Angels: Fired Bob Harrison, Matt Keough, Dave Garcia, Red Gaskill, Nick Kamzic, Hal Keller, Joe McDonald, Jim McLaughlin and Eusebio Perez, scouts.
Cardinals: Declined to exercise 2000 options on P Donovan Osborne and OF Darren Bragg.
Devil Rays: Promoted Frank Howard from bench coach to senior adviser for baseball operations.
Pacers: Signed F Austin Croshere to one-year contract extension.
Mavericks: Signed F Leon Smith to multiyear contract.
NFL: Named Vikings WR Cris Carter, Falcons DE Chuck Smith and Giants DT Christian Peter NFC Players of the Week. Named Colts RB Edgerrin James, Seahawks CB Shawn Springs and Dolphins PR Nate Jacquet AFC Players of the Week.
Chargers: Signed S Reggie Rusk.
Packers: Placed DB Steve Johnson on waivers.
Devils: Assigned C Sylvain Cloutier and C Jeff Williams to AHL Albany. Reassigned D Lucas Nehrling to ECHL Augusta.
Stars: Activated D Darryl Sydor from IR. Assigned D Richard Jackman to IHL Michigan.
Thrashers: Signed G Rick Tabaracci and assigned him to IHL Orlando.