Osweiler lifts Broncos...Getting some relief...A’s get Piscotty...Frost honored
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Brock Osweiler (AHS’-wy-lur) came off the bench to lead three touchdown drives as the Denver Broncos won their second straight since an eight-game losing streak, 25-13 at Indianapolis. Brock Osweiler (AHS’-wy-lur) threw for two touchdowns and ran for another after replacing Trevor Siemian, who suffered a left shoulder injury in the first quarter. C.J. Anderson ran for a career-high 158 yards on 30 carries to help Denver hand the 3-11 Colts their fifth consecutive loss.
UNDATED (AP) — Major league general managers made relievers a high priority yesterday as the winter meetings came to a close. Right-hander Joe Smith accepted a two-year deal with the Houston Astros, the St. Louis Cardinals finalized a two-year package with Luke Gregerson, and Jonny Venters was invited to big league spring training by the Tampa Bay Bays as he tries to come back from his third Tommy John surgery. Also, a person familiar with the negotiations says the Chicago Cubs have worked out a two-year deal with Steve Cishek (SEE’-shehk), while another person tells The Associated Press that Fernando Rodney and the Minnesota Twins have hammered out a one-year contract.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have traded outfielder Stephen Piscotty to the Oakland Athletics for infield prospects Yairo Munoz and Max Schrock. Piscotty missed parts of the 2017 season due to hamstring and groin injuries before finishing the year with a .235 average, nine homers and 39 RBIs in 107 games. The deal allows Piscotty to be near his family’s home in Pleasanton, California, where his mother is battling Lou Gehrig’s disease.
DALLAS (AP) — Scott Frost has won the Eddie Robinson Award as the national football coach of the year after guiding Central Florida to a perfect regular season. The Knights went 12-0 in his second season there, winning the American Athletic Conference championship and a Peach Bowl bid before Frost announced that he will return to Nebraska to become head coach at his alma mater. Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley, Georgia’s Kirby Smart and Dabo (DA’-bo) Swinney of Clemson were among the eight finalists after guiding their teams to CFP semifinal berths.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks say forward Mirza Teletovic is out indefinitely after pulmonary embolisms were discovered in both of his lungs. The 32-year-old consulted with Bucks team physicians after experiencing unusual fatigue earlier this week. Teletovic will begin a supervised rehabilitation program following a 10-day rest period.