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

                       === Wednesday, July 16, 2014 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Boston Red Sox - Acquired pitcher Ryan Verdugo from the Kansas City Royals in
exchange for cash considerations; released catcher A.J. Pierzynski.

Chicago White Sox - Claimed pitcher Raul Fernandez off waivers from the
Colorado Rockies and assigned him to Winston-Salem (Carolina).

Kansas City Royals - Acquired pitcher Jason Frasor from the Texas Rangers in
exchange for pitcher Spencer Patton; designated infielder Jimmy Paredes for
assignment; optioned righty Louis Coleman to Omaha (PCL).


=== BASKETBALL ===

Oklahoma City Thunder - Signed guard Anthony Morrow; re-signed forward Grant
Jerrett.

Washington Wizards - Acquired center DeJuan Blair from the Dallas Mavericks
for the rights to guard/forward Emir Preldzic.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Buffalo Bills - Signed linebacker Stevenson Sylvester; released tight end Mike
Caussin; placed defensive lineman Alan Branch, linebacker Randell Johnson and
defensive back Leodis McKelvin on the active/physically unable to perform
list; placed linebacker Kiko Alonso on the active/non-football injury list;
placed tackle Cordy Glenn on the active/non-football illness list.

Dallas Cowboys - Released quarterback Kyle Orton.

Detroit Lions - Signed running back George Winn; released guard D.J. Morrell.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) - Added defensive back Ed Gainey to the practice
roster.

Jacksonville Jaguars - Agreed to terms with wide receiver Marqise Lee.

New England Patriots - Announced the retirement of defensive lineman Armond
Armstead.

Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL) - Released running back Hugh Charles.

Toronto Argonauts - Signed wide receiver Maurice Mann to the practice roster.


=== HOCKEY ===

Buffalo Sabres - Signed defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year contract.

Edmonton Oilers - Named Rocky Thompson assistant coach.

Florida Panthers - Agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Brandon
Pirri.

New York Rangers - Agreed to terms with forward Matthew Lombardi.

San Jose Sharks - Re-signed defenseman Taylor Doherty to a one-year contract.

St. Louis Blues - Signed defenseman Chris Butler and forward Benn Ferriero to
one-year, two-way contracts.

Toronto Maple Leafs - Signed forward Peter Holland to a two-year contract.

Vancouver Canucks - Signed forward Linden Vey to a one-year contract.

Winnipeg Jets - Agreed to terms with forward Carl Klingberg on a one-year,
two-way contract.


=== COLLEGE ===

Texas-Pan American - Named Gabe Henry women's assistant basketball coach.