Thursday's Sports Transactions

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Associated Press

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 9:36 PM

BASEBALL
American League

BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned RHPs Anthony Ranaudo and Alex Wilson, INF Garin Cecchini and OFs Bryce Brentz and Alex Hassan to Pawtucket (IL). Reassigned RHPs Matt Barnes, Miguel Celestino and Noe Ramirez, LHP Henry Owens, C Blake Swihart and INFs Heiker Meneses and Travis Shaw to minor league camp.

NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned RHP Bryan Mitchell to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL) and RHP Jose Campos to Tampa (FSL).

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Optioned LHPs Jeff Beliveau and C.J. Riefenhauser, RHPs Nathan Karns and Kirby Yates, INFs Vince Belnome and Hak-Ju Lee and OF Kevin Kiermaier to Durham (IL). Returned OF Mikie Mahtook to minor league camp.

National League

COLORADO ROCKIES — Assigned RHP Raul Fernandez, INF Rosell Herrera and LHPs Jayson Aquino, Tyler Matzek and Kraig Sitton to minor league camp.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Optioned RHP Eric Fornataro, C Audry Perez and OF Oscar Taveras to Memphis (PCL).

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Named Jeffrey Leonard community ambassador.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Optioned OF Michael Taylor and LHP Matt Purke to Harrisburg (EL). Reassigned RHPs Clay Hensley, Josh Roenicke and RHP Daniel Stange and LHP Danny Rosenbaum to minor league camp.

American Association

AMARILLO SOX — Re-signed RHP Ryan Mitchell.

ST. PAUL SAINTS — Signed RHP Dan Sattler.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association

NBA — Fined Washington G John Wall $15,000 for directing inappropriate comments toward the officials after Wednesday's game.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed WR Ted Ginn, Jr. to a three-year contract. Agreed to terms with LB Matt Shaughnessy on a two-year contract. Released LB Dontay Moch.

BUFFALO BILLS — Agreed to terms with TE Scott Chandler.

CAROLINA PANTHERS — Released WR Steve Smith.

CHICAGO BEARS — Agreed to terms with DE Willie Young on a three-year contract and WR Domenik Hixon on a one-year contract.

CINCINNATI BENGALS — Released LB James Harrison.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed TE Jim Dray.

DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed LB Will Herring.

DETROIT LIONS — Signed DE Darryl Tapp to a one-year contract.

GREEN BAY PACKERS — Re-signed LB/DE Mike Neal and TE Andrew Quarless.

HOUSTON TEXANS — Re-signed TE Garrett Graham.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Agreed to terms with DEs Chris Clemons and Ziggy Hood.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed CB Captain Munnerlyn.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Traded RB Darren Sproles to Philadelphia for a 2014 fifth-round draft pick.

OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed DE Justin Tuck to a two-year contract and LB LaMarr Woodley.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Agreed to terms with CB Nolan Carroll on a two-year contract.

ST. LOUIS RAMS — Re-signed OL Rodger Saffold.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Signed LB Kavell Conner, LB Reggie Walker and CB Brandon Ghee.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Acquired OT Jonathan Martin from Miami for an undisclosed draft choice.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Signed QB Josh McCown and OT Anthony Collins. Released OT Donald Penn.

TENNESSEE TITANS — Agreed to terms QB Charlie Whitehurst on a multiyear contract.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed DE Clifton Geathers.

Canadian Football League

EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Signed OL Selvish Capers.

SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS — Signed coach Corey Chamblin to a contract extension through the 2017 season.

TORONTO ARGONAUTS — Agreed to terms with FB Alexander Robinson. Signed WR Terrell Sinkfield.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

AHL — Suspended Oklahoma City C Travis Ewanyk three games.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Recalled C Johan Sundstrom from Bridgeport (AHL) under emergency conditions.

ST. LOUIS BLUES — Activated F Vladimir Sobotka from injured reserve.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Re-signed D Dmitry Orlov to a two-year contract extension.

ECHL

FORT WAYNE KOMETS — Signed D Matt Bruneteau.

GREENVILLE ROAD WARRIORS — Signed D Caleb Suderman.

SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS — Released D Drew Baker and G Brad Phillips. Claimed F Ryan Santana off waivers from Reading.

STOCKTON THUNDER — Traded F Mitch Bruijsten to Fort Wayne for future considerations.

UTAH GRIZZLIES — Released G Pete Gibb as emergency backup. Loaned F Jamie MacQueen to St. John's (AHL).

WHEELING NAILERS — Released F Justin Smith.

SOCCER
Major League Soccer

MLS — Fined D.C. United M Luis Silva an undisclosed amount for simulation during Saturday's game.

USL PRO

USL PRO — Announced the franchise rights for the team in Phoenix have been acquired by Arizona United Soccer Club, LLC.

COLLEGE

PACIFIC-12 CONFERENCE — Named Jamie Zaninovich deputy commissioner and chief operating officer.

FLAGLER — Named Matt Affolder women's volleyball coach.

IOWA STATE — Dismissed DT Rodney Coe from the football team.

RICE — Announced the resignation of men's basketball coach Ben Braun.

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