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

                      === Monday, November 18, 2013 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Baltimore Orioles - Signed pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz to a one-year contract.

Detroit Tigers - Named Omar Vizquel first base/infield/baserunning coach, Mick
Billmeyer bullpen coach, Wally Joyner hitting coach and Matt Martin defensive
coordinator.

Pittsburgh Pirates - Named Jeff Branson hitting coach and Jeff Livesey coach.

St. Louis Cardinals - Signed catcher Ed Easley to a minor league contract with
an invitation to spring training.


=== BASKETBALL ===

Golden State Warriors - Signed center Dewayne Dedmon.


=== FOOTBALL ===

New England Patriots - Activated running back Shane Vereen from injured
reserve-designated to return.

San Diego Chargers - Signed offensive tackle Willie Smith; waived offensive
tackle Kenny Wiggins; signed offensive tackle Nick Becton to the practice
squad; released guard Andrew Tiller from the practice squad.

San Francisco 49ers - Signed defensive back Dax Swanson to the practice
squad.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Placed cornerback Michael Adams on injured reserve.

Tennessee Titans - Signed quarterback John Skelton; placed cornerback Tommie
Campbell on injured reserve.


=== HOCKEY ===

Anaheim Ducks - Reassigned center Rickard Rakell to Norfolk (AHL).

Carolina Hurricanes - Activated goaltender Cam Ward from injured reserve;
reassigned goaltender Mike Murphy to Charlotte (AHL).

Chicago Blackhawks - Agreed to terms with forward Ryan Hartman on a three-year
contract.

Dallas Stars - Reassigned forward Travis Morin to Texas (AHL); recalled
defenseman Aaron Rome from Texas.

New Jersey Devils - Placed defenseman Anton Volchenkov on injured reserve;
assigned defenseman Jon Merrill to Albany (AHL).

New York Islanders - Placed goaltender Evgeni Nabokov on injured reserve,
retroactive to November 16; recalled goaltender Anders Nilsson from Bridgeport
(AHL).

New York Rangers - Assigned forward Brandon Mashinter to Hartford (AHL).

Pittsburgh Penguins - Recalled forward Brian Gibbons from Wilkes-
Barre/Scranton (AHL).


=== COLLEGE ===

North Dakota - Fired head football coach Chris Mussman.

Rhode Island - Fired head football coach Joe Trainer.

Washington State - Signed head football coach Mike Leach to a contract
extension.