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

                     === Wednesday, December 17, 2014 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Boston Red Sox - Acquired pitcher Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves in
exchange for pitcher Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations.

Chicago Cubs - Acquired pitcher Matt Brazis from the Seattle Mariners in
exchange for outfielder Justin Ruggiano.

Seattle Mariners - Designate pitcher Logan Bawcom for assignment.

Toronto Blue Jays - Signed outfielder Ryan Kalish to a minor league contract
with an invite to major league spring training.


=== BASKETBALL ===

Golden State Warriors - Assigned center Ognjen Kuzmic to Santa Cruz (NBADL).


=== FOOTBALL ===

Atlanta Falcons - Signed cornerback Jordan Mabin to the practice squad.

Baltimore Ravens - Signed cornerback Chris Greenwood off the Minnesota
Vikings' practice squad.

Chicago Bears - Signed center/guard Taylor Boggs to the practice squad.

Denver Broncos - Promoted safety Josh Bush to the 53-man roster; signed guard
Jon Halapio to the practice squad.

Detroit Lions - Placed offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle on injured reserve.

Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) - Signed defensive end Marcus Howard and offensive
lineman Tony Washington to contract extensions.

Green Bay Packers - Signed safety Jean Fanor to the practice squad.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) - Signed wide receiver/kick returner Quincy
McDuffie, running back Sam Ojuri and defensive lineman Adrian Tracy.

Jacksonville Jaguars - Signed quarterback Stephen Morris and safety Matt
Daniels from the practice squad to the active roster; placed linebacker Khairi
Fortt on injured reserve.

Kansas City Chiefs - Signed long snapper Charley Hughlett and wide receiver
Corbin Louks to the practice squad; released tight end Adam Schiltz from the
practice squad; placed wide receiver Armon Binns on the practice squad injured
list.

Minnesota Vikings - Signed safety Ahmad Dixon from the practice squad to the
active roster; signed guard Jordan McCray to the practice squad.

San Francisco 49ers - Placed tight end Garrett Celek on injured reserve;
signed running back Phillip Tanner; released defensive tackle Ray McDonald.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) - Fired defensive coordinator Gary Etcheverry; re-
signed defensive back Matt Bucknor.


=== HOCKEY ===

Anaheim Ducks - Placed forward Kyle Palmieri on injured reserve; recalled
forward Emerson Etem from Norfolk (AHL); assigned goaltender John Gibson to
Norfolk.

Buffalo Sabres - Assigned forward Mikhail Grigorenko to Rochester (AHL).

Calgary Flames - Signed head coach Bob Hartley to a multi-year contract
extension.

Florida Panthers - Assigned defenseman Shane O'Brien to San Antonio (AHL).

Minnesota Wild - Recalled goaltender John Curry from Iowa (AHL).

National Hockey League - Fined Nashville Predators forward James Neal $2,000
for diving/embellishment.

New Jersey Devils - Activated forward Patrik Elias from injured reserve.

New York Islanders - Placed forward Michael Grabner on injured reserve;
assigned defenseman Griffin Reinhart to Bridgeport (AHL).

St. Louis Blues - Placed forward Jaden Schwartz on injured reserve; recalled
forward Dmitrij Jaskin from Chicago (AHL).


=== COLLEGE ===

Pittsburgh - Fired athletic director Steve Pederson.

Wisconsin - Named Paul Chryst head football coach.