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

                      === Friday, December 27, 2013 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Chicago Cubs - Agreed to terms with pitcher Jose Veras on a one-year contract.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Agreed to terms with outfielder/designated
hitter Raul Ibanez on a one-year contract.

Texas Rangers - Signed outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to a seven-year contract;
designated first baseman Chris McGuiness for assignment.


Cleveland Cavaliers - Assigned guard/forward Sergey Karasev to Canton (NBADL).

National Basketball Association - Fined Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach
Randolph $25,000 for public criticism of officiating following a game against
the Houston Rockets on Dec. 26.

=== FOOTBALL ===

Chicago Bears - Re-signed kicker Robbie Gould to a four-year contract
extension through the 2017 season; signed wide receiver Chris Williams off the
New Orleans Saints practice squad; waived defensive tackle Christian Tupou.

Green Bay Packers - Signed cornerback Jumal Rolle to the active roster from
the practice squad.

Houston Texans - Placed tight end Garrett Graham and full back Brad Smelley on
injured reserve; signed tight end Phillip Supernaw and running back Chad Spann
to the active roster.

Minnesota Vikings - Placed linebacker Audie Cole on injured reserve; signed
cornerback Robert Steeples from the practice squad to the active roster.

New England Patriots - Released wide receiver Austin Collie; signed running
back Sam McGuffie to the practice squad; released running back Cierre Wood
from the practice squad.

San Francisco 49ers - Placed wide receiver Mario Manningham on injured

=== HOCKEY ===

Boston Bruins - Recalled goaltender Niklas Svedberg from Providence (AHL).

Carolina Hurricanes - Placed forward Jiri Tlusty and defenseman Jay Harrison
on injured reserve; recalled forward Zach Boychuk from Charlotte (AHL);
activated goaltender Anton Khudobin from injured reserve and assigned him to

Dallas Stars - Activated defenseman Aaron Rome from injured reserve; placed
defenseman Sergei Gonchar on injured reserve.

Florida Panthers - Placed defenseman Erik Gudbrandson on injured reserve;
recalled defenseman Alex Petrovic and forward Drew Shore.

Minnesota Wild - Activated goaltender Josh Harding from injured reserve;
placed defenseman Clayton Stoner on injured reserve; recalled forward Stephane
Veilleux from Iowa (AHL).

Pittsburgh Penguins - Recalled forward Harry Zolnierczyk from Wilkes-
Barre/Scranton (AHL); activated defenseman Brooks Orpik and forward Tanner
Glass from injured reserve.

St. Louis Blues - Recalled forwards Dmitrij Jaskin and Chris Porter from
Chicago (AHL).

Tampa Bay Lightning - Recalled defenseman Dmitry Korobov from Syracuse (AHL).

Vancouver Canucks - Recalled goaltender Joacim Eriksson from Utica (AHL).

=== COLLEGE ===

Delaware - Signed field hockey head coach Rolf van de Kerkhof to a five-year
contract extension.