Thursday's sports transactions
MLB—Suspended Atlanta RHP Rafael Soriano for four games for hitting Florida INF Dan Uggla with a pitch in a game on Sept. 17. Suspended Baltimore OF Jay Payton for two games for throwing his bat and helmet down after he was ejected for arguing with plate umpire Mike Reilly in a game on Sept. 19.
CINCINNATI REDS—Recalled RHP Homer Bailey from Sarasota (FSL).
HOUSTON ASTROS—Named Ed Wade general manager.
WORCESTER TORNADOES—Traded C Michael DeCarlo to North Shore to complete an earlier trade.
JOLIET JACKHAMMERS—Traded RHP Josh Regits to River City (Frontier) to complete an earlier trade.
WINNIPEG GOLDEYES—Released LHP Mike Kusiewicz.
National Basketball Association
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS—Waived G Sarunas Jasikevicius.
MILWAUKEE BUCKS—Matched Miami's offer sheet for G Charlie Bell on a five-year contract.
National Football League
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Released OT Ryan Gibbons from the practice squad. Signed OT Andrew Carnahan to the practice squad.
NEW YORK JETS—Signed OL Clint Oldenburg to the practice squad.
OAKLAND RAIDERS—Released WR Jonathan Orr from the practice squad. Signed WR Rich Parsons to the practice squad.
ARKANSAS TWISTERS—Named Chris Siegfried coach.
National Hockey League
CALGARY FLAMES—Assigned LW Eric Nystrom, D Brett Palin and RW David Van der Gulik to Quad City (AHL), G Leland Irving to Everett (WHL), D John Negrin to Kootenay (WHL), and TW J.D. Watt to Red Deer (WHL).
CAROLINA HURRICANES—Assigned G Kevin Nastiuk, G Justin Peters, G Daniel Manzato, D Wade Brookbank, D Tim Conboy, D Mark Flood, D Joey Mormina, D Steve Ward, F Mike Angelidis, F Nicolas Blanchard, F David Gove, F Bobby Hughes, F Kirk MacDonald, F Brandon Nolan and F Jerome Samson to Albany (AHL).
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Assigned F Andrew Murray, F Philippe Dupuis, F Petr Pohl, F Jeff Szwez, F Kevin Jarman, D Dan Smith, D Trevor Hendrikx, D Darcy Campbell, D Jon Landry, D Kyle Wharton, D Jekabs Redlihs, D Andrei Plekhanov, G Adam Munro to Syracuse (AHL), D Brian Sipotz to Chicago (AHL), F Stefan Legein to Niagara (OHL), F Matt Marquardt to Moncton (QMJHL) and D Ben Wright to Lethbridge (WHL).
NEW YORK RANGERS—Assigned D Bobby Sanguinetti to Brampton (OHL) and F Tom Ryatt to Hartford (AHL).
OTTAWA SENATORS—Assigned D Greg Amadio, D Tomas Kudelka, D Derek Smith, D Geoff Waugh, F Tyler Donati, F Chaz Johnson, F Greg Mauldin, F Jim McKenzie, F Shawn Weller and F Jeremy Yablonski to Binghamton (AHL), G Ryan Daniels to Saginaw (OHL), LW Kaspars Daugavins to Mississauga-St. Michael's (OHL) and C Jim O'Brien to Seattle (WHL).
SAN JOSE SHARKS—Assigned C Tom Cavanagh, RW Mike Iggulden, D Dan Spang and D Patrick Traverse to Worcester (AHL) and LW Frazer McLaren and D Ty Wishart to their junior teams.
ELMIRA JACKALS—Signed RW Pierre-Luc Faubert, RW Ryan MacMurchy and D Joe Grimaldi.
STOCKTON THUNDER—Signed D Brock Wilson.
UTAH GRIZZLIES—Named Mike Plandowski athletic trainer.
National Lacrosse League
ARIZONA STING—Signed D Allan Downey and F Jamie Rooney.
Major League Soccer
MLS—Fined New England coach Steve Nicol $1,000 for criticizing officiating after a game on Sept. 9.
D.C. UNITED—Named Dave Kasper general manager.
FELICIAN—Named Lori Kwiatkowski assitant director of athletics.
FLORIDA A&M—Named Eugene Harris men's basketball coach.
MANHATTANVILLE—Named Drew Ginsberg men's assistant lacrosse coach and recruiting coordinator.
SETON HALL—Named Scott Adubato men's assistant basketball coach.
VERMONT—Named Brett Willmott assistant track and field coach.
WAYNE, MICHIGAN—Named Allison Rutledge women's assistant hockey coach.