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Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

December 19, 2018
American League

HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with OF Michael Brantley on a two-year contract.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Named Joe Garagiola Jr. special adviser to the president and CEO.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Signed RHP Chris Dula to a minor league contract.

National Basketball Association

SACRAMENTO KINGS — Assigned F Harry Giles to Stockton (NBAGL). Transferred F Troy Williams to Stockton.

National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Released OL Justin Evans from the practice squad. Signed LB Pete Robertson and S Fish Smithson to the practice squad.

BUFFALO SABRES — Placed F Patrik Berglund on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract.

DENVER BRONCOS — Placed CB Chris Harris Jr. on injured reserve. Signed CB Craig Mager.

DETROIT LIONS — Placed RB Kerryon Johnson on injured reserve. Released G Salesi Uhatafe from the practice squad. Activated CB Jamal Agnew from injured reserve. Signed RB Justin Stockton to the practice squad.

MIAMI DOLPHINS — Placed RB Frank Gore on injured reserve. Signed DT Kendrick Norton.

NEW YORK GIANTS — Placed DB Antonio Hamilton on injured reserve. Activated WR Cody Latimer from injured reserve.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Placed CB Danny Johnson on injured reserve. Signed DB Jeremy Reaves from the practice squad and DB Jack Tocho to the practice squad.

National Hockey League

NHL — Fined St. Louis D Vince Dunn $1,942.20 for cross-checking Edmonton F Jujhar Khaira.

ARIZONA COYOTES — Assigned G Adin Hill and F Conor Garland to Tucson (AHL).

DALLAS STARS — Reassigned D Joel Hanley to Texas (AHL).

American Hockey League

LEHIGH VALLEY PHANTOMS — Signed F Steven Swavely to a professional tryout agreement.


NTRA — Named Alicia Wincze-Hughes director of communications.


U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY — Announced American gymnast Laura Zeng has accepted a six-month suspension for an anti-doping rule violation.

Major League Soccer

LA GALAXY — Re-signed M Chris Pontius.

United Soccer League

NEW MEXICO UNITED — Signed Fs David Estrada and Kevaughn Frater and G Ben Beaury.


CLARKE — Named Marq Hicks men’s and women’s bowling coach.

MICHIGAN — LB Devin Bush will enter the NFL draft.

NORTH CAROLINA — Signed men’s basketball coach Roy Williams to an eight-year contract extension through the 2027-28 season.

YALE — Named Brendan Faherty women’s soccer coach.

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