=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Thursday, December 4, 2014 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Atlanta Braves - Signed pitcher Michael Kohn to a minor league contract with
an invitation to major league spring training.
Chicago Cubs - Named Dave Martinez bench coach and Henry Blanco quality
assurance coach; moved bench coach Brandon Hyde to first base coach and first
base coach Doug Dascenzo to outfield and baserunning coordinator.
New York Mets - Named Pat Roessler assistant hitting coach.
Milwaukee Brewers - Signed infielder Hainley Statia to a minor-league
Seattle Mariners - Signed outfielder Nelson Cruz to a four-year contract.
Texas Rangers - Re-signed pitcher Colby Lewis to a one-year contract; signed
pitcher Michael Kirkman has signed a minor league contract with an invitation
to major league spring training.
=== BASKETBALL ===
Boston Celtics - Assigned forwards Dwight Powell and James Young and guard
Marcus Smart to Maine (NBADL).
Cleveland Cavaliers - Assigned center Alex Kirk to Canton (NBADL).
National Basketball Association - Fined Orlando Magic forward Kyle O'Quinn
$15,000 for a flagrant foul on Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin on
New Orleans Pelicans - Signed forward Dante Cunningham.
Oklahoma City Thunder - Assigned center Mitch McGary to Oklahoma City (NBADL).
=== FOOTBALL ===
Denver Broncos - Signed kicker Brandon McManus to the practice squad.
National Football League - Suspended Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Haloti
Ngata four games for violating the policy on performance-enhancing substances.
New England Patriots - Placed wide receiver Aaron Dobson on injured reserve.
New York Jets - Placed wide receiver Greg Salas on injured reserve; signed
wide receiver Chris Owusu to the active roster from the practice squad.
San Diego Chargers - Placed guard Ryan Miller on the reserve/non-football
injury list; signed offensive lineman Jeff Baca to the active roster from the
practice squad; signed offensive lineman Bryce Quigley to the practice squad.
=== HOCKEY ===
Anaheim Ducks - Acquired defenseman Colby Robak from the Florida Panthers in
exchange for defenseman Jesse Blacker and a conditional draft pick.
Carolina Hurricanes - Recalled goaltender Drew MacIntyre from Charlotte (AHL).
Dallas Stars - Assigned goaltender Anders Lindback to Texas (AHL).
Florida Panthers - Assigned defenseman Jesse Blacker to San Antonio (AHL).
Montreal Canadiens - Assigned forward Michael Bournival to Hamilton (AHL);
recalled forward Drayson Bowman from Hamilton.
Ottawa Senators - Announced the retirement of forward Daniel Alfredsson.
Winnipeg Jets - Placed defenseman Zach Bogosian on injured reserve; recalled
defenseman Julien Brouillette from St. John's (AHL).
=== COLLEGE ===
Florida - Named Jim McElwain head football coach.
Nebraska - Named Mike Riley head football coach.