=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Thursday, March 14, 2013 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Seattle Mariners - Optioned pitchers Danny Hultzen and Hector Noesi to Tacoma
(PCL); assigned pitchers James Paxton, Jhonny Nunez and Taijuan Walker to
minor league camp.
=== BASKETBALL ===
Charlotte Bobcats - Signed guard Jannero Pargo to a 10-day contract.
San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA) - Signed forward Christine Flores.
=== FOOTBALL ===
Arizona Cardinals - Signed linebacker Jasper Brinkley to a two-year contract.
Atlanta Falcons - Agreed to terms with running back Steven Jackson on a three-
Chicago Bears - Re-signed defensive tackle Nate Collins to a one-year
Cleveland Browns - Agreed to terms with tight end Gary Barnidge on a three-
year contract; agreed to terms with running back Chris Ogbonnaya on a two-year
Denver Broncos - Agreed to terms with cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
on a one-year contract.
Detroit Lions - Agreed to terms with long snapper Don Muhlbach on a one-year
Kansas City Chiefs - Released quarterback Matt Cassel.
Minnesota Vikings - Agreed to terms with defensive back Jamarca Sanford and
center Joe Berger.
New England Patriots - Signed wide receiver Danny Amendola and running back
Leon Washington to undisclosed contracts.
New Orleans Saints - Signed cornerback Keenan Lewis to a five-year contract.
New York Giants - Signed cornerback Aaron Ross and safety Ryan Mundy.
Philadelphia Eagles - Signed cornerback Cary Williams to a three-year contract
and safety Kenny Phillips to a one-year contract; signed linebacker Connor
Barwin to a six-year deal.
Seattle Seahawks - Signed defensive end Cliff Avril to a multi-year contract.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Signed linebacker Jonathan Casillas and wide receiver
Kevin Ogletree; re-signed running back LeGarette Blount and defensive tackle
Corvey Irvin; released linebacker Quincy Black.
=== HOCKEY ===
Carolina Hurricanes - Agreed to terms with defenseman Keegan Lowe on a three-
year, entry-level contract.
Colorado Avalanche - Activated forward Milan Hejduk from injured reserve.
Columbus Blue Jackets - Assigned center Nick Drazenovic to Springfield (AHL).
Montreal Canadiens - Recalled defenseman Jarred Tinordi from Hamilton (AHL).
Ottawa Senators - Assigned forward Mark Stone to Binghamton (AHL).
Tampa Bay Lightning - Placed forward Vincent Lecavalier on injured reserve;
recalled forward Tyler Johnson from Syracuse (AHL).
Phoenix Coyotes - Assigned forward Nick Johnson to Portland (AHL).
Washington Capitals - Acquired defenseman Chay Genoway from the Minnesota Wild
in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft;
acquired forward Nicolas Deschamps from Toronto in exchange for defenseman
=== COLLEGE ===
Ball State - Fired head men's basketball coach Billy Taylor.
Longwood - Announced the resignation of men's basketball coach Mike Gillian.
=== SOCCER ===
Sporting Kansas City - Loaned goalkeeper Jon Kempin, defender Yann Songo'o,
midfielder Christian Duke and forward Dom Dwyer to USL Pro side Orlando City