Tebow to sign with Patriots
NFL: A person familiar with the situation says quarterback Tim Tebow will be signing with the New England Patriots and joining their minicamp Tuesday.
One of the NFL’s most polarizing players, Tebow spent a lost season in 2012 with the New York Jets, barely playing behind struggling starter Mark Sanchez. Tebow was released in April.
A first-round draft pick in 2010 by Denver, Tebow helped the Broncos win the AFC West in 2011, then was traded to New York.
U.S. faces Panama in Cup qualifying
Soccer: Ask FIFA and the organization says it sees no problem with playing on a quality artificial field.
U.S. Soccer still does.
Playing on a temporary grass field is the situation that will face the United States tonight when the men face Panama in Seattle in a World Cup qualifier. The U.S. (2-1-1) improved to seven points in the 10-game final round of the North and Central American and Caribbean region after winning at Jamaica last Friday night 2-1. The U.S. trails Costa Rica (2-1-1) on goal difference and is ahead of Mexico (1-0-4) on goals scored.
Rangers sign two first-round picks
Baseball: The Texas Rangers have signed both of their first-round picks from last week’s amateur draft.
Right-handed pitcher Alex “Chi-Chi” Gonzalez and high school shortstop Travis Demeritte completed physicals Monday and have signed their contracts.
Gonzalez was the 23rd overall pick out of Oral Roberts and assigned to Class-A Spokane. Demeritte was taken No. 30 out of Winder-Barrow High School in Georgia and assigned to the Arizona League.
Woods, Garcia meet at U.S. Open
Golf: Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia shook hands Monday on the U.S. Open practice range at Merion.
It was the first time they have seen each other since Garcia jokingly said at an awards dinner in England that he would have Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open and “we will serve fried chicken.” Garcia apologized for the racially insensitive remark the next day.
A fan at the U.S. Open took a picture of the handshake and posted it on Twitter.