American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS – Reassigned Dale Sveum as hitting coach, Pedro Grifol as catching instructor and Mike Jirschele as third base coach.

TEXAS RANGERS – Acquired INF Jason Donald from Kansas City Royals for cash considerations.


National Basketball Association

NBA – Fined Indiana G Lance Stephenson $10,000 for his second violation and Indiana C Roy Hibbert $5,000 for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules during last night’s game.


National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS – Signed OL Cyrus Kouandjio. Released OL Randy Colling.


CHICAGO BEARS – Claimed OL Michael Ola off waivers from Miami. Terminated the contract of CB Derrick Martin. Waived OL Rogers Gaines.

CLEVELAND BROWNS – Agreed to terms with DB Pierre Desir. Named Morocco Brown vice president of player personnel.

DETROIT LIONS – Promoted Rob Lohman to assistant director of pro personnel. Named Darren Anderson midwest region scouting supervisor and Joe Kelleher midwest to the plains-central region scout. Named Patrick Mularkey pro personnel coordinator.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS – Signed OL Emmanuel McCray and CB Shaquille Richardson. Claimed CB Deion Belue off waivers from Miami. Released OLs Nik Embernate and Kaycee Ike.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS – Signed CB Jason Verrett to a four-year contract.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS – Signed C Marcus Martin to a four-year contract.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – Agreed to terms with WR Doug Baldwina on a contract extension through the 2016 season.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS – Signed T Morgan Moses.

Canadian Football League

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS – Named Jason Smith general manager for the 2015 Grey Cup Festival, as well as vice president of entertainment and events.


National Hockey League

BUFFALO SABRES – Signed D Brady Austin to a three-year contract.

DALLAS STARS – Signed F Jason Dickinson to a three-year contract.

FLORIDA PANTHERS – Agreed to terms with D MacKenzie Weegar.

LOS ANGELES KINGS – Signed F Valentin Zykov and D Nick Ebert to three-year contracts.


Major League Soccer

MLS – Issued official warnings to Vancouver and Seattle for violating the league mass confrontation policy in their game on May 24. Fined Vancouver MF Pedro Morales and Seattle F Chad Barrett undisclosed amounts for contact to the head of an opponent and escalating the incident. Fined Toronto FC coach Ryan Nelsen an undisclosed amount for public criticism after their May 23 game.


AUSTIN PEAY – Named Brandon Jordan defensive line coach and Leron Eaddy defensive back coach.

CALIFORNIA – Named Nicodemus Christopher men’s basketball strength and conditioning coach.

CENTRAL WASHINGTON – Named Jeff Harada women’s basketball coach.

NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS – Named Chase Holbrook offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

WILMINGTON (DEL.) – Named Dan Burke men’s basketball coach.

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