NEW YORK YANKEES — Re-signed manager Joe Girardi to a four-year contract through the 2017 season.
TEXAS RANGERS — Activated RHP Matt West from the 60-day DL. Designated INF infielder Jeff Baker for assignment.
|National Basketball Association|
LOS ANGELES LAKERS — Waived C Dan Gadzuric and C Eric Boateng.
|National Football League|
BUFFALO BILLS_Signed CB Johnny Adams to the practice squad.
CAROLINA PANTHERS — Signed C Brian Folkerts from the practice squad. Signed WR Marvin McNutt from Miami's practice squad. Signed LB Ben Jacobs and LB Jeff Tarpinian to the practice squad.
CHICAGO BEARS — Signed DT Christian Tupou from the practice squad. Placed DT Nate Collins on injured reserve.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed LB Andy Studebaker. Signed RB Dan Herron of Cincinnati's practice squad. Placed RB Ahmad Bradshaw on injured reserve.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed DE Brian Robison to a four-year contract extension. Waived DE George Johnson. Signed DE Justin Trattou.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed DT Andre Neblett. Re-signed LB Ja'Gared Davis and S Kanorris Davis to the practice squad.
NEW YORK JETS — Placed LB Antwan Barnes on injured reserve. Re-signed LB Ricky Sapp. Signed DT T.J. Barnes to the practice squad. Released DT Junior Aumavae from the practice squad.
OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed DT Daniel Muir. Re-signed OL Jack Cornell to the practice squad.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Signed LB Stevenson Sylvester. Released LB Kion Wilson.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS_Claimed QB McLeod Bethel-Johnson off waivers from the Minnesota Vikings. Released QB John Skelton.
|Arena Football League|
ORLANDO PREDATORS — Announced the team was assigned OL Theo Goins.
|National Hockey League|
NHL — Fined New York Islanders F Frans Nielsen $5,000 for slashing Phoenix F Martin Hanzal in an Oct. 8 game.
FLORIDA PANTHERS — Recalled G Scott Clemmensen from San Antonio (AHL). Loaned C Drew Shore to San Antonio.
MINNESOTA WILD — Recalled F Stephane Veilleux from Iowa (AHL). Reassigned F Carson McMillan and F Jason Zucker to Iowa.
PHOENIX COYOTES — Recalled F Tim Kennedy and F Brandon Yip from Portland (AHL). Assigned F Chris Brown and F Lucas Lessio to Portland.
READING ROYALS — Announced F Stanislav Galiev and D Patrick Wey were assigned to the team from Hershey (AHL) and D Michal Cajkovsky was loaned to the team by Hershey.
LEES-MCRAE — Promoted Craig McPhail to vice president of athletics and club sports.
ST. JOSEPH'S (LI) — Named Kim Scalzo women's swimming coach.
SYRACUSE — Named Morgan Nandin student softball coach.
XAVIER — Announced the resignation of women's basketball coach Amy Waugh. Named Brian Neal women's interim basketball coach.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
There is another Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from Thursday through early Friday.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will stop in Buffalo to make an announcement about a sustainable homes program.
State Education Commissioner John King is on his way to Buffalo. He is coming for a forum on the Common Core curriculum, downtown Thursday.
The Jo Bros are playing at Kissmas Bash Thursday night at the First Niagara Center. But the band split in September, saying there’s a deep rift.