Sabathia gets No. 246 ...Reid back in NFL... NHL investigates Lehtera
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — CC Sabathia has his 246th win and has moved the New York Yankees closer to hosting next week’s AL wild-card game but may have cost himself a $500,000 bonus. Sabathia was ejected from today’s 12-1 win over the Rays in the sixth inning for hitting Jesus Sucre on a leg in retaliation for Tampa Bay reliever Andrew Kittredge throwing an inside pitch at Austin Romine.
UNDATED (AP) - Eric Reid is back in the NFL. The Carolina Panthers have signed the free agent safety to a one-year contract. Reid had filed an official grievance letter with the NFL in 2017 alleging that team owners and the league colluded to prevent his employment due to his protest activities. Reid had participated in protests during the national anthem.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ injured left knee has apparently improved to the point where he can take part in a midweek practice. But Rodgers was limited in practice today as Green Bay prepares to face the Buffalo Bills this weekend. Rodgers was hurt during the season-opening win over the Bears.
UNDATED (AP) — The NHL is investigating Philadelphia Flyers forward Jori Lehtera after a report he’s being questioned in connection with a drug bust in his native Finland. Lehtera’s lawyer says he expects police to release a statement clarifying some misunderstandings that came out of the report. Lehtera is entering his fifth NHL season.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - Jim Courier is finished as captain of the U.S. Davis Cup team after eight years in the job. The U.S. Tennis Association says Courier is “stepping down,” less than two weeks after the Americans lost to host Croatia 3-2 in the Davis Cup semifinals. Courier was part of Davis Cup-winning teams as a player in 1992 and 1995.