National Football League
ATLANTA FALCONS--Placed FB Bob Christian on injured reserve. Signed DT Ryan Watson from the practice squad.
GREEN BAY PACKERS--Signed CB Jacoby Shepherd. Waived DE Keith McKenzie. Re-signed CB Hurley Tarver to the practice squad. Released QB Greg Zolman from the practice squad.
National Hockey League
DALLAS STARS--Activated C Kirk Muller from the injured list. Assigned C Steve Ott to Utah of the AHL.
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS--Claimed RW Tomi Kallio off waivers from the Columbus Blue Jackets. Recalled D Jim Vandermeer from Philadelphia of the AHL.
ALABAMA--Named Kasey Dunn assistant head coach, special teams coordinator and running backs coach, Aaron Price kickers, punters and quarterbacks coach, Bob Connelly offensive line coach and Chris Ball secondary coach.
American League
BOSTON RED SOX--Named Ron Jackson hitting coach.
TEXAS RANGERS--Signed LHP Aaron Fultz to a one-year contract.
National Basketball Association
NBA--Suspended New York Knicks F Clarence Weatherspoon one game and fined him $20,000, and suspended San Antonio Spurs C Kevin Willis one game for fighting during a Dec. 30 game.
SACRAMENTO KINGS--Placed G Bobby Jackson on the injured list. Activated G Mateen Cleaves from the injured list.
National Football League
CINCINNATI BENGALS--Signed DT Mario Monds, LB Tito Rodriguez, TE Derek Smith and CB Tierre Sams.
DENVER BRONCOS--Signed WR Charlie Adams, WR Frank Rice, LB Jashon Sykes, G Chris Watton and S Chris Young from the practice squad.
NEW YORK GIANTS--Signed LS Trey Junkin. Placed LS Dan O'Leary on injured reserve.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS--Announced Mike Holmgren relinquished duties as general manager but will remain coach. Fired Steve Sidwell, defensive coordinator; Larry Brooks, defensive line coach; Johnny Holland, linebackers coach; Ken Flajole, secondary coach; and Jerry Colquitt, offensive quality control coach.
National Hockey League
BUFFALO SABRES--Recalled G Ryan Miller and D Rory Fitzpatrick from Rochester of the AHL.
CALGARY FLAMES--Assigned F Ladislav Kohn to Saint John of the AHL.
CAROLINA HURRICANES--Promoted Mike Sundheim to director of media operations. Named Kyle Hanlin manager of media relations.
EDMONTON OILERS--Recalled D Bobby Allen from Hamilton of the AHL.
MINNESOTA WILD--Recalled F Hnat Domenichelli from Houston of the AHL.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS--Acquired C Bob Wren from Toronto for F Nathan Perrott.
PHOENIX COYOTES--Traded G Patrick DesRochers to Carolina for G Jean-Marc Pelletier and a conditional draft pick. Assigned D Dan Focht to Springfield of the AHL.
American Hockey League
AHL--Suspended Rochester RW Sean McMorrow and Syracuse LW Trevor Ettinger two games each as a result of their actions in a Dec. 28 game. Suspended Saint John C Darcy Verot two games as a result of his actions in a Dec. 26 game against Portland.
SYRACUSE CRUNCH--Returned LW Brad Wingfield to Elmira of the UHL.
East Coast Hockey League
ECHL--Suspended Mississippi D Chris Cava one game as a result of his actions in a Dec. 29 game against Jackson.
CINCINNATI CYCLONES--Announced D Greg Labenski and F Nick Bootland have been assigned to the team from Cleveland of the AHL.
JOHNSTOWN CHIEFS--Announced F Mike Varhaug has been returned by Hershey.
BALL STATE--Announced the resignation of Cal Kuphall, associate athletic director. Named Justin Cecil assistant strength and conditioning coach.
MISSOURI--Announced the retirement of Gene McArtor, senior associate athletic director. Promoted Mario Moccia to senior associate athletic director and Ed Stewart and Bryan Maggard to associate athletic directors.

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