Major League Baseball
MLB—Suspended Cleveland RHP Fausto Carmona for six games, Detroit OF Gary Sheffield for four games and Cleveland C Victor Martinez and INF Asdrubal Cabrera for three games apiece for their parts in a bench-clearing brawl in a Sept. 19 game.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Signed a two-year affiliation agreement with Las Vegas (PCL).
CHICAGO CUBS—Claimed OF Brad Snyder off waivers from Cleveland and added him to the 40-man roster. Designated RHP Adam Harben for assignment.
FLORIDA MARLINS—Signed a two-year affiliation agreement with New Orleans (PCL).
HOUSTON ASTROS—Signed a two-year affiliation agreement with Lancaster (Cal).
BUFFALO BISONS—Signed a two-year affiliation agreement with New York (NL).
NASHUA PRIDE—Traded RHP Lance Stevens to Bridgeport (Atlantic) for a player to be named.
National Basketball Association
CHICAGO BULLS—Named Dave Severns assistant coach for player development, Jeff Tanaka assistant athletic trainer, Justin Zormelo assistant video coordinator, and Joshua Bonhotal assistant strength and conditioning coach.
SACRAMENTO KINGS—F Shareef Abdur-Rahim announced his retirement.
WASHINGTON WIZARDS—Exercised their 2009-10 contract option for Eddie Jordan, coach.
Women’s National Basketball Association
WASHINGTON MYSTICS—Fired Linda Hargrove, general manager.
National Football League
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Released FB Kyle Eckel.
NEW YORK JETS—Re-signed P Ben Graham. Waived WR Marcus Henry.
National Hockey League
BOSTON BRUINS—Assigned D Scott Fletcher, G Kevin Nastiuk, C Levi Nelson and C Wacey Rabbit to Providence (AHL). Returned C Jamie Arniel, G Michael Hutchinson and D Denis Reul to their junior clubs. Released C Yuri Cheremetiev, D Arthur Fritch and D Doug Krantz.
NEW YORK RANGERS—Agreed to terms with F Evgeny Grachev.
PHOENIX COYOTES—Assigned C Tyler Johnson to Spokane (WHL), G Kurtis Mucha to Portland (WHL) and C Colin Long to Kelowna (WHL).
CHARLOTTE CHECKERS—Agreed to terms with F Peter Tsimikalis.
VICTORIA SALMON KINGS—Re-signed D Darren Deschamps. Signed D Rob Jarvis.
MERCER—Announced the resignation of Deanna Duerson, women’s assistant basketball coach.
MISSISSIPPI STATE—Named Gregg Ellis assistant sports information director for men’s basketball.
UNC-GREENSBORO—Named Vanessa Oaks assistant softball coach.
WALSH—Named Anthony Risaliti men’s golf coach.