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Maximum Security jockey suspended...New Cavs coach...Eagles sign Kessler

May 13, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) _ Jockey Luis Saez has been suspended for 15 days for failing to control Maximum Security and causing interference at the Kentucky Derby. The decision by the Kentucky stewards was announced by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The stewards say Saez’s actions resulted in the horse’s historic disqualification. Country House, a 65-1 shot, was elevated and declared the winner.

CLEVELAND (AP) _ Michigan’s John Beilein (BEE’-lyn) has agreed to become head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The winningest coach in the history of the Michigan program, Beilein went 278-150 in 12 seasons with the Wolverines and reached the Final Four in 2013 and 2018.

DETROIT (AP) _ George Springer and the Astros try to extend their five-game winning streak when they start a series in Detroit. Springer went 5 for 5 with four RBIs and a pair of home runs that increased his total to an AL-high 15 as Houston routed Texas 15-5 on Sunday.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Cody Kessler and brought back offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski (wihz-NOO’-skee). Kessler gives the Eagles insurance behind Carson Wentz along with third-year pro Nate Sudfeld and rookie fifth-round pick Clayton Thorson. Former backup quarterback Nick Foles signed with the Jaguars in free agency after leading the Eagles to the playoffs the past two seasons following injuries to Wentz.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Longtime NFL coach Gunther Cunningham, who emigrated from postwar Germany as a child, has died after a brief illness at age 72. Cunningham spoke no English when his family arrived in the U.S., and he was ridiculed for both his accent and ancestry. But he earned a scholarship to play linebacker at Oregon and eventually coached the Ducks, Arkansas, Stanford and California before arriving in the NFL as an assistant with the Colts in 1982. Cunningham then worked with the Chargers and Raiders before making a name for himself with the Kansas City Chiefs.