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

                        === Tuesday, March 4, 2014 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Baltimore Orioles - Signed pitcher Johan Santana to a minor league contract
with an invitation to spring training.

Chicago Cubs - Named Ted Lilly as special assistant to president of baseball
operations and general manager.

Washington Nationals - Agreed to terms with pitcher Mike Gonzalez on a minor
league contract with an invitation to spring training.


=== BASKETBALL ===

Cleveland Cavaliers - Signed center/forward Arinze Onuaku to a second 10-day
contract.

Charlotte Bobcats - Signed center Justin Hamilton to a 10-day contract.

Dallas Mavericks - Assigned guard Gal Mekel to Texas (NBADL).

Milwaukee Bucks - Signed forward Tony Mitchell to a 10-day contract.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Arizona Cardinals - Signed center John Estes; named Buddy Morris strength and
conditioning coach.

Atlanta Falcons - Signed defensive tackle Corey Peters to a one-year contract.

Carolina Panthers - Announced defensive end Greg Hardy has signed his
franchise tender.

Detroit Lions - Signed defensive tackle Corvey Irvin.

Houston Texans - Re-signed outside linebacker Ricky Sapp.

Jacksonville Jaguars - Released guard Uche Nwaneri.

Philadelphia Eagles - Released wide receiver Jason Avant.

San Diego Chargers - Released cornerbacks Derek Cox and Johnny Patrick and
fullback Le'Ron McClain.

Washington Redskins - Released defensive end Adam Carriker, tight end Richard
Quinn and punter Sav Rocca; waived running backs Jawan Jamison and Davin
Meggett.


=== HOCKEY ===

Anaheim Ducks - Acquired defenseman Stephane Robidas from the Dallas Stars in
exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Carolina Hurricanes - Agreed to terms on a two-year, $4.5 million contract
with goaltender Anton Khudobin.

Chicago Blackhawks - Acquired defensemen David Rundblad and Mathieu Brisebois
from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2014 NHL
Entry Draft.

Dallas Stars - Recalled center Chris Mueller from Texas (AHL).

Edmonton Oilers - Acquired goaltender Viktor Fasth from the Anaheim Ducks in
exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and a third-round
pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft; waived defenseman Corey Potter; assigned
defenseman Philip Larsen to Oklahoma City (AHL).

Florida Panthers - Acquired goaltender Roberto Luongo and forward Steven
Anthony from the Florida Panthers in exchange for goaltender Jacob Markstrom
and forward Shawn Matthias.

Minnesota Wild - Acquired goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov from the Edmonton Oilers
in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft; signed
forward Zack Mitchell to a three-year entry-level contract; reassigned forward
Stephane Veilleux to Iowa (AHL).

Montreal Canadiens - Acquired defenseman Mike Weaver from the Florida Panthers
in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Nashville Predators - Activated forward Nick Spaling from injured reserve.

Ottawa Senators - Acquired defenseman Patrick Mullen from the Vancouver
Canucks in exchange for forward Jeff Costello; assigned Mullen to Binghamton
(AHL).

Philadelphia Flyers - Acquired defenseman Andrew MacDonald from the New York
Islanders in exchange for forward Matt Mangene, a third-round pick in the 2014
NHL Entry Draft and a second-round pick in the 2015 Draft.

Phoenix Coyotes - Acquired forwards Martin Erat and John Mitchell from the
Washington Capitals in exchange for forward Chris Brown, defenseman Rostislav
Klesla and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 draft; recalled defenseman David
Rundblad from a conditioning assignment with Portland (AHL).

Vancouver Canucks - Acquired forward Jeff Costello from Ottawa Senators in
exchange for defenseman Patrick Mullen.

Washington Capitals - Acquired forward Dustin Penner from the Anaheim Ducks in
exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft; re-assigned
forward Nicolas Deschamps to Hershey (AHL).


=== COLLEGE ===

Southern Illinois - Named Keith Murphy tight ends and special teams coach and
Ashton Aikens wide receivers coach.