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The Associated Press | November 7, 2013 10:32 PM EST | AP

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

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.

READING FIGHTIN PHILS — Named Jon Nally group sales manager, Zach Haas merchandising manager and Travis Hart concessions manager.

NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Signed RHP Kyle Hassna and OF Keoni Manago contract extensions.

RIVER CITY RASCALS — Placed RHP Drew Benes on the suspended list.

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).

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.

CALGARY FLAMES — Called up F Max Reinhart from Abbotsford (AHL).

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).

GWINNETT GLADIATORS — Signed F Marshall Everson.

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

PEORIA RIVERMEN — Released G Phil Cook. Signed G Eric Levine.

COLORADO MAMMOTH — Signed D Dan Coates to a five-year contract.

NCAA — Announced Oregon G Dominic Artis and F Ben Carter will be suspended for nine games each from the basketball team for violating rules against selling team-issued apparel.

BIG EAST CONFERENCE — Named Rick Gentile senior associate commissioner for broadcasting.

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.