=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Thursday, October 17, 2013 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Cleveland Indians - Signed pitcher Matt Capps to a minor league contract with
an invitation to spring training.
Houston Astros - Outrighted outfielder Trevor Crowe and right-handed pitcher
Jorge De Leon off the 40-man roster.
Los Angeles Dodgers - Claimed outfielder Mike Baxter off waivers from the New
York Mets; designated outfielder Alex Castellanos for assignment.
Philadelphia Phillies - Announced that Wally Joyner will return as hitting
coach and Juan Samuel will return as first base coach; outrighted pitchers
J.C. Ramirez and Cesar Jimenez and outfielders Roger Bernadina and Casper
Wells off the 40-man roster.
Texas Rangers - Announced chief executive officer Nolan Ryan will retire
effective Oct. 31.
=== BASKETBALL ===
Brooklyn Nets - Waived forward Gary Forbes.
=== FOOTBALL ===
Minnesota Vikings - Placed linebacker Desmond Bishop on injured reserve;
signed wide receiver Rodney Smith to the 53-man roster from the
practice squad; signed safety Brandan Bishop to the practice squad.
San Francisco 49ers - Waived wide receiver Chris Harper.
=== HOCKEY ===
New York Rangers - Recalled forward Darroll Powe and goaltender Jason Missiaen
from Hartford (AHL); assigned goaltender Cam Talbot to Hartford.
Winnipeg Jets - Recalled forward Patrice Cormier from St. John's (AHL); placed
forward Chris Thorburn on injured reserve.
=== COLLEGE ===
Hofstra - Agreed to a multi-year contract extension with women's basketball
head coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey.