Minor league pitchers suspended for drugs of abuse

by Associated Press on February 22, 2019 at 5:58 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Bo Tucker and free agent pitcher Joshua Payne have been suspended for 50 games each under baseball’s minor league drug program following second positive tests for drugs of abuse. Tucker, a 23-year-old left-hander, was 0-2 with an 18.69 ERA in three starts and one relief appearance last… Continue Reading

Sabres place Kyle Okposo on IR; demote Pilut to AHL

by Associated Press on February 22, 2019 at 5:58 pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have placed forward Kyle Okposo on injured reserve and demoted defenseman Lawrence Pilut to the minors. Okposo is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with his third concussion in less than three years. The 30-year-old was felled by a punch to the face during a fight with New York… Continue Reading

Espanyol draws 1-1 with last-place Huesca in Spanish league

by Associated Press on February 22, 2019 at 5:56 pm

MADRID (AP) — Espanyol was held to a 1-1 home draw by last-place Huesca on Friday, missing a chance to move further away from the relegation zone in the Spanish league. The result left the hosts in 13th place, seven points from safety. Esteban Granero put Espanyol ahead with a well-placed free kick in the… Continue Reading

Bremen’s European hopes hit by 1-1 draw with Stuttgart

by Associated Press on February 22, 2019 at 4:55 pm

BREMEN, Germany (AP) — Werder Bremen’s European hopes were damaged by a 1-1 home draw with Stuttgart in the Bundesliga Friday. Bremen had been hoping to get closer to Wolfsburg, which occupies the last Europa League qualifying position in sixth spot, but had to be content with a move up to ninth. Steven Zuber fired… Continue Reading

Patriots, Cardinals, Redskins get 4 compensatory draft picks

by Associated Press on February 22, 2019 at 3:56 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — New England, Arizona and Washington each will get four of the 32 compensatory draft picks the NFL awarded on Friday. The Cardinals have the first overall selection in the April 25-27 draft in Nashville. They also will get one compensatory pick for free agents lost in 2018 in the sixth round… Continue Reading

AP source: Santana, White Sox agree to minor league deal

by Associated Press on February 22, 2019 at 3:48 pm

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a minor league contract with veteran right-hander Ervin Santana. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement is pending a successful physical. If added to the 40-man roster, Santana would… Continue Reading

No. 17 Nova looks to extend streak vs Xavier

by Associated Press on February 22, 2019 at 3:30 pm

No. 17 Villanova (20-7, 11-3) vs. Xavier (14-13, 6-8) Cintas Center, Cincinnati; Sunday, 1:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 17 Nova looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over Xavier. Villanova has won by an average of 18 points in its last five wins over the Musketeers. Xavier’s last win in the… Continue Reading

Falcons agree to 1-year deal with cornerback Wreh-Wilson

by Associated Press on February 22, 2019 at 2:56 pm

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Falcons have agreed to a one-year contract extension with backup cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson. Wreh-Wilson has played in 12 games, including one start, since joining the Falcons in 2016. He appeared in only three games in 2018. Coach Dan Quinn said in a statement that Wreh-Wilson provides depth for the… Continue Reading

Boeheim to coach Syracuse vs No. 1 Duke after fatal crash

by Associated Press on February 22, 2019 at 2:01 pm

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Jim Boeheim will coach Syracuse against top-ranked Duke on Saturday night, his team’s next game after Boeheim struck and killed a pedestrian on a darkened highway. Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack said in a release Friday that Boeheim will resume coaching duties three days after the crash. Police say the fatal… Continue Reading