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BASEBALL

New York Mets - Extended the contract of general manager Sandy Alderson through 2017.

BASKETBALL

Atlanta Hawks - Signed guard Kent Bazemore and center Elton Brand.

Houston Rockets - Signed forward Kostas Papanikolaou.

Miami Heat - Signed guard Andre Dawkins and forward Shawn Jones.

San Antonio Spurs - Named Sean Marks assistant general manager, Brandon James director of baskeball administration and legal affairs, Phil Coles director of medical services, Marilyn Adams director of rehabilitation and Paul West assistant athletic trainer.

FOOTBALL

Arizona Cardinals - Signed running back Marion Grice from the San Diego Chargers' practice squad; released punter Drew Butler.

Baltimore Ravens - Signed wide receiver Deonte Thompson; waived running back Fitzgerald Toussaint; signed defensive tackle A.J. Pataiali'i to the practice squad.

Carolina Panthers - Placed fullback Mike Tolbert on injured reserve/designated for return; signed linebacker D.J. Smith.

Dallas Cowboys - Signed defensive end Lavar Edwards; waived linebacker Kieth Smith.

Jacksonville Jaguars - Signed linebacker Jeremiah George from the New York Jets' practice squad and tight end Nic Jacobs from the New Orleans Saints' practice squad; signed safety Sherrod Martin; waived/injured safety Chris Prosinski; waived tight end Marcel Jensen and wide receiver Kerry Taylor; signed fullback Eric Kettani to the practice squad.

First-year fullback Eric Kettani was signed to the practice squad and rookie defensive tackle

Miami Dolphins - Signed defensive tackle Deandre Coleman from the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad; waived safety Brandian Ross.

Pittsburgh Steelers - Signed linebacker James Harrison; placed linebacker Jarvis Jones on injured reserve/designated for return.

San Francisco 49ers - Signed quarterback Josh Johnson to a one-year contract; waived tight end Asante Cleveland.

HOCKEY

Chicago Blackhawks - Assigned goaltenders Mac Carruth and Kent Simpson to Rockford (AHL); released forward Ryan Schnell, defensemen Kirill Gotovets, Justin Holl and Zach Miskovic.

Dallas Stars - Assigned goaltender Philippe Desrosiers to Rimouski (QMJHL); assigned forward Remi Elie to Belleville (OHL) and center Brett Pollock to Edmonton (WHL).

Tampa Bay Lightning - Reassigned forwards Michael Aviani, Cristiano DiGiacinto and Brayden Point and defensemen Kodie Curran, Dominik Masin and Ben Thomas.

09/23 17:14:32 ET As of September 23, 2014, at 05:14 PM ET