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BASEBALL

American League

TEXAS RANGERS – Signed LHP Martin Perez to a four-year contract through 2017.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS – Named Rick Renteria manager and agreed to terms on a three-year contract.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – Named Dann Bilardello manager of Palm Beach (FSL), Joe Kruzel manager of Peoria (MWL) and Johnny Rodriguez manager of Johnson City (Appalachian). Promoted Tim Leveque to pitching coordinator. Announced Paul Davis will take on the role of minor league pitching coach and coordinator of pitching analytics along with his role as Johnson City pitching coach. Named Mike Roberts special assistant to amateur scouting, Matt Swanson midwest cross-checker for the 2014 season and Patrick Casanta baseball development analyst.

BASKETBALL

NBA

NBA – Suspended Atlanta G Dennis Schroder one game for striking Sacramento C DeMarcus Cousins in the groin, during a Nov. 5 game.

HOUSTON ROCKETS – Assigned G Isaiah Canaan and F Robert Covington to Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).

FOOTBALL

NFL

ARIZONA CARDINALS – Placed C-G Philip Blake on the practice squad injured reserve list. Signed C Tom Draheim to the practice squad.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS – Waived LB Audie Cole. Signed OT Kevin Murphy from the practice squad.

NEW YORK GIANTS – Activated RB Andre Brown from the injured reserve/return list and DT Markus Kuhn from the PUP list. Placed RB David Wilson and DT Shaun Rogers on injured reserve.

HOCKEY

NHL

FLORIDA PANTHERS – Loaned RW Steve Pinizzotto to San Antonio (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS – Recalled F Taylor Beck from Milwaukee (AHL). Assigned F Filip Forsberg to Milwaukee.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS – Placed F Patrik Elias on injured reserve. Activated D Peter Harrold from injured reserve.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS – Recalled D Aaron Ness from Bridgeport (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES – Assigned F Andy Miele to Portland (AHL).

ECHL

GWINNETT GLADIATORS – Signed F Marshall Everson.

UTAH GRIZZLIES – Acquired Fs Mathieu Aubin and Michael Pelech from Cincinnati for future considerations.

COLLEGE

HORIZON LEAGUE – Named Tom Crowley special assistant to the commissioner.

NEBRASKA – Suspended men’s senior basketball G Ray Gallegos for the first two games for a violation of team rules. Announced junior F Jordan Tyrance is leaving the men’s basketball team for personal reasons.

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