=== 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
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
Kansas City Chiefs - Signed linebacker Orie Lemon.
Pittsburgh Steelers - Signed defensive tackle Steve McLendon to a three-year
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.