AP NEWS
Related topics

Update on the latest sports

August 19, 2018

MLB-NEWS

Indians’ Martin being released from hospital after infection

UNDATED (AP) — Indians outfielder Leonys Martin is being released from the Cleveland Clinic after being hospitalized because of a life-threatening infection.

Team president Chris Antonetti says Martin was to be released later Sunday.

The 30-year-old Martin became ill following a game on Aug. 8. Doctors determined he had a bacterial infection that entered his bloodstream and created toxins that damaged his internal organs, compromising their function.

Antonetti said Martin is eager to return to playing baseball, but there’s no set plan in place. Martin will undergo a series of checkups with doctors this week to monitor his recovery process.

In other baseball news:

— The Minnesota Twins have placed right-hander Ervin Santana on the 10-day disabled list and reinstated outfielder Robbie Grossman from the DL. The Twins also recalled right-hander Alan Busenitz from Triple-A Rochester before Sunday’s game against Detroit. Outfielder Johnny Field was sent down. Santana, who won 16 games last year, is going to see a hand specialist about recurring finger discomfort that has sidelined him for much of the season. He opened the season on the DL after undergoing surgery on his finger in February and missed 99 games. He was reinstated on July 25 and went 0-1 with an 8.03 ERA in 24 2/3 innings over five starts.

— The Detroit Tigers had to change their starting pitcher for their game at Minnesota after a mix-up with Jacob Turner. The Tigers had planned to go with Turner, but the right-hander hadn’t met a required 10-day waiting period since being designated for assignment on Aug. 10. Instead, Detroit recalled left-hander Daniel Stumpf from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday and Buck Farmer made his first start of the season. Farmer went 5-5 with a 6.75 ERA in 11 starts for the Tigers last year. Stumpf takes the roster spot of right-hander Zach McAllister, who was designated for assignment after Saturday’s 7-5 victory over the Twins.

— Royals reliever Blaine Boyer has cleared waivers and is a free agent. The 37-year-old right-hander had a 12.05 ERA in 21 games when he was released. He also was 2-1 with one save, making him the only pitcher on the Kansas City staff with a win-loss record over .500.

NFL-CHIEFS-SCANDRICK

Chiefs sign CB Scandrick to $1.5M contract for this season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have signed veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick to a contract for this season that could be worth up to $1.5 million, filling an area of need after an offseason overhaul of their secondary.

The longtime Cowboys cornerback signed a $10 million, two-year deal with the Redskins in March. He was released Tuesday and visited the Chiefs this past week.

He fills the roster spot in Kansas City that Robert Golden opened upon release Wednesday.

Scandrick’s signing Sunday comes two days after cornerback Steven Nelson left the Chiefs’ preseason game in Atlanta with a concussion. David Amerson and rookies Tremon Smith and Arrion Springs took over the rest of the way, but there was a noticeable drop in coverage ability.

The Chiefs also are short-handed at safety after Daniel Sorenson fractured a bone in his shin.

PGA-WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Snedeker takes 1-shot lead into final round at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Brandt Snedeker took a one-stroke lead into the final round of the weather-delayed Wyndham Championship after finishing the third round Sunday with a 2-under 68.

Snedeker was at 16-under 194 through three rounds of the final PGA Tour event of the regular season. Brian Gay and David Hearn were at 15 under, with Gay shooting a 62 and Hearn a 64.

Thirty players were on the course Saturday when play was suspended because of severe weather. After a delay of 3 hours, 23 minutes, organizers chose to hold things up until Sunday morning.

Snedeker, who shot an opening-round 59 to become just the 10th tour player to break 60, is chasing his first victory since 2016 and his second career win at this tournament.

INDYCAR-POCONO

Power starts bid for 3rd straight Pocono win from the pole

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway is underway.

Will Power began his bid for a third straight Pocono win from the pole. Power and Josef Newgarden made it a 1-2 start for team owner Roger Penske.

Scott Dixon leads the championship standings as he chases his fifth IndyCar championship.

Dixon holds a 46-point lead over 2016 Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi in the standings. Rossi, Newgarden and Power all have Dixon in sight with four races left in the IndyCar season.

Dixon starts an unfavorable 13th.

AP RADIO
Update hourly