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NFL

MIAMI DOLPHINS - Named James Saxon running backs coach and Evan Marcus strength and conditioning coach.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS - Signed Jon Gruden, coach, and Bryce Allen, general manager, to three-year contract extensions.

Hockey

NHL

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS - Fired John Ferguson, general manager. Named Cliff Fletcher interim general manager.

American Hockey League

HARTFORD WOLF PACK - Returned F Jordan Owens to Charlotte (ECHL).

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS - Reassigned D Brad Farynuk to Stockton (ECHL).

Soccer

MLS

REAL SALT LAKE - Waived M Jamie Watson.

College

NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION - Named Lisa Malin executive director of the College Football Hall of Fame.

ARMY - Announced the retirement of Gene Ventriglia, women’s soccer coach, effective at the end of the 2008 season.

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