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BASEBALL

Baltimore Orioles - Claimed pitcher Patrick McCoy off waivers from the Detroit Tigers; declined a portion of the 2015 mutual contract option on the contract of outfielder Nick Markakis.

Boston Red Sox - Declined the 2015 contract option on pitcher Craig Breslow; reinstated outfielder Shane Victorino from the 60-day disabled list.

Chicago Cubs - Fired manager Rick Renteria.

Cleveland Indians - Exercised the 2015 club option on infielder Mike Aviles.

Colorado Rockies - Exercised the 2015 club option on pitcher LaTroy Hawkins; outrighted outfielder Matt McBride to Colorado Springs (PCL).

Detroit Tigers - Extended one-year qualifying offers to pitcher Max Scherzer and designated hitter Victor Martinez; exercised the 2015 club option on pitcher Joakim Soria; outrighted pitcher Evan Reed and infielder Don Kelly to Toledo (IL); selected the contract of outfielder Wynton Bernard from West Michigan (Midwest); reinstated pitchers Bruce Rondon, Luke Putkonen and Drew VerHagren and infielder Jose Iglesias from the 60-day disabled list.

Milwaukee Brewers - Exercised the 2015 club option on pitcher Yovani Gallardo; declined the vesting/club option on second baseman Rickie Weeks.

Oakland Athletics - Selected the contract of infielder Tyler Ladendorf from Sacramento (PCL); claimed outfielder Andrew Brown off waivers from the New York Mets.

Tampa Bay Rays - Exercised the 2015 club option on infielder Ben Zobrist.

Toronto Blue Jays - Claimed outfielder Andy Dirks off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

BASKETBALL

Cleveland Cavaliers - Signed center Anderson Varejao to a multi-year contract extension.

Minnesota Timberwolves - Agreed to terms with guard Ricky Rubio on a four-year contract extension.

Philadelphia 76ers - Exercised the third-year team options on the contracts of guard Michael Carter-Williams and center Nerlens Noel; exercised the fourth- year team option on the contract of guard Tony Wroten.

Utah Jazz - Signed guard Alec Burks to a multi-year contract extension.

FOOTBALL

New England Patriots - Signed linebacker Deontae Skinner to the practice squad; released wide receiver Jonathan Krause from the practice squad.

HOCKEY

Buffalo Sabres - Assigned forward Sam Reinhart to Kootenay (WHL).

Chicago Blackhawks - Assigned goaltender Scott Darling to Rockford (AHL).

Detroit Red Wings - Placed forward Stephen Weiss on injured reserve.

National Hockey League - Suspended Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows three games.

Tampa Bay Lightning - Assigned forward Cedric Paquette to Syracuse (AHL).

Winnipeg Jets - Assigned forward Patrice Cormier to St. John's (AHL).

COLLEGE

Michigan - Announced the resignation of athletic director Dave Brandon; named Jim Hackett interim athletic director.

10/31 22:49:11 ET As of October 31, 2014, at 10:51 PM ET