CUBS -- Traded P Jae Kuk Ryu to Devil Rays for OF Andrew Lopez and P Gregory Reinhard.
PADRES -- Agreed with P Cooper Brannan on minor league contract.
PHILLIES -- Agreed with P Geoff Geary on one-year contract.
YANKEES -- Agreed with P Ron Villone on minor league contract.
BOBCATS -- Traded F Melvin Ely to Spurs for F Eric Williams, 2009 second-round draft pick and cash considerations.
GRIZZLIES -- Traded C Jake Tsakalidis to Rockets in exchange for F Scott Padgett.
COMETS (WNBA) -- Hired Karleen Thompson as head coach and general manager.
STANFORD -- Named Scott Shafer defensive coordinator and assistant head football coach.
NAVY -- Junior middle distance runner Paul Harris was named Patriot League and ECAC Track Athlete of the Week.
GIANTS -- Released RB Chad Morton. Placed RB Tiki Barber on reserve-retired list.
RAIDERS -- Named Brian Schneider special teams coordinator and Curtis Fuller special teams quality control assistant.
STEELERS -- Signed K Connor Hughes to one-year contract.
CAPITALS -- Recalled G Frederic Cassivi from AHL Hershey.