MLB--Suspended Atlanta minor league RHP Billy Bullock 50 games following a second violation of a drug of abuse.
CHICAGO CUBS--Agreed to terms with OF Nate Schierholtz on a one-year contract. Announced LHP Jeff Beliveau was claimed off waivers by Texas and RHP Sandy Rosario was claimed off waivers by San Francisco. Announced LHP Gerardo Concepcion cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Kane County (MWL).
MILWAUKEE BREWRS--Signed LHP Tom Gorzelanny to a two-year contract.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS--Claimed RHP Sandy Rosario off waivers from Chicago Cubs.|
LAREDO LEMURS--Sold the contract of RHP Mike Benacka to Toronto (AL).
LINCOLN SALTDOGS--Sold the contract of LHP David Quinowski to Baltimore (AL).
WICHITA WINGNUTS--Released C Mason Morioka.
WINNIPEG GOLDEYES--Signed INF Josh Mazzola.|
MINNESOTA VIKINGS--Reinstated CB Chris Cook from injured reserve.
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS--Assigned F Arnett Moultrie to Sioux Falls (NBADL).|
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NFL--Fined Atlanta S Chris Hope $30,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on New York Giants WR Victor Cruz in a game on Dec. 16. Fined Atlanta WR Roddy White and New York Giants CB Corey Webster $7,875 apiece for a skirmish during the game. Fined San Francisco S Dashon Goldson $21,000 for an illegal hit; Tennessee DE Antonio Smith and New York Jets DE Quinton Coples $15,750 each for helmet-to-helmet hits; Baltimore WR Anquan Boldin and Baltimore CB Cary Williams $15,750 each for unnecessary roughness; and San Diego CB Antoine Cason and Tennessee S Jordan Babineaux $7,875 apiece for unnecessary roughness.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS--Claimed RB Jonathan Grimes off waivers from Houston.|
NCAA--Suspended Texas basketball player Myck Kabongo for 23 games for accepting impermissible benefits and providing false statements during an investigation into the infractions. The suspension included the 10 games he has already missed.
LIMESTONE--Named Drew Anthony recruiting and defensive coordinator.
N.C. STATE--Named Mike Uremovich offensive line coach.
STANFORD--Announced senior DL Terrence Stephens was declared ineligible for the Rose Bowl because of a secondary violation of NCAA rules related to his rental of off-campus housing.
WALSH--Named Ted Karras Jr. football coach.