ASTROS -- Signed manager Cecil Cooper to two-year contract through 2009 season. MLB -- Revoked three-game suspension and undisclosed fine given to Milwaukee Brewers P Seth McClung upon appeal. NATIONALS -- Exercised 2009 option on contract of manager Manny Acta.
MAVERICKS -- Named Mario Elie assistant coach.
TIMBERWOLVES -- Traded G Trenton Hassell to Mavericks for G Greg Buckner.
MEAC -- Suspended three football officials one game apiece for inaccurate calls in Bethune-Cookman vs. Norfolk State game. SIENA -- Named Liam Gleason men's assistant lacrosse coach. WILLIAM AND MARY -- Named Kyle Padgett volunteer assistant baseball coach.
BRONCOS -- Placed OG Ben Hamilton on IR.
COLTS -- Signed RB Clifton Dawson. Released OT Michael Toudouze.
NHL -- Suspended Philadelphia F Steve Downie for 20 games for hit on Ottawa F Dean McAmmond in preseason game Sept. 25. CAPITALS -- Assigned F Chris Bourque to Hershey (AHL).
IGNITION (MLS) -- Signed F Mike Apple, D Droo Callahan, D Matt Johnson, F Hewerton Moreira, MF Doug Rice, D Josh Rife, F Worteh Sampson , MF Kyt Selaidopoulos and G Danny Waltman.