=== 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
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
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
San Francisco Giants - Signed second baseman Dan Uggla to a minor league
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-
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
Jacksonville Jaguars - Signed defensive back Deion Belue; waived running back
Kansas City Chiefs - Signed running back Jamaal Charles to a contract
Minnesota Vikings - Waived defensive end Spencer Nealy; signed tight end Mike
National Football League - Suspended Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane
Johnson four games without pay for violating the league's policy on
New England Patriots - Signed wide receiver Greg Orton; relased wide receiver
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
New York Rangers - Agreed to terms with forward Chris Kreider.
Winnipeg Jets - Agreed to terms with defenseman Ben Chiarot on a one-year,
=== COLLEGE ===
Albany - Named Josh Pelletier men's assistant basketball coach.