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Posted: Dec 27, 2012 4:55 PM

Updated: Dec 27, 2012 4:55 PM

BASEBALL
National League

MIAMI MARLINS Agreed to terms with RHP John Maine on a minor league contract.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES Designated RHP Chad Beck for assignment.

American Association

AMARILLO SOX Named Bobby Brown manager.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association

BROOKLYN NETS Fired coach Avery Johnson. Promoted assistant coach P.J. Carlesimo to interim coach.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

BALTIMORE RAVENS Placed WR LaQuan Williams on injured reserve.

CAROLINA PANTHERS Placed G Amini Silatolu on injured reserve.

HOUSTON TEXANS Signed TE Steve Skelton to the practice squad.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Signed DB Curtis Holcomb to the practice squad.

NEW YORK JETS Placed CB Aaron Berry on injured reserve.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS Signed DB Walter McFadden and WR Bert Reed to the practice squad.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS Signed TE Cooper Helfet to the practice squad.

ST. LOUIS RAMS Signed DE Mason Brodine to the practice squad.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Signed S Nick Saenz to the practice squad.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

DALLAS STARS Reasigned F Austin Smith from Idaho (ECHL) to Texas (AHL).

DETROIT RED WINGS Reassigned F Andrej Nestrasil, F Brent Raedeke and D Max Nicastro from Grand Rapids (AHL) to Toledo (ECHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS Reassigned D Brett Flemming from Hershey (AHL) to Reading (ECHL).

American Hockey League

OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS Recalled F Erick Lizon from Wichita (CHL).

ECHL

ECHL Suspended Evansville RW Matt Gens two games and fined him an undisclosed amount.

READING ROYALS Signed F Nikita Kashirsky.

COLLEGE

CREIGHTON Announced senior G Josh Jones is quitting the men's basketball team for medical reasons.

FLORIDA Announced S De'Ante Saunders and OT Matt Patchan are leaving the football team and will transfer.

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