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

                      === Thursday, January 8, 2015 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Chicago White Sox - Agreed to terms with infielder Emilio Bonifacio on a one-
year contract with a club option for the 2016 season; designated outfielder
Jordan Danks for assignment.

Cincinnati Reds - Claimed pitcher Keyvius Sampson off waivers from the San
Diego Padres.

Los Angeles Dodgers - Signed pitcher Sergio Santos to a minor league contract
with an invitation to spring training.


=== BASKETBALL ===

Brooklyn Nets - Recalled guard Markel Brown and forward Cory Jefferson from
Maine (NBADL).

Golden State Warriors - Assigned center Ognjen Kuzmic to Santa Cruz (NBADL).

Minnesota Timberwolves - Signed center Miroslav Raduljica to a 10-day
contract.

Portland Trail Blazers - Signed general manager Neil Olshey to a multi-year
contract extension and named him president of basketball operations.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Chicago Bears - Named Ryan Pace general manager.

Pittsburgh Steelers - Signed safety Jordan Dangerfield and wide receiver
L'Damian Washington to reserve/future contracts.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Named Dirk Koetter offensive coordinator.

Washington Redskins - Named Scot McCloughan general manager.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) - Announced the retirement of defensive tackle
Ryan Lucas.


=== HOCKEY ===

Calgary Flames - Placed goaltender Karri Ramo and center Josh Jooris on
injured reserve; recalled forward Markus Granlund and goaltender Joni Ortio
from Adirondack (AHL).

Carolina Hurricanes - Activated defenseman John-Michael Liles and forward
Andrej Nestrasil off injured reserve; assigned forward Zach Boychuk and
defenseman Michal Jordan to Charlotte (AHL).

Detroit Red Wings - Recalled forward Teemu Pulkkinen from Grand Rapids (AHL).

Minnesota Wild - Placed goaltender Darcy Kuemper on injured reserve; recalled
goaltender John Curry, defenseman Jonathon Blum and forward Jordan Schroeder
from Iowa (AHL).

Nashville Predators - Placed forwards James Neal and Eric Nystrom on injured
reserve; recalled forward Miikka Salomaki from Milwaukee (AHL).

Winnipeg Jets - Re-assigned defenseman Julien Brouillette to St. John's (AHL);
placed defenseman Grant Clitsome on injured reserve; activated defenseman Zach
Bogosian from injured reserve.


=== COLLEGE ===

Ball State - Named Mark Sandy athletic director, effective Feb. 1.

Eastern Kentucky - Announced the resignation of athletic director Mark Sandy,
effective Feb. 1; named Dan McBride acting athletic director, effective Feb.
1.

Virginia State - Named Byron Thweatt head football coach.


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