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

                       === Wednesday, July 23, 2014 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Atlanta Braves - Placed pitcher Anthony Varvaro on the paternity list;
recalled pitcher Gus Schlosser from Gwinnett (IL).

Chicago Cubs - Recalled pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada from Iowa (PCL); optioned
infielder Mike Olt to Iowa.

Cleveland Indians - Recalled infielder Jose Ramirez from Columbus (IL);
optioned pitcher T.J. House to Columbus.

Colorado Rockies - Sent pitcher Jair Jurrjens outright to Colorado Springs
(PCL).

Houston Astros - Placed outfielder George Springer on the 15-day disabled
list; recalled infielder Marc Krauss from Oklahoma (PCL).

Los Angeles Angels - Recalled first baseman C.J. Cron from Salt Lake (PCL);
placed outfielder Grant Green on the 15-day disabled list.

Major League Baseball - Suspended San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin
25 games without pay for testing positive for an amphetamine.

New York Mets - Sent pitcher Buddy Carlyle outright to Las Vegas (PCL).

New York Yankees - Placed infielder Kelly Johnson on the 15-day disabled list;
selected the contract of pitcher Chris Leroux from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre;
designated pitcher Bruce Billings for assignment.

Philadelphia Phillies - Activated catcher Carlos Ruiz off the 15-day disabled
list; recalled pitcher Aumont Phillippe from Lehigh Valley (IL); optioned
catcher Cameron Rupp to Lehigh Valley; designated pitcher Jeff Manship for
assignment.

Pittsburgh Pirates - Placed outfielder Starling Marte on the seven-day
disabled list; recalled infielder Brent Morel from Indianapolis (IL).

St. Louis Cardinals - Activated pitcher Kevin Siegrist off the 15-day disabled
list; optioned pitcher Nick Greenwood to Memphis (PCL).

San Diego Padres - Selected the contract of outfielder Jeff Francoeur from El
Paso (PCL).

San Francisco Giants - Signed second baseman Dan Uggla to a minor league
contract.

Seattle Mariners - Recalled pitcher Taijuan Walker from Tacoma (PCL); optioned
pitcher Blake Beavan to Tacoma.

Texas Rangers - Acquired pitchers Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson from the
Detroit Tigers in exchange for pitcher Joakim Soria.

Washington Nationals - Placed third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day
disabled list; recalled infielder Zach Walters from Syracuse (IL).


=== BASKETBALL ===

Brooklyn Nets - Signed guard Markel Brown and forward Cory Jefferson to multi-
year contracts.

Charlotte Hornets - Signed guard Brian Roberts.

Minnesota Timberwolves - Re-signed forward Robbie Hummel.

New York Knicks - Waived guard Shannon Brown.

San Antonio Stars (WNBA) - Announced the retirement of guard Becky Hammon,
effective at the end of the season.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Arizona Cardinals - Placed safety Tyrann Mathieu and tackle Alameda Ta'amu on
the physically unable to perform list; released wide receiver Kelsey Pope.

Cincinnati Bengals - Placed tight end Jermaine Gresham and tackle Christo
Bilukidi on the physically unable to perform list.

Cleveland Browns - Signed defensive back Justin Gilbert; claimed offensive
lineman Abasi Salimu off waivers from St. Louis; waived defensive back Royce
Adams, linebacker Brandon Magee and wide receiver Conner Vernon; designated
linebacker Tank Carder, offensive linemen Chris Faulk and Jeremiah Warren,
defensive linemen Jacobbi McDaniel and Billy Winn and running back Terrance
West to the active/non-football injury list.

Denver Broncos - Named Joe Ellis chief executive officer; signed kicker Mitch
Ewald.

Jacksonville Jaguars - Signed defensive back Deion Belue; waived running back
Beau Blankenship.

Kansas City Chiefs - Signed running back Jamaal Charles to a contract
extension.

Minnesota Vikings - Waived defensive end Spencer Nealy; signed tight end Mike
Higgins.

National Football League - Suspended Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane
Johnson four games without pay for violating the league's policy on
performance-enhancing substances.

New England Patriots - Signed wide receiver Greg Orton; relased wide receiver
Tyler McDonald.

New York Jets - Agreed to terms with linebacker Jason Babin; released
cornerback Lowell Rose.

San Diego Chargers - Placed guard/tackle Jeromey Clary on the physically
unable to perform list; waived linebacker Jonas Mouton.

San Francisco 49ers - Placed linebacker NaVorro Bowman and tight end Garrett
Celek on the physically unable to perform list.

Seattle Seahawks - Announced the retirement of wide receiver Sidney Rice.


=== HOCKEY ===

Buffalo Sabres - Signed defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year contract.

Carolina Hurricanes - Agreed to terms with defenseman Rasmus Rissanen on a
one-year, two-way contract.

Colorado Avalanche - Agreed to terms with forward Ryan O'Reilly on a two-year
contract.

New York Rangers - Agreed to terms with forward Chris Kreider.

Winnipeg Jets - Agreed to terms with defenseman Ben Chiarot on a one-year,
two-way contract.


=== COLLEGE ===

Albany - Named Josh Pelletier men's assistant basketball coach.