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February 18, 2015 - 3:46pm
1 week 6 days ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Browns coach Mike Pettine says Johnny Manziel is in a "much better place" than he was earlier this month when he entered a treatment program.

Manziel, his family and the team have not said why he sought help.

On Wednesday at the NFL's annual scouting combine, Pettine said it was Manziel's choice to get treatment and that the team fully supported the decision. Pettine also says he visited the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner recently,...

February 18, 2015 - 3:40pm
1 week 6 days ago

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans say point guard Jrue Holiday has re-aggravated his lower right leg injury and is not scheduled to be re-evaluated for an additional three weeks.

Coach Monty Williams, who spoke after Wednesday practice, also says he hopes Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson will return from their injuries for New Orleans' next game on Friday night in Orlando. Williams says Davis, who has a sprained right shoulder, and Anderson, who has a sore...

February 18, 2015 - 3:39pm
1 week 6 days ago

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka probably will throw his first bullpen session of the year on Thursday at the New York Yankees' minor league complex.

Tanaka missed 2½ months last year while rehabilitating a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, managed to avoid surgery and returned for two late-September starts. The right-hander threw for 34 minutes on level ground Tuesday, a day after arriving from Japan ahead of the opening spring training...

February 18, 2015 - 3:34pm
1 week 6 days ago

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets will likely have to continue their drive to the postseason without Mathieu Perreault, while Drew Stafford is considered day to day.

Both forwards were injured in Winnipeg's 5-4 shootout win over Edmonton on Monday.

Coach Paul Maurice said Perreault had a "significant lower-body injury."

"We would be hopeful that he'll return by the end of the regular season," Maurice said after practice...

February 18, 2015 - 3:32pm
1 week 6 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland Indians pitcher Tyler Sturdevant has been suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program following a positive test for a banned amphetamine.

The 29-year-old right-hander is on the roster of Triple-A Columbus of the International League. He spent last season with the Clippers and Akron, going 2-2 with a 2.65 ERA and eight saves in 46 relief appearances.

The suspension, announced Wednesday, was the 35th this...

February 18, 2015 - 3:28pm
1 week 6 days ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have defeated catcher Wilin Rosario in salary arbitration.

Rosario was given a $2.8 million salary instead of his $3.3 million request on Wednesday by Elizabeth Neumeier, Phillip LaPorte and James Oldham, who heard the case a day earlier.

Rosario, who turns 26 on Feb. 23, hit .267 with 13 homers and 54 RBIs last year, down from .292 with 21 homers and 79 RBIs in 2013. He made $502,000 last year....

February 18, 2015 - 3:24pm
1 week 6 days ago

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers activated goaltender Ben Scrivens off injured reserve Wednesday and placed goalie Viktor Fasth on the injured list.

Fasth suffered a knee injury in Edmonton's 5-4 shootout loss Monday in Winnipeg.

He got twisted around trying to stop Blake Wheeler's goal in the first round of the shootout.

Richard Bachman came in to face the final two Winnipeg shooters.


February 18, 2015 - 3:16pm
1 week 6 days ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Mid-American Conference will hold its men's and women's tournaments at Quicken Loans Arena through at least 2023.

The MAC announced a six-year contract extension with The Q on Wednesday. The current agreement between the conference and arena runs through 2017.

Quicken Loans has hosted the men's tournament since 2000, making it the second longest running neutral site tournament in the country.

MAC Commissioner...

February 18, 2015 - 3:04pm
1 week 6 days ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After getting benched each of the past two seasons, Robert Griffin III is back to being the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback.

For now, at least. And the way coach Jay Gruden sees it, everybody — quarterback and coaches alike — needs to work hard to keep it that way.

Gruden said Wednesday at the NFL scouting combine that "we'll go into the season with Robert as the No. 1 guy."

He adds: "It's up to...

February 18, 2015 - 2:55pm
1 week 6 days ago

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg says Ryan Howard will start at first base this season, despite plans to rebuild the team and attempts to trade the declining slugger.

Sandberg spoke in support of Howard on Wednesday during his first news conference of spring training as pitchers and catchers reported to Bright House Field.

When Sandberg was asked about the former MVP he benched for three games last season, he said: "He's the...

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