Brown returns to North Carolina...Pirates sign Chisenhall...Predators seek another home win
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — New North Carolina football coach Mack Brown says returning for a second stint with the Tar Heels is the right fit for him. The school officially announced the move this morning, saying they had signed him to a five-year deal that pays him $3.5 million annually.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall has agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, leaving the Cleveland Indians after eight seasons. The 30-year-old can earn an additional $3 million in performance bonuses for plate appearances under the deal announced today. Chisenhall hit .321 in 29 games and 84 at-bats during an injury-shortened 2018 season.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have won six straight home games, and will be looking to make it seven in a row tonight when they host the Colorado Avalanche. Colorado has won four games in a row, and is 6-0-1 in its last seven games.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will have their depth at tight end tested with Vance McDonald and Xavier Grimble both dealing with injuries. Coach Mike Tomlin says McDonald has a hip issue while Grimble is in the concussion protocol. McDonald could be limited early in the week as the Steelers prepare for a visit from the Los Angeles Chargers.
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after being hired as the New York Mets’ bench coach, Jim Riggleman is acknowledging that he may be viewed as a manager-in-waiting, in the event that Mickey Callaway is fired. Riggleman has managed more than 1,600 games with the Cubs, Mariners, Nationals and Reds. In Callaway’s first season as manager, the Mets struggled with injuries and finished fourth in the NL East.