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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 1:00 am



American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Optioned OF Charlie Tilson and RHP Thyago Vieira to Charlotte (IL) and RHP Jose Ruiz to Winston-Salem (Carolina). Reassigned INF Jake Burger, RHPs Dylan Covey and Michael Ynoa, C Alfredo Gonzalez and LHP Jordan Guerrero to minor league camp.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Placed RHP Jesse Hahn on the 60-day DL. Agreed to terms with OF Jon Jay on a one-year contract.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Released DH Brandon Moss.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES — Assigned RHP Josh Ravin outright to Gwinnett (IL).



NBA — Fined Boston G Marcus Smart $15,000 for public criticism of officiating.


PHOENIX MERCURY — Traded G Danielle Robinson to Minnesota for the No. 12 pick in the 2018 draft.

INDIANA FEVER — Traded G Briann January to Phoenix for the No. 8 pick in the 2018 draft.



NFL — Announced the retirments of referees Ed Hochuli and Jeff Triplette. Promoted back judge Shawn Hochuli and side judge Alex Kemp to referees.

BALTIMORE RAVENS — Signed DE Brent Urban to a one-year contract.

BUFFALO BILLS — Agreed to terms with RB Chris Ivory on a two-year contract.

CAROLINA PANTHERS — Agreed to terms with PK Graham Gano on a four-year contract extension.

CHICAGO BEARS — Placed the transition tag on DB Kyle Fuller.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Placed the franchise tag on RB Le’Veon Bell.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Re-signed S Deshazor Everett to a multi-year contract. Waived RBs Kenny Hilliard and Dare Ogunbowale and OT Kevin Bowen.


EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Signed OL Andrew Jones to a one-day contract to announce his retirement.



NHL — RW Jonathan Cheechoo announced his retirement.

ARIZONA COYOTES — Recalled G Adin Hill from Tucson (AHL) on an emergency basis. Signed F Tyler Steenbergen to a three-year, entry-level contract.

BOSTON BRUINS — Reassigned G Dan Vladar from Atlanta (ECHL) to Providence (AHL).

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Agreed to terms with D Erik Gustafsson on a two-year contract extension and F Tyler Sikura on a one-year contract.

DALLAS STARS — Recalled F Roope Hintz and G Mike McKenna from Texas (AHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Assigned G Peter Budaj to Syracuse (AHL) for conditioning.


MANCHESTER MONARCHS — Traded G Carmine Guerriero to Atlanta for future considerations.


USADA — Announced American swimmer Mike Alexandrov accepted a one-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation.


MARIST — Fired men’s basketball coach Mike Maker.