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             === 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.