=== 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
Tampa Bay Rays - Exercised the 2015 club option on infielder Ben Zobrist.
Toronto Blue Jays - Claimed outfielder Andy Dirks off waivers from the Detroit
=== BASKETBALL ===
Cleveland Cavaliers - Signed center Anderson Varejao to a multi-year contract
Minnesota Timberwolves - Agreed to terms with guard Ricky Rubio on a four-year
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
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.