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

                     === Thursday, September 5, 2013 ===


=== BASEBALL ===

Baltimore Orioles - Activated pitcher Jason Hammel off the 15-day disabled
list; recalled pitcher Steve Johnson from Norfolk (IL); optioned pitcher
Zach Britton to Aberdeen (New York-Penn).

Houston Astros - Claimed outfielder Eric Thames off waivers from the Baltimore
Orioles; designated pitcher Hector Ambriz for assignment.

Miami Marlins - Outrighted first baseman Jordan Brown to New Orleans (PCL).

Oakland Athletics - Reinstated catcher Derek Norris from the 15-day disabled
list.

Washington Nationals - Claimed infielder Mauro Gomez off waivers from the
Toronto Blue Jays.


=== BASKETBALL ===

Charlotte Bobcats - Signed forward James Southerland.

Los Angeles Clippers - Signed forward Brandon Davies.

Los Angeles Lakers - Signed guard Xavier Henry.

Sacramento Kings - Named Chris Mullin advisor to the chairman.


=== FOOTBALL ===

Atlanta Falcons - Signed offensive tackle Terren Jones to the practice squad.

Buffalo Bills - Released running back Drew Smith after reaching an injury
settlement.

Canadian Football League - Fined Edmonton head coach Kavis Reed $2,500 for
inappropriate comments he made directly towards the officiating crew following
the Eskimos game against the Calgary Stampeders on Monday.

Dallas Cowboys - Released guard Nate Livings and defensive tackle Travis
Chappelear from the injured reserve list.

New England Patriots - Released offensive lineman Braxston Cave and tight end
Matthew Mulligan.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) - Signed linebacker/safety Aaron Rouse and
offensive lineman Colt Schulte to the practice roster; released defensive back
Joe Sampson and offensive lineman Aderious Simmons from the practice roster.


=== HOCKEY ===

Calgary Flames - Named Brian Burke president of hockey operations.

New York Islanders - Signed goaltender Ken Reiter and defenseman Dallas
Jackson to professional tryout contracts; signed forwards Greg Miller and
Riley Wetmore, defensemen Mike Dalhuisen and Mike Keenan and goaltender Parker
Milner to amateur tryout contracts

Philadelphia Flyers - Reached an affiliation agreement with the Greenville
Road Warriors (ECHL) for the 2013-14 season.


=== COLLEGE ===

Miami-Florida - Extended the contract of men's head basketball coach Jim
Larranaga through the 2021-22 season.