Jaguars get OK to sell more tickets...Clot sidelines Rangers’ Kreider...Poythress gets new deal with Pacers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have received permission to remove tarps from four sections of seats and sell more tickets to the team’s first home playoff game since the 1999 season. The team and the corporate sponsors who pay to advertise on the tarps agreed to open up the 3,501 additional seats after all the available tickets sold out in about an hour yesterday. The extra tickets will go on sale tomorrow morning.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers say forward Chris Kreider is sidelined indefinitely with a blood clot in his right arm. The speedy 26-year-old left last night’s 1-0 shootout win over Washington. In 37 games this season Kreider has 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have signed forward Alex Poythress to a new contract that will end his two-way designation. Poythress started the season shuttling between the Pacers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the G League. After watching him in 11 games, Indiana decided to keep him with the NBA team. He’s averaging 0.9 points and 0.7 rebounds.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee is forfeiting his final year of eligibility and will enter the NFL draft. He made the announcement in a tweet today. Lee transferred from Tulane and was the Huskers’ starter in 2017. He completed 57.5 percent of his passes for 3,143 yards, with 23 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The outdoor game between the United States and Canada in the world junior hockey championship is a go for tomorrow in Orchard Park, New York. Tournament officials gave the go-ahead today for the game to be played at the NFL Buffalo Bills’ New Era Field. The forecast calls for temperatures between 15 and 20 degrees. The preliminary-round game between the U.S. and Canada will be the first outdoor game played at the international level.