CHICAGO CUBS — Acquired C George Kottaras from Kansas City for a cash consideration.
CINCINNATI REDS— Agreed to terms with INF-OF Skip Schumaker on a two-year contract. Designated OF Derrick Robinson for assignment.
COLORADO ROCKIES — Named Blake Doyle hitting coach and Eric Young Sr. baserunning/outfield and first base coach.
MIAMI MARLINS — Named Mike Berger vice president, assistant general manager and Jeff McAvoy director of pro scouting.
NEW YORK METS — Agreed to terms with OF Chris Young on a one-year contract.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms with C Nevin Ashley and RHP Cody Eppley on minor league contracts.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Agreed to terms with LHP Javier Lopez to a three-year contract.
NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Signed 1B Mike Schwartz to a contract extension.
SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS — Signed 2B Jordan Dean to a contract extension. Signed OF Ryan Normoyle.
TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS — Signed RHP Chris Bossenbery.
WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Signed INF Evan Button, RHP Tyler Claburn, RHP Daniel Cropper and RHP Travis Tingle to contract extensions.
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES — Traded F Derrick Williams to Sacramento for F Luc Mbah a Moute.
NFL — Suspended Seattle CB Walter Thurmond four games for violating the NFL policy and program for substances of abuse.
ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed LB Jojo Dickson to the practice squad.
ATLANTA FALCONS — Signed OT Terren Jones. Waived WR Brian Robiskie.
CLEVELAND BROWNS — Agreed to terms with QB Alex Tanney. Claimed TE Andre Smith off waivers from Dallas. Waived OL Patrick Lewis and WR Brian Tyms.
DALLAS COWBOYS — Released TE Andre Smith. Signed CB Sterling Moore. Released LB Taylor Reed from the practice squad.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed LB Josh McNary from the practice squad. Waived TE Justice Cunningham and WR David Reed. Placed S Delano Howell on the injured reserve list.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Terminated the practice squad contract of OT Jamaal Johnson-Webb. Signed DB Kip Edwards to the practice squad.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released DL Marcus Forston and DB Justin Green.
NEW YORK GIANTS — Placed C Jim Cordle on the injured reserve list. Signed C Stephen Goodin from the practice squad. Signed OL Steven Baker to the practice squad. Terminated the practice squad contract of DB Brandon Jones.
NEW YORK JETS — Placed LB Troy Davis on the injured reserve list.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Activated WR Michael Crabtree from the PUP list. Waived QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed CB Perrish Cox.
TENNESSEE TITANS — Agreed to terms with KR Leon Washington and DT Frank Kearse. Waived KR Devon Wylie and C Kevin Matthews.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed WR Josh Bellamy from the practice squad. Signed CB Peyton Thompson to the practice squad. Waived CB Jerome Murphy. Placed DE Stephen Bowen on the injured reserve list.
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Named Kyle Walters general manager.
NHL — Suspended Carolina F Kevin Westgarth two games for boarding Ottawa D Mark Borowiecki during a Nov. 24 game.
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Reassigned F Jeremy Morin to Rockford (AHL).
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Placed F Jared Boll on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 22. Recalled F Sean Collins from Springfield (AHL).
NEW YORK RANGERS — Assigned F J.T. Miller to Hartford (AHL).
SAN JOSE SHARKS — Recalled F Matt Pelech from Worcester (AHL). Assigned F Matt Nieto to Worcester.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Reassigned D Dmitry Korobov to Syracuse (AHL).
WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Reassigned D Dmitry Orlov to Hershey (AHL).
AHL — Suspended St. John's RW J.C. Lipon two games for receiving a match penalty for an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a Nov. 23 game at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS — Named Phil Cronin director of game operations.
ECHL — Approved the expansion membership application of the Indianapolis Fuel for admission to the league, beginning in Oct., 2014.
IDAHO STEELHEADS — Announced D Hubert Labrie and G Josh Robinson were assinged to the team from Texas (AHL) and F Austin Fyten was reassigned to the team from Oklahoma City (AHL).
READING ROYALS — Announced F Stanislav Galiev was reassigned to Hershey (AHL).
ALLEN AMERICANS — Signed G Mark Guggenberger. Acitavted F Darryl Bootland from a leave of absence.
ST. CHARLES CHILL — Suspended D Tony DeHart.
TULSA OILERS — Signed D Andrew Eastman.
WICHITA THUNDER — Placed F Alexandre Carrier on waivers. Claimed G David Brown off waivers.
EDMONTON RUSH — Re-signed D Ryan Dilks. Agreed to terms with G Aaron Bold and F Zack Greer on two-year contracts.
U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY — Announced the American Arbitration Association North American Court of Arbitration for Sport (AAA), rendered its decision in the case of cyclist Richard Meeker, finding that Meeker committed an anti-doping rule violation, and will serve a two-year suspension.
COLUMBUS CREW — Re-signed D Josh Williams. Signed D Waylon Francis and D Matt Wiet.
PITTSBURGH RIVERHOUNDS — Added a PDL franchise.
SKY BLUE FC — Named Jim Gooley director of sales.
W-LEAGUE — Announced the addition of Sedona FC Strikers, which will begin play in 2014.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE — Named John Griffin associate commissioner for communications and brand marketing.
FLORIDA ATLANTIC — Withdrew the resignation of football coach Carl Pelini and fired him because he "failed to timely report certain conduct" of a member of his staff.
MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY — Named Carla Wilson director of athletics.
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE — Fired football coach Tony Samuel.
ST. JOHN'S — Reinstated men's freshman basketball G Rysheed Jordan after a one-game suspension.
ST. JOSEPH'S (LI) — Named Shantey Hill director of intercollegiate athletics and the chairperson for the physical education department.
VANDERBILT — WR Chris Boyd announced he will enter the NFL draft.
WEBER STATE — Fired football coach Jody Sears.