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Friday’s Sports Transactions

January 4, 2019
BASEBALL
American League

NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to terms with SS Troy Tulowitzki on a one-year contract.

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Acquired RHP Oliver Drake from the Toronto Blue Jays for $70,000.

TEXAS RANGERS — Claimed RHP Luke Farrell off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels. Agreed to terms with RHPs Adrian Sampson and Rafael Montero on minor league contracts.

National League

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms with RHP Roberto Gomez, LHP Tyler Lyons, C Steven Baron and OF Patrick Kivlehan on minor league contracts.

FOOTBALL
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.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

CAROLINA HURRICANES — Recalled F Greg McKegg from Charlotte (AHL). Placed F Jordan Staal on injured reserve.

ECHL

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.

SOCCER
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.

COLLEGE

GEORGIA — WR Riley Ridley and TE Isaac Nauta will enter the NFL draft.

LOUISVILLE — Named Cort Dennison co-defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach; Stephen Field recruiting director; Chad Scott running backs coach.

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.

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