Sunday’s Sports Transactions

BASEBALL
American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Sent LHP Clay Rapada outright to Columbus (IL).

National League

MIAMI MARLINS — Sent RHP Jose Ceda, RHP Steven Ames, 1B Joe Mahoney, 3B Gil Velazquez, C Koyie Hill, LHP Zach Phillips and RHP Kevin Slowey outright to New Orleans.

American Association

AMARILLO SOX — Acquired LHP Dayne Quist from San Angelo (UL) for a player to be named.

United League

SAN ANGELO COLTS — Signed the contract options of RHPs Alfredo Caballero, Derek Christensen, B.J. Hyatt, Eric Sheridan, Jeremy Tietze and Derek Vaughn; OF Braden Embry and INF Eric Herman.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS — Waived F Rodney Carney.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS — Placed K Dustin Hopkins on injured reserve. Signed QB Thad Lewis from the practice squad. Claimed OL Antoine McClain off waivers from Oakland. Released OL Sam Young.

GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed CB James Nixon from the practice squad. Placed LB Robert Francois on injured reserve.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Activated WR LaVon Brazill. Waived DE Lawrence Guy.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Claimed WR Stephen Williams off waivers from Seattle. Waived WR Jeremy Ebert.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Agreed to terms with QB Josh Freeman.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Re-signed CB Marquice Cole. Released S Kanorris Davis and LB Ja’Gared Davis.

OAKLAND RAIDERS — Activated WR Andre Holmes. Released QB Matt Flynn. Waived OL Jack Cornell.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

LOS ANGELES KINGS — Agreed to terms with F Scott Sabourin on a three-year entry level contract.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS — Fired coach Peter Laviolette.

ECHL

BAKERSFIELD CONDORS — Announced C Nicholas Tremblay and D Joey Leach were loaned to the team from Oklahoma City (AHL).

SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS — Announced F Scott Campbell, F Jack Downing, D Steve Spinell and G Adam Morrison were assigned to the team from Providence (AHL). Signed D Ryan Grimshaw and F Wayne Simpson.

LACROSSE
Major League Lacrosse

OHIO MACHINE — Signed coach Bear Davis to a contract extension through 2014 season.

COLLEGE

NORTH CAROLINA — Announced LB Jack Tabb is suspended for the first half of the Miami game on Oct. 17.

NYU — Named Michael Quagliano men’s and women’s assistant golf coach and Ariel Osharenko assistant strength and conditioning coach.

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