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

                      === Wednesday, March 18, 2015 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Boston Red Sox - Optioned infielders Sean Coyle and Travis Shaw to Pawtucket
(IL); assigned first baseman/outfielder Bryan LaHair and pitchers Miguel
Celestino, Keith Couch and Noe Ramirez to minor league camp.

Chicago White Sox - Optioned infielders Matt Davidson and Tyler Saladino,
catchers Adrian Nieto and Kevan Smith and outfielder Trayce Thompson to
Charlotte (IL); optioned pitchers Raul Fernandez and Michael Ynoa to
Birmingham (Southern); assigned infielders Dan Black, Andy LaRoche and Tim
Anderson, pitchers J.D. Martin and Tyler Danish and outfielder Jared Mitchell
to minor league camp.

Kansas City Royals - Optioned pitcher Aaron Brooks, infielder Orlando Calixte
and outfielders Lane Adams and Jorge Bonifacio to Omaha (PCL); assigned
pitchers Buddy Baumann, Brian Broderick, Casey Coleman and Joe Paterson,
infielders Hunter Dozier, Matt Fields and Raul Mondesi and outfielder Bubba
Starling to minor league camp.

Miami Marlins - Optioned first baseman Justin Bour, infielders Derek Dietrich
and Miguel Rojas, catcher J.T. Realmuto and pitcher Andre Rienzo to New
Orleans (PCL); assigned pitcher Chris Narveson to minor league camp.

San Diego Padres - Optioned outfielder Rymer Liriano and infielder/outfielder
Alex Dickerson to El Paso (PCL); re-assigned outfielder Rico Noel to minor
league camp.

Toronto Blue Jays - Signed pitcher Randy Wolf to a minor league contract.


=== BASKETBALL ===

Golden State Warriors - Assigned center Ognjen Kuzmic to Santa Cruz (NBADL).

Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA) - Re-signed center Jantel Lavender.

Miami Heat - Signed forward Michael Beasley for the remainder of the season.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Atlanta Falcons - Re-signed defensive end Kroy Biermann.

Baltimore Ravens - Released running back Bernard Pierce; agreed to terms with
defensive end Chris Canty on a two-year contract, re-signed defensive lineman
Lawrence Guy to a two-year deal.

Buffalo Bills - Signed Miami Dolphins tight end Charles Clay to an offer
sheet; signed wide receiver Percy Harvin.

Chicago Bears - Signed long snapper Thomas Gafford to a one-year contract.

Dallas Cowboys - Agreed to terms with defensive end Greg Hardy on a one-year
contract.

Jacksonville Jaguars - Announced a five-year contract extension for team
president Mark Lamping.

New England Patriots - Re-signed defensive lineman Alan Branch; signed
cornerbacks Bradley Fletcher and Robert McClain.

New York Giants - Signed defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis.

San Diego Chargers - Signed defensive lineman Mitch Unrein to a two-year
contract.

San Francisco 49ers - Signed running back Reggie Bush to a one-year contract.

St. Louis Rams - Signed offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds.


=== HOCKEY ===

Calgary Flames - Recalled forward Markus Granlund from Adirondack (AHL).

Carolina Hurricanes - Recalled defenseman Danny Biega from Charlotte (AHL).

Detroit Red Wings - Assigned defenseman Alexey Marchenko to Grand Rapids
(AHL).

Florida Panthers - Announced an affiliation agreement with Portland (AHL)
through the 2018-19 season.

National Hockey League - Suspended Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri
four games for an illegal check.


=== COLLEGE ===

Arkansas-Little Rock - Fired men's head basketball coach Steve Shields.

Fordham - Fired men's head basketball coach Tom Pecora.

Syracuse - Announced the resignation of athletic director Daryl Gross.


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