Chad Ochocinco is officially no more. The Miami wide receiver has changed his name back to the original Chad Johnson. He signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins earlier this year after being cut by the Patriots. … The 49ers signed former Broncos cornerback Darcel McBath to a one-year contract. … The Falcons re-signed linebacker Mike Peterson, who was with them the past three years. Peterson will provide depth with middle linebacker and former Seahawks player Lofa Tatupu battling a chest injury.
The Columbus Blue Jackets traded star forward Rick Nash to the New York Rangers along with a 2013 third-round draft pick and a minor-league defenseman. In return, the Rangers sent centers Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov, defenseman Tim Erixon and a first-round pick next year to Columbus. … The Brooklyn Nets signed fomer Sonics guard C.J. Watson to back up Deron Williams at point guard. Watson averaged 11.3 points and 4.6 assists for Chicago last season playing for injured star Derrick Rose. … English Premier League club Everton says it has agreed to sell Australian midfielder Tim Cahill to the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.McClatchy news services