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

                       === Thursday, March 13, 2014 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Boston Red Sox - Optioned pitchers Anthony Ranaudo and Alex Wilson, infielder
Garin Cecchini, and outfielders Bryce Brentz and Alex Hassan to Pawtucket
(Int.); reassigned pitchers Matt Barnes, Miguel Celestino, Noe Ramirez and
Henry Owens, catcher Blake Swihart, and infielders Heiker Meneses and Travis
Shaw to minor league camp.

St. Louis Cardinals - Optioned pitcher Eric Fornataro, catcher Audry Perez and
outfielder Oscar Taveras to Memphis (PCL).

San Diego Padres - Optioned pitcher Keyvius Sampson to El Paso (PCL); optioned
outfielder Rymer Liriano to San Antonio (Texas); assigned pitcher Leonel
Campos and infielder Jonathan Galvez to minor league camp.

San Francisco Giants - Named Jeffrey Leonard community ambassador.

Washington Nationals - Optioned outfielder Michael Taylor and pitcher Matt
Purke to Harrisburg (Eastern); reassinged pitchers Clay Hensley, Josh
Roenicke, Daniel Stange and Danny Rosenbaum to minor league camp.


=== BASKETBALL ===

NBA - Fined Washington Wizards guard John Wall $15,000 for directing
inappropriate comments towards the officials.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Arizona Cardinals - Signed wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr. to a three-year
contract; agreed to terms with linebacker Matt Shaughnessy on a two-year
contract; released linebacker Dontay Moch.

Buffalo Bills - Re-signed tight end Scott Chandler.

Carolina Panthers - Released wide receiver Steve Smith.

Chicago Bears - Agreed to terms with defensive end Willie Young on a three-
year contract and wide receiver Domenik Hixon on a one-year deal.

Cincinnati Bengals - Released linebacker James Harrison.

Cleveland Browns - Signed tight end Jim Dray.

Dallas Cowboys - Signed linebacker Will Herring.

Detroit Lions - Signed defensive end Darryl Tapp.

Green Bay Packers - Re-signed linebacker Mike Neal and tight end Andrew
Quarless.

Houston Texans - Re-signed tight end Garrett Graham.

Indianapolis Colts - Signed center Phil Costa.

Jacksonville Jaguars - Agreed to terms with defensive tackle Ziggy Hood;
signed defensive end Chris Clemons; re-signed defensive end Jason Babin.

Minnesota Vikings - Signed cornerback Captain Munnerlyn.

New York Jets - Signed wide receiver Eric Decker.

Oakland Raiders - Signed defensive end Justin Tuck; signed linebacker LaMarr
Woodley.

Philadelphia Eagles - Acquired running back Darren Sproles from the New
Orleans Saints in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft;
signed cornerback Nolan Carroll.

San Diego Chargers - Signed linebacker Kavell Conner to a three-year contract;
agreed to terms with quarterback Kellen Clemens, cornerback Brandon Ghee and
linebacker Reggie Walker on two-year contracts.

Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL) - Extended the contract of head coach Corey
Chamblin through the 2017 season.

St. Louis Rams - Agreed to terms with offensive lineman Rodger Saffold on a
five-year contract.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Signed offensive lineman Anthony Collins; released
offensive tackle Donald Penn.

Tennessee Titans - Agreed to terms with quarterback Charlie Whitehurst on a
multi-year contract.

Washington Redskins - Signed defensive end Clifton Geathers; re-signed wide
receiver Santana Moss.


=== HOCKEY ===

Philadelphia Flyers - Assigned goaltender Cal Heeter and forward Chris
VandeVelde to Adirondack (AHL).

Washington Capitals - Re-signed defenseman Dmitry Orlov to a two-year contract
extension.


=== COLLEGE ===

Rice - Announced the resignation of head men's basketball coach Ben Braun.