Ryan Jones has announced he is transferring from Oklahoma to East Carolina. The former Mallard Creek two-way standout played linebacker for the Sooners but will be given a chance to play tight end for the Pirates. … Cape Fear Christian Academy point guard Jamael Carter, an All-Sandhills Conference selection, is considering opportunities to play at Averett University in Danville, Virginia, or Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. … Conor McGregor has announced he is retiring from fighting. … On this date in 2010, Bryce Harper was the No. 1 overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft by the Washington Nationals.