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Thursday’s Sports Transactions

January 31, 2019
National Basketball Association

WASHINGTON WIZARDS — Signed G John Jenkins to a 10-day contract.

Women’s National Basketball Association

WASHINGTON MYSTICS — Promoted Eric Thibault to associate head coach.

National Football League

GREEN BAY PACKERS — Retained defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery and running backs coach Ben Sirmans. Promoted Jason Simmons to defensive backs coach and Ryan Downard to assistant defensive backs coach.

Canadian Football League

EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Signed WRs Bryce Bobo and Anthony Mahoungou.

Arena Football League

ATLANTIC CITY AFL — Named Ron James coach, Shane Stafford offensive coordinator, Sergio Gilliam defensive coordinator, Caesar Rayford defensive line and linebackers coach; and Brandon Lang director of player personnel.

National Hockey League

NHLPA C Antoine Vermette announced his retirements.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Assigned G Cam Johnson to Binghamton (AHL). Recalled G Mackenzie Blackwood and D Eric Grybafrom Binghamton. Placed D Sami Vatanen on injured reserve.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Recalled F Michael Dal Colle and D Devon Toews from Bridgeport (AHL).

American Hockey League

AHL — Suspended Syracuse F Gabriel Dumont one game for an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a Jan. 26 game against Rochester.

HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Signed D Zach Tolkinen to a professional tryout agreement.


ECHL — Suspended Maine’s Ryan Culkin one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a Jan. 30 game at Reading.

Major League Soccer

ATLANTA UNITED — Transferred Miguel Almirón to Newcastle United (EPL) for an undisclosed fee.

COLUMBUS CREW — Acquired $175,000 of General Allocation Money from Montreal for an international roster spot for the 2019 MLS season.

D.C. UNITED — Acquired D Leonardo Jara from Boca Juniors (Superliga Argentina). Signed D Akeem Ward.

OTTAWA FURY — Signed D-M Dakota Barnathan.

National Premier Soccer League

NEW YORK COSMOS — Signed F Jochen Graf.


NCAA — Placed Missouri’s football, baseball and softball programs on three years of probation and one-year postseason bans for academic misconduct involving a tutor who completed coursework for athletes.

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