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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, December 07, 2017 1:00 am



American League

TEXAS RANGERS — Signed LHP Mike Minor to a three-year contract.

Frontier League


FLORENCE FREEDOM — Signed OF Andrew Godbold and OF Andre Mercurio to contract extensions.



NBA — Fined Memphis C Marc Gasol $15,000 for using a profanity during a live television interview after a Dec. 4 game. Fined Brooklyn G-F Allen Crabbe $15,000 for violating the rule prohibiting players from throwing any item, including the game ball, at the basket stanchion.



NFL — Signed commissioner Roger Goodell to a five-year contract extension through 2024. Cincinnati S George Iloka had his one-game suspension overturned on appeal, leaving him with a $36,464.50 fine for his hit on Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown.

CINCINNATI BENGALS — Placed WR John Ross on injured reserve. Signed DT Josh Tupou from the practice squad.

GREEN BAY PACKERS — Activated CB Demetri Goodson from the PUP list. Placed CB Kevin King on injured reserve.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Suspended CB Marcus Peters for his actions during a Dec. 3 game against Oakland.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Re-signed LB Jonathan Freeny.

WASHINGTON — OL Cameron Jefferson to the practice squad.



COLORADO AVALANCHE — Reassigned F Rocco Grimaldi to San Antonio (AHL).

DETROIT RED WINGS — Reassigned D Vili Saarijarvi to Grand Rapids (AHL) from Toledo (ECHL).

NEW YORK RANGERS — Signed G Marek Mazanec and assigned him to Hartford (AHL). Assigned G Alexandar Georgiev to Hartford (AHL).


GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS — Recalled F Mike Borkowski from Toledo (ECHL).

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Reassigned G Joe Cannata to Colorado (ECHL).


READING ROYALS — Signed G Brian Matesevac. Announced G John Muse was recalled by Lehigh Valley (AHL).


WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL — Named Andrew Smith vice president of sales and marketing, Tina Simpson director of ticketing, Chris Banker director of public relations, Robert Murphy director of sales, Tyler Hokes senior manager of marketing and community relations, Robert Roessel business development manager, Mike Eckert director of business development overseeing a partnership management team, and Cindy Lewis-Black senior manager of partnership development.



COLUMBUS CREW — Acquired M Artur on a permanent transfer from Sao Paulo FC (Brazil).


WASHINGTON SPIRIT — Named Briana Scurry first assistant coach and technical advisor for the Spirit Academy programs in Maryland and Virginia.


ARKANSAS — Named Chad Morris football coach and agreed to terms on a six-year contract.

PITTSBURGH — Signed football coach Pat Narduzzi to a contract extension through the 2024 season.

RICE — Named Mike Bloomgren football coach and agreed to terms on a five-year contract.

SOUTH CAROLINA — Fired co-offensive coordinator Kurt Roper.

WEBER STATE — Signed football coach Jay Hill to a two-year contract extension through the 2023 season.