CLEVELAND INDIANS_Recalled LHP Aaron Laffey from Buffalo (IL). Optioned OF Brad Snyder to Buffalo.

NEW YORK YANKEES_Placed C Jorge Posada on the 15-day DL. Recalled C Chris Stewart from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

National League

CINCINNATI REDS_Recalled LHP Bill Bray from Louisville (IL). Optioned RHP Todd Coffey to Louisville.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association

NBA_Fined Boston F Paul Pierce and Washington G DeShawn Stevenson $25,000 apiece for making menacing gestures in playoff games.

MIAMI HEAT_Announced the resignation of Pat Riley, coach. Named assistant coach Erik Spoelstra coach.

FOOTBALL National Football League

ATLANTA FALCONS_Signed DE Brandon Miller, LB Isaac Brown, P Jimmie Kaylor, CB Glenn Sharpe, FS D.J. Wolfe, RB Jamar Brittingham and OT Michael Butterworth.

CAROLINA PANTHERS_Agreed to terms with DT Darwin Walker on a one-year contract. Signed QB Taylor Tharp, DE Casper Brinkley, TE Chris Conklin, CB Cortney Grixby, FB Breyone Evans, S Joseph Fields, DT Brandon Jenkins, WR Damon Morton, CB Darren Toney and P Dan Ziedman.

CINCINNATI BENGALS_Waived S Nick Turnbull.

DENVER BRONCOS_Waived DB Steve Cargile, RB Paul Smith, DT Michael Bozeman, G Mark Fenton, FB Steven Jackson, LB William Kershaw and RB Marquis Weeks. Signed PK Garrett Hartley, P Brett Kern, RB Anthony Alridge, OL Mitch Erickson, OT Tyler Polumbus, WR Lorne Sam and LB Wesley Woodyard.

NEW YORK JETS_Waived TE Joe Kowalewski and FB Stacy Tutt.

OAKLAND RAIDERS_Signed RB Louis Rankin, LB Malik Jackson, LB Shane Simmons, C Adam Spieker, CB Derrick Brown and TE Chris Wagner. Released RB Dominic Rhodes.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS_Signed WR Dorien Bryant, QB Mike Potts, C Doug Legursky, LB Patrick Bailey, CB Roy Lewis, DL Martavius Prince, DL Jordan Reffett, K Julian Rauch, WR Micah Rucker, TE Dezmond Sherrod, CB Travis Williams and LB Donovan Woods.

ST. LOUIS RAMS_Signed RB Yvenson Bernard, DT Vernon Bryant, WR Matt Caddell, WR Joshua Hyman, LB Vincent Hall, LB Marco Magro, DE Rodney Hardeway, TE Doug Jones, FB Brandon McAnderson, CB Justin McKinney, OT Stephen Sene and NT Joshua Thompson.

TENNESSEE TITANS_Agreed to terms with DT Barry Booker, RB Omar Cuff, LB Jerrell Freeman, S Tony Joiner, RB Rafael Little, T Brock Pasteur, WR Jason Rivers, C Eric Scott, OL Fernando Velasco and WR Edward Williams.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS_Agreed to terms with CB Matteral Richardson, DE Dorian Smith, LB Curtis Gatewood, OL Devin Clark, S Kevin Mitchell, OL Shannon Boatman, DE Alonzo Dotson, OL Kerry Brown, OL Kyle Devan, WR Horace Gant WR, QB Bret Meyer, LB Bryan Wilson and S Justin Scott.

HOCKEY National Hockey League

ATLANTA THRASHERS_Assigned F Guillaume Desbiens, F Tomas Pospisil and D Chad Denny from Gwinnett (ECHL) to Chicago (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES_Signed LW Brett MacLean and assigned him to San Antonio (AHL).

COLLEGE

ARIZONA WESTERN_Announced the resignation of James Pryor, football coach. Named Jerry Dominguez interim football coach.

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