Nats new deal with Patrick Corbin...Kaepernick considered...Joakim Noah comeback
WASHINGTON (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says All-Star pitcher Patrick Corbin has agreed to a six-year contract with the Washington Nationals, pending a physical exam. The person confirmed the length of the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing had been announced by the Nationals. Corbin joins a Nats rotation that already has Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says the team “talked about and discussed” bringing in quarterback Colin Kaepernick for a tryout “but we will probably go in a different direction.” Washington lost Colt McCoy to a broken right leg in a 28-13 loss at the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night that dropped the Redskins’ record to 6-6. McCoy had replaced Alex Smith as the starting quarterback after Smith broke his right leg last month.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed former All-Star forward Joakim Noah for the remainder of the season. This move represents a comeback attempt for Noah after he played just seven games for the New York Knicks last season. Noah was fourth in the MVP balloting in the 2013-14 season before injuries started to curtail his production. The 33-year-old former All-Star says he feels blessed and very fortunate to be back in the NBA.
DETROIT (AP) — Left-hander Matt Moore and the Detroit Tigers finalized a $2.5 million, one-year contract that allows him to earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses. The 29-year-old pitcher has a chance to compete for a rotation spot after going 3-8 with a 6.79 ERA for Texas in 12 starts and 27 relief appearances. He is 54-56 with a 4.56 ERA over eight seasons with Tampa Bay, San Francisco and Texas
PARIS (AP) — Marathon world-record holder Eliud Kipchoge (EHL’-ee-uhd kihp-CHOH’-gee) of Kenya and Colombian long jumper Caterine Ibarguen won the IAAF athletes of the year awards Tuesday. Kipchoge shaved a whopping 78 seconds off the previous world marathon record. Ibarguen dominated women’s jumping this year, winning the long and triple jumps at the Central American and Caribbean Games,.