Friday's sports transactions

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Jan. 7 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

Major League Baseball

MLB_Named Lou Koskovolis senior vice president of corporate sales and marketing.

American League

TEXAS RANGERS_Designated RHP Guillermo Moscoso for assignment,

National League

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS_Promoted Michael Girsch to assistant general manager and Sig Mejdal to director, amateur draft analysis.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS_Agreed to terms with 1B Adam LaRoche on two-year contract.

South Atlantic League

ROME BRAVES_Named Matt Walbeck manager.

Frontier League

GATEWAY GRIZZLIES_Signed C Landon Hernandez to a contract extension.



National Football League

NFL_Fined Indianapolis LB Gary Brackett $35,000 for his hit on Tennessee LS Ken Amato during a Jan. 2 game. Fined Baltimore LB Terrell Suggs $15,000 for striking Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson in the face after a play. Fined New England NT Vince Wilfork and Miami DE Paul Soliai $10,000 each for roughing the passer. Fined Oakland DL John Henderson $7,500 for slamming Kansas City QB Matt Cassel to the ground.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS_Placed DL Mike Wright on injured reserve. Suspended DE Brandon Deaderick for undisclosed reasons.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS_Named Jim Harbaugh coach.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS_Signed G Lemuel Jeanpierre and CB Josh Pinkard from the practice squad.

TENNESSEE TITANS_Signed LS Jake Ingram, LB Kevin Malast and QB Brett Ratliff to future contracts.

National Hockey League

CAROLINA HURRICANES_Recalled C Jon Matsumoto from Charlotte (AHL). Placed F Jiri Tlusty on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 16.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS_Recalled D Nick Leddy from Rockford (AHL).

DALLAS STARS_Acquired F Jamie Langenbrunner from New Jersey for a conditional 2011 second- or third-round draft pick.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS_Reassigned F Linus Klasen to Milwaukee (AHL).

NEW YORK ISLANDERS_Recalled F Jeremy Colliton from Bridgeport (AHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES_Reassigned G Matt Climie to San Antonio (AHL).

OTTAWA SENATORS_Recalled G Robin Lehner from Binghamton (AHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES_Assigned F Adam Cracknell to Peoria (AHL). Recalled F T.J. Hensick from Peoria.

American Hockey League

AHL_Suspended Wilkes-Barre/Scranton RW Jesse Boulerice for 10 games for deliberately applying physical force to an official without intent to injure in a Jan. 5 game at Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS_Recalled F Cedric McNicoll from Florida (ECHL).

MANITOBA MOOSE_Signed F Ryan Cruthers.

PROVIDENCE BRUINS_Announced F Trent Whitfield was assigned to the team by Boston (NHL).

Central Hockey League

ALLEN AMERICANS_Activated F Jarret Lukin from leave of absence. Placed F Bruce Graham placed on leave of absence.

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