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

                       === Tuesday, August 20, 2013 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Cleveland Indians - Released pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Houston Astros - Placed catcher Carlos Corporan on the 7-day concussion
disabled list; designated pitcher Wade LeBlanc for assignment; selected
pitcher David Martinez from Oklahoma City (PCL) and catcher Max Stassi from
Corpus Christi (Texas).

Kansas City Royals - Activated outfielder Justin Maxwell from the bereavement
list; optioned pitcher Will Smith to Omaha (PCL).

Major League Baseball - Suspended Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster five
games and fined him an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing at New
York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez; fined New York Yankees manager Joe
Girardi an undisclosed amount for arguing with umpire Brian O'Nora.

Minnesota Twins - Recalled pitcher Michael Tonkin from Rochester (IL); placed
catcher Joe Mauer on the 7-day concussion disabled list; recalled first
baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello from Rochester (IL).

New York Mets - Activated catcher John Buck from the paternity list; optioned
catcher Anthony Recker to Las Vegas (PCL); agreed to terms wtih pitchers Mitch
Talbert and Daryl Thompson and assigned them to Las Vegas.

New York Yankees - Recalled pitcher Preston Claiborne from Scranton/Wilkes
Barre (IL).

Oakland Athletics - Extended its player development contract with Single-A
Stockton (California).

Philadelphia Phillies - Optioned pitcher Raul Valdes to Lehigh Valley (IL);
recalled pitcher Tyler Cloyd from Lehigh Valley.

San Francisco Giants - Placed pitcher Chad Gaudin on the 15-day disabled list;
recalled pitchers Mike Kickham and Jean Machi from Fresno (PCL); designated
outfielder Jeff Francoeur for assignment.

Tampa Bay Rays - Assigned infielder Ryan Roberts outright to Durham (IL).

Texas Rangers - Placed pitcher Alexi Ogando on the 15-day disabled list;
selected pitcher Travis Blackley from Round Rock (PCL); recalled pitcher Matt
West from Myrtle Beach (Carolina) and placed on 60-day disabled list.

Toronto Blue Jays - Recalled pitcher Thad Weber from Buffalo (IL) and then
optioned him back to Buffalo after Tuesday's game; placed outfielder Jose
Bautista on the 15-day disabled list.


Brooklyn Nets - Named John Welch, Joe Prunty and Charles Klask assistant

Cleveland Cavaliers - Signed forward Anthony Bennett, guard/forward Sergey
Karasev and guard/forward Carrick Felix.

Memphis Grizzlies - Signed guard Nick Calathes.

Milwaukee Bucks - Signed center Larry Sanders to a multi-year contract

=== FOOTBALL ===

Arizona Cardinals - Signed wide receiver Mike Thomas to a one-year contract.

Buffalo Bills - Announced safety Jairus Byrd has signed his one-year franchise
tender; waived/injured offensive lineman Keith Williams.

Denver Broncos - Signed linebacker Paris Lenon; acquired guard John Moffitt
from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for defensive tackle Sealver Siliga.

Kansas City Chiefs - Claimed guard Ricky Henry off waivers from the New
Orleans Saints; waived long snapper Brad Madison.

Miami Dolphins - Placed tight end Dustin Keller on injured reserve; signed
linebacker Nathan Williams.

Minnesota Vikings - Signed defensive end Spencer Nealy.

National Football League - Suspended Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller six
games without pay for violating the league's policy and program for substances
of abuse.

Oakland Raiders - Signed tackle Tony Hills; claimed linebacker Chase Thomas
off waivers from the New Orleans Saints; waived kicker Eddy Carmona;
waived/injured offensive tackle John Wetzel.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Signed defensive end Trevor Scott.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) - Signed defensive back Bo Smith to the practice

=== HOCKEY ===

Anaheim Ducks - Signed defenseman Mark Fistric to a one-year contract.

Detroit Red Wings - Agreed to terms with center Gustav Nyquist on a two-year

Montreal Canadiens - Signed defenseman Joel Chouinard to a one-year, two-way

Washington Capitals - Signed forward Brandon Segal to a one-year, two-way

=== COLLEGE ===

Army - Agreed to contract extensions with men's basketball coach Zach Spiker
and women's basketball coach Dave Magarity through the 2017-18 season.