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.

COLORADO EAGLES_Activated F Brad MacMillan from team suspension and placed him on waivers.

EVANSVILLE ICEMEN_Placed G David Wilson and F Chris Campanale placed on waivers.

FORT WAYNE KOMETS_Signed D Dustin Molle and F Colin Chaulk.

TULSA OILERS_Placed G Brad Best on waivers.


ELMIRA JACKALS_Announced G Mike Brodeur was assigned to the team from Binghamton (AHL). Loaned G Daren Machesney to Binghamton.

READING ROYALS_Signed G Zane Kalemba.

SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS_Announced D Dylan Yeo was assigned to the team by Hershey (AHL).

UTAH GRIZZLIES_Announced G J.P. Lamoureux was recalled by Abbotsford (AHL).

Major League Soccer

COLUMBUS CREW_Signed F Tom Heinemann to a multiyear contract.

D.C. UNITED_Re-signed MF Kurt Morsink. Signed D Daniel Woolard. Released F Pablo Hernandez.


NCAA_Placed Texas Tech on two years of probation for a series of recruiting violations, including nearly 1,000 impermissible text messages to football, softball and golf prospects. Ruled Kentucky freshman basketball C Enes Kanter is permanently ineligible.

ALABAMA_Announced RB Mark Ingram, DL Marcell Dareus and WR Julio Jones will enter the NFL draft.

ALBERTUS MAGNUS_Named Darryl Delia men's lacrosse coach.

BAYLOR_Named Phil Bennett defensive coordinator.

INDIANA_Named Mark Hill football strength and conditioning coach and Mark Wateska assistant athletic director for strength and conditioning.

MASSACHUSETTS_Named Carla Tagliente women's field hockey coach.

MISSOURI_Announced DE Aldon Smith will enter the NFL draft.

NOTRE DAME_Announced sophomore OL Alex Bullard is transferring.

SAINT LOUIS_Announced the resignation of women's volleyball coach Anne Kordes to accept a volleyball coaching position at Louisville.

TEXAS STATE_Named Dennis Franchione football coach.

WAGNER_Named Jim Gibbons assistant athletic director for academics and compliance.

WISCONSIN_Junior RB John Clay announced he will enter the NFL draft.