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

                      === Thursday, January 2, 2013 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Chicago White Sox - Agreed to terms with pitcher Scott Downs on a one-year
contract with a club option for the 2015 season; designated pitcher Santos
Rodriguez for assignment.

Seattle Mariners - Signed outfielder Cole Gillespie and pitchers Matt Palmer
and Ramon Ramirez to minor league contracts with invitations to spring


Denver Nuggets - Suspended guard Andre Miller two games for conduct
detrimental to the team.

=== FOOTBALL ===

Arizona Cardinals - Re-signed linebackers Kenny Demens and Kenny Rowe, centers
Philip Blake and Tom Draheim, wide receiver Dan Buckner, tight end Darren
Fells, running back Robert Hughes, safety Orhian Johnson and defensive tackle
Anthony McCloud to future contracts for 2014.

Chicago Bears - Signed quarterback Jay Cutler to a seven-year contract; signed
guard Matt Slauson and cornerback Tim Jennings to four-year contracts.

Montreal Alouettes (CFL) - Signed cornerback Billy Parker to a two-year

New England Patriots - Signed wide receiver Austin Collie; placed wide
receiver Josh Boyce on injured reserve.

New York Giants - Announced the retirement of offensive coordinator Kevin

Oakland Raiders - Signed defensive tackles David Carter and Torell Troup and
quarterback Trent Edwards to reserve/future contracts.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Named Lovie Smith head football coach.

=== HOCKEY ===

Boston Bruins - Assigned goaltender Niklas Svedberg to Providence (AHL).

Calgary Flames - Assigned defenseman Chris Breen to Abbotsford (AHL).

Carolina Hurricanes - Recalled forward Brett Sutter from Charlotte (AHL).

Columbus Blue Jackets - Activated forward Nathan Horton, goaltender Sergei
Bobrovsky and defenseman Dalton Prout from injured reserve; assigned
goaltender Mike McKenna, forward Jonathan Marchessault and defenseman Tim
Erixon to Springfield (AHL).

Dallas Stars - Recalled forward Colton Sceviour from Texas (AHL).

Minnesota Wild - Activated defenseman Clayton Stoner off injured reserve:
waived forward Zenon Konopka; recalled goaltender Darcy Kuemper from Iowa

Nashville Predators - Signed defenseman Jonathan-Ismael Diaby to a three-year,
entry-level contract.

New York Islanders - Loaned defenseman Aaron Ness to Bridgeport (AHL).

New York Rangers - Agreed to terms with forward Anthony Duclair to an entry
level contract.

Pittsburgh Penguins - Claimed forward Taylor Pyatt off waivers from the New
York Rangers.

St. Louis Blues - Recalled goaltender Jake Allen from Chicago (AHL).

Vancouver Canucks - Assigned goaltender Joacim Eriksson to Utica (AHL).

=== COLLEGE ===

North Dakota - Named Paul Rudolph offensive coordinator.

Penn State - Named Larry Johnson interim head football coach.

Southeast Missouri State - Named Bryce Saia defensive coordinator.