LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Designated SP Pat Venditte for assignment.
MIAMI MARLINS — Assigned RHP Ben Meyer outright to New Orleans (PCL) and OF Braxton Lee outright to Jacksonville (SL).
LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Named Wally Backman manager.
National Basketball Association
NBA — Announced the retirement of executive vice president and chief marketing officer Pam El, effective at the end of December.
National Football League
ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed DE Cameron Malveaux from Miami’s practice squad.
ATLANTA FALCONS — Placed DE Derrick Shelby on injured reserve. Signed S Ryan Neal from the practice squad and RB Jeremy Langford to the practice squad.
GREEN BAY PACKERS — Released LB Korey Toomer. Placed G Anthony Coyle on the practice squad/injured list. Signed S Eddie Pleasant. Signed FB Malcolm Johnson to the practice squad.
MIAMI DOLPHINS — Placed WR Jakeem Grant on injured reserve. Signed WR Isaiah Ford from the practice squad.
NEW YORK JETS — Placed G James Carpenter on injured reserve. Signed OL Ben Braden from the practice squad and RB Mark Thompson to the practice squad.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Signed CB David Rivers from the practice squad and TE Donnie Ernsberger to the practice squad.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed LB Josh Carraway to the practice squad.
Canadian Football League
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Agreed to terms with OT Jermarcus Hardrick on a one-year contract extension.
National Hockey League
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS — Fired assistant general manager Chris Pryor and assistant coach Gord Murphy.
ECHL — Suspended Kalamazoo LW Luke Sandler one game.
National Lacrosse League
BUFFALO BANDITS — Signed T Thomas Hoggarth to a two-year contract and F Zach Herreweyers, D Jon Harnett and G Zach Higgins to one-year contracts.
Major League Soccer
CHICAGO FIRE — Re-signed M Bastian Schweinsteiger.
GEORGIA TECH — Announced the retirement of football coach Paul Johnson.
McMURRY — Announced the resignation of men’s soccer coach Tyler Tarango.
NYU — Named Jordy S. Paulemon assistant men’s and women’s track and field coach.
TEXAS-RIO GRANDE VALLEY — Promoted Tony Forina to assistant athletic director for community relations, Chelsea Blakely to senior assosiate athletic director for external operations and senior woman administrator, Nathan Burk to senior associate athletic director for compliance and administration, Melbu Cantu to assistant athletic director for business operations, Brenda Codallo to associate athletic director for academics, Kim Graham to senior associate athletic director for operations and Kara Lara senioa athletic marketing and digital media coordinator.