Rangers trade Profar to A’s in 3-team deal involving Rays

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas traded infielder Jurickson Profar to the Oakland Athletics on Friday in a three-team deal that included Tampa Bay and netted the Rangers four prospects. Oakland also finalized a $15 million, two-year contract with free agent right-hander Joakim Soria, giving the A’s a reliable and versatile reliever. The 34-year-old Soria, a two-time All-Star, went 3-4 with a 3.12 ERA in 66 appearances and 60 2/3 innings this year for the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers. He gets $6.5 million next year and $8.5 million in…

Read More

Police: LSU player kills man trying to rob him, teammate

Two LSU football players were trying to sell an electronic item when one of them fatally shot an 18-year-old man trying to rob them, police said Sunday. A statement released by Baton Rouge police does not identify the players, but a person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press that the players are running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and linebacker Jared Small. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because LSU and police have not released the players’ names. The man killed was identified by police as…

Read More

Predators’ Hartman fined $1K for spearing Bruins’ Wagner

NEW YORK (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Ryan Hartman has been fined $1,000 by the NHL for spearing Boston Bruins forward Chris Wagner. The incident occurred at 19:04 of the second period of Saturday’s night game between the Predators and Bruins, which Boston won 5-2. The league’s department of player safety announced the fine Sunday. The money goes to the players’ emergency assistance fund.

Read More

Noi, Fisher lead TCU past Charlotte in Diamond Head Classic

HONOLULU (AP) — Kouat Noi had 15 points, Jaylen Fisher added 14, and TCU never trailed in its 82-57 win over Charlotte on Saturday night in the Diamond Head Classic. TCU (9-1), which has won six in a row, will play Bucknell in the semifinals Sunday. Desmond Bane scored 10 for the Horned Frogs and Alex Robinson had 11 assists, tying the tournament’s single-game record. The senior, who had 84 assists in one season at Texas A&M, has 506 at TCU — becoming just the third player in program history…

Read More

Tottenham crushes Everton 6-2 to go 2 points behind Man City

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Tottenham crushed Everton 6-2 Sunday to move within two points of second-placed Manchester City in the Premier League. England captain Harry Kane returned to Tottenham’s starting lineup and scored two goals at Goodison Park. After 18 rounds, league leader Liverpool has 48 points, Man City 44 and Tottenham 42. Former Arsenal winger Theo Walcott fired midtable Everton ahead in the 21st minute. Gylfi Sigurdsson slipped in Dominic Calvert-Lewin and the striker held off Kieran Trippier before crossing for Walcott to tap in from close range. Tottenham…

Read More

House panel finds Olympic leaders valued image over safety

A congressional review of the U.S. Olympic system’s handling of sex-abuse cases criticizes a culture that sought to protect reputation and image over athlete safety. A House subcommittee released the report Thursday, outlining conclusions about the handling of sex-abuse cases involving Larry Nassar and others that have led to calls for change at the U.S. Olympic Committee and the sports organizations it oversees. The report acknowledges the changes that have come since Nassar’s crimes were exposed. But it criticizes the lack of conformity among the organizations, noting some didn’t use…

Read More

Así fue la vuelta de Andrés Iniesta al Camp Nou

 Andrés Iniesta volvió por primera vez al Camp Nou desde que fichó por el Vissel Kobe japonés. Tras terminar su primera temporada en la liga japonesa, el jugador manchego está de vacaciones y ha vuelto a la ciudad que la que vivió durante tanto tiempo. Como recoge Sport, Iniesta aprovechó la oportunidad para volver a su antigua casa, el Camp Nou, para ver a sus antiguos compañeros y empleados del club y ver la victoria del FC Barcelona contra el Celta de Vigo. Durante la visita se fotografió con el presidente Bartomeu,…

Read More