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

                      === Tuesday, December 23, 2014 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Atlanta Braves - Agreed to terms with pitcher Jason Grilli on a two-year
contract with a club option for 2017.

Baltimore Orioles - Claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the
Chicago Cubs; released outfielder Quintin Berry.

Chicago Cubs - Agreed to terms with catcher David Ross on a two-year contract;
claimed pitcher Mike Kickham off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

Major League Baseball - Suspended New York Mets minor league infielder L.J.
Mazzilli 50 games without pay for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention
and Treatment Program.

Miami Marlins - Claimed pitcher Preston Claiborne off waivers from the New
York Yankees.

Milwaukee Brewers - Claimed outfielder Shane Peterson off waivers from the
Chicago Cubs.

Minnesota Twins - Signed pitcher Tim Stauffer; outrighted catcher Eric Fryer
and outfielder Chris Parmelee to Rochester (IL).

Oakland Athletics - Outrighted pitcher Fernando Rodriguez to Nashville (PCL).

San Francisco Giants - Signed pitcher Jake Peavy to a two-year contract.

St. Louis Cardinals - Agreed to terms with pitcher Jordan Walden on a two-year

Toronto Blue Jays - Claimed pitcher Scott Barnes off waivers from the Texas
Rangers and pitcher Preston Guilmet off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Washington Nationals - Named Doug Harris assistant general manager and vice
president of player development and pro scouting, Steve Amieri special
assistant to the president of baseball operations and the general manager,
Bill Singer director of international scouting and Brian Cleary area


Philadelphia 76ers - Signed forward Malcolm Thomas.

=== FOOTBALL ===

Atlanta Falcons - Placed safety William Moore on injured reserve; signed
safety Sean Baker to the active roster; signed running back Ronnie Wingo to
the practice squad.

Baltimore Ravens - Placed offensive tackle Rick Wagner on injured reserve;
signed defensive end Steven Means to the active roster from the practice
squad; waived defensive end Zach Thompson from the practice squad; signed
offensive linemen Nate Menkin and Joe Unga to the practice squad.

Chicago Bears - Placed defensive end Willie Young on injured reserve; signed
defensive end Austen Lane.

Cleveland Browns - Signed quarterback Tyler Thigpen; waived fullback Ray
Agnew; re-signed defensive lineman Christian Tupou to the practice squad.

Miami Dolphins - Placed offensive lineman Nate Garner on the reserve/non-
football injury list; placed cornerback Jamar Taylor on injured reserve;
signed center Sam Brenner and defensive tackle Deandre Coleman to the active
roster from the practice squad.

Minnesota Vikings - Waived running back Ben Tate.

New England Patriots - Signed defensive lineman Cameron Henderson to the
practice squad; released defensive back Daxton Swanson from the practice

San Francisco 49ers - Signed nose tackle Garrison Smith to the practice squad.

Tennessee Titans - Signed cornerback Ri'Shard Anderson to the practice squad.

Washington Redskins - Placed linebacker Trent Murphy on injured reserve;
signed offensive lineman Rishaw Johnson from the New York Giants' practice
squad to the active roster; signed wide receiver Colin Lockett to the practice

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) - Extended the contract of wide receiver Julian

=== HOCKEY ===

Arizona Coyotes - Assigned forward Alexandre Bolduc to Portland (AHL).

Buffalo Sabres - Recalled forward Joel Armia from Rochester (AHL).

Calgary Flames - Assigned defenseman Corey Potter to Adirondack (AHL).

Carolina Hurricanes - Assigned forward Brendan Woods to Charlotte (AHL).

Dallas Stars - Reassigned defenseman Jamie Oleksiak to Texas (AHL).

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

New Jersey Devils - Activated forward Michael Cammalleri off injured reserve.

New York Islanders - Recalled goaltender Kevin Poulin from Bridgeport on an
emergency basis.

Pittsburgh Penguins - Recalled forward Dominik Uher from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

=== COLLEGE ===

Colorado State - Named Mike Bobo head football coach.

Florida A&M - Named Alex Wood football coach.

Florida State - Signed head football coach Jimbo Fisher to an eight-year
contract extension.

Missouri - Named Barry Odom defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.

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