Thursday's Sports Transactions

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Associated Press

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 2 at 2:32 PM

BASEBALL
Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Traded RHP Jorge Vasquez to Amarillo (AA) for OF Chris Valencia.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Re-signed C Philip Blake, WR Dan Buckner, LB Kenny Demens, C Tom Draheim, TE Darren Fells, RB Robert Hughes, S Orhian Johnson, DT Anthony McCloud, and LB Kenny Rowe to reserve/future contracts.

CHICAGO BEARS — Signed QB Jay Cutler to a seven-year contract, and G Matt Slauson and CB Tim Jennings to four-year contracts.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed RB Jamaine Cook and DB Brandon Hughes to reserve/future contracts.

HOUSTON TEXANS — Named Bill O'Brien coach.

Pro Football Hall of Fame

PFHOF — Named David Baker president and executive director.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Activated F Nathan Horton, G Sergei Bobrovsky and D Dalton Prout from the injured list. Reassigned F Jonathan Marchessault, D Tim Erixon and G Mike McKenna to Springfield (AHL).

DALLAS STARS — Recalled F Colton Sceviour from Texas (AHL).

MINNESOTA WILD — Recalled G Darcy Kuemper from Iowa (AHL). Activated D Clayton Stoner from the injured reserve list. Placed F Zenon Konopka on waivers.

American Hockey League

AHL — Suspended Bridgeport D Marc Cantin three games for an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a Dec. 31 game at Portland.

ECHL

ECHL — Announced the earlier indefinite suspension of Utah's Kris Hogg will ammount to 14 games. Hogg was suspended on Dec. 24 for his actions in a Dec. 21 game at Alaska and will miss 11 more games. Fined Wheeling's Ryley Miller an undisclosed amount for his actions in a Dec. 31 game against Reading.

SOCCER
Major League Soccer

FC DALLAS — Re-signed D Zach Loyd.

COLLEGE

OREGON STATE — Announced junior WR Brandin Cooks will enter the NFL draft.

PENN STATE — Named Larry Johnson interim football coach.

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