Indians’ Bauer to arbitration...Cleveland’s All-Star shortstop to miss start of season... Flyers forward fined
UNDATED (AP) — Pitcher Trevor Bauer has gone to salary arbitration with the Cleveland Indians for the second straight year. Relievers Ryan Tepera of Toronto and Kyle Barraclough of Washington lost their cases, leaving the sides tied 3-3 with six possible decisions remaining. After winning last year’s hearing, Bauer asked for $13 million and the Indians argued for $11 million.
CLEVELAND (AP) — — Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor will likely miss the start of the season with a strained right calf. Lindor, one of baseball’s best all-around players, sustained the injury recently while working out in Orlando, Florida. The Indians anticipate him being out up to nine weeks, which would place his return sometime in early April. A three-time All-Star, Lindor batted .277 with 38 homers, 92 RBIs and was tied for the league lead with 129 runs.
NEW YORK (AP) — Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk has been fined $5,000 by the NHL for high-sticking Kings defenseman Alec Martinez during Los Angeles’ 3-2 shootout win at Philadelphia. Van Riemsdyk was docked the maximum amount under the league’s collective bargaining agreement. Van Riemsdyk was not penalized.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — An assault charge has been dismissed against Alabama safety and NFL top prospect Deionte Thompson linked to a 2017 spring break fight in Texas. Prosecutors in Galveston County requested the charge be dropped against Thompson, an All-American who announced for the NFL draft in January. Thompson was among four men indicted in October 2017 over the alleged beating of a man on Crystal Beach, near Galveston.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — David Williams II, the first black athletic director in the Southeastern Conference, has died. He was 71. Vanderbilt officials said Williams died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Williams had been the SEC’s second-longest tenured athletic director behind only Kentucky’s Mitch Barnhart when he announced his retirement last September. Williams stayed on as a full-time law professor, starting a Sports, Law & Society program.