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

                       === Monday, October 21, 2013 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Detroit Tigers - Announced the retirement of manager Jim Leyland.

Texas Rangers - Named Tim Bogar bench coach.


=== BASKETBALL ===

Atlanta Hawks - Waived forward James Johnson.

Los Angeles Clippers - Waived forward Brandon Davies.

Miami Heat - Waived forward Jarvis Varnado and guards Larry Drew II and
Charlie Westbrook.

National Basketball Association - Fined Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson
$10,000 for pushing and striking Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams in
an Oct. 15 preseason game; suspended Oklahoma City Thunder center Hasheem
Thabeet one game for head butting New Orleans' Greg Stiemsma in preseason
game.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Arizona Cardinals - Waived linebacker Kenny Demens.

Carolina Panthers - Claimed wide receiver Tavarres King off waivers from the
Denver Broncos; released cornerback D.J. Moore; signed offensive tackle Andrew
McDonald to the practice squad; released linebacker Jeff Tarpinian from the
practice squad.

Chicago Bears - Waived tight end Steve Maneri; released wide receiver Ricardo
Lockette from the practice squad.

Cleveland Browns - Claimed defensive back Jordan Poyer off waivers from the
Philadelphia Eagles; waived defensive back Julian Posey.

Dallas Cowboys - Signed defensive tackle Marvin Austin; signed guard Ray
Dominguez and wide receiver Jamar Newsome to the practice squad.

Detroit Lions - Signed running back Steven Miller to the practice squad.

Houston Texans - Waived running back Cierre Wood and outside linebackers
Willie Jefferson and Sam Montgomery.

Miami Dolphins - Acquired offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie from the Baltimore
Ravens for an undisclosed draft pick; waived linebacker Josh Kaddu.

National Football League - Suspended Washington Redskins safety Brandon
Meriweather two games.

New England Patriots - Waived defensive tackle Andre Neblett.

New York Jets - Released quarterback Brady Quinn; activated quarterback David
Garrard.

Oakland Raiders - Signed guard Jason Foster to the practice squad.

Philadelphia Eagles - Signed linebacker Emmanuel Acho from the New York
Giants' practice squad; released cornerback Shaun Prater.

Pittsburgh Steelers - Released running back Isaac Redman; activated linebacker
Kion Wilson from the practice squad.

St. Louis Rams - Waived wide receiver C.J. Akins from injured reserve.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Claimed running back Bobby Rainey off waivers from the
Cleveland Browns; waived wide receiver Skye Dawson.


=== HOCKEY ===

Buffalo Sabres - Recalled defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen from Rochester (AHL).

Calgary Flames - Recalled center Roman Horak and defenseman Chris Breen from
Abbotsford (AHL); reassigned center Blair Jones and defenseman Derek Smith to
Abbotsford.

Dallas Stars - Activated goaltender Kari Lehtonen from injured reserve;
recalled defenseman Aaron Rome from Texas (AHL); assigned goaltender Jack
Campbell to Texas.

Detroit Red Wings - Recalled forward Darren Helm and defenseman Xavier Ouellet
from Grand Rapids (AHL); assigned forward Luke Glendening to Grand Rapids.

Montreal Canadiens - Recalled forwards Mike Blunden and Patrick Holland and
defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from Hamilton (AHL).

National Hockey League - Suspended Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod five
games; suspended New York Islanders forward Michael Grabner two games.

New York Islanders - Placed defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky on injured reserve;
recalled forward Brock Nelson from Bridgeport (AHL).

San Jose Sharks - Recalled forwards Freddie Hamilton and John McCarthy from
Worcester (AHL).