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

                      === Thursday, October 31, 2013 ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Baltimore Orioles - Outrighted infielder Dan Johnson and outfielder Chris
Dickerson to Norfolk (IL).

Chicago White Sox - Exercised the 2014 club option on the contract of pitcher
Matt Lindstrom; named Todd Steverson hitting coach.

Cleveland Indians - Re-signed designated hitter Jason Giambi to a minor league
contract with a non-roster invitation to spring training; acquired pitcher
Colt Hynes from the San Diego Padres in exchange for cash considerations;
released pitcher Chris Perez.

Kansas City Royals - Exercised the 2014 club option on pitcher James Shields.

Miami Marlins - Exercised the 2014 club option on pitcher Jacob Turner;
reinstated outfielder Marcell Ozuna from the 60-day disabled list.

New York Mets - Activated pitchers Josh Edgin, Matt Harvey, Jeremy Hefner,
Jenrry Mejia, Bobby Parnell and Scott Rice and first baseman Ike Davis from
the 60-day disabled list.

St. Louis Cardinals - Declined the 2014 contract option on pitcher Jake
Westbrook.

Texas Rangers - Declided a 2014 club option on designated hitter Lance
Berkman.

Toronto Blue Jays - Named Kevin Seitzer hitting coach.

Washington Nationals - Named Matt Williams manager.


=== BASKETBALL ===

Atlanta Hawks - Exercised third-year contract option on guard John Jenkins.

Boston Celtics - Exercised third-year contract option on forward Jared
Sullinger.

Memphis Grizzlies - Signed guard/forward Quincy Pondexter to a contract
extension.

Philadelphia 76ers - Exercised third-year contract options on forward Arnett
Moultrie and guard Tony Wroten.

Sacramento Kings - Declined fourth-year contract option on guard Jimmer
Fredette.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Cincinnati Bengals - Activated wide receiver Andrew Hawkins from injured
reserve; signed defensive end DeQuin Evans to the practice squad.

Miami Dolphins - Promoted wide receiver Ryan Spadola from the practice squad
to the active roster.

Minnesota Vikings - Signed tight end Chase Ford to the practice squad.

San Francisco 49ers - Activated linebacker Aldon Smith from the non-football
injury list.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) - Released wide receiver Jheranie Boyd from the
practice roster.


=== HOCKEY ===

Anaheim Ducks - Assigned forward Rickard Rakell to Norfolk (AHL); assigned
defenseman Luca Sbisa to Norfolk on a long-term injury conditioning loan.

Boston Bruins - Recalled forward Ryan Spooner from Providence (AHL).

Carolina Hurricanes - Agreed to terms with forward Manny Malhotra on a one-
year, two-way contract; placed forwards Radek Dvorak and Jeff Skinner on
injured reserve.

Colorado Avalanche - Acquired forward Maxime Talbot from the Philadelphia
Flyers in exchange for forward Steve Downie.

Detroit Red Wings - Assigned forward Luke Glendening to Grand Rapids (AHL).

Edmonton Oilers - Recalled forward Anton Lander from Oklahoma City (AHL);
assigned defensemen Denis Grebeshkov and Corey Potter to Oklahoma City.

Minnesota Wild - Assigned forward Stephane Veilleux to Iowa (AHL).

Montreal Canadiens - Signed defenseman Alexei Emelin to a four-year contract
extension.

National Hockey League - Suspended Buffalo Sabres forward John Scott for seven
games.

Ottawa Senators - Assigned forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau to Binghamton (AHL).

Phoenix Coyotes - Recalled defenseman Brandon Gormley to Portland (AHL);
assigned forward Tim Kennedy to Portland.

Tampa Bay Lightning - Recalled forward Brett Connolly from Syracuse (AHL).


=== SOCCER ===

Chicago Fire - Named Frank Yallop as the club's new head coach.

Columbus Crew - Announced the retirement of midfielder Eddie Gaven.