|Major League Baseball|
MLB — Free agent OF Hideki Matsui announced his retirement.
MIAMI MARLINS — Agreed to terms with RHP John Maine on a minor league contract.
NEW YORK METS — Agreed to terms with LHP Aaron Laffey on a minor league contract.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Designated RHP Chad Beck for assignment.
AMARILLO SOX — Named Bobby Brown manager.
|National Basketball Association|
NBA — Suspended Miami G Dwyane Wade one game for flailing his leg and making contact with the groin of the Charlotte's Ramon Sessions during a Dec. 26 game at Charlotte. Fined Los Angeles Lakers C Dwight Howard $35,000 for his Flagrant Foul Two against Denver's Kenneth Faried during a Dec. 26 game at Denver.
BROOKLYN NETS — Fired coach Avery Johnson. Promoted assistant coach P.J. Carlesimo to interim coach.
|National Football League|
BALTIMORE RAVENS — Placed WR LaQuan Williams on injured reserve.
CAROLINA PANTHERS — Placed G Amini Silatolu on injured reserve.
HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed TE Steve Skelton to the practice squad.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Signed DB Curtis Holcomb to the practice squad.
NEW YORK JETS — Placed CB Aaron Berry on injured reserve.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Signed DB Walter McFadden and WR Bert Reed to the practice squad.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed TE Cooper Helfet to the practice squad.
ST. LOUIS RAMS — Signed DE Mason Brodine to the practice squad.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Signed S Nick Saenz to the practice squad.
|National Hockey League|
DALLAS STARS — Reasigned F Austin Smith from Idaho (ECHL) to Texas (AHL).
DETROIT RED WINGS — Reassigned F Andrej Nestrasil, F Brent Raedeke and D Max Nicastro from Grand Rapids (AHL) to Toledo (ECHL).
WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Reassigned D Brett Flemming from Hershey (AHL) to Reading (ECHL).
|American Hockey League|
OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS — Recalled F Erick Lizon from Wichita (CHL).
ECHL — Suspended Evansville RW Matt Gens two games and fined him an undisclosed amount.
READING ROYALS — Signed F Nikita Kashirsky.
CREIGHTON — Announced senior G Josh Jones is quitting the men's basketball team for medical reasons.
FLORIDA — Announced S De'Ante Saunders and OT Matt Patchan are leaving the football team and will transfer.