January 21, 2014 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Signed The Calgary Flames signed center Matt Stajan to a four-year deal worth $12.5 million Monday. Stajan has seven goals and 10 assists in 41 games this season. The 30-year-old center made his debut in 2002 with the Toronto Maple Leafs before being traded to Calgary in 2010.

• The Brewers signed first baseman Lyle Overbay to a minor league contract. The left-handed Overbay hit .240 with 14 homers and 59 RBIs in 142 games last year for the Yankees. He returns to Milwaukee, where he played two seasons starting in 2004. His 53 doubles that year are a single-season franchise record.

Named Former Montana Tech football coach and athletic director Bob Green was named the NAIA school’s interim athletic director, two days after school officials announced that athletic director Charles Bradley was “no longer with the university.” Women’s basketball coach DeAnn Craft and assistant Kesha Watson resigned in support of Bradley. Montana Tech will begin a search to fill those positions shortly.

Returned Former NFL receiver Ike Hilliard is returning to be receivers coach for the Washington Redskins. Hilliard previously worked with Redskins head coach Jay Gruden on the staff of the UFL’s Florida Tuskers, and also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2005-08, when Gruden was an assistant coach for the team. Hilliard played 12 NFL seasons with the New York Giants and Buccaneers.

Hired Indiana hired Brian Knorr as its new defensive coordinator. He replaces the recently fired Doug Mallory. Indiana set a Big Ten record in 2013 for yards allowed in league games and a school record for points allowed per game. Knorr spent the past six seasons at Wake Forest, the last three as defensive coordinator. He also was Ohio University’s head coach from 2001-04.

Agreed Pitcher John Lannan agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets. The 29-year-old left-hander was 3-6 with a 5.33 ERA last year in an injury-shortened season with Philadelphia. The Mets also agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million contract with pitcher Dillon Gee.


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