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

                     === Saturday, December 14, 2013 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

New York Mets - Signed pitcher Bartolo Colon to a two-year contract.

=== FOOTBALL ===

Indianapolis Colts - Signed wide receiver Griff Whalen from the practice
squad to the active roster; waived cornerback Jalil Brown.

Minnesota Vikings - Placed cornerback Josh Robinson on injured reserve; waived
offensive tackle Mike Remmers; signed running back Joe Banyard and cornerback
Robert Steeples to the active roster; activated safety Harrison Smith from
injured reserve-designated to return.

Oakland Raiders - Signed defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin from the practice
squad to the active roster; placed safety Tyvon Branch on injured reserve.

Pittsburgh Steelers - Signed defensive end Brian Arfelt from the practice
squad to the active roster; waived linebacker Kion Wilson.

=== HOCKEY ===

Buffalo Sabres - Recalled forward Matt Ellis from Rochester (AHL).

Columbus Blue Jackets - Assigned forward Jack Skille to Springfield (AHL).

Chicago Blackhawks - Acquired goaltender Jason LaBarbera from the Edmonton
Oilers in exchange for future considerations.

Los Angeles Kings - Activated forward Trevor Lewis from injured reserve;
placed forward Colin Fraser on injured reserve.

National Hockey League - Suspended Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton 15
games without pay for punching an unsuspecting opponent against the Pittsurgh
Penguins on Dec. 7; suspended Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson
two games without pay for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues
forward Vladimir Sobotka on Dec. 12.

St. Louis Blues - Recalled forward Chris Porter from Chicago (AHL).

Toronto Maple Leafs - Recalled forward Troy Bodie from Toronto (AHL); assigned
forward Carter Ashton to the Marlies.

=== COLLEGE ===

Texas - Announced the resignation of head football coach Mack Brown, effective
following the Longhorns appearance in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30.