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

                      === Monday, December 29, 2014 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Kansas City Royals - Signed pitcher Edinson Volquez to a two-year contract
with a mutual option for 2017; designated infielder Ryan Jackson for
assignment.

San Diego Padres - Acquired pitcher Shawn Kelley from the New York Yankees in
exchange for pitcher Johnny Barbato; designated pitcher Keyvius Sampson for
assignment.


=== BASKETBALL ===

Boston Celtics - Recalled guard/forward James Young from Maine (NBADL).


=== FOOTBALL ===

Atlanta Falcons - Fired head coach Mike Smith.

Chicago Bears - Fired head coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery.

Denver Broncos - Signed wide receivers Jeremy Kelley and Kyle Williams,
cornerback Curtis Marsh and defensive end Chase Vaughn to future contracts.

New York Jets - Fired head coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik.


=== HOCKEY ===

Anaheim Ducks - Placed forward Dany Heatley on waivers.

Boston Bruins - Recalled forward Matt Lindblad from Providence (AHL).

Carolina Hurricanes - Activated forward Jordan Staal from injured reserve.

Dallas Stars - Recalled defenseman Jamie Oleksiak from Texas (AHL).

Edmonton Oilers - Claimed forward Matt Fraser off waivers from the Boston
Bruins; placed forward Steve Pinizzotto on waivers; activated defenseman
Nikita Nikitin from injured reserve; assigned defenseman Brad Hunt to Oklahoma
City (AHL); acquired forward Derek Roy from the Nashville Predators in
exchange for forward Mark Arcobello.

Nashville Predators - Assigned forward Derek Roy to Milwaukee (AHL).

New Jersey Devils - Recalled forwards Joe Whitney and Stefan Matteau from
Albany (AHL).

Pittsburgh Penguins - Recalled defenseman Brian Dumoulin from Wilkes-
Barre/Scranton (AHL).

St. Louis Blues - Assigned defenseman Petteri Lindbohm to Chicago (AHL).


=== COLLEGE ===

Indiana - Announced running back Tevin Coleman will enter the NFL Draft.

Penn State - Announed offensive tackle Donovan Smith will enter the NFL Draft.

USC - Announced defensive end Leonard Williams will enter the NFL Draft.

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