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

                     === Wednesday, January 22, 2014 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Boston Red Sox - Signed outfielder Grady Sizemore to a one-year contract;
designated pitcher Brayan Villarreal for assignment.

Major League Baseball - Suspended St. Louis Cardinals minor league pitcher
Andrew Pierce 50 games without pay for violating the Minor League Drug
Prevention and Treatment Program.

New York Mets - Agreed to terms with outfielder Lucas Duda on a one-year

New York Yankees - Signed pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to seven-year contract;
designated pitcher David Huff for assignment.

Oakland Athletics - Agreed to terms with pitcher Eric O'Flaherty on a two-year
contract; designated outfielder Corey Brown for assignment.

Tampa Bay Rays - Acquired infielder Logan Forsythe, pitcher Brad Boxberger,
minor league pitchers Matt Andriese and Matt Lollis and minor league infielder
Maxx Tissenbaum from the San Diego Padres in exchange for pitchers Alex Torres
and Jesse Hahn.


Atlanta Hawks - Signed forward James Nunnally to a 10-day contract.

Boston Celtics - Signed guard Vander Blue to a 10-day contract.

Chicago Bulls - Signed guard Mike James to a 10-day contract.

Cleveland Cavaliers - Assigned guard/forward Carrick Felix and guard/forward
Sergey Karasev to Canton (NBADL).

=== FOOTBALL ===

Atlanta Falcons - Named Scott Pioli assistant general manager.

Calgary Stampeders (CFL) - Signed defensive back Jeff Hecht.

Dallas Cowboys - Named Mike Pope tight ends coach.

Denver Broncos - Signed linebackers Jamar Chaney and Jerrell Harris, tight
ends Jameson Konz and Cameron Morrah, tackle Ramon Harewood, safety Charles
Mitchell, cornerback Jerome Murphy, and running back Jerodis Williams to
future contracts.

Minnesota Vikings - Signed defensive tackle Kheeston Randall to a future

New England Patriots - Announced the retirement of assistant head
coach/offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia; named Dave DeGuglielmo offensive
line coach.

New York Giants - Named Craig Johnson running backs coach.

San Francisco 49ers - Signed quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, offensive
linemen Al Netter and Carter Bykoski, safety DJ Campbell, running back Jewel
Hampton, wide recievers Chuck Jacobs, David Reed, DeMarco Sampson and Devon
Wylie, nose tackle Mike Purcell, punter Colton Schmidt, cornerback Dax
Swanson and defensive tackle Christian Tupou to reserve/future contracts.

Tennessee Titans - Named Mike Mularkey tight ends coach, John McNulty
quarterbacks coach and Kevin Patullo assistant wide receivers coach.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) - Signed fullback Michel-Pierre Pontbriand.

=== HOCKEY ===

Buffalo Sabres - Recalled forward Phil Varone from Rochester (AHL); assigned
defenseman Brayden McNabb and forward Kevin Porter to Rochester.

Colorado Avalanche - Reassigned forward Brad Malone to Lake Erie (AHL).

Columbus Blue Jackets - Recalled forward Cody Bass from Springfield (AHL);
activated forward Jack Skille off injured reserve and assigned him to

Los Angeles Kings - Recalled forward Tyler Toffoli and defenseman Jeff Schultz
from Manchester (AHL); assigned forwards Tanner Pearson and Linden Vey to

Nashville Predators - Recalled forward Taylor Beck from Milwaukee (AHL).

New Jersey Devils - Assigned forward Reid Boucher to Albany (AHL).

New York Rangers - Acquired defenseman Kevin Klein from the Nashville
Predators in exchange for defenseman Michael Del Zotto.

San Jose Sharks - Recalled defenseman Taylor Doherty from Worcester (AHL).

Toronto Maple Leafs - Acquired forward Brandon Kozin from the Los Angeles
Kings in exchange for forward Andrew Crescenzi.

=== COLLEGE ===

Central Connecticut State - Named Pete Rossomando head football coach.

Wofford - Named Jerome Riase defensive line coach.