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

                      === Monday, December 30, 2013 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Texas Rangers - Acquired pitcher Miles Mikolas from the Pittsburgh Pirates in
exchange for first baseman Chris McGuiness; designated outfielder Rafael
Ortega for assignment.


Cleveland Cavaliers - Recalled guard/forward Sergey Karasev from Canton

Golden State Warriors - Recalled center Ognjen Kuzmic from Santa Cruz (NBADL).

New York Knicks - Waived guard Chris Smith.

=== FOOTBALL ===

Atlanta Falcons - Fired offensive line coaches Paul Dunn, Pat Hill and
defensive line coach Ray Hamilton.

Chicago Bears - Signed cornerbacks C.J. Wilson and Demontre Hurst, tight ends
Fendi Onobun and Zach Miller, quarterback Jerrod Johnson, linebacker Lawrence
Wilson, offensive tackle Rogers Gaines, wide receiver Terrence Toliver, safety
Sean Cattouse, defensive tackle Tracy Robertson and long snapper Brandon
Hartson to reserve/future contracts.

Cincinnati Bengals - Placed defensive tackle Devon Still and tight end Alex
Smith on injured reserve; signed defensive tackle Ogemdi Nwagbuo; signed
cornerback Brandon Burton and defensive tackle Zach Minter to reserve/future

Detroit Lions - Fired head coach Jim Schwartz.

Houston Texans - Signed wide receivers Andy Cruse, EZ Nwachukwu, Rico
Richardson and Mike Thomas, cornerback Loyce Means and safety Steven Terrell
to reserve/future contracts.

Jacksonville Jaguars - Signed wide receivers Chad Bumphis and Jabin Sambrano,
running back Shaun Chapas, offensive lineman DeMarcus Love, safety Sherrod
Martin, defensive ends Will Pericak and D'Aundre Reed, quarterback Matt Scott,
tight end Brandon Barden and center Matt Stankiewitch to reserve/future

Minnesota Vikings - Fired head coach Leslie Frazier; signed safety Brandan
Bishop, cornerback Kip Edwards, tackle Kevin Murphy, defensive end Spencer
Nealy, running back Bradley Randle and wide receiver Adam Thielen to
reserve/future contracts.

New England Patriots - Signed linebackers R.J. Mattes and Taylor Reed to the
practice squad; released linebacker R.J. Dill from the practice squad.

Oakland Raiders - Signed cornerback Johnny Adams, offensive lineman Jack
Cornell, wide receiver Jared Green, linebacker Eric Harper, tight end Brian
Leonhardt and defensive end Chris McCoy to reserve/future contracts.

San Francisco 49ers - Signed cornerback Perrish Cox to a one-year contract.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Fired head coach Greg Schiano and general manager Mark

Tennessee Titans - Signed tackle Jeff Adams, defensive tackle Chigbo Anunoby,
cornerback George Baker, linebackers Brandon Copeland and Jonathan Willard,
center Tyler Horn, defensive end Adewale Ojomo and tight end Adam Schiltz to
reserve/future contracts.

Washington Redskins - Fired head coach Mike Shanahan.

=== HOCKEY ===

Calgary Flames - Acquired forward Kevin Westgarth from the Carolina Hurricanes
in exchange for forward Greg Nemisz.

Columbus Blue Jackets - Recalled forward Ryan Craig from Springfield (AHL).

Minnesota Wild - Recalled defenseman Jonathon Blum from Iowa (AHL).

Phoenix Coyotes - Recalled forward Chris Brown from Portland (AHL).

Pittsburgh Penguins - Assigned forward Harry Zolnierczyk and defenseman Brian
Dumoulin to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).

St. Louis Blues - Assigned forward Sergey Andronov to Chicago (AHL).

Vancouver Canucks - Recalled defenseman Frank Corrado from Utica (AHL).

Winnipeg Jets - Signed forward Nic Petan to a three-year, two-way, entry-level
contract; assigned defenseman Julian Melchiori to St. John's (AHL).

=== COLLEGE ===

Alabama A&M - Named James Michael Spady head football coach.

Louisville - Dismissed forward Chane Behanan from the basketball team for a
violation of university policy.