NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
NFL-Overturned the $5,000 fine against Baltimore C Matt Birk for removing a microphone from his shoulder pads during the Oct. 2 game against the N.Y. Jets.
OAKLAND RAIDERS-Signed WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS-Signed S David Sims.
ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE
ARIZONA RATTLERS - Added FB Draylen Ross to the roster.
CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
CFL - Suspended Winnipeg DB Johnny Sears one game for rough play during last week's game. Fined Toronto G Taylor Robertson and Toronto OT Rob Murphy undisclosed amounts for threatening Twitter remarks and British Columbia DT Khalif Mitchell and DL Keron Williams undisclosed amounts for criticizing game officials.
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
BOSTON BRUINS-Assigned D Ryan Button from Reading (ECHL) to Providence (AHL).
NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Reassigned F Ryan Thang to Milwaukee (AHL).
NEW YORK RANGERS-Recalled F Sean Avery from Connecticut (AHL).