The Boston Red Sox have placed left-hander Chris Sale on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation. President Dave Dombrowski said Sale had an MRI and the team’s doctors said the results revealed inflammation. Dombrowski also said Sale felt stiffness after his start Tuesday in Cleveland and didn’t tell the team until Friday.
Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee is practicing for the first time since tearing three ligaments in his left knee last preseason. Lee took part in drills for the first time since getting carted off the field during the team’s third preseason game in 2018. His goal is to be ready for the Sept. 8 season opener against Kansas City.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias has accepted a 20-game suspension by MLB for a domestic violence incident and is expected to return in September. The league gave him credit for serving five games while he was on unpaid leave in May, leaving 15 remaining.
Monaco is on target for another miserable season in the French league after losing 3-0 to newly promoted Metz for its second loss of the new campaign. Coming off a 17th-place finish last season which saw it narrowly avoid relegation, Monaco has won just once in 11 league games going back to March.
The Philadelphia Phillies have lost pitchers Jake Arrieta and David Robertson for the rest of the season, and outfielder Roman Quinn was placed on the 10-day injured list. Arrieta will have surgery to remove bone chips in his pitching elbow. Robertson, a right-handed reliever, had Tommy John surgery on Thursday and will likely miss all of the 2020 season as well. Quinn strained his right groin trying to beat out a grounder in the eighth inning Friday night against San Diego.
For the first time in about a decade, the New York Giants seemingly don’t have to worry about Eli Manning getting hurt. In just two preseason games, first-round draft pick and heir apparent Daniel Jones has shown he can play in the NFL. Jones has stellar numbers and has already separated himself from Manning’s recent backups.
The New York Yankees have honored former reliever Mariano Rivera with a celebration before their game against Cleveland. Baseball’s career saves leader was driven around the warning track at Yankee Stadium and high-fived some fans. Last month, Rivera was inducted into the Hall of Fame as the first unanimous selection.
It’ll soon be time for Gregg Popovich to pare USA Basketball’s roster from 13 players to 12 in time for the FIBA World Cup this month.
Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts is cramming as he prepares for his only year with the Sooners. Before transferring from Alabama, he played in three national title games. He lost his starting job to Tua Tagovailoa last season, but his numbers and overall success still are stellar. He was 26-2 as a starter for Alabama, then completed 73 percent of his passes as a reserve last season. He has made an impression on the Sooners with his work ethic since landing on campus in January.
Ashleigh Barty has lost in the semifinals the Western & Southern Open semifinals, missing her chance to return to the No. 1 ranking ahead of the U.S. Open. Barty lost to a resurgent Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets. On the men’s side, defending champion Novak Djokovic also got upset.
The Great Falls High Bison took the field for the first time in 2019, and while the season is young, the team has big goals for the year.
Zinedine Zidane’s revamped Real Madrid got the spark it needed from a couple of old veterans to start the Spanish league with a win. Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale contributed with goals and assists as Madrid opened its campaign with a comfortable 3-1 win at Celta Vigo.
It’s official: Washington State’s football program will be spotlighted in an HBO program this fall modeled after the network’s “Hard Knocks” documentary series.
The video assistant referee denied Manchester City another crucial late goal in its latest wild match against Tottenham as the English Premier League champion dropped points for the first time in its title defense. Gabriel Jesus thought he had scored a winning goal in the second minute of injury time at Etihad Stadium, only for VAR to rule that the ball had reached the striker off the hand of Aymeric Laporte as the City defender stretched to head it. The match finished 2-2.
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed 40-year-old quarterback Josh McCown. McCown is coming out of retirement to join his 11th team and play his 17th season. He provides insurance behind Carson Wentz. The Eagles already lost two quarterbacks in the first two preseason games. McCown was with the New York Jets the past two seasons.
Paco Alcacer scored twice as Borussia Dortmund began its bid to wrench the Bundesliga title from Bayern Munich with a 5-1 rout of Augsburg. Dortmund was keen to deliver a statement to the seven-time defending champion after Bayern’s 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin in the league opener on Friday night. Borussia Monchengladbach drew 0-0 with Schalke in the late game.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Memory Lane is a fun walk, especially when you are accompanied by a bunch of former friends and co-workers. Especially if there is pizza and, in my case, diet soda.
IndyCar points leader Josef Newgarden will start on the pole at Pocono Raceway after rain washed out qualifying. The field has been set on points: Alexander Rossi starts second, followed by Simon Pagenaud and Scott Dixon. With four races left this season, Newgarden is 16 points ahead of Rossi in the championship standings.
South Carolina has the type of brutal schedule that could help the Gamecocks be a better team that winds up with a worse record than last year.
Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton brought his unique commentary and musings to the baseball booth Friday night. After nine innings, it was evident Chicago White Sox broadcasts might never be the same again. Walton was the guest analyst because Steve Stone is taking this weekend’s series against the Los Angeles Angels off. The former UCLA and NBA star center called the game for NBC Sports Chicago with Jason Benetti. The two also work together on college basketball games for ESPN.