Padres: Named Duane Espy manager, Darrel Akerfelds pitching coach and Randy Whisler coach of Triple-A Las Vegas; Craig Colbert manager of Double-A Fort Wayne and Howard Bushong manager of Double-A Peoria.
Royals: Signed free-agent P Tyler Green to one-year contract.
Tigers: Reached terms with OF Luis Polonia on one-year contract; claimed IF Carlos Villalobos off waivers from Houston.
White Sox: Named Bob Fontaine Jr. special assignment scout.
ACC: Named Maryland soccer players D Dan Califf and F Taylor Twellman to All-ACC first team and F Jason Cropley and D Beckett Hollenbach to second team.
Capital Athletic Conference: Named Goucher FB Adam Hack to the All-CAC men's soccer second team.
Centennial Conference: Named Johns Hopkins outside hitters Chrissy Horan and Mary Alexis Paul to the volleyball all-conference second team; Lara Blakey received an honorable mention.
Goucher: Named Marilee Bennett and Donald Davis as assistant track coaches.
Northwestern: Announced C Aron Molnar has left men's basketball team for personal reasons.
NFL: Players of Week: AFC -- Bills QB Doug Flutie for offense, Dolphins CB Sam Madison for defense, Broncos K Jason Elam for special teams. NFC -- Lions WR Germane Crowell for offense, Panthers LB Kevin Greene for defense, Bears Bryan Robinson for special teams.
Broncos: Signed QB Jeff Brohm and T Melvin Tuten.
Buccaneers: Signed OL George Hegamin to a two-year contract. Placed S Eric Vance on injured reserve.
Chiefs: Signed FB Charles Kirby. Released OL Sammy Williams, RB Brian Shay.
Jaguars: Placed RB Tavian Banks on injured reserve. Signed WR Lenzie Jackson from the practice squad. Signed RB Leroy Collins to the practice squad.
Jets: Signed CB Buddy Crutchfield to the practice squad. Released CB Del Lee from the practice squad.
Panthers: Released QB Matt Lytle from the practice squad. Signed OL Paul Janus to the practice squad.
Saints: Waived DL Darren Mickell, OL Keno Hills and TE Tony Johnson. Signed LB Phil Clarke from the practice squad. Signed G Steve Scifres. Signed G Robert Hunt to the practice squad.
Vikings: Waived LB Corey Miller.
Canucks: Assigned G Alfie Michaud to AHL Syracuse.
Flames: Recalled D Darrel Scoville from AHL Saint John; loaned G Tyler Moss to Saint John.
Predators: Claimed D Bill Houlder off waivers from Tampa Bay.
Red Wings: Agreed to terms with RW Pat Verbeek on a two-year contract. Recalled F Marc Rodgers from AHL Manitoba.