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

                     === Wednesday, September 4, 2013 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Chicago Cubs - Designated pitcher Michael Bowden for assignment; selected the
contract of pitcher Chang-Yong Lim from Iowa (PCL); claimed pitcher Daniel
Bard off waivers from the Boston Red Sox; designated outfielder Cole Gillespie
for assignment.

Houston Astros - Recalled outfielder Marc Krauss from Oklahoma City (PCL).

Major League Baseball - Suspended St. Louis Cardinals minor league second
baseman Brett Wiley 50 games without pay after he tested positive for an
Amphetamine.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Baltimore Ravens - Placed tight end Dennis Pitta on injured reserve/designated
to return; signed tight end Billy Bajema.

Chicago Bears - Signed guard Derek Dennis to the practice squad; terminated
the practice squad contract of quarterback Jerrod Johnson.

Cincinnati Bengals - Placed wide receiver Andrew Hawkins on injured
reserve/designated to return; signed offensive tackle Dennis Roland; signed
quarterback Greg McElroy to the practice squad.

Dallas Cowboys - Signed guard Brian Waters; placed safety Eric Frampton on
injured reserve.

Detroit Lions - Placed running back Montell Owens on injured
reserve/designated to return; signed linebacker Rocky McIntosh.

Houston Texans - Signed linebacker Brian Cushing to an undisclosed contract
extension; signed tackle Nate Menkin to the practice squad; released
linebacker Mike Mohamed.

New York Giants - Placed running back Andre Brown on injured
reserve/designated to return; signed defensive end Adewale Ojomo to the active
roster from the practice squad; signed offensive lineman Sam Baker to the
practice squad.

Philadelphia Eagles - Signed defensive end Brandon Bair to the practice squad.

Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL) - Signed running back Chris Garrett.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) - Signed quarterback Levi Brown to the practice
roster.


=== HOCKEY ===

Chicago Blackhawks - Agreed to terms with defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson on a
five-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season.

Pittsburgh Penguins - Named Mike Buckley goalie development coach; signed
goaltenders Tristan Jarry and Matt Murray to three-year, entry-level
contracts.

St. Louis Blues - Named general manager Doug Armstrong president of hockey
operations; named Bruce Affleck president of business operations.

Washington Capitals - Named Olaf Kolzig goaltender coach; named Scott Murray
associate goaltender coach; signed forward Andre Burakovsky to a three-year,
entry-level contract.


=== COLLEGE ===

Northern Colorado - Named Roger Prenzlow men's golf head coach.

South Dakota - Named Joshua Hutchinson assistant women's basketball coach.