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

                       === Thursday, July 18, 2013 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Kansas City Royals - Placed infielder Chris Getz and pitcher Kelvin Herrera on
the taxi squad; optioned infielder Johnny Giavotella and pitcher Everett
Teaford to Omaha (PCL); assigned infielder Pedro Ciriaco to Omaha.


Brooklyn Nets - Waived forward D.J. White.

Golden State Warriors - Signed guard Toney Douglas.

Minnesota Timberwolves - Signed center Ronny Turiaf.

Orlando Magic - Signed forward Jason Maxiell.

Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) - Waived guard Samantha Prahalis.

Sacramento Kings - Signed guard Ray McCallum.

=== FOOTBALL ===

Baltimore Ravens - Agreed to terms with safety Matt Elam on a four-year
contract with a team option for 2017.

Dallas Cowboys - Announced the retirement of defensive tackle Josh Brent.

Jacksonville Jaguars - Agreed to terms with safety Josh Evans.

National Football League - Suspended Indianapolis Colts tight end Weslye
Saunders for the first eight games of the 2013 season for violating the
league's policy on performance enhancing substances.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) - Signed receiver Brett Carter.

=== HOCKEY ===

Calgary Flames - Signed defenseman Mark Cundari to a one-year, two-way

Colorado Avalanche - Agreed to terms with forward Matt Duchene on a five-year
contract extension.

Edmonton Oilers - Agreed to terms with defenseman Denis Grebeshkov on a one-
year contract.

Los Angeles Kings - Named Rob Blake assistant general manager; signed forward
Dustin Brown to an eight-year contract extension.

Minnesota Wild - Re-signed forwards Justin Fontaine and Carson McMillan to
one-year, two-way contracts.

New York Islanders - Agreed to terms with defenseman Thomas Hickey on a two-
year contract.

Ottawa Senators - Re-signed forward Mike Hoffman to a one-year, two-way

Pittsburgh Penguins - Re-signed forward Dustin Jeffrey to a one-year contract.

=== COLLEGE ===

Southern Mississippi - Named Bill McGillis athletic director.