Weekend sports transactions
CHICAGO CUBS—Exercised a mutual option with OF Daryle Ward. Purchased the contract of RHP Adam Harben from Mesa (Arizona). Declined to exercise the contract options on OF Cliff Floyd and RHP Steve Trachsel.
National Football League
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Placed LB Alfred Fincher on injured reserve. Signed LB Matt McCoy.
NEW YORK JETS—Signed WR Chris Davis from the practice squad.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Waived LB Hannibal Navies. Signed FB Zak Keasey from the practice squad.
Canadian Football League
MONTREAL ALOUETTES—Signed KR Bashir Levingston.
National Hockey League
BOSTON BRUINS—Recalled F Petteri Nokelainen from Providence (AHL). Assigned C David Krejci to Providence.
DALLAS STARS—Placed F Brad Winchester on injured reserve.
EDMONTON OILERS—Recalled D Bryan Young from Springfield (AHL).
LOS ANGELES KINGS—Assigned F Matt Moulson to Manchester (AHL).
NEW YORK RANGERS—Loaned D Darius Kasparaitis to SKA St. Petersburg (Russian Super League).
ARIZONA—Announced Lute Olson, men’s basketball coach, is taking a leave of absence for unspecified personal reasons.