Monday's Sports Transactions


Associated Press

Posted on January 1, 2013 at 12:36 AM

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with OF Endy Chavez and INF Miguel Tejada on minor league contracts.

Frontier League

GATEWAY GRIZZLIES — Signed INF Jonathan Johnson, RHP Brett Kennedy and INF Jarod Yakubik to contract extensions. Signed INF Neiko Johnson.

RIVER CITY RASCALS — Signed RHP Brett Harman.

TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS — Placed RHP Kurt Wunderlich on the retired list.

National Basketball Association

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — Recalled F Samardo Samuels from Canton (NBADL).

DALLAS MAVERICKS — Recalled G Jared Cunningham from Texas (NBADL).

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS — Re-assigned G-F Kent Bazemore and F-C Jeremy Tyler to Santa Cruz (NBADL).


National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Fired coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves.

BUFFALO BILLS — Fired coach Chan Gailey. Signed RB Zach Brown, DE Corbin Bryant, DT Jarron Gilbert, OT Adam Grant and LB Brian Smith to reserve/future contracts.

CHICAGO BEARS — Fired coach Lovie Smith.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Fired general manager Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur.

DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed CB Vince Agnew, WR Tim Benford, WR Danny Coale, DE Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, CB Micah Pellerin, DT Brian Price, LB Brashton Satele, TE Andre Smith, QB Nick Stephens and LB Monte Taylor to reserve/future contracts.b

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Fired general manager Gene Smith.

GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed LB Micah Johnson to the practice squad. Released CB Otis Merrill from the practice squad.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Fired coach Romeo Crennel. Announced the retirement of OL Ryan Lilja.

NEW YORK JETS — Fired general manager Mike Tannenbaum. Signed LB JoJo Dickson, DT Tevita Finau, S Jaiquawn Jarrett, OT Dennis Landolt, WR Royce Pollard, WR Titus Ryan, QB Matt Simms and LB Jacquies Smith to reserve/future contracts.

OAKLAND RAIDERS — Fired offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, special teams coordinator Steve Hoffman, offensive line coach Frank Pollack and linbeackers coach Johnny Holland.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Fired coach Andy Reid.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Fired coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Placed CB Walter Thurmond on injured reserve. Announced CB Brandon Browner returned from his suspension. Released WR Corbin Louks from the practice squad. Signed DT Vaughn Meatoga and CB Ron Parker to the practice squad.

TENNESSEE TITANS — Fired chief operating officer Mike Reinfeldt. Signed WR Diondre Borel, DT Zach Clayton, DE Thaddeus Gibson, S Suaesi Tuimaunei and TE Martell Webb to reserve/future contracts.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Released RB Brandon Jacobs.

Canadian Football League

TORONTO ARGONAUTS — Signed G Joe Eppele to a contract extension through the 2014 season.


ECHL — Suspended Bakersfield D Tyson Gimblett an additional game, Toledo D Olivier Dame-Malka three games and fined him, and Cincinnati F Anthony Luciani, undisclosed amounts for their actions in recent games.

BAKERSFIELD CONDORS — Traded D Olivier Dame-Malka to Toledo for F Max Campbell and D Dale Warkentin.

Major League Soccer

LA GALAXY — Sign G Carlo Cudicini.


MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE — Announced Boise State has backed out on a commitment to join the Big East and will remain a member of the Mountain West.

AUBURN — Announced DE Corey Lemonier will enter the NFL draft.

NEVADA — Announced RB Stefphon Jefferson will enter the NFL draft.

RUTGERS — Announced CB Logan Ryan will enter the NFL draft.