=== 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.
=== BASKETBALL ===
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
Edmonton Oilers - Agreed to terms with defenseman Denis Grebeshkov on a one-
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-
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.