Friday’s Sports Transactions
TEXAS RANGERS — Claimed RHP Luke Farrell off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels.
|National Football League|
NFL — Named Jon Schwartz senior vice president of communications and public affairs.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Announced the contract of outside linebackers coach Joey Porter will not be renewed.
|National Hockey League|
CAROLINA HURRICANES — Recalled F Greg McKegg from Charlotte (AHL). Placed F Jordan Staal on injured reserve.
ECHL — Suspended Greenville’s Travis Howe 18 games for his actions in a Dec. 29 game against Florida. Suspended Wichita’s Jakob Stukel two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a Jan. 2 game at Utah. Suspended Toledo’s Connor Schmidt two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a Jan. 3 game at Wheeling.
|Major League Soccer|
COLUMBUS CREW — Named Tim Bezbatchenko president and Caleb Porter coach.
|National Women’s Soccer League|
WASHINGTON SPIRIT — Named Larry Best chief executive officer.
MARTIN METHODIST — Named Amleto Monacelli men’s and women’s assistant bowling coach.
MEMPHIS — Named Kevin Johns offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
OHIO STATE — C Michael Jordan will enter the NFL draft.
PITTSBURGH — Fired offensive coordinator Shawn Watson and wide receivers coach Kevin Sherman.
ST. NORBERT — Announced the retirement of women’s basketball coach Connie Tilley at the end of season.