=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Thursday, August 2, 2012 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Arizona Diamondbacks - Released outfielder Scott Podsednik.
Colorado Rockies - Recalled pitcher Alex White from Colorado Springs (PCL);
optioned outfielder Andrew Brown to Colorado Springs.
Oakland Athletics - Recalled infielder Adam Rosales from Sacramento (PCL);
optioned infielder Brandon Hicks to Sacramento.
Philadelphia Phillies - Optioned pitchers Jake Diekman and Joe Savery to
Lehigh Valley (IL).
Pittsburgh Pirates - Assigned pitcher Erik Turgeon to Bradenton (FSL).
San Francisco Giants - Reinstated pitcher Shane Loux and catcher Hector
Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list; optioned catcher Eli Whiteside,
outfielder Justin Christian and second baseman Emmanuel Burriss outright to
Tampa Bay Rays - Optioned pitcher Josh Lueke to Durham (IL).
Texas Rangers - Purchased the contract of infielder Mike Olt from Frisco
(Texas); optioned infielder/outfielder Brandon Snyder to Round Rock (PCL);
transferred pitcher Colby Lewis to the 60-day disabled list.
Washington Nationals - Reinstated outfielder Jayson Werth from the 60-day
disabled list; placed pitcher Henry Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list.
=== BASKETBALL ===
Minnesota Timberwolves - Signed center Greg Stiemsma.
=== FOOTBALL ===
Buffalo Bills - Signed running back Zach Brown; waived/injured running back
Carolina Panthers - Waived tackle Jeff Otah; signed cornerback Nate Ness.
Denver Broncos - Waived wide receiver D'Andre Goodwin.
Detroit Lions - Signed cornerback Ross Weaver, defensive tackle Tracy
Robertson and guard Pat Boyle; waived cornerback Dontrell Johnson and center
Matt Camilli; placed defensive tackler Michael Cosgrove on waived/injured
Jacksonville Jaguars - Signed running back Keith Toston; waived tight end
Kansas City Chiefs - Signed running back Patrick DiMarco.
Miami Dolphins - Waived tackle Dustin Waldron; signed guard Chandler Burden.
New England Patriots - Placed guard Jamey Richard on injured reserve; claimed
tackle Dustin Waldron off waivers from Miami; signed offensive lineman Derek
New Orleans Saints - Waived wide receiver Chris Givens; signed cornerback Cord
New York Jets - Signed wide receivers Chris Forcier and Wes Kemp and safety
Philadelphia Eagles - Placed wide reciver Ronald Johnson on injured reserve;
acquired cornerback Kevin Thomas and a conditionaly seventh-round draft pick
in 2011 from the Indianapolis Colts for linebackers Moise Fokou and Greg
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Signed linebacker Brian Smith; waived linebacker Nate
=== HOCKEY ===
Buffalo Sabres - Signed defenseman Alex Biega to a one-year, two-way contract.
New York Islanders - Signed defenseman Griffin Reinhart to a three-year,
Tampa Bay Lightning - Signed defenseman Dmitry Korobov to a two-year contract.
Vancouver Canucks - Signed forward Alexandre Mallet.
Winnipeg Jets - Named Larry Simmons assistant general manager.
=== COLLEGE ===
Alabama State - Named DeMarco Neil defensive line coach and John Hendrick
special teams coordinator.
=== SOCCER ===
Sporting Kansas City - Signed midfielder Oriol Rosell.