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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Ryan Lochte won’t be swimming in any major meets until at least July 2019, which means his future is a bit uncertain. Racing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is still in his plans, but there is a concern that a second extended stint without competition could lead to some rustiness — even for a 12-time Olympic medalist. By Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 580 words, photos by 3 a.m.
FBN--PICK 6-DEFENSIVE COORDINATORS
It is noteworthy when longtime coordinators move from one defense to another. There were several such transfers for this season. Former head coaches Romeo Crennel and Mike Pettine moved. Dean Pees has been as successful as nearly any assistant coach over the past two decades and landed in Tennessee. A list of six intriguing new defensive coordinators. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos.
CINCINNATI — Cardinals starter Daniel Poncedeleon was sensational 14 months after suffering a severe head injury, throwing no-hit ball for seven innings before Eugenio Suarez led the Cincinnati Reds’ rally in the ninth for a 2-1 victory. By Joe Kay. SENT: 790 words, photos.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — About the only thing Gary Sanchez was quick to do Monday night was accept the blame for his lack of effort. Sanchez failed to hustle on a pair of key plays, Jake Bauers hit a three-run homer and scored with some nifty baserunning, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Luis Severino and the New York Yankees 7-6. By Mark Didtler. SENT: 830 words, photos.
A look at what’s happening around the majors. UPCOMING: 460 words, photos by 3 a.m.
NEW YORK — Jacob deGrom’s winless streak reached five games as the major league ERA leader was hurt by a pair of errors behind him, and the San Diego Padres beat the New York Mets 3-2 in a matchup of teams with the worst records in the National League. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 990 words, photos.
NEW YORK — Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes had an MRI and was examined by a specialist in an effort to determine whether he needs surgery on both feet that would sideline him for 8-to-10 months. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 340 words, photos.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Michael Beasley to a one-year contract. The club added the veteran forward to its revamped core around LeBron James. Beasley averaged 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game last year in a productive season with the New York Knicks. The Lakers will be his seventh NBA franchise. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 770 words, photos.
FBC--TENNESSEE RAPE TRIAL
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A prosecutor in the trial of former Tennessee football players A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams says they used their status as athletes to rape a woman in a “case about power, privilege and protection.” Defense lawyers countered that the woman voluntarily had sex with both men before lying out of embarrassment. The trial got underway Monday, nearly four years after the incident, and each former player is charged with aggravated rape. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 790 words, photos.
CYC-TOUR DE FRANCE-INNOVATION
CARCASSONE, France — Tired of watching cycling races where nothing ever seems to happen? The Tour de France thinks it has some solutions to liven up the action: Shorter mountain stages, intermediate bonus sprints, and a Formula One-like grid start. By Andrew Dampf and Joseph Wilson. SENT: 820 words, photos.
— BBO--BASEBALL CAPSULES
Tuesday’s Time Schedule (EDT)
Atlanta at Miami, 12:10 p.m.
Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.
Minnesota at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 7:10 p.m.
San Diego at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.
St. Louis at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.
Arizona at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.
Oakland at Texas, 8:05 p.m.
Washington at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.
Detroit at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m.
Houston at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m.
San Francisco at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.
Washington at Connecticut, 7 p.m.
Seattle at Indiana, 7 p.m.
New York at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Atlanta at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.