=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Tuesday, December 30, 2014 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
San Diego Padres - Acquired pitcher Brandon Maurer from the Seattle Mariners
in exchange for outfielder Seth Smith.
=== BASKETBALL ===
Atlanta Hawks - Assigned guard John Jenkins to Idaho (NBADL); assigned forward
Adreian Payne to Austin (NBADL).
Miami Heat - Assigned guard Shabazz Napier to Sioux Falls (NBADL).
=== FOOTBALL ===
Arizona Cardinals - Placed tight end Andre Hardy on the practice squad injured
list; signed tight end Ted Bolser to the practice squad.
Chicago Bears - Signed defensive end Jamil Merrell to a reserve/future
Dallas Cowboys - Placed defensive tackle Henry Melton on injured reserve;
signed linebacker James Anderson.
Houston Texans - Signed outside linebacker Kourtnei Brown, wide receivers Jace
Davis, Travis Labhart and EZ Nwachukwu, offensive tackle Matt Feiler, center
James Ferentz, cornerback Charles James, running back Ben Malena and safety
Terrance Parks to reserve/future contracts.
Jacksonville Jaguars - Fired offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch.
Miami Dolphins - Signed guard Mark Asper, quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson,
defensive end Emmanuel Dieke, linebacker Jake Knott, cornerback Lowell Rose
and tight end Jake Stoneburner to reserve/future contracts.
Minnesota Vikings - Signed linebacker Justin Anderson, quarterback Pat Devlin,
wide receivers Kain Colter and Donte Foster, offensive linemen Zac Kerin and
Jordan McCray, defensive tackle Isame Faciane, tight end Ryan Otten and
running back Dominique Williams to reserve/future contracts.
National Football League - Reduced the one-game suspension levied to Detroit
Lions nose tackle Ndamukong Suh to a $70,000 fine.
Oakland Raiders - Signed running back Terrance Cobb, wide receivers Jeremy
Gallon and Seth Roberts, linebacker Justin Jackson, defensive back Vernon
Kearney, offensive tackle Dan Kistler, guard Lamar Mady, defensive tackle Kona
Schwenke, and cornerback Jansen Watson to reserve/future contracts.
Pittsburgh Steelers - Signed running back Ben Tate; released wide receiver
San Francisco 49ers - Signed running back Kendall Gaskins, tight end Xavier
Grimble, wide receiver Lance Lewis, offensive tackle Chris Martin and nose
tackle Garrison Smith to reserve/future contracts.
=== HOCKEY ===
Anaheim Ducks - Assigned forward Dany Heatley to Norfolk (AHL).
Buffalo Sabres - Assigned goaltender Matt Hackett to Rochester (AHL).
Carolina Hurricanes - Placed defenseman John-Michael Liles on injured reserve;
recalled defenseman Ryan Murphy from Charlotte (AHL).
Columbus Blue Jackets - Placed forward Cam Atkinson on injured reserve;
recalled center Sean Collins from Springfield (AHL).
Detroit Red Wings - Recalled defenseman Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids
(AHL); placed defenseman Jakub Kindl on injured reserve.
New Jersey Devils - Placed forwards Stephen Gionta and Jacob Josefson on
injured reserve; recalled forward Mike Sislo from Albany (AHL).
San Jose Sharks - Reassigned forward Chris Tierney to Worcester (AHL);
activated forward Matt Nieto from injured reserve.
St. Louis Blues - Activated goaltender Brian Elliott off injured reserve;
placed forward Chris Porter on injured reserve.
Tampa Bay Lightning - Recalled goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy from Syracuse
=== COLLEGE ===
Michigan - Named Jim Harbaugh head football coach and signed him to a seven-