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