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

                      === Friday, December 26, 2014 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Houston Astros - Outrighted pitcher Darin Downs and infielder Gregorio Petit
to Fresno (PCL).

Washington Nationals - Agreed to terms with second baseman Dan Uggla, pitchers
Heath Bell, Mitch Lively and Scott McGregor, first baseman Clint Robinson and
third baseman Ian Stewart on minor league contracts with invitations to spring


Houston Rockets - Signed forward Josh Smith; waived forward Tarik Black.

National Basketball League - Suspended New York Knicks forward Quincy Acy one
game without pay; fined Washington Wizards guard John Wall $15,000.

Orlando Magic - Assigned guard Roy Devyn Marble to Erie (NBADL).

=== FOOTBALL ===

Chicago Bears - Signed center Roberto Garza to a one-year contract extension.

New Orleans Saints - Placed running back Pierre Thomas and defensive lineman
Akiem Hicks on injured reserve; promoted wide receiver Brandon Coleman and
linebacker Jerry Franklin to the active roster from the practice squad; signed
center Michael Brewster to the practice squad.

San Francisco 49ers - Signed wide receiver Trindon Holliday to a two-year
contract; promoted cornerback Cameron Fuller to the active roster from the
practice squad; placed offensive lineman Alex Boone and safety Bubba Ventrone
on injured reserve.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Agreed to terms with wide receiver Louis Murphy on a
multi-year contract extension.

=== HOCKEY ===

Calgary Flames - Recalled defenseman Corey Potter from Adirondack (AHL).

Carolina Hurricanes - Recalled forward Brendan Woods from Charlotte (AHL).

Columbus Blue Jackets - Recalled forward Sean Collins from Springfield (AHL).

New Jersey Devils - Fired head coach Peter DeBoer.

San Jose Sharks - Recalled forward Micheal Haley from Worcester (AHL).

St. Louis Blues - Recalled defenseman Petteri Lindbohm from Chicago (AHL).

=== COLLEGE ===

Pittsburgh - Named Pat Narduzzi head football coach.

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