Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgManager Ron Roenicke said Sale felt the soreness Monday, one day after throwing batting practice. Dr. James Andrews will review the MRI.Sale threw about 18 pitches in batting practice Sunday, the first time he faced hitters since Aug,. 13. He went on the injured list with elbow inflammation and finished 6-11 with a 4.40 ERA in 25 starts. Sale already was slated to start this season on the IL after reporting to camp with pneumonia.In other MLB news:— An arbitrator has accepted Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein’s rationale for delaying Kris Bryant’s debut at the start of the 2015 season. The ruling was that there was no proof of “a nefarious motive” by Epstein to delay the third baseman’s eligibility for free agency. The decision accepts Epstein’s explanation that injuries to Mike Olt and Tommy La Stella prompted the timing of Bryant’s call-up to the Cubs in April 2015. Had Bryant been brought up one day earlier, he would have been eligible for free agency after the 2020 season.—Yankees outfielders Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are likely to miss New York’s opener at Baltimore on March 26 because of their injuries. Judge is having more tests to determine the cause of soreness in the right pectoral area near his shoulder. Stanton strained his right calf last month. New York already was without center fielder Aaron Hicks, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery. Pitchers Luis Severino and James Paxton also are hurt, and Domingo Germán is suspended for the first two months of the season. Associated Press ENGLEWOOD, Colorado (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos have agreed to acquire cornerback A.J. Bouye (BOI’-yay) from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a fourth-round pick in the upcoming draft.The deal can’t be processed until the NFL’s new league year begins March 18. Bouye has 14 interceptions in seven NFL seasons in Houston and Jacksonville. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-NCAA TOURNAMENTAn NCAA Tournament with empty arenas? It can’t be ruled outUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA is ruling out no contingencies when it comes to coronavirus and the NCAA Tournament. In an interview with Bloomberg News, Chief Operating Officer Donald Remy did not dismiss the possibility of games being played with no fans in arenas. The games presumably would still be televised.The NCAA declined further comment to the AP on the possibility of no fans in the stands. Also, the NCAA announced it has established a coronavirus advisory panel of medical, public health and epidemiology experts and NCAA schools.TOKYO GAMES-POSTPONEMENT?Japan Olympic minister says games could be held any time in 2020TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Olympic minister says the contract to hold the Tokyo Games only specifies the event has to be held during 2020. The issue of a delay comes because of the fast-spreading virus that has been blamed for 12 deaths in Japan and has shut down most schools, sports competitions and Olympic-related events in the country. The virus that started in China has been detected in at least 70 countries, with 90,000 cases and 3,100 deaths reported. IOC officials and Tokyo organizers have repeatedly said they expect the Olympics to open on schedule.In other outbreak sports concerns:— The Italian Cup semifinal between Juventus and AC Milan scheduled for Wednesday in Turin has been postponed indefinitely as part of measures to stop the spread of the virus outbreak in Italy. More than 50 people have died and more than 2,000 have been infected in Italy by the COVID-19 virus.NBA-NETS-IRVING SURGERYKyrie Irving has shoulder surgery Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose has a sprained right ankle and is expected to be re-evaluated in two weeks. The team says Rose had an MRI that confirmed a grade-two sprain. Rose is averaging 18.1 points per game this season for his highest output since 2011-12. Rose was injured in Sunday’s loss at Sacramento.— Part honor and part hype on Friday at the Barclays Center as the Nets welcome Dr. Julius Erving. Erving led the New York Nets to ABA championships in 1974 and 1976 but was then landed in Philadelphia when the Nets entered the NBA in 2012. The first 10,000 fans will receive a Marvel comics Black Panther-inspired Dr. J bobblehead. MLB-RED SOX-SALESale has elbow sorenessUNDATED. (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale has soreness in his throwing elbow and has undergone an MRI. March 3, 2020 Update on the latest in sports: — Houston ace Justin Verlander says the groin tightness that has slowed him this spring is no longer worrisome. Verlander made his Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday, throwing 2 2/3 innings against the St. Louis Cardinals.—Cardinals pitcher Andrew Miller will be sidelined for an undetermined amount of time as he tries to regain the feel for his pitches. The two-time All-Star and 2016 ALCS MVP with Cleveland says there’s no pain, but that his release simply doesn’t feel right. Miller says the issue contributed to his disappointing 5-6 record and 4.45 ERA. —Amazon Prime Video will stream 21 Yankees games to members in New York’s broadcast market this season at no additional cost. The games are produced by the Yankees’ YES Network. Starting this season, owners now have digital streaming rights within a team’s broadcast market.NFL-BRONCOS-JAGUARS TRADEAP source: Broncos to acquire Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye UNDATED (AP) — Kyrie Irving has undergone surgery to repair the injured right shoulder that ended his first season with the Brooklyn Nets after just 20 games.The Nets say the procedure to relieve the impingement was performed Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery. The team says Irving is expected to make a full recovery.Irving began having trouble with the shoulder as he worked to get back in shape after another injury in the preseason. He missed 26 games before returning in January.Irving signed with Brooklyn in July along with Kevin Durant, who is recovering from surgery to repair his Achilles tendon.In other NBA news:last_img

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