BASEBALL
Major League Baseball Players Association

MLBPA — Named Bruce Meyer senior director, collective bargaining & legal.

American Association

FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Released C Chris Coste.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Traded LHP Jose Jose to Somerset (Atlantic) for a player to be named.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association

SAN ANTONIO SPURS — G Manu Ginobili announced his retirement.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

NFL — Named Tim Ellis chief marketing officer.

ATLANTA FALCONS — Signed K Giorgio Tavecchio.

DETROIT LIONS — Signed DE Robert Ayers. Waived CB Josh Okonye.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed LB Brandon Chubb. Waived RB Tion Green.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Waived C Jacob Judd.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released WR Eric Decker and DB Eddie Pleasant.

OAKLAND RAIDERS — Traded WR Ryan Switzer and a 2019 sixth-round draft pick to Pittsburgh for a 2019 fifth-round draft pick.

TENNESSEE TITANS — Agreed to terms with RB Lenard Tillery.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

DETROIT RED WINGS — Announced a three-year extension of their affiliation agreement with Toledo (ECHL) through the 2020-21 season.

FLORIDA PANTHERS — Agreed to terms with RW Troy Brouwer to a one-year contract.

American Hockey League

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Named J.J. Daigneault and Daniel Tkaczuk assistant coaches, Ryan Ward video assistant coach, Koryd Lavimoniere athletic trainer, Steven Passineau equipment manager, Jack Markwardt assistant equipment manager and Abe Edson strength and conditioning coach.

OLYMPIC SPORTS

U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY — Named Dr. Jennifer Royer TrueSport and athlete education director.

COLLEGE

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Suspended senior QB Nick Fitzgerald one game for a violation of team policy.

PITTSBURGH — Announced graduate QB Jeff George Jr. has transferred from Michigan.

UCLA — Suspended OL Boss Tagaloa and TE Devin Asiasi three games each, RB Soso Jamabo two games and DL Osa Odighizuwa, DB Mo Osling and DL Moses Robinson-Carr one game each for unspecified rules violations.