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

                        === Monday, June 30, 2014 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Arizona Diamondbacks - Signed pitcher Kyle Anderson to a minor league

Baltimore Orioles - Activated infielder Michael Almanzar from the 60-day
disabled list and designated him for assignment; selected the contract of
pitcher Ramon Ramirez from Norfolk (IL); optioned pitcher Evan Meek to

Colorado Rockies - Placed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin on the 15-day disabled list
retroactive to June 29; recalled pitcher Chad Bettis from Colorado Springs

Houston Astros - Designated relief pitcher Jerome Williams for assignment;
optioned shortstop Jonathan Villar to Oklahoma City (PCL).

Kansas City Royals - Signed outfielder Raul Ibanez; recalled infielder
Christian Colon; designated outfielder Justin Maxwell and infielder Pedro
Ciriaco for assignment.

Major League Baseball - Announced minor league pitcher Joel Pineiro has
received a 50-game suspension for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention
and Treatment Program.

Miami Marlins - Acquired pitcher Donnie Joseph from the Kansas City Royals in
exchange for cash considerations and optioned him to New Orleans (PCL);
designated outfielder Brent Keys for assignment.

Minnesota Twins - Activated third baseman Trevor Plouffe and infielder Eduardo
Nunez from the 15-day disabled list; optioned infielder Pedro Florimon to
Rochester (IL) and infielder Jorge Polanco to Fort Myers (FSL).

Oakland Athletics - Agreed to terms with pitchers Brett Graves, Heath Fillmyer
and Tyler Willman, shortstop Branden Cogswell and second baseman Trent

Seattle Mariners - Recalled pitcher Taijuan Walker from Tacoma (PCL); optioned
outfielder Stefen Romero to Tacoma.

St. Louis Cardinals - Optioned pitcher Jorge Rondon to Memphis (PCL).

Tampa Bay Rays - Claimed pitcher Cory Burns off waivers from the Texas Rangers
and assigned him to Montgomery (Southern); designated pitcher Angel Sanchez
for assignment.

Texas Rangers - Purchased the contract of infielder Adam Rosales from Round
Rock (PCL); optioned infielder Luis Sardinas to Round Rock; signed pitcher Joe

Washington Nationals - Activated outfielder Bryce Harper from the 15-day
disabled list; optioned pitcher Xavier Cedeno to Syracuse (IL).


Atlanta Hawks - Aquired a 2015 second round pick and guard/forward John
Salmons from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for guard Lou Williams and the
draft rights to center Lucas Nogueira,

Brooklyn Nets - Obtained second-round draft picks in 2015 and 2019 in exchange
for permitting Jason Kidd to become head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Detroit Pistons - Declined the team option on the contract of guard Chauncey
Billups for the 2014-15 season.

Milwaukee Bucks - Fired head coach Larry Drew.

Minnesota Timberwolves - Declined to extend qualifying offers to forwards
Robbie Hummel and Othyus Jeffers.

Orlando Magic - Waived guards Jameer Nelson and Doron Lamb; claimed guard
Willie Green off waivers from the Los Angeles Clippers.

Toronto Raptors - Exercised a team option on the contract of forward Tyler
Hansbrough for the 2014-15 season.

=== FOOTBALL ===

Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) - Signed wide receivers Lamont Bryant and DJ Coles to
the practice roster.

Miami Dolphins - Signed offensive lineman Daryn Colledge to a one-year

San Francisco 49ers - Signed guard Al Netter to a one-year contract.

Toronto Argonauts (CFL) - Signed slotback Chad Owens and center Jeff Keeping
to one-year contract extensions.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) - Placed defensive back Korey Banks on the
suspended list.

=== HOCKEY ===

Anaheim Ducks - Signed goaltender Igor Bobkov to a one-year contract.

Calgary Flames - Extended qualifying offers to forwards Chad Billins, Lance
Bouma, Joe Colborne and Ben Hanowski, defenseman Mark Cundari and goaltender
Joni Ortio; declined to offer qualifying offers to forwards Paul Byron, T.J.
Galiardi and David Eddy, defenseman James Martin and goaltender Olivier Roy;
waived defenseman Shane O'Brien for the purposes of buying out his contract.

Carolina Hurricanes - Extended qualifying offers to forwards Jiri Tlusty, Zach
Boychuk, Greg Niemisz, Justin Shugg and Jared Staal and defensemen Michal
Jordan and Rasmus Rissanen.

Columbus Blue Jackets - Extended qualifying offers to forwards Sean Collins,
Dana Tyrell, Ryan Johansen, Matt Frattin, Corey Tropp and David Savard and
defensemen Cody Goloubef, Tim Erixon and Will Weber.

Florida Panthers - Exercised a compliance buyout on defenseman Ed Jovanovski;
extended qualifying offers to defensemen Erik Gudbranson, Dmitry Kulikov and
Dylan Olsen and forwards Jimmy Hayes, Ryan Martindale, Brandon Pirri and
Garrett Wilson.

Los Angeles Kings - Re-signed defenseman Jeff Schultz to a two-year contract.

Montreal Canadiens - Acquired forward P.A. Parenteau and a 2015 fifth-round
draft pick from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for forward Daniel Briere.

Philadelphia Flyers - Extended qualifying offers to forwards Jason Akeson and
Tye McGinn and defensemen Brandon Manning and Erik Gustafsson.

San Jose Sharks - Extended qualifying offers to forwards James Sheppard and
Tommy Wingels, defensemen Jason Demers, Taylor Doherty and Matt Tennyson and
goaltender Harri Sateri.

Tampa Bay Lightning - Extended qualifying offers to forwards Brett Connolly,
Cody Kunyk, Richard Panik, Philippe Paradis and defensemen Dmitry Korobov and
Andrej Sustr.

Winnipeg Jets - Signed defenseman Adam Pardy to a one-year contract and
forward Chris Thorburn to a three-year contract; extended qualifying offers to
forwards John Albert, Patrice Cormier, Carl Klingberg and Eric O'Dell,
defenseman Ben Chiarot and goaltender Michael Hutchinson.
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