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

                      === Thursday, December 5, 2013 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Kansas City Royals - Acquired outfielder Norichika Aoki from the Milwaukee
Brewers in exchange for pitcher Will Smith.

Minnesota Twins - Signed pitcher Phil Hughes to a three-year contract.

Philadelphia Phillies - Signed catcher Wil Nieves to a one-year contract;
signed pitcher Jeff Manship to a minor-league deal with an invitation to major
league spring training.

Seattle Mariners - Signed infielder Willie Bloomquist to a two-year contract.

Tampa Bay Rays - Signed pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo to a one-year, $1.5 million

Texas Rangers - Signed pitchers Jose Contreras and Nate Adcock and outfielder
Bryan Petersen to minor-league contracts with non-roster invitations to major-
league spring training.


Cleveland Cavaliers - Assigned center Henry Sims and guard/forward Carrick
Felix to Canton (NBDL).

Golden State Warriors - Waived center Dewayne Dedmon.

Los Angeles Sparks - Signed head coach Carol Ross to a multi-year contract

=== FOOTBALL ===

Canadian Football League - Announced that Director of Officiating, Tom Higgins
is leaving his position.

New England Patriots - Re-signed wide receiver Austin Collie.

Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL) - Signed receivers Chris Getzlaf and Rob Bagg
and offensive linemen Brendon LaBatte and Dominic Picard to contract

Toronto Argonauts (CFL) - Named Tim Burke defensive coordinator.

=== HOCKEY ===

Anaheim Ducks - Recalled forwards Emerson Etem and David Steckel from Norfolk

Buffalo Sabres - Recalled defenseman Brayden McNabb from Rochester (AHL).

Calgary Flames - Recalled left wing Lane MacDermid from Abbotsford (AHL);
reassigned center Max Reinhart to Abbotsford.

Columbus Blue Jackets - Activated forward Derek MacKenzie off injured reserve.

Nashville Predators - Assigned defenseman Joe Piskula to Milwaukee (AHL).

Toronto Maple Leafs - Recalled forward Jerry D'Amigo from Toronto (AHL);
assigned forward Jerred Smithson to Toronto (AHL).

Washington Capitals - Recalled defenseman Patrick Wey from Hershey (AHL);
assigned defenseman Tyson Strachan to Hershey.