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

                        === Thursday, July 3, 2014 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Chicago White Sox - Released pitcher Scott Downs.

Cleveland Indians - Signed first baseman Mike Papi.

Colorado Rockies - Optioned pitcher Christian Friedrich to Colorado Springs
(PCL); reinstated third baseman Nolan Arenado from the 15-day DL.

Houston Astros - Agreed to terms with shortstops Juan Pineda and Ozziel

LA Angels of Anaheim - Optioned pitcher David Carpenter to Arkansas (TL).

Los Angeles Dodgers - Recalled infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena from Albuquerque
(PCL); optioned infielder Carlos Triunfel to Albuquerque.

Major League Baseball - Announced that New York Yankees minor league pitcher
Alfredo Aceves has received a 50-game suspension without pay after a second
positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug
Prevention and Treatment Program.

Miami Marlins - Activated pitcher Brad Hand from the 15-day disabled list;
outrighted outfielder Brent Keys to Jacksonville (Southern).

New York Yankees - Optioned infielder Yangervis Solarte to Scranton-
Wilkes/Barre (IL); selected the contract of infielder Zelous Wheeler from
Scranton-Wilkes-Barre; designated infielder Dean Anna for assignment.

Oakland Athletics - Reinstated pitcher Eric O'Flaherty from the 60-day
disabled list; designated pitcher Jeff Francis for assignment.

St. Louis Cardinals - Signed pitchers Junior Fernandez and Sebastian Nunez,
shortstop Starlin Balbuena and second baseman Esequiel Delgado.

Tampa Bay Rays - Recalled infielder Vince Belnome from Durham (IL); optioned
pitcher Jeff Beliveau to Durham.

Washington Nationals - Assigned infielder Greg Dobbs outright to Syracuse


Golden State Warriors - Named Alvin Gentry associate head coach, Ron Adams and
Luke Walton assistant coaches and Jarron Collins and Bruce Fraser player
development coaches.

Portland Trail Blazers - Named Joe Cronin director of player personnel.

=== FOOTBALL ===

National Football League - Suspended Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan
four games without pay for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing
substances; suspended Indianapolis Colts wide receiver LaVon Brazill for the
2014 season.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) - Released defensive back Korey Banks.

=== HOCKEY ===

Arizona Coyotes - Signed Darcy Regier to a multi-year contract to serve as
the team's senior vice president and assistant general manager.

Buffalo Sabres - Signed defenseman Tyson Strachan to a one-year contract.

Carolina Hurricanes - Agreed to terms with defenseman Tim Gleason on a one-
year contract; agreed to terms with forward Jared Staal on a one-year, two-way
contract; agreed to terms with defenseman Michal Jordan on a one-year, two-way

Dallas Stars - Named Derek Laxdal head coach of Texas (AHL).

New York Rangers - Agreed to terms with forward Nick Tarnasky.

Ottawa Senators - Re-signed forward David Dziurzynski to a two-year, two-way
contract; signed defenseman Aaron Johnson to a one-year, two-way contract.

Pittsburgh Penguins - Re-signed forward Zach Sill to a one-year contract.

Toronto Maple Leafs - Agreed to terms on one-year contracts with forwards
Petri Kontiola, Mike Santorelli and Troy Bodie.

=== COLLEGE ===

Rutgers - Named Mike O'Koren and Greg Vetrone men's assistant basketball
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