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

                        === Tuesday, July 16, 2013 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Houston Astros - Signed shortstop Wander Franco.

Kansas City Royals - Claimed infielder Pedro Ciriaco off waivers from the San
Diego Padres.

Minnesota Twins -Selected the contract of shortstop Doug Bernier from
Rochester (IL); recalled catcher Chris Herrmann from Rochester.


Denver Nuggets - Named Arturas Karnisovas assistant general manager.

Detroit Pistons - Signed guard Chauncey Billups.

Houston Rockets - Signed forward Omri Casspi to a multi-year contract.

Miami Heat - Waived forward Mike Miller.

Milwaukee Bucks - Waived forward Drew Gooden.

Toronto Raptors - Signed guard Dwight Buycks.

=== FOOTBALL ===

Cincinnati Bengals - Signed defensive end Carlos Dunlap to a five-year
contract extension through the 2018 season.

Philadelphia Eagles - Agreed to terms with offensive tackle Michael Bamiro.

=== HOCKEY ===

Anaheim Ducks - Signed forward Dustin Penner to a one-year contract.

Carolina Hurricanes - Re-signed right wing Jared Staal to a one-year, two-way

Chicago Blackhawks - Traded forward Daniel Carcillo to the Los Angeles Kings
in exchange for a conditional 2015 draft choice; agreed to terms on a one-year
contract with defenseman Ryan Stanton.

Columbus Blue Jackets - Announced the hiring of Blake Geoffrion, Bob Halkidis
and Marshall Davidson as scouts.

Detroit Red Wings - Agreed to terms on a two-year contract with defenseman
Brendan Smith.

Florida Panthers - Agreed to terms with center Greg Rallo and defenseman
Michael Caruso on one-year, two-way contracts.

Tampa Bay Lightning - Signed defenseman Mark Barberio to a one-year, two-way

Winnipeg Jets - Agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Eric
Tangradi; agreed to terms with forward Patrice Cormier.

=== COLLEGE ===

Florida A&M - Named Jamey Shouppe head baseball coach.

Louisiana Tech - Named Thomas H. McClelland II athletic director.

Nicholls State - Named Brandon Washington defensive line coach.

North Carolina Central - Named Brian Burg and Michael Cotton men's basketball
assistant coaches.

Northern Illinois - Named Sean Frazier athletic director.

Oakland - Named Jeff Tungate women's head basketball coach.

Penn State - Named Dwayne Anderson men's basketball assistant coach.

Sacred Heart - Named Jessica Smith, William Ingersoll and Lisa Etienne
women's basketball assistant coaches.

Xavier (NO) - Named Kenneth Marroccoli assistant women's volleyball coach.