Traded The Philadelphia Phillies acquired seven-time All-Star infielder Michael Young from the Texas Rangers for two relief pitchers, filling a void at third base. The Rangers get right-hander Josh Lindblom and minor league righty Lisalverto Bonilla. The Rangers also will pay a significant portion of Young’s salary for 2013. Young is due to earn $16 million. Reports said the Phillies will pay him about $6 million. Signed The Los Angeles Dodgers signed South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin to a $36 million, six-year deal, bolstering their starting rotation for next year. The team and Ryu had until 2 p.m. PST to reach an agreement or else the left-hander would have returned home and the Dodgers would have been refunded the $25.7 million fee they paid for exclusive rights to negotiate with him.
• Charlotte Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins says the team has waived son Cory Higgins and signed forward Jeff Adrien. The 6-foot-7 Adrien joins the Bobcats from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League, where he averaged 17.6 points on 56 percent shooting and 11.2 rebounds in five games.
Fined Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for criticizing the officiating following a loss at the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
• The Celtics’ Chris Wilcox has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for making an obscene gesture toward fans during a game an overtime loss at Philadelphia on Friday.
Agreed NBC Sports Group and Yahoo announced a content and promotional deal that combines the website’s sports reporting, college recruitment content and fantasy sports material with its partner’s digital assets and television access.
Hired Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has hired Clemson co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Charlie Harbison to the same position.
Out No. 1 Indiana has lost sophomore forward Austin Etherington for the rest of the season because of a fractured left kneecap. Etherington was hurt in Saturday’s win over Central Connecticut State.