=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Tuesday, November 18, 2014 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Baltimore Orioles - Signed pitcher Oliver Drake.
Cleveland Indians - Signed pitchers Shaun Marcum and Dustin Molleken to minor
league contracts with invitations to spring training.
Houston Astros - Agreed to terms with outfielder Alex Presley on a one-year
Pittsburgh Pirates - Signed pitchers Collin Balester, Jeremy Bleich, Deolis
Guerra, Brad Lincoln, Blake Wood and infielder Gustavo Nunez to minor league
contracts with an invitation to spring training; re-signed pitchers Felipe
Gonzalez, Marek Minarik, Tyler Sample and outfielder Junior Sosa to minor
Toronto Blue Jays - Signed catcher Russell Martin to a five-year contract.
=== FOOTBALL ===
Arizona Cardinals - Placed tight end Troy Niklas on injured reserve; signed
tight end Matthew Mulligan.
Carolina Panthers - Waived wide receiver Jason Avant; placed offensive tackle
Nate Chandler on injured reserve; activated running back Mike Tolbert off
injured reserve/designated to return; promoted wide receiver De'Andre Presley
from the practice squad to the active roster.
Chicago Bears - Signed wide receiver/kick returner Marc Mariani to a two-year
contract; waived safety Ahmad Dixon.
Cleveland Browns - Waived running back Ben Tate.
National Football League - Suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian
Peterson for the remainder of the 2014 season for violating the league's
personal conduct policy.
Pittsburgh Steelers - Released running back LeGarrette Blount.
=== HOCKEY ===
Boston Bruins - Assigned defenseman Zach Trotman to Providence (AHL).
Chicago Blackhawks - Recalled forward Joakim Nordstrom and defenseman Adam
Clendening from Rockford (AHL).
Colorado Avalanche - Recalled goaltender Calvin Pickard from Laker Erie (AHL).
Columbus Blue Jackets - Activated left wing Matt Calvert off injured reserve;
assigned defenseman Frederic St. Denis to Springfield (AHL); claimed
defenseman Kevin Connauton off waivers from Dallas.
Florida Panthers - Recalled forward Rocco Grimaldi from San Antonio (AHL).
Philadelphia Flyers - Loaned forward Blair Jones to Lehigh Valley (AHL);
recalled forward Scott Laughton from Lehigh Valley.
=== SOCCER ===
Chicago Fire - Signed midfielder Patrick Nyarko to a new contract.