OSU’s Meyer on paid leave...Eagles being careful with Wentz...Cowboys activate Gregory
UNDATED (AP) — Ohio State has placed coach Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave while it investigates claims that his wife knew about allegations of abuse against an assistant coach years before he was fired last week. Courtney Smith gave an interview to Stadium and provided text messages to former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy between her and Shelley Meyer in 2015 and with the wives of other Buckeyes coaches. Smith also provided threatening texts she claims came from her ex-husband, former assistant Zach Smith.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz didn’t participate in 11-on-11 drills for the third straight practice for precautionary reasons after taking part the first three days. Coach Doug Pederson emphasized that Wentz hasn’t suffered any setbacks. He says he’s encouraged by Wentz’s recovery from surgery to repair a torn left ACL last December.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have activated defensive end Randy Gregory off the non-football injury list after a year away from football on a substance-abuse suspension. The former Nebraska standout participated in a walkthrough practice for the first time Wednesday. Gregory has played in just two of the past 32 regular-season games because of multiple suspensions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals reliever Shawn Kelley has been designated for assignment, a day after he threw his glove to the ground and glared into the dugout while working the ninth inning of a 25-4 blowout of the Mets. Manager Dave Martinez and general manager Mike Rizzo say Kelley’s actions were disrespectful and unprofessional. Washington recalled right-hander Jimmy Cordero from Triple-A Syracuse to take Kelley’s place on the roster.
WASHINGOTN (AP) — Mets left-hander Steven Matz will be evaluated by doctors after experiencing forearm discomfort. Manager Mickey Callaway says Matz reported the pain after he failed to get out of the first inning in Tuesday’s 25-4 loss to the Washington Nationals. Matz threw 32 pitches, faced 11 batters and allowed seven runs on eight hits. Callaway says the 27-year-old was experiencing tightness and a “dead arm.”