Wednesday's Sports Transactions



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BASEBALL
American League

HOUSTON ASTROS — Selected the contract of OF George Springer from Oklahoma City (PCL). Reinstated RHP Scott Feldman from the bereavement list. Optioned OF Robbie Grossman to Oklahoma City. Designated RHP Lucas Harrell for assignment.

NEW YORK YANKEES — Recalled RHP Shane Greene from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL) and will option him back to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following the April 16 night game.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Claimed RHP Marcus Walden off waivers from Toronto and optioned him to Sacramento (PCL).

SEATTLE MARINERS — Recalled INF Nick Franklin and OF James Jnoes from Tacoma (PCL). Placed OF-DH Logan Morrison on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 15 and RHP Blake Beavan on the 15-day DL.

National League

NEW YORK METS — Selected the contract of RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka's contract from Las Vegas (PCL). Sent LHP John Lannan outright to Las Vegas.

American Association

ST. PAUL SAINTS — Released RHP Kyle Morrison.

WICHITA WINGNUTS — Signed 1B Chun-Hsiu Chen.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Signed RHP Salvador Sanchez. Traded INF Rob Benedict to Traverse City for a player to be named.

QUEBEC CAPITALES — Released OF Royce Consigli.

ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Signed C Billy Alvino and C Joe Maloney.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association

NBA — Suspended Los Angeles Clippers' F Blake Griffin a one game after receiving his 16th technical foul of the 2013-14 season.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS — Announced owner Herb Kohl will sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens.

Women's National Basketball Association

MINNESOTA LYNX — Traded G Sugar Rodgers to New York for the rights to swap third-round picks in the 2015 draft.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed P T.J. Conley.

GREEN BAY PACKERS — Agreed to terms with QB Matt Flynn.

NEW YORK JETS — Agreed to terms with RB Chris Johnson.

Canadian Football League

OTTAWA REDBLACKS — Released WR Limas Sweed, WR Paul De Pass, WR Eric Rogers, DB Justin Ferrell, DB Bo Smith and K Derek Schiavone.

SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS — Signed QB Darian Durant to a multiyear contract extension.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

BUFFALO SABRES — Announced goalie coach Jim Corsi will not return next season and the contract of assistant coach Teppo Numminen will not be renewed. Announced assistant coach Joe Sacco and Jerry Forton have been offered jobs within the team's hockey department.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Recalled G Mac Carruth from Rockford (AHL).

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS — Signed D Viktor Loov to a three-year entry-level contract.

WINNIPEG JETS — Signed coach Paul Maurice to a four-year contract extension.

American HOCKEY LEAGUE

ABBOTSFORD HEAT — Announced D Keegan Kanzig has been assigned to the team from Victoria (WHL).

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Announced D Josh McFadden was recalled from Cincinnati (ECHL).

ECHL

STOCKTON THUNDER — Added F Mathieu Gagnon and D Andrey Pedan to the roster.

MOTORSPORTS

INDYCAR — Fined driver Sebastian Saavedra $10,000 and placed him on probation through the Indianapolis 500 for a rules violation at Long Beach on April 13.

SOCCER

MLS — Awards an expandsion team to Atlanta.

COLLEGE

ARIZONA STATE — Announced sophomore G Jahii Carson will enter the NBA draft.

CINCINNATI — Named Matt Cosinuke women's assistant soccer coach.

KANSAS STATE — Signed men's basketball coach Bruce Weber to a one-year contract extension through 2018-19.

KENTUCKY — Announced junior QB Jalen Whitlow will transfer.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE — Named Tom Hodges women's assistant basketball coach.

POST — Announced the addition of women's bowling and women's golf, beginning in the 2014-15 academic year.

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