=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Monday, March 18, 2013 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Arizona Diamondbacks - Optioned pitcher Tyler Skaggs to Reno (PCL); assigned
infielder Kila Ka'aihue, pitcher Rommie Lews, catcher Rossmel Perez and
outfielder Brad Snyder to minor league camp.
Chicago Cubs - Optioned infielders Junior Lake and Josh Vitters to Iowa (PCL);
optioned infielder Christian Villanueva to Tennessee (Southern); optioned
outfielder Jorge Soler to Daytona (Florida State); assigned catcher Rafael
Lopez, infielder Javier Baez and pitcher Barret Loux to minor league camp.
Cleveland Indians - Optioned infielder Juan Diaz to Columbus (IL); assigned
outfielder Cedric Hunter and pitchers Preston Guilmet, Matt Langwell and Joe
Martinez to minor league camp.
Pittsburgh Pirates - Optioned pitcher Phil Irwin to Indianapolis (IL);
assigned catcher Ali Solis and pitchers Brooks Brown, Gerrit Cole, Kris
Johnson and Kyle Woldrop to minor league camp.
San Diego Padres - Optioned pitcher Miles Mikolas to Tucson (PCL).
=== BASKETBALL ===
Brooklyn Nets - Assigned forward Tornike Shengelia and guard Tyshawn Taylor
to Springfield (NBADL).
Cleveland Cavaliers - Recalled forward Kevin Jones from Canton (NBADL).
New Orleans Hornets - Signed guard Terrell Harris to a second 10-day contract.
San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA) - Named James Wade assistant coach.
=== FOOTBALL ===
Cincinnati Bengals - Re-signed linebacker Rey Maualuga.
Minnesota Vikings - Re-signed fullback Jerome Felton.
New England Patriots - Signed tackle Will Svitek.
New Orleans Saints - Signed tight end Benjamin Watson to a three-year
contract; agreed to terms on a one-year contract with linebacker Ramon Humber.
Oakland Raiders - Signed defensive tackle Vance Walker.
Pittsburgh Steelers - Signed tight end Matt Spaeth to a two-year contract.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Signed tight end Tom Crabtree.
Tennessee Titans - Released quarterback Matt Hasselbeck.
Washington Redskins - Re-signed punter Sav Rocca.
=== HOCKEY ===
Detroit Red Wings - Assigned right wing Gustav Nyquist to Grand Rapids (AHL).
Florida Panthers - Recalled forward Eric Selleck from San Antonio (AHL);
assigned forward Jonathan Rheault to San Antonio.
St. Louis Blues - Assigned forward Adam Cracknell to Peoria (AHL).
Washington Capitals - Recalled defenseman Dmitry Orlov from Hershey (AHL).
Winnipeg Jets - Placed goaltender Al Montoya on injured reserve; agreed to
terms with defenseman Arturs Kulda.
=== COLLEGE ===
Texas-Pan American - Will not renew the contract of women's basketball head
coach Denny Downing following its expiration at the end of March.
=== SOCCER ===
Red Bull New York - Signed midfielder Marius Obekop and forward Rafhinha.