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

                       === Wednesday, July 9, 2014 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Boston Red Sox - Designated catcher A.J. Pierzynski for assignment; purchased
catcher Christian Vazquez from Pawtucket (IL); recalled pitcher Rubby De La
Rosa from Pawtucket; optioned pitcher Brandon Workman to Pawtucket.

Chicago Cubs - Recalled infielder/outfielder Arismendy Alcantara and pitcher
Dallas Beeler from Iowa (PCL); placed infielder Darwin Barney on the paternity
leave list; optioned pitchers Tsuyoshi Wada and Chris Rusin to Iowa.

New York Mets - Activated pitcher Dillon Gee from the 15-day disabled list;
optioned pitcher Gonzalez Germen to Las Vegas (PCL).

New York Yankees - Placed pitcher Masahiro Tanaka on the 15-day disabled list;
recalled outfielder Zoilo Almonte from Scranton/Wilkes Barre (IL).

Philadelphia Phillies - Activated pitcher Jeff Manship from the 15-day
disabled list; optioned pitcher B.J. Rosenberg to Lehigh Valley (IL).

Pittsburgh Pirates - Placed pitcher Gerrit Cole on the 15-day disabled list;
placed outfielder Starling Marte on the bereavement list; recalled pitcher
Brandon Cumpton from Indianapolis (IL); selected the contract of infielder
Matt Hague; designated pitcher Duke Welker for assignment; signed pitcher Gage
Hinsz.

San Francisco Giants - Optioned outfielder Juan Perez to Fresno (PCL);
activated infielder Ehire Adrianza from the 15-day disabled list.

Seattle Mariners - Optioned pitcher Taijuan Walker to Tacoma (PCL); recalled
pitcher Stephen Pryor from Tacoma then optioned him back to Tacoma following
Wednesday's game; recalled pitcher Lucas Luetge from Tacoma.

Toronto Blue Jays - Placed outfielder Cole Gillespie on the 15-day disabled
list; recalled catcher Erik Kratz from Buffalo (IL).


=== BASKETBALL ===

Charlotte Hornets - Named Pat Delany assistant coach.

Milwaukee Bucks - Signed forward Jabari Parker.

Los Angeles Clippers - Signed guard Jordan Farmar and center Spencer Hawes.

New York Liberty (WNBA) - Acquired forward Swin Cash from the Atlanta Dream in
exchange for forward Delisha Milton-Jones.

San Antonio Spurs - Agreed to terms with head coach Gregg Popovich on a multi-
year contract extension.

Toronto Raptors - Signed forward Bruno Caboclo; re-signed guard Kyle Lowry.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) - Released quarterback Jonathan Crompton.

National Football League - Suspended Washington Redskins safety Tanard Jackson
indefinitely without pay for violating the league's policy and program for
substances of abuse.

Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL) - Signed running back Jerome Messam; signed
defensive back Ciante Evans to the practice roster.


=== HOCKEY ===

Anaheim Ducks - Signed forward Dany Heatley to a one-year contract.

Buffalo Sabres - Acquired forward Jordan Samuels-Thomas from the Winnipeg Jets
in exchange for a conditional 2015 seventh-round pick.

Chicago Blackhawks - Agreed to terms with forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick
Kane on eight-year contract extensions.

Columbus Blue Jackets - Signed defenseman Will Weber to a one-year, two-way
contract.

Edmonton Oilers - Agreed to terms with goaltender Richard Bachman on a one-
year contract.

Minnesota Wild - Signed forward Cody Almond to a one-year contract.

Nashville Predators - Signed defenseman Mattias Ekholm to a two-year contract.

New Jersey Devils - Signed goaltender Cory Schneider to a multi-year contract
extension.

Washington Capitals - Signed goaltender Edward Pasquale to a one-year, two-way
contract.


=== COLLEGE ===

Stephen F. Austin - Named Tom Howe defensive ends coach.