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Tue., May 20, 2014

Signed The Seattle Seahawks have signed defensive end Cassius Marsh, the first of their fourth-round picks in the NFL draft. Financial terms of Marsh’s deal were not released but he will receive a four-year contract. Marsh was taken with the 108th pick overall in the draft out of UCLA. Seattle also signed tight end Rashaun Allen and guard Nate Isles, who both took part in the Seahawks’ rookie minicamp last week on a tryout. To clear roster spots, the Seahawks terminated the contract of tight end Travis Beckum and released cornerback Jimmy Legree.

• The Golden State Warriors and Steve Kerr have completed the coaching contract agreed to last week. The sides finalized the five-year deal worth up to $25 million.

• Manchester United confirmed that they have appointed Dutchman Louis Van Gaal as their new manager on a three-year contract.The 62-year-old will take over at Old Trafford once he has completed his role as Netherlands manager at this summer’s World Cup finals. Ryan Giggs will be Van Gaal’s assistant manager.

• The St. Louis Blues have re-signed goalie Brian Elliott to a three-year contract and will not pursue a new deal with Ryan Miller.

Extended The Chicago Bears and Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2017 season. Marshall announced on Twitter that the extension is worth $30 million and that he’s donating $1 million to the “mental health community.” He signed the deal during an appearance on ABC’s “The View” talk show.

Acquired The Oakland Raiders have claimed wide receiver Greg Little off waivers from the Cleveland Browns. Little has played 48 games and started 41 in three seasons with Cleveland after being drafted in the second round out of North Carolina in 2011.

Ordered Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong has been ordered to give sworn videotaped testimony next month about using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France seven times. Armstrong has been sued by a Texas company seeking the return of about $12 million in performance bonuses.

Fired The Memphis Grizzlies have parted with team CEO Jason Levien and director of player personnel Stu Lash in a front-office shake-up that follows the Grizzlies’ elimination in the first round of the NBA playoffs. General manager Chris Wallace assumes interim responsibility for basketball operations.



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