MLB: The Minnesota Twins and catcher Ryan Doumit of Moses Lake agreed to a new $7 million, two-year contract.
The Twins announced the deal on Friday before opening a series against the Kansas City Royals. Doumit was signed to a one-year deal with Minnesota in the offseason.
“I love being here. This is a great situation for me,” Doumit said. “I’m very humbled, very thrilled that the Twins wanted me around the next couple of years.”
Rangers’ Skole suspended
Baseball: Texas Rangers prospect Jake Skole, a former first-round draft pick who played 57 games for the Spokane Indians in 2010, has been suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a performance- enhancing substance under baseball’s minor league drug program.
Skole was selected No. 15 overall in the 2010 draft out of Blessed Trinity High School in suburban Atlanta. The 20- year-old outfielder, who plays for Class A Myrtle Beach, tested positive for an amphetamine.
The ban is effective immediately.
NCAA to revisit Boise sanctions
Football: The NCAA said it will reconsider scholarship sanctions imposed on Boise State’s football program.
In a 25-page decision, the NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee concluded that the scholarship penalty announced last September, in addition to Boise State’s self-imposed sanctions, was “excessive such that it constituted an abuse of discretion.”