enter the NBA draft.

TENNESSEE – Announced junior F Jarnell Stokes will enter the NBA draft.