Cano suspension ... Panthers sale ... Golfer’s wife arrested
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended 80 games for violating baseball’s joint drug agreement. It’s a stunning development for the stalwart in the middle of the Mariners’ lineup and a club expected to contend for a postseason spot in the American League. Cano tested positive for Furosemide, a diuretic.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are being sold for an NFL-record $2.2 billion. Hedge fund manager David Tepper has agreed to buy the Panthers from team founder Jerry Richardson, according to two people familiar with the situation. The purchase is subject to a vote at the NFL owners meeting next week in Atlanta.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Christian Kirk took the field today for the first time since a report surfaced about his arrest in the months before the team chose him in the NFL draft. Kirk was arrested the night of Feb. 3 outside the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament on charges of disorderly conduct and property damage.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Avalanche defenseman Mark Barberio is being brought back on a two-year deal. Barberio is coming off a season in which he had three goals and 10 assists. He was limited to 46 games due to a lower-body injury. But he returned at the end of the regular season and played in all six games during the first-round playoff series against the Nashville Predators.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The wife of former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover is facing a domestic violence charge stemming from an altercation with Glover and his mother. Krista Glover was arrested Saturday night after the third round of The Players Championship. She faces a May 31 court date on misdemeanor charges of domestic violence battery and resisting arrest without violence.