Completed The Detroit Tigers have finalized their $26 million, two-year deal with outfielder Torii Hunter. Hunter hit a career-best .313 last season for the Angels with 16 home runs and 92 RBIs. General manager Dave Dombrowski said in a statement that Hunter will be a “tremendous addition to the Tigers’ organization both on and off the field.”
Reinstated The NCAA has ruled UCLA freshman basketball guard Shabazz Muhammad eligible to play. The NCAA said Friday that UCLA’s sanctions against Muhammad were sufficient after the school required him to sit out three games and repay $1,600 in impermissible benefits.
Pleaded Former University of San Diego basketball star Brandon Johnson has pleaded guilty in a college sports bribery case. Johnson, USD’s all-time leading scorer, pleaded guilty Thursday to soliciting a current team member to influence the outcome of a game through a bribe. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Recovering Saint Louis men’s basketball coach Rick Majerus has announced he will not be returning to the team. Majerus has been undergoing evaluation and treatment in California for ongoing heart trouble. The 64-year-old Majerus is 95-69 in five seasons at Saint Louis. The Billikens ended a 12-year NCAA tournament drought last season with a 26-win season. Saint Louis (1-1) is headed to the Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City, Mo. where they could face a second-round matchup Tuesday with Washington State. On Nov. 28, Saint Louis travels to Seattle to play Washington. Jim Crews is the school’s interim coach.
Swapped The Oakland Athletics have traded right-hander Tyson Ross and minor league first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones to the San Diego Padres for infielder Andy Parrino and left-hander Andrew Werner.
Extended New Orleans Hornets general manager Dell Demps has agreed to a new multiyear contract extension to remain with the NBA club. Contract terms were not released.