=== 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
=== 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.