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

                         === Friday, May 16, 2014 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Baltimore Orioles - Recalled pitcher Brad Brach from Norfolk (IL); designated
pitcher Evan Meek for assignment.

Cincinnati Reds - Activated catcher Devin Mesoraco from the 15-day disabled
list; designated pitcher Jeff Francis for assignment; optioned pitcher Nick
Christiani to Louisville (IL).

Cleveland Indians - Selected the contract of pitcher Kyle Crockett from Akron
(Eastern); optioned pitcher Danny Salazar to Columbus (IL).

Kansas City Royals - Selected the contract of pitcher Casey Coleman from Omaha
(PCL); designated outfielder Justin Maxwell for assignment.

MLB - Suspended Arizona Diamondbacks minor league pitcher Argeny Hiciano 50
games.

San Diego Padres - Optioned pitcher Kevin Quackenbush to El Paso (PCL).

Washington Nationals - Selected the contract of infielder Greg Dobbs from
Syracuse (IL); optioned catcher Sandy Leon to Syracuse; recalled outfielder
Eury Perez from Syracuse and placed him on the 60-day disabled list.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Arizona Cardinals - Claimed defensive tackle Christian Tupou off waivers from
the San Francisco 49ers.

Baltimore Ravens - Signed running back Lorenzo Taliaferro.

Buffalo Bills - Released wide receiver Brandon Kaufman.

Cincinnati Bengals - Claimed quarterback Matt Scott off waivers from the
Jacksonville Jaguars.

Cleveland Browns - Released wide receiver Greg Little.

Dallas Cowboys - Released linebacker Jonathan Stewart; signed defensive
tackle Amobi Okoye.

Detroit Lions - Signed cornerback Nevin Lawson and wide receiver T.J. Jones.

Green Bay Packers - Signed linebacker Carl Bradford and safety Tanner Miller.

Houston Texans - Signed nose tackle Louis Nix III, quarterback Tom Savage,
defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan, running back Alfred Blue, fullback Jay Prosch,
cornerback Andre Hal and safety Lonnie Ballentine; signed linebackers Jason
Ankrah, Max Bullough, Terrance Lloyd, Chris McAllister and Chris Young; kicker
Chris Boswell; defensive linemen Austin Brown, Tyrone Ezell and Sullivan
Grosz; tight ends Chris Coyle and Anthony Denham; offensive linemen Matt
Feiler, James Ferentz, Kevin Forsch, Chris Martin and Bryan Witzman; and wide
receivers Travis Labhart, Anthony Clung and Nathan Slaughter.

Indianapolis Colts - Signed guard Jack Mewhort.

Kansas City Chiefs - Signed running back De'Anthony Thomas.

Minnesota Vikings - Signed guards David Yankey and Austin Wenworth and
cornerbacks Kendall James and Jabari Price; waived/injured guard Josh Samuda.

Montreal Alouettes (CFL) - Signed quarterback Collin Klein, linebacker Gary
Guyton and defensive back Chris Smith to two-year contracts.

National Football League - Suspended Indianapolis Colts linebacker Robert
Mathis four games without pay for violating the league's policy on
performance-enhancing substances.

New England Patriots - Signed linebacker Darius Fleming, running back James
White, offensive tackle Cameron Fleming, defensive end Zach Moore, wide
receiver Jeremy Gallon, safety Jeremy Deering, linebacker James Morris and
long snapper Tyler Ott.

New Orleans Saints - Signed safety Vinnie Sunseri, linebacker Ronald Powell
and tackle Tavon Rooks to four-year contracts.

New York Giants - Signed running back Andre Williams and safety Nat Berhe.

New York Jets - Signed tight end Jace Amaro and wide receiver Jalen Saunders;
released offensive lineman Tevon Conrad; claimed running back Daryl Richardson
off waivers from the St. Louis Rams.

Philadelphia Eagles - Released wide receiver Arrelious Benn.

San Francisco 49ers - Signed cornerback Kenneth Acker to a four-year contract.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Signed guard Kadeem Edwards and wide receiver Robert
Herron to four-year contracts.

Washington Redskins - Signed guard Spencer Long, cornerback Bashaud Breeland,
wide receiver Ryan Grant, running back Lache Seastrunk, tight end Ted Bolser
and kicker Zach Hocker.


=== HOCKEY ===

Columbus Blue Jackets - Signed center Alexander Wennberg to a three-year,
entry-level contract.

Pittsburgh Penguins - Fired general manager Ray Shero; named Jason Botterill
interim general manager; signed forward Josh Archibald to a three-year, entry-
level contract.

Washington Capitals - Signed defenseman Christian Djoos to a three-year,
entry-level contract.


=== COLLEGE ===

Fordham - Promoted Mike DePaoli to assistant men's basketball coach.