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

                     === Wednesday, November 5, 2014 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Houston Astros - Acquired catcher Hank Conger from the Los Angeles Angels of
Anaheim in exchange for catcher Carlos Perez and pitcher Nick Tropeano.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Acquired pitcher Cesar Ramos from the Tampa
Bay Rays in exchange for pitcher Mark Sappington.

Major League Baseball - Suspended free agent pitcher Troy Patton 80 games
without pay for violating the league's joint drug prevention and treatment
program.

Texas Rangers - Named Michael Young special assistant to the general manager.


=== BASKETBALL ===

National Basketball Association - Suspended New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith
one game without pay.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Green Bay Packers - Signed guard Jordan McCray to the practice squad; released
running back Michael Hill from the practice squad.

Kansas City Chiefs - Signed fullback Anthony Sherman to a contract extension.

New Orleans Saints - Placed fullback Austin Johnson on injured reserve; signed
offensive tackle Nick Becton off of the New York Giants' practice squad.

New York Giants - Placed cornerback Prince Amukamara on injured reserve;
claimed cornerback Chykie Brown off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens; signed
safety Kyle Sebetic to the practice squad.

Philadelphia Eagles - Activated guard Evan Mathis from injured
reserve/designated to return; placed guard Todd Herremans on injured reserve.

Tennessee Titans - Placed tight end Taylor Thompson on injured reserve; signed
tight end Brett Brackett from the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad.


=== HOCKEY ===

Anaheim Ducks - Assigned goaltender Igor Bobkov to Norfolk (AHL).

National Hockey League - Suspended Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack
Johnson three games without pay.

New York Rangers - Assigned defenseman Dylan McIlrath to Hartford (AHL).

Philadelphia Flyers - Assigned defenseman Brandon Manning to Lehigh Valley
(AHL).

Pittsburgh Penguins - Signed goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to a four-year
contract extension.

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