Friday's Sports Transactions

October 20, 2017 - 6:59 pm

BASEBALL
American League

DETROIT TIGERS — Named Ron Gardenhire manager. Declined the 2018 contract option on RHP Anibal Sanchez.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Named Ryan Christenson bench coach.

National League

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Announced manager Dusty Baker won't return next season.

Frontier League

FLORENCE FREEDOM — Signed OF Cutter McDowell and OF Jimmy Heck.

RIVER CITY RASCALS — Signed INF Darian Carpenter.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association

ATLANTA HAWKS — Named Michelle Leftwich vice president of salary cap administration.

NEW YORK KNICKS — Signed F Isaiah Hicks to a two-way contract.

NBA G League

LONG ISLAND NETS — Acquired two 2018 second-round draft picks from Wisconsin for the returning player rights of F Cliff Alexander and a 2018 fourth-round draft pick.

NORTHERN ARIZONA SUNS — Acquired a 2017 first-round (No. 1) draft pick and the returning player rights of F Zach Andrews from Iowa for a 2017 first-round (No. 8) draft pick and the returning player rights of Gs Elijah Millsap and Michael Bryson.

RIO GRANDE VALLEY VIPERS — Acquired returning player rights of G RJ Hunter from Long Island for a 2017 second-round draft pick.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

GREEN BAY PACKERS — Placed QB Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

NHL — Suspended Vancouver D Erik Gudbranson one game for his hit from behind on Boston F Frank Vatrano during an Oct. 19 game.

DETROIT RED WINGS — Agreed to terms with LW Andreas Athanasiou on a one-year contract.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Placed G Cory Schneider on injured reserve, retroactive to Oct. 19. Recalled G Scott Wedgewood from Binghamton (AHL).

LACROSSE
National Lacrosse League

BUFFALO BANDITS — Signed G Alex Buque to a one-year contract.

COLLEGE

LANDER — Named Cooper Neiman assistant men's basketball coach.

LOUISVILLE — Promoted R.J. Evans to acting assistant men's basketball coach.

UNC ASHEVILLE — Promoted Sean Dixon to associate head men's basketball coach.

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