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May 21, 2019

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JACKSONVILLE _ Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette was fined a little more than $300 to resolve a traffic violation that resulted in his arrest last month. Fournette pleaded no contest Monday to driving with a suspended license and was docked $303 in fines and court fees. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped two other charges: speeding and driving with illegal tint. Fournette has until July 1 to pay the fine.



TAMPA _ New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius played five innings of defense and went 2 for 4 with a walk Monday at extended spring training in his first game action since Tommy John surgery on Oct. 17. “It was good,” Gregorius said. By Mark Didtler.

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DURHAM, N.C. _ For everything Louisville’s baseball program has done in its short time in the Atlantic Coast Conference, there’s one achievement that has eluded the Cardinals — winning the league tournament. Louisville (43-13) holds the No. 1 seed for the third time in five years at the tournament that starts Tuesday at the Triple-A Durham Bulls’ ballpark. But the Cardinals have yet to turn that regular-season success into a tournament title. They reached their first championship game a year ago, losing to Florida State.


Vanderbilt’s blazing second half of the season has turned the Commodores into one of the favorites to win the Southeastern Conference tournament this week in Hoover, Alabama. The Commodores (45-10, 23-7 SEC) captured their first regular-season league title since 2013 by winning 14 of their final 15 league games, dominating foes with a powerful offense alongside solid pitching and defense. Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Georgia and Mississippi State are the top four seeds in the tournament. By David Brandt.


HOOVER, Ala. _ Vanderbilt’s JJ Bleday has been named the Southeastern Conference player of the year and Tim Corbin has been selected the coach of the year. The SEC announced its individual conference awards Monday.



MIAMI _ American defender John Brooks will miss the CONCACAF Gold Cup because of a knee ligament injury, joining DeAndre Yedlin on the sidelines. Brooks, a central defender, did not play in Wolfsburg’s last two games of the Bundesliga season. Yedlin, a right back, had left groin surgery last week.


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