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

                      === Thursday, August 14, 2014 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Arizona Diamondbacks - Selected pitcher Bradin Hagens from Reno (PCL);
optioned pitcher Andrew Chafin to Reno.

Atlanta Braves - Recalled pitcher Luis Avilan from Gwinnett (IL); optioned
pitcher Juan Jaime to Gwinnett.

Boston Red Sox - Activated catcher Ryan Lavarnway from the 60-day disabled
list and optioned him to Pawtucket (IL); recalled pitcher Alex Wilson from
Pawtucket and optioned pitcher Anthony Renaudo to Pawtucket.

New York Mets - Signed outfielder Bobby Abreu to a minor-league contract.

Pittsburgh Pirates - Claimed pitcher John Axford off waivers from the
Cleveland Indians; designated infielder Matt Hague for assignment.

San Diego Padres - Placed infielder Yonder Alonso on the 15-day disabled list;
recalled infielder Jace Peterson from El Paso (PCL).

Texas Rangers - Recalled pitcher Robbie Ross from Round Rock (PCL); optioned
pitcher Nate Adcock to Round Rock.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Arizona Cardinals - Signed linebacker Desmond Bishop to a one-year contract.

Cleveland Browns - Signed linebacker Caleb McSurdy.

Dallas Cowboys - Waived/injured cornerback Korey Lindsey; waived tight end
Dallas Walker; signed defensive tackle Zach Minter and tight end Asa Watson.

New England Patriots - Released tight end Ben Hartsock.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Signed defensive end Larry English; waived/injured
defensive tackle Jibreel Black.

Washington Redskins - Signed tight end Matt Veldman; waived defensive end Doug
Worthington.


=== HOCKEY ===

Detroit Red Wings - Signed executive vice president and general manager Ken
Holland to a new four-year contract.


=== COLLEGE ===

Georgia State - Named Charlie Cobb director of athletics.