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

                       === Thursday, April 2, 2015 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Atlanta Braves - Acquired pitcher Trevor Cahill and cash considerations from
the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for outfielder Josh Elander; Optioned
pitcher Brandon Cunniff to Gwinnett (IL).

Boston Red Sox - Optioned outfielders Jackie Bradley Jr. and Rusney Castillo
to Pawtucket (IL); assigned pitcher Dalier Hinojosa, shortstop Deven Marrero
and catcher Matt Spring to minor league camp.

Chicago White Sox - Assigned pitchers Brad Penny and Scott Carroll to minor
league camp.

Cincinnati Reds - Outrighted pitcher Sam LeCure to Louisville (IL).

Cleveland Indians - Optioned first baseman Jesus Aguilar to Columbus (IL).

Major League Baseball - Suspended Atlanta Braves minor league pitcher Arodys
Vizcaino 80 games without pay for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug
Prevention and Treatment Program.

Milwaukee Brewers - Assigned infielder Elian Herrera to minor league camp.

New York Mets - Signed outfielder Juan Lagares to a four-year contract with a
team option for 2020.

New York Yankees - Optioned pitcher Chase Whitley to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
(IL); assigned infielders Nick Noonan and Rob Refsnyder and catcher Eddy
Rodriguez to minor league camp.

Pittsburgh Pirates - Acquired first baseman Hunter Morris from the Milwaukee
Brewers in exchange for a player to be named later.

San Diego Padres - Assigned pitcher Chris Rearick to minor league camp;
released pitcher Jose Valverde.

Seattle Mariners - Signed pitcher Joe Beimel to a minor league contract.

Texas Rangers - Claimed pitcher Logan Verrett off waivers from the Baltimore
Orioles; placed outfielder Antoan Richardson on the 60-day disabled list.

Toronto Blue Jays - Signed pitcher Felix Doubront to a minor league contract.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Atlanta Falcons - Waived safety Zeke Motta.

Chicago Bears - Released center Roberto Garza and safety Anthony Walters;
signed center Will Montgomery to a one-year contract.

Cincinnati Bengals - Signed quarterback Josh Johnson.

Denver Broncos - Signed defensive lineman Antonio Smith to a one-year
contract.

Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) - Released cornerback Joe Burnett.

Miami Dolphins - Signed linebacker Spencer Paysinger and quarterback Josh
Freeman.

Minnesota Vikings - Signed quarterback Mike Kafka and defensive end Caesar
Rayford; waived quarterback Pat Devlin.

Oakland Raiders - Signed offensive lineman J?Marcus Webb.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) - Signed offensive tackle Zebrie Sanders.


=== HOCKEY ===

Chicago Blackhawks - Agreed to terms with forward Tanner Kero on a two-year
contract.

Dallas Stars - Recalled forward Valeri Nichushkin from Texas (AHL).

Edmonton Oilers - Agreed to terms with forward Anton Lander on a two-year
contract extension.

Los Angeles Kings - Signed forward Tanner Pearson to a two-year contract
extension; signed forward Jonny Brodzinski to a two-year, entry-level
contract.

National Hockey League - Suspended Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien
for four games.

New York Islanders - Agreed to terms on a two-year, entry-level contract with
goaltender Stephon Williams.

San Jose Sharks - Recalled defenseman Karl Stollery from Worcester (AHL).

Toronto Maple Leafs - Recalled defenseman Andrew MacWilliam from Toronto
(AHL); assigned defenseman T.J. Brennan to Toronto.

Washington Capitals - Recalled defenseman Dmitry Orlov from Hershey (AHL).


=== COLLEGE ===

Bowling Green - Terminated the contract of men's head basketball coach Chris
Jans.

Monmouth - Named Andrew Kirkland defensive backs coach.

North Carolina Central - Named Jennifer Charles assistant women's volleyball
coach.

Northern Iowa - Signed men's head basketball coach Ben Jacobson to a contract
extension through the 2024-25 season.

Wichita State - Agreed to terms with men's head basketball coach Gregg
Marshall on a new seven-year contract.










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