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             === 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
contract.

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
Dec. 3.

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.