=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Friday, January 18, 2013 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Arizona Diamondbacks - Agreed to one-year contracts with pitchers Tony Sipp,
Ian Kennedy and Brad Ziegler and infielder Chris Johnson.
Atlanta Braves - Agreed to one-year contracts with outfielder Jason Heyward
and pitchers Kris Medlen, Cristhian Martinez, Jonny Venters and Eric
Baltimore Orioles - Agreed to one-year contracts with catcher Matt Wieters,
infielder Chris Davis and pitchers Brian Matusz and Troy Patton.
Boston Red Sox - Agreed to one-year contracts with pitchers Alfredo Aceves,
Andrew Bailey, Daniel Bard, Joel Hanrahan, Andrew Miller and Franklin Morales
and outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury.
Chicago White Sox - Agreed to one-year contracts with infielder Gordon Beckham
and outfielder Alejandro De Aza.
Cleveland Indians - Agreed to one-year contracts with pitchers Matt Albers,
Joe Smith, Chris Perez and Justin Masterson, catcher Lou Marson and outfielder
Colorado Rockies - Agreed to a one-year contract with outfielder Tyler Colvin.
Detroit Tigers - Agreed to one-year contracts with pitchers Doug Fister,
Rick Porcello and Phil Coke, catcher Alex Avila and outfielders Brennan Boesch
and Austin Jackson.
Houston Astros - Agreed to terms on one-year contracts with shortstop Jed
Lowrie and pitchers Bud Norris and Wesley Wright.
Kansas City Royals - Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with pitcher Luke
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Agreed to terms on one-year contracts with
pitchers Tommy Hanson and Jason Vargas.
Los Angeles Dodgers - Agreed to terms on one-year contracts with catcher A.J.
Ellis and pitcher Ronald Belisario.
Major League Baseball - Suspended Oakland Athletics minor league pitcher Gary
Daley Jr. and minor league first baseman Austin Gallagher 50 games without pay
for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Milwaukee Brewers - Agreed to terms on one-year contracts with pitchers John
Axford, Burke Badenhop and Marco Estrada.
New York Yankees - Agreed to a one-year contract with pitcher Boone Logan.
Oakland Athletics - Agreed to one-year contracts with pitcher Jerry Blevins
and first baseman Brandon Moss.
Philadelphia Phillies - Agreed to a one-year contract with pitcher Antonio
St. Louis Cardinals - Agreed to one-year contracts with pitchers Mitchell
Boggs and Edward Mujica.
San Diego Padres - Agreed to one-year contracts with pitchers Edinson Volquez
and Joe Thatcher, catcher John Baker, infielder Everth Cabrera and outfielder
Seattle Mariners - Agreed to one-year contracts with first baseman Kendrys
Morales and shortstop Brendan Ryan.
Tampa Bay Rays - Agreed to one-year contracts with pitcher Jeff Niemann,
infielder Ryan Roberts and outfielders Sam Fuld and Matt Joyce.
Toronto Blue Jays - Signed pitcher J.A. Happ and outfielder Emilio Bonifacio
to one-year contracts; signed catcher Josh Thole to a two-year contract.
Washington Nationals - Agreed to one-year contracts with shortstop Ian
Desmond, outfielder Roger Bernadina and pitchers Drew Storen, Craig Stammen,
Ross Detwiler and Tyler Clippard.
=== BASKETBALL ===
Dallas Mavericks - Signed guard Mike James to a 10-day contract.
Miami Heat - Re-assigned center Dexter Pittman to Souix Falls (NBADL).
Phoenix Suns - Fired head coach Alvin Gentry.
=== FOOTBALL ===
Atlanta Falcons - Promoted area scout Steve Sabo to director of college
scouting and area scout Shepley Heard to regional scout.
British Columbia Lions (CFL) - Released wide receiver Arland Bruce III and
defensive back Byron Parker.
Carolina Panthers - Promoted Mike Shula to offensive coordinator and Ricky
Proehl to wide receivers coach.
Chicago Bears - Named Matt Cavanaugh quarterbacks coach, Skip Peete running
backs coach, Mel Tucker defensive coordinator, Andy Bischoff tight ends coach
and Michael Sinclair assistant defensive line coach.
Cleveland Browns - Named Michael Lombardi vice president player personnel and
Ray Horton defensive coordinator.
Dallas Cowboys - Named Rod Marinelli defensive line coach.
Denver Broncos - Named Greg Knapp quarterbacks coach.
Kansas City Chiefs - Signed defensive tackle Daniel Muir.
New York Jets - Named John Idzik general manager.
=== HOCKEY ===
Anaheim Ducks - Assigned forward Dan Sexton to Norfolk (AHL).
Buffalo Sabres - Assigned defenseman Adam Pardy and forwards Kevin Porter and
Nick Tarnasky to Rochester (AHL).
Calgary Flames - Assigned center Paul Bryon and defenseman Brett Carson to
Abbotsford (AHL); designated goaltender Henrik Karlsson for assignment; signed
forward Steve Begin to a one year, two-way contract.
Carolina Hurricanes - Recalled center Jeremy Welsh from Charlotte (AHL);
assigned forward Tim Wallace to Charlotte; assigned defenseman Ryan Murphy to
Detroit Red Wings - Assigned defenseman Brian Lashoff to Grand Rapids (AHL).
Florida Panthers - Signed forward Alexei Kovalev to a one-year contract and
defenseman Dmitry Kulikov to a two-year contract.
Los Angeles Kings - Agreed to multi-year contract extensions with head coach
Darryl Sutter, president and general manager Dean Lombardi and president of
business operations Luc Robitaille.
Montreal Canadiens - Returned forwards Michael Bournival, Gabriel Dumont,
Patrick Holland and Louis Leblanc and defensemen Mike Commodore, Frederic St-
Denis and Jarred Tinordi to Hamilton (AHL).
New York Islanders - Suspended defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky; claimed
defenseman Brian Strait off waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Phoenix Coyotes - Assigned forwards Nick Johnson and Rob Klinkhammer and
defenseman Michael Stone to Portland (AHL).
St. Louis Blues - Agreed to a one-year contract with defenseman Wade Redden.
San Jose Sharks - Re-signed forward James Sheppard and defenseman Nick
Petreciki to one-year contracts.
Tampa Bay Lightning - Assigned forwards Mike Angelidis, J.T. Wyman and Kyle
Wilson to Syracuse (AHL).
Vancouver Canucks - Assigned forwards Darren Archibald, Andrew Gordon, Anton
Rodin Wing and Bill Sweatt, goaltender Joe Cannata and defensemen Peter
Andersson, Kevin Connauton, Derek Joslin and Jordan Schroeder to Chicago
(AHL); re-signed defenseman Alex Edler to a six-year contract.
Washington Capitals - Recalled defenseman Tom Poti from Hershey (AHL).
Winnipeg Jets - Claimed forward James Wright off waivers from the Florida
Panthers; assigned defenseman Derek Meech and forwards Maxime Macenauer and
Spencer Machacek to St. John's (AHL).
=== COLLEGE ===
Dayton - Named Matt Affolder women's head volleyball coach.
Delaware - Named Dave Brock head football coach.
East Carolina - Named Rick Smith defensive coordinator.
Gardner-Webb - Announced the resignation of head football coach Ron Dickerson,
Montana - Named Kade Rannings tight ends coach.
Southern California - Named Clancy Pendergast defensive coordinator.