Tuesday's sports transactions
MLB - Suspended LHP Dan Serafini 50 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.
TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS - Agreed to terms with C Hector Gimenez, INF-OF Chris Richard and OF Jon Weber on minor league contracts.
HOUSTON ASTROS - Agreed to terms with RHP Doug Brocail on a one-year contract.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS - Named Dr. Charles Steinberg executive vice president, marketing and public relations.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES - Named Don Long hitting coach.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS - Agreed to terms with RHP Steven Shell, RHP Dennis Tankersley, RHP Bobby Brownlie, RHP Tristan Crawford, RHP Jim Ed Warden, LHP Mike Bacsik, LHP Mike Hinckley, LHP Arnie Munoz, LHP Jason Stanford, C Humberto Cota, C Chad Moeller, INF William Bergolla, INF Yurendell de Caster, INF Antonio Perez, INF Luis Jimenez, INF Ed Rogers, OF Jason Dubois, OF Tommy Murphy, OF Jorge Padilla on minor league contracts.
SHREVEPORT SPORTS - Signed LHP Trey Poland and 1B Richard Quihuis-Bell.
National Football League
NFL - Suspended Minnesota DT Fred Evans two games for violating the league's personal conduct policy during a pair of offseason problems.
ARIZONA CARDINALS - Placed CB Eric Green on injured reserve. Released P Mike Barr and TE Tim Euhus. Re-signed DE Bo Schobel.
CINCINNATI BENGALS - Signed LB Jim Maxwell. Placed S Herana-Daze Jones on injured reserve.
CHICAGO BEARS - Placed RB Cedric Benson on injured reserve. Signed OL Ryan Gibbons to the practice squad. Terminated the practice-squad contract of S Brandon Sharp.
DENVER BRONCOS - Signed G Isaac Snell. Waived FB Kyle Johnson.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS - Released DE Simeon Rice. Re-signed RB Luke Lawton.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS - Signed LB Marquis Cooper. Released LB Jorge Cordova. Transferred DE Brian Smith from the physically-unable-to-perform list to injured reserve.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS - Signed PK John Carney.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - Activated WR Troy Brown from the physically-unable-to-perform list. Placed LB Rosevelt Colvin on injured reserve. Waived DL Kareem Brown.
NEW YORK GIANTS - Signed LB Torrance Daniels from the practice squad. Released RB Patrick Pass.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS - Signed CB Markus Curry to the practice squad. Waived TE Zac Alcorn from the practice squad.
Canadian Football League
MONTREAL ALOUETTES - Fired Jim Popp, coach.
Arena Football League
ARIZONA RATTLERS - Signed Cory Anderson.
CHICAGO RUSH - Signed FB/LB Dan Alexander and OL/DL Vince Amey.
CLEVELAND AFL - Signed DB Terrance Joseph.
NEW ORLEANS VOODOO - Signed WR/DB Ray Williams.
NEW YORK DRAGONS - Signed DB Terry Moss and OL Elliot Seifert.
ORLANDO PREDATORS - Signed OL Jonathan Clinkscale.
SAN JOSE SABERCATS - Signed DL Andrew Browning. Waived LB Kurt Kahui and DB Brandon Smith.
National Hockey League
NHL - Suspended Philadelphia F Scott Hartnell two games for his hit on Boston D Andrew Alberts during a Nov. 26 game.
CAROLINA HURRICANES - Activated F Scott Walker from injured reserve.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS - Placed D Duvie Westcott on injured reserve.
OTTAWA SENATORS - Recalled LW Nick Foligno from Binghamton (AHL). Assigned C Alexander Nikulin to Binghamton.
American Hockey League
HARTFORD WOLF PACK - Announced C Bruce Graham and D Mike Busto were reassigned to Charlotte (ECHL).
MANITOBA MOOSE - Reassigned D Matt Kelly and D Daniel Rahimi to Victoria (ECHL).
CHARLOTTE CHECKERS - Acquired G Curtis Darling from Reading for future considerations.
ELMIRA JACKALS - Announced the Ottawa Senators (NHL) reassigned LW Shawn Weller from Elmira to Binghamton (AHL) and C Scott May from Manitoba (AHL) to Elmira.
READING ROYALS - Activated G Curtis Darling from injured reserve and traded him to Charlotte for undisclosed considerations.
Central Hockey League
MISSISSIPPI RIVERKINGS - Acquired the rights to D Peter Kennedy from New Mexico from future considerations.
National Lacrosse League
COLORADO MAMMOTH - Announced the retirement of D Dave Stilley.
EDMONTON RUSH - Acquired D Ian Hawksbee from San Jose for a 2008 first-round draft pick and D Mike Grimes from Minnesota for a 2008 fourth-round draft pick.
PORTLAND LUMBERJAX - Signed F Dan Lawson to a one-year contract.
COLORADO STATE - Announced Sonny Lubick will not return as football coach.
DEPAUL - Dismissed sophomore F Thijin Moses from the men's basketball team for undisclosed violations of team rules and university policies.
DUQUESNE - Named Tim Zundel women's soccer coach.
FLORIDA - Granted sophomore WR Jarred Fayson a release from his scholarship, allowing him to transfer.
INDIANA - Suspended freshman G Jordan Crawford three games for violating team rules.
IUPUI - Announced the resignation of Andrea Lord, women's tennis coach.
MISSISSIPPI - Named Houston Nutt football coach.
NEW MEXICO STATE - Announced the retirement of Woody Widenhofer, defensive coordinator, effective at the end of the season. Restructured the contract of Mike Jordan, women's volleyball coach, providing a five-year rollover.
SAMFORD - Named Michelle Durban assistant athletic director for compliance and Grant Lyons assistant athletic director for marketing.
SIENA - Announced the resignation of Charlie Curto, men's soccer coach.
VIRGINIA - Exercised a one-year contract option on Al Groh, football coach.