Pelicans star fined over agent’s comments...Rangers sign a veteran reliever...Redskins promote O’Connell
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Davis’ agent let everyone know he wants out of New Orleans, and now it will cost his client $50,000. The NBA fined the Pelicans star because of his agent’s comments that Davis won’t sign an extension and wants to be traded. The league office says Davis violated a collectively-bargained rule prohibiting players or their representatives from making public trade demands. Davis is under contract with New Orleans through the end of the 2019-20 season.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Veteran reliever Shawn Kelley has signed a one-year contract with the Texas Rangers that guarantees the right-hander $2.75 million and includes a club option for a second season. Kelley will have a $2.5 million base salary for 2019, along with a $2.5 million club option for 2020 that includes a $250,000 buyout. There are also potential performance bonuses each season for the 34-year-old reliever going into his 11th major league season.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have promoted Kevin O’Connell to offensive coordinator after he previously served as passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The 33-year-old previously was an assistant in San Francisco and Cleveland. The team announced O’Connell’s promotion along with other changes to Jay Gruden’s coaching staff. Matt Cavanaugh, who had been offensive coordinator the past two seasons, is now the Redskins’ senior offensive assistant.
UNDATED (AP) — Conor Daly has snagged the fifth seat at Andretti Autosport in the Indianapolis 500. Andretti is fielding a lineup of American drivers and Daly will be sponsored by the Air Force. It’s the second consecutive year the Air Force is backing Daly at Indy but this year wanted the Indianapolis native with a team capable of winning the race. The Andretti lineup also features former winner Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay.
LONDON (AP) — Air accident investigators say two seat cushions have been found that are likely to have come from the plane carrying Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala. They are the first traces of the plane to be found since it disappeared over the English Channel on Jan. 21 as it flew from France to Wales British authorities say their French counterparts found parts of two seat cushions on a beach in northwestern France. After an official rescue operation for the light aircraft was called off, Sala’s family raised money for a private search.