=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Wednesday, December 18, 2013 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Atlanta Braves - Acquired catcher Ryan Doumit from the Minnesota Twins in
exchange for pitcher Sean Gilmartin.
Baltimore Orioles - Acquired outfielder David Lough from the Kansas City
Royals in exchange for infielder Danny Valencia.
Boston Red Sox - Acquired infielder Jonathan Herrera from the Colorado Rockies
in exchange for pitchers Franklin Morales and Chris Martin.
Cleveland Indians - Acquired pitcher Josh Outman from the Colorado Rockies in
exchange for outfielder Drew Stubbs.
Houston Astros - Acquired first baseman Jesus Guzman from the San Diego Padres
in exchange for infielder Ryan Jackson.
Miami Marlins - Signed third baseman Casey McGehee to a one-year contract;
designated catcher Kyle Skipworth for assignment.
Philadelphia Phillies - Signed pitcher Roberto Hernandez to a one-year
contract; designated catcher Sebastian Valle for assignment; signed
outfielders Dave Sappelt and Tony Gwynn, catcher Lou Marson and pitcher Sean
O'Sullivan to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training;
named John Mizerock assistant hitting coach.
Pittsburgh Pirates - Signed pitchers Daniel Schlereth, Adam Wilk, Kyle
McPherson, Brandon Mann and Elvin Ramirez, first baseman Travis Ishikawa and
infielder/outfielder Michael Martinez to minor league contracts.
Seattle Mariners - Re-signed outfielder Franklin Gutierrez.
=== FOOTBALL ===
Calgary Stampeders (CFL) - Signed offensive lineman Brander Craighead.
Cleveland Browns - Re-signed offensive lineman Jeremiah Warren to the practice
Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) - Signed quarterback Matt Nichols and safety Mike
Miller to contract extensions.
Houston Texans - Placed running back Ben Tate on injured reserve; signed
running back Jonathan Grimes; signed tight end Phillip Supernaw to the
Kansas City Chiefs - Signed tight end Richard Gordon to the active roster;
placed tight end Dominique Jones on the reserve/non-football illness list;
signed wide receiver Fred Williams and tight end Jake Byrne to the practice
squad; released wide receiver Jheranie Boyd from the practice squad; placed
tight end Demetrius Harris on the practice squad injured reserve list.
Minnesota Vikings - Signed running back Joe Banyard and defensive end Spencer
Nealy to the practice squad.
National Football League - Suspended Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon
Browner indefinitely for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
New Orleans Saints - Signed kicker Shayne Graham and safety Eric Frampton;
waived kicker Garrett Hartley and cornerback Chris Carr.
Oakland Raiders - Signed defensive end Sam Montgomery and safety Kyle McCarthy
to the practice squad.
San Francisco 49ers - Placed fullback Bruce Miller on injured reserve; signed
fullback Will Tukuafu to a two-year contract.
San Diego Chargers - Signed cornerback Brandon Jones to the practice squad.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Placed wide receiver Russell Shepard on injured
reserve; signed wide receiver Tommy Streeter to the practice squad; released
center Richard Clebert from the practice squad.
Toronto Argonauts (CFL) - Signed running back Brendan Gillanders and wide
receiver Ezra Millington.
=== HOCKEY ===
Columbus Blue Jackets - Placed defenseman Dalton Prout on injured reserve.
Dallas Stars - Signed defenseman Maxime Fortunus to a one-year contract;
assigned defenseman Jamie Oleksiak to Texas (AHL).
Detroit Red Wings - Recalled forward Jordin Tootoo from Grand Rapids (AHL).
Minnesota Wild - Placed goaltender Josh Harding on injured reserve; recalled
goaltender Johan Gustafsson from Iowa (AHL).
Nashville Predators - Assigned goaltender Magnus Hellberg to Milwaukee (AHL).
National Hockey League - Suspended Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk
Engelland five games without pay for an illegal check to the head on Dec. 14.
St. Louis Blues - Agreed to a three-year contract extension with forward Alex
San Jose Sharks - Assigned forward Matt Nieto to San Francisco (ECHL).
Tampa Bay Lightning - Assigned defenseman Matt Taormina and forward Dana
Tyrell to Syracuse (AHL); signed defenseman Jean-Philippe Cote to a two-year
Washington Capitals - Recalled goaltender Michal Neuvirth from his
conditioning loan with Hershey (AHL).
=== COLLEGE ===
Bowling Green - Named Dino Babers head football coach.
Eastern Illinois - Announced that head football coach Dino Babers has
Jackson State - Fired head football coach Rick Comegy.
Southeast Missouri State - Named Tom Matukewicz head football coach.
Valparaiso - Agreed on a 10-year contract with men's head basketball coach