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

                        === Friday, April 18, 2014 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Arizona Diamondbacks - Activated outfielder Cody Ross from the 15-day disabled
list; designated pitcher Ryan Rowland-Smith for assignment; outrighted pitcher
Alex Sanabia to Reno (PCL).

Boston Red Sox - Recalled infielder Brock Holt from Pawtucket (IL); designated
infielder Ryan Roberts for assignment.

Detroit Tigers - Optioned outfielder Tyler Collins to Toledo (IL); recalled
pitcher Justin Miller from Toledo.

Kansas City Royals - Placed outfielder Jarrod Dyson on the bereavement list;
recalled infielder/outfielder Jimmy Paredes from Omaha (PCL).

LA Angels of Anaheim - Recalled pitcher Josh Wall from Salt Lake (PCL);
optioned pitcher Jose Alvarez to Salt Lake.

Oakland Athletics - Agreed to terms with pitcher Sean Doolittle on a five-year

Pittsburgh Pirates - Acquired first baseman Ike Davis from the New York Mets
in exchange for pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later.

Texas Rangers - Placed pitcher Tanner Scheppers on the 15-day disabled list;
purchased the contract of pitcher Aaron Poreda from Round Rock (PCL);
designated infielder Andy Parrino for assignment.

Washington Nationals - Recalled pitcher Xavier Cedeno from Syracuse (IL);
optioned pitcher Blake Treinen to Syracuse.


Houston Rockets - Recalled forward Robert Covington and guard Isaiah Cannan
from Rio Grande (NBADL).

National Basketball Association - Suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick
Calathes 20 games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.

=== FOOTBALL ===

New Orleans Saints - Re-signed wide receiver Robert Meachem to a one-year

Oakland Raiders - Re-signed linebacker Kaelin Burnett and offensive tackle
Matt McCants.

Ottawa RedBlacks (CFL) - Signed offensive lineman Nate Menkin.

=== HOCKEY ===

Calgary Flames - Assigned defenseman Ryan Culkin to Abbotsford (AHL).

National Hockey League - Fined Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville

=== COLLEGE ===

Illinois State - Named Khenon Hall assistant defensive coach.

Georgia State - Signed head men's basketball coach Ron Hunter to a two-year
contract extension.

Northern Illinois - Signed head men's basketball coach Mark Montgomery to a
two-year contract extension.

Tulsa - Named Frank Haith men's head basketball coach.