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             === Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===

                       === Thursday, April 18, 2013 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Cincinnati Reds - Recalled pitcher Tony Cingrani from Louisville (IL);
optioned pitcher Justin Freeman to Louisville.

Houston Astros - Selected the contract of infielder Brandon Laird from
Oklahoma City (PCL); optioned infielder Brett Wallace to Oklahoma City;
designated pitcher Xavier Cedeno for assignment.

Miami Marlins - Placed shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria on the 15-day disabled
list; selected the contract of infielder Nick Green from New Orleans (PCL);
transferred pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to the 60-day disabled list.

Philadelphia Phillies - Placed pitcher John Lannan on the 15-day disabled
list.

Seattle Mariners - Recalled pitcher Nector Noesi from Tacoma (PCL); optioned
pitcher Bobby LaFromboise to Tacoma.


=== BASKETBALL ===

Cleveland Cavaliers - Fired head coach Byron Scott.

Detroit Pistons - Fired head coach Lawrence Frank.

Minnesota Lynx (WNBA) - Signed center Shawnice Wilson.

Philadelphia 76ers - Announced the resignation of head coach Doug Collins.

Portland Trail Blazers - Waived forward Jared Jeffries.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Buffalo Bills - Signed kicker Chris Koepplin, punter Brian Stahovich, fullback
Frank Summers and defensive ends Jamie Blatnick and Kourtnei Brown.

Chicago Bears - Waived guard Chris Riley.

Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) - Released running back Terriun Crump, defensive back
Ronnie Prude and wide receiver Marcus Rivers.

Jacksonville Jaguars - Signed defensive end Pannel Egboh and safety Chris
Banjo.

Kansas City Chiefs - Signed linebacker Orie Lemon.

Pittsburgh Steelers - Signed defensive tackle Steve McLendon to a three-year
contract.

San Francisco 49ers - Signed tight end Cameron Morrah to a one-year contract.


=== HOCKEY ===

Anaheim Ducks - Reassign defenseman Jordan Hendry to Norfolk (AHL).

Calgary Flame - Signed defenseman John Ramage to an entry-level contract.

Chicago Blackhawks - Recalled goaltender Carter Hutton from Rockford (AHL).

Florida Panthers - Recalled defenseman Alex Petrovic from San Antonio (AHL).

Los Angeles Kings - Activated defenseman Matt Greene from injured reserve.

Minnesota Wild - Announced it will relocate its American Hockey League
affiliate from Houston to Des Moines for the 2013-14 season.

Montreal Canadiens - Assigned defenseman Nathan Beaulieu to Hamilton (AHL).

New York Islanders - Recalled forward David Ullstrom from Bridgeport (AHL).

New York Rangers - Agreed to terms with forward Michael Kantor.