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

                     === Wednesday, October 22, 2014 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Claimed catcher Jackson Williams off waivers
from the Colorado Rockies.

Minnesota Twins - Declined a club option on pitcher Jared Burton for the 2015
season.


=== BASKETBALL ===

Denver Nuggets - Waived forwards Jerelle Benimon and Marcus Williams.

Memphis Grizzlies - Waived forward Earl Clark and center Hassan Whiteside.

Oklahoma City Thunder - Exercised club options on center Steven Adams, guard
Jeremy Lamb and forwards Andre Robinson and Perry Jones.

Utah Jazz - Waived forward Jack Cooley and guard Dahntay Jones.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Denver Broncos - Signed linebacker Shaquil Barrett to the practice squad.

New England Patriots - Acquired linebacker Akeem Ayers from the Tennessee
Titans for undisclosed compensation; released linebacker Ja'Gared Davis.

Tennessee Titans - Signed tight end Richard Gordon; agreed to terms with
linebacker Nate Askew and wide receiver Derek Moye to join the practice squad.


=== HOCKEY ===

Carolina Hurricanes - Placed forward Eric Staal on injured reserve; recalled
forward Brody Sutter from Charlotte (AHL).

Colorado Avalanche - Assigned goaltender Sami Aittokallio to Lake Erie (AHL).

Montreal Canadiens - Assigned defenseman Nathan Beaulieu and forward Michael
Bournival to Hamilton (AHL).

New York Islanders - Placed forward Mikhail Grabovski on injured reserve;
waived forward Colin McDonald; recalled forward Anders Lee from Bridgeport
(AHL).

Pittsburgh Penguins - Recalled defenseman Scott Harrington and forward Andrew
Ebbett from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL); assigned goaltender Eric Hartzell to
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.