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

                       === Friday, October 31, 2014 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Baltimore Orioles - Claimed pitcher Patrick McCoy off waivers from the Detroit
Tigers; declined a portion of the 2015 mutual contract option on the contract
of outfielder Nick Markakis.

Boston Red Sox - Declined the 2015 contract option on pitcher Craig Breslow;
reinstated outfielder Shane Victorino from the 60-day disabled list.

Chicago Cubs - Fired manager Rick Renteria.

Cleveland Indians - Exercised the 2015 club option on infielder Mike Aviles.

Colorado Rockies - Exercised the 2015 club option on pitcher LaTroy Hawkins;
outrighted outfielder Matt McBride to Colorado Springs (PCL).

Detroit Tigers - Extended one-year qualifying offers to pitcher Max Scherzer
and designated hitter Victor Martinez; exercised the 2015 club option on
pitcher Joakim Soria; outrighted pitcher Evan Reed and infielder Don Kelly to
Toledo (IL); selected the contract of outfielder Wynton Bernard from West
Michigan (Midwest); reinstated pitchers Bruce Rondon, Luke Putkonen and Drew
VerHagren and infielder Jose Iglesias from the 60-day disabled list.

Milwaukee Brewers - Exercised the 2015 club option on pitcher Yovani Gallardo;
declined the vesting/club option on second baseman Rickie Weeks.

Oakland Athletics - Selected the contract of infielder Tyler Ladendorf from
Sacramento (PCL); claimed outfielder Andrew Brown off waivers from the New
York Mets.

Tampa Bay Rays - Exercised the 2015 club option on infielder Ben Zobrist.

Toronto Blue Jays - Claimed outfielder Andy Dirks off waivers from the Detroit
Tigers.


=== BASKETBALL ===

Cleveland Cavaliers - Signed center Anderson Varejao to a multi-year contract
extension.

Minnesota Timberwolves - Agreed to terms with guard Ricky Rubio on a four-year
contract extension.

Philadelphia 76ers - Exercised the third-year team options on the contracts of
guard Michael Carter-Williams and center Nerlens Noel; exercised the fourth-
year team option on the contract of guard Tony Wroten.

Utah Jazz - Signed guard Alec Burks to a multi-year contract extension.


=== FOOTBALL ===

New England Patriots - Signed linebacker Deontae Skinner to the practice
squad; released wide receiver Jonathan Krause from the practice squad.


=== HOCKEY ===

Buffalo Sabres - Assigned forward Sam Reinhart to Kootenay (WHL).

Chicago Blackhawks - Assigned goaltender Scott Darling to Rockford (AHL).

Detroit Red Wings - Placed forward Stephen Weiss on injured reserve.

National Hockey League - Suspended Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows
three games.

Tampa Bay Lightning - Assigned forward Cedric Paquette to Syracuse (AHL).

Winnipeg Jets - Assigned forward Patrice Cormier to St. John's (AHL).


=== COLLEGE ===

Michigan - Announced the resignation of athletic director Dave Brandon; named
Jim Hackett interim athletic director.