Arrested Former Mississippi State QB and NFL draft prospect Dak Prescott took two inconclusive breathalyzer tests following a traffic stop for speeding on Saturday night. Prescott was arrested and charged with speeding and driving under the influence in Starkville. His first court appearance is scheduled for April 11.
Examined San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto showed no initial signs of a concussion or serious injury after he was hit in the head by a line drive during a 10-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics. Cueto was struck in the forehead by Billy Burns’ liner on his first pitch, knocking off his cap.
Waived The Mets’ Ruben Tejada’s tumultuous tenure appears to be coming to an end. The club has placed him on waivers, according to an industry source. The Mets stand to save $3 million if Tejada is claimed by another club. If he goes unclaimed, the Mets could release him and pay just a portion of his salary: $500,000.
Injured The Colorado Rockies’ veteran utility infielder Daniel Descalso will be out several weeks with a broken bone in his non-throwing hand. Descalso was hurt when he was hit on the left hand by Tom Gorzelanny’s pitch in a win over Cleveland. The team announced that an MRI revealed Descalso has an avulsion fracture.
Withdrawn Former European indoor 800-meter champion Nataliya Lupu of Ukraine will miss the world indoor championships in Portland over her use of meldonium, the same substance which led to Maria Sharapova’s positive test at the Australian Open. The Ukrainian track and field federation said Lupu withdrew from the championships after the World Anti-Doping Agency “raised concerns about the use of meldonium.”
Reconsidered first baseman-turned-DH, Adam LaRoche surprised the Chicago White Sox by telling them he intends to retire, leaving $13 million on the table. General manager Rick Hahn said that LaRoche told teammates in a clubhouse meeting and was then asked to reconsider his decision, which Hahn characterized as a “personal decision.”
Charged Prosecutors charged former MSU basketball star Mateen Cleaves with sexually assaulting a 24-year-old woman who said she was driven to a Michigan motel and attacked. Arrangements were being made for Cleaves, 39, to turn himself in to authorities, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement.
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