Thursday's sports transactions
CHICAGO CUBS—Named Mark Riggins minor league pitching coordinator.
PENSACOLA PELICANS—Acquired OF Sean Gamble from Nashua (Can-Am) to complete an earlier trade.
SIOUX FALLS CANARIES—Agreed to terms with RHP Seth Gilleland.
ATLANTIC CITY SURF—Released OF Chaz Lytle.
NASHUA PRIDE—Traded RHP Dustin Nielsen and INF Mike Pierre to Chillicothe (Frontier) to complete an earlier trade.
NEW HAVEN COUNTY CUTTERS—Sold the contracts of LHP Kevin Culpepper and OF Ervin Alcantara to Brockton.
FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS—Renewed the contract of Steve Montgomery, pitching coach.
GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS—Agreed to terms with INF Omar Padilla. Named Mike Smith assistant general manager/sales and marketing, Becky Kremen assistant general manager/business operations, Jim Rice group sales manager and Aaron Pineda ticket sales/media relations assistant.
United Baseball League
HARLINGEN WHITEWINGS—Exercised the 2008 options on OF John Beal, P Derek Bennett, OF Bub Bergstrom, INF Omar Bramasco, OF David Cardona, P Angel Cordero, P Joey Cress, P Bobby Darling, P Maximino de la Cruz, P Kenneth Evoniuk, OF Ryan Fox, P Chris Gale, C Kevin Griffin, P Todd Lutz, INF Alejandro Martinez, OF Sam McLain, P Wilfrido Laureano, INF Brian Nichols, IF Ericnardo Padilla, INF Miguel Peguero, P Joe Rogers, OF Luany Sanchez, P Julian Willams, OF Teodoro Encarnacion and C Danilo Reynoso.
National Basketball Association
CHICAGO BULLS—Assigned G JamesOn Curry to Iowa of the NBA Development League.
SACRAMENTO KINGS—Waived G Orien Greene.
NBA Development League
ALBUQUERQUE THUNDERBIRDS—Waived G Steven Barber, G Kris Collins, F Harry Good, F Jackson Marlow and G/F Tiras Wade.
ANAHEIM ARSENAL—Waived F B.J. Walker, G Tyrone Anderson, G Clarence Sanders, G Lorenzo Williams and C Bruce Brown.
AUSTIN TOROS—Waived G Ronald Blackshear, F Joseph Works and F Marcus Williams.
BAKERSFIELD JAM—Waived F Wayne Oliver, F Lamar Gayle and G Jason Harris.
COLORADO 14ERS—Waived F Kelly Whitney, F Brandon Dean, F Mo Charlo, F Marcus Sanders and F Tyronne Beale.
DAKOTA WIZARDS—Waived F Johnathan Burris, G/F Armein Kirkland, G Donta Richardson and G Tony Gipson.
FORT WAYNE MAD ANTS—Waived C Shagari Alleyne, F Julius Ashby, G Frank Richards, F Casey Love and G Anthony Kyle.
IDAHO STAMPEDE—Waived G Marlon London, G Dwuan Rice and G Tim Jennings.
IOWA ENERGY—Waived G Nedu Onyeuke, F Alfred Neale, C James Beasley and G Larry House.
LOS ANGELES D-FENDERS—Waived F Damond Williams, G Ivan Jenkins, G Forrest Fisher and F Martane Freeman.
SIOUX CITY SKYFORCE—Waived G Marcus Bailey, G Derrick Wimmer, F Sammy Monroe and F Freddy Robinson.
TULSA 66ERS—Waived G DeAndre Rice, C Rashid Byrd, G Schea Cotton and G Abe Badmus.
UTAH FLASH—Waived G Steven Barnes, F Isma'il Muhammad, F Trayvon Lathan and G Tyree Jones.
American Basketball Association
LONG BEACH BREAKERS—Signed F Byron Russell.
Continental Basketball Association
PITTSBURGH XPLOSION—Waived G Ryan Edwards. Signed G Darmetrious Kilgore.
YAKAMA SUN KINGS—Signed G Moochie Norris.
National Football League
WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Placed WR Brandon Lloyd on injured reserve. Signed WR Jimmy Farris.
Canadian Football League
CALGARY STAMPEDERS—Fired Tom Higgins, coach.
National Hockey League
BOSTON BRUINS—Recalled G Tuukka Rask from Providence (AHL).
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Acquired D Aaron Rome and D Clay Wilson from Anaheim for C Geoff Platt.
American Hockey League
SPRINGFIELD FALCONS—Announced Edmonton (NHL) recalled F Liam Reddox and assigned G Jeff Deslauriers to the team.
SYRACUSE CRUNCH—Traded D Bruno St. Jacques to Portland for future considerations. Announced Columbus (NHL) has assigned RW Petr Pohl to the team.
WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS—Announced Pittsburgh (NHL) recalled F Tyler Kennedy.
ECHL—Suspended Utah F Justin Bourne one game for his actions in a Nov. 14 game.
Central Hockey League
ARIZONA SUNDOGS—Signed RW Mike Bartlett.
MISSISSIPPI RIVERKINGS—Signed G Adam Hanna.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN RAGE—SIgned D Matt Frick.
YOUNGSTOWN STEELHOUNDS—Announced F Kirill Starkov has been assigned to the team by Columbus (NHL).
National Lacrosse League
NEW YORK TITANS—Signed F Jeff Ratcliffe to a one-year contract.
U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION—Named Neil Buethe senior manager of communications, Mike Gressle director of marketing & communications and Jim Moorhouse director of youth national team administration.
ARKANSAS—Announced the merger of its men's and women's athletic programs next year. Named Jeff Long vice chancellor for intercollegiate athletics and athletic director and Bev Lewis associate vice chancellor.
BECKER—Named Samly Phonesavanh women's lacrosse coach and Mike Sarno baseball coach. Announced the contracts of Mel Mills, football coach, and Warren Pollard, assistant football coach, will not be renewed.
ELON—Announced the resignation of Chris Webb, women's soccer coach.
WILLIAMS PATERSON—Announced the resignation of Mike Miello, football coach.
WYOMING—Announced the resignation of Anne Moore, women's soccer coach.
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Pirates win bidding for Korean infielder
- Pirates sign Corey Hart to 1-year deal
- Pirates notebook: New catcher Cervelli eager to bond with staff
- MLB notebook: Pirates’ Liriano gets $2 million bonus as part of 3-year, $39 million deal
- Ex-Pirate Parker fights against Parkinson’s with optimistic attitude
- Pirates notebook: Team ‘more relevant’ as Winter Meetings end
- Rossi: Liriano deal good start for Pirates
- Pirates notebook: Pirates open to signing Walker to extension
- Pirates finalize Liriano’s 3-year, $39 million deal
- Pirates’ struggling catcher Sanchez sent home from Dominican Winter League