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

                      === Tuesday, December 17, 2013 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Boston Red Sox - Signed pitcher Shunsuke Watanabe to a minor league contract;
released the contract of pitcher Chris Carpenter to the Yakult Swallows of the
Nippon Professional Baseball league in exchange for cash.

Cleveland Indians - Signed catcher Matt Treanor to a minor league contract
with an invitation to spring training.

Houston Astros - Agreed to terms with pitcher Matt Albers on a one-year
contract.

San Francisco Giants - Signed outfielder Michael Morse to a one-year contract.

St. Louis Cardinals - Hired David Bell as assistant hitting coach.

Toronto Blue Jays - Agreed to terms with infielder Steve Tolleson on a minor
league contract with an invitation to spring training.


=== BASKETBALL ===

New York Knicks - Recalled guard Chris Smith from Erie (NBADL).


=== FOOTBALL ===

Chicago Bears - Waived safety Sean Cattouse.

Cincinnati Bengals - Placed punter Kevin Huber on injured reserve; signed
punter Shawn Powell.

Cleveland Browns - Waived wide receiver Armanti Edwards and cornerback Chris
Owens.

Dallas Cowboys - Placed linebacker Justin Durant on injured reserve; waived
defensive tackle Drake Nevis and linebacker Kyle Bosworth; released running
back George Winn from the practice squad; signed linebacker Orie Lemon.

Denver Broncos - Signed defensive lineman Jeremy Mincey; waived center J.D.
Walton.

Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) - Agreed to contract extensions with cornerback Joe
Burnett and running back Hugh Charles.

Indianapolis Colts - Placed linebacker Pat Angerer on injured reserve; signed
running back Shaun Draughn.

Jacksonville Jaguars - Placed wide receiver Cecil Shorts and guard Will
Rackley on injured reserve; signed guard Drew Nowak and center Patrick Lewis;
signed defensive end D'Aundre Reed to the practice squad.

Miami Dolphins - Claimed defensive back Jalil Brown off waivers from
Indianapolis; waived defensive back D.J. Campbell.

New York Giants - Placed cornerback Corey Webster on injured reserve; promoted
wide receiver Julian Talley to the active roster from the team's practice
squad; signed runner back Kendall Gaskins to the practice squad.

Oakland Raiders - Signed defensive back Johnny Adams to the practice squad.

Philadelphia Eagles - Signed safety Keelan Johnson from the practice squad;
released linebacker Emmanuel Acho.

Pittsburgh Steelers - Placed linebacker LaMarr Woodley on injured reserve;
signed linebacker Jamaal Westerman.

Tennessee Titans - Signed quarterback Tyler Wilson from the Oakland Raiders
practice squad; waived quarterback John Skelton.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) - Re-signed offensive lineman Steve Morley and
punter Mike Renaud; named Marcel Bellefeuille offensive coordinator.


=== HOCKEY ===

Buffalo Sabres - Recalled forward Kevin Porter and defenseman Chad Ruhwedel
from Rochester (AHL); assigned defensemen Mark Pysyk and Brayden McNabb and
forward Luke Adam to Rochester.

Calgary Flames - Signed forward Morgan Klimchuk to a three-year, entry-level
contract.

Columbus Blue Jackets - Recalled forward Jack Skille from Springfield (AHL);
assigned goaltender Jeremy Smith to Springfield.

Dallas Stars - Placed forward Vernon Fiddler on injured reserve; recalled
defenseman Cameron Gaunce from Texas (AHL).

Nashville Predators - Recalled goaltender Magnus Hellberg from Milwaukee (AHL)
under emergency conditions.

Pittsburgh Penguins - Recalled forward Brian Gibbons from Wilkes-
Barre/Scranton (AHL); placed forward Jayson Megna on injured reserve.

Washington Capitals - Recalled center Casey Wellman from Hershey (AHL).

Winnipeg Jets - Recalled forward Eric O'Dell from St. John's (AHL).


=== COLLEGE ===

Hampton - Named Connell Maynor head football coach.