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BASEBALL

American League

BOSTON RED SOX – Traded LHP Jon Lester, OF Jonny Gomes and cash considerations to Oakland for OF Yoenis Cespedes and a 2015 competitive balance draft pick. Traded RHP John Lackey, LHP Corey Littrell and cash considerations to St. Louis for OF/1B Allen Craig and RHP Joe Kelly. Traded LHP Andrew Miller to Baltimore for LHP Eduardo Rodriguez. Traded SS Stephen Drew and cash considerations to the N.Y. Yankees for INF Kelly Johnson.

HOUSTON ASTROS – Traded RHP Jarred Cosart, INF/OF Kiki Hernandez and OF Austin Wates to Miami for 3B Colin Moran, OF Jake Marisnick, RHP Francis Martes and a 2015 compensatory draft pick.

MINNESOTA TWINS – Traded OF Sam Fuld to Oakland for LHP Tommy Milone and optioned Milone to Rochester (IL). Recalled 1B Kennys Vargas from New Britain (EL). Agreed to terms with C Kurt Suzuki on a two-year contract.

NEW YORK YANKEES – Released INF Scott Sizemore unconditionally. Claimed RHP Esmil Rogers off waivers from Toronto.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Designated SS Jake Elmore for assignment. Optioned OF Billy Burns to Sacramento (PCL).

TAMPA BAY RAYS – Traded LHP David Price to Detroit, who sent LHP Drew Smyly and INF Willy Adames to Tampa Bay and OF Austin Jackson to Seattle. Seattle sent INF Nick Franklin to Tampa Bay.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Placed 1B Dan Johnson on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Chad Jenkins from Buffalo (IL).

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Traded OF Gerardo Parra to Milwaukee for OF Mitch Haniger and LHP Anthony Banda. Traded INF Martin Prado to the N.Y. Yankees for C Pete O’Brien and cash considerations or a player to be named. Selected the contract of INF Andy Marte from Reno (PCL). Recalleed OF Roger Kieschnick from Reno.

CHICAGO CUBS – Traded INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio and LHP James Russell and cash to Atlanta for C Victor Caratini. Optioned RHP Blake Parker to Iowa (PCL). Recalled LHP Chris Rusin from Iowa.

COLORADO ROCKIES – Optioned INF Cristhian Adames and RHP Rob Scahill to Colorado Springs (PCL). Designated 3B Ryan Wheeler for assignment. Selected the contract of LHP Pedro Hernandez from Colorado Springs. Sent RHP Jordan Lyles to Colorado Springs for a rehab assignment.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS – Transferred RHP Tyler Thornburg to the 60-day DL. Optioned OF Logan Schafer to Nashville (PCL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Designated RHP Josh Wall for assignment. Claimed RHP Angel Sanchez off waivers from the Chicago White Sox and optioned him to Altoona (EL).

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Traded OF Chris Denorfia to Seattle for RHP Stephen Kohlscheen and OF Abraham Almonte.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS – Optioned OF Tyler Colvin to Fresno (PCL).

WASHINGTON NATIONALS – Traded SS Zach Walters to Cleveland for INF Adrubal Cabrera and cash considerations. Recalled RHP Blake Treinen from Syracuse (IL).

BASKETBALL

NBA

DENVER NUGGETS – Signed C Jusuf Nurkic and G Gary Harris.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES – Named Jeff Bzdelik assistant coach, John Townsend director of player development and Trevor Moawad mental endurance coach. Promoted Jason March to assistant coach/advance scout and Drew Graham to trainer and vice president of player care.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS – Signed G Jerryd Bayless.

FOOTBALL

NFL

ATLANTA FALCONS – Announced the retirement of DT Peria Jerry.

CHICAGO BEARS – Signed OL Graham Pocic to a one-year contract. Released WR Terrence Toliver with an injury settlement.

DENVER BRONCOS – Signed DT Cody Larsen and DE Will Pericak.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS – Waived C David Snow from injured reserve.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – Signed CB Kip Edwards.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS – Signed DE Jake McDonough.

HOCKEY

NHL

BOSTON BRUINS – Renewed their affiliation agreement with South Carolina (ECHL).

DALLAS STARS – Re-signed F Scott Glennie to a one-year, two-way contract.

OTTAWA SENATORS – Signed G Robin Lehner to a three-year contract extension.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Agreed to terms with F Nick Spaling on a two-year contract.

ECHL

IDAHO STEELHEADS – Agreed to terms with D Eamonn McDermott.

UTAH GRIZZLIES – Re-signed F Mathieu Aubin to a one-year contract.

COLLEGE

CHESTNUT HILL – Named Michael Gospodarek softball coach.

CLEMSON – Named Kyle Shields premium seats coordinator/major gifts officer for IPTAY.

JACKSON STATE – Named Maurice Johnson defensive line coach.

LIMESTONE – Named Holli Dawson assistant trainer.

LOYOLA (NO) – Named Jeff Lorio men’s and women’s golf coach.

MILES – Named Leon Douglas men’s basketball coach.

NJIT – Named Danny Goncalves men’s volleyball coach.

TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI – Named Kolby Banker women’s assistant soccer coach.

WAKE FOREST – Suspended RB Dominique Gibson from the football team.

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