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

                        === Friday, August 8, 2014 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Arizona Diamondbacks - Selected the contracts of pitcher Andrew Chafin and
outfielder Xavier Paul from Reno (PCL); optioned infielder Nick Ahmed and
outfielder Roger Kieschnick to Reno,

Chicago Cubs - Acquired pitcher Jacob Turner from the Miami Marlins in
exchange for pitchers Jose Arias and Tyler Bremer; designated outfielder Ryan
Kalish for assignment.

Chicago White Sox - Activated pitcher Zach Putnam from the 15-day disabled

Los Angeles Dodgers - Placed Josh Beckett on the 15-day disabled list
retroactive to August 4.

Miami Marlins - Placed pitcher Dan Jennings on the 7-day concussion disabled
list; optioned pitcher Brian Flynn and infielder Enrique Hernandez to New
Orleans (PCL); recalled infielder Ed Lucas and pitchers Anthony DeSclafani and
Edgar Olmos from New Orleans.

New York Yankees - Recalled pitcher Bryan Mitchell from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
(IL); designated pitcher Matt Daley for assignment.

Pittsburgh Pirates - Reinstated Pedro Alvarez from the bereavement list;
designated pitcher Ernesto Frieri for assignment.

San Francisco Giants - Placed first baseman Brandon Belt on the 7-day
concussion disabled list; recalled infielder Matt Duffy from Richmond

Seattle Mariners - Recalled pitcher Lucas Luetge from Tacoma (PCL).

St. Louis Cardinals - Placed pitcher Jason Motte on the 15-day disabled list;
recalled pitcher Nick Greenwood from Memphis (PCL).

Texas Rangers - Activated catcher Geovany Soto from the 15-day disabled list;
designated pitcher Jerome Williams for assignment.


Phoenix Suns - Signed forward T.J. Warren; signed guard Tyler Ennis.

Washington Wizards - Named Roy Rogers assistant coach.

=== FOOTBALL ===

Arizona Cardinals - Released linebacker Trevardo Williams.

Cincinnati Bengals - Waived wide receivers Jeremy Johnson and Conner Vernon,
and defensive tackle Zach Minter.

Detroit Lions - Signed cornerback Nate Ness; released linebacker Cory

Houston Texans - Released wide receiver Kofi Hughes.

National Football League - Suspended Miami Dolphins defensive back Reshad
Jones and New York Giants offensive lineman Eric Herman four games without pay
for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

=== HOCKEY ===

New York Rangers - Agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Ryan

Winnipeg Jets - Agreed to terms with defenseman Julien Brouillette on a one-
year, two-way contract.

=== COLLEGE ===

Colorado State - Fired athletic director Jack Graham.

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