Tulo on shelf...Kershaw OK in rehab...Sather steps down...Tech’s Beard is top coach
BALTIMORE (AP) — The New York Yankees now have a major league-leading 11 players on the injured list after putting shortstop Troy Tulowitski (too-loh-IHTS’-kee) on the shelf with a left calf strain. The five-time All-Star left prior to the fourth inning of Wednesday’s game against Detroit. Infielder Thairo Estrada was recalled Thursday from Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre to fill out an infield already without Didi Gregorius (greh-GOHR’-ee-uhs) and Miguel Andujar (an-DOO’-hahr).
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw gave up two runs and struck out six in 4 1/3 innings during his rehab assignment for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday. The Dodgers said earlier this week that Kershaw would likely need at least one more rehab outing after this before returning to the NL champions. Kershaw developed inflammation in his left shoulder early in spring training.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame executive Glen Sather is stepping down as New York Rangers president and transitioning to a new role as senior adviser to owner James Dolan. Sather’s move comes after 19 years with the Rangers in which he served the first 15 as New York’s president and general manager. He ceded general manager duties to longtime assistant Jeff Gorton before the 2015-16 season.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech’s Chris Beard has been named The Associated Press men’s college basketball coach of the year, edging Houston’s Kelvin Sampson. Beard earned 20 of 64 votes from AP Top 25 voters who submitted ballots before the start of the NCAA Tournament. The Red Raiders won a share of the Big 12 regular season title for the first time, then pushed past No. 1 seed Gonzaga to win the West Region and earn a spot in the Final Four.
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from former sports doctor Larry Nassar, which means a 40-year prison sentence for assaulting gymnasts will stand. Nassar is under two identical sentences from judges in two Michigan counties. The Supreme Court’s brief order covers the sentence for molesting gymnasts at an Eaton County gym, near Lansing, Michigan.