Boeheim is “heartbroken” after accident...Indians and Clippard agree on minor league deal... Bengals hire defensive coordinator
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim (BAY-heim) tried to warn other cars with his cell phone light after striking and killing a man trying to make his way to the median of an interstate late Wednesday night. Syracuse police say Boeheim struck 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez as he was trying to avoid hitting the man’s disabled SUV with his SUV. Authorities say there is no sign the 74-year-old Basketball Hall of Fame coach was impaired.
MIAMI (AP) — A person with knowledge of the matter says that the NBA recently sent a proposal to the National Basketball Players Association about lowering the minimum age to enter the NBA draft from 19 to 18, as the sides continuing moving toward eliminating the “one-and-done” policy that has many elite players going to college for one season. The person says the proposal is part of the ongoing talks between the league and the players’ union.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Cleveland Indians and two-time All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard have agreed to terms on a minor league contract. Clippard, who spent last season with Toronto, will try to earn a spot in Cleveland’s revamped bullpen. The deal is pending the 34-year-old passing medical tests and may not be completed for several days. If Clippard makes Cleveland’s 40-man roster, he would receive a $2.5 million salary while in the majors.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals have completed their lengthy search for a defensive coordinator by hiring Lou Anarumo, who was the New York Giants’ defensive backs coach last season. Anarumo will be Cincinnati’s fourth defensive coordinator in three seasons. Defensive coordinator was the last major job open under new coach Zac Taylor. Anarumo also was defensive backs coach for the Dolphins from 2012-17.
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Andres Romero shot a 6-under 66 today to take the first-round lead in the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open. The 37-year-old Argentine birdied three of his last five holes in a bogey-free round at Coco Beach Golf and Country Club. Austria’s Sepp Straka was a stroke back. Ben Crane was at 68 with Ollie Schniederjans, David Hearn, Roberto Castro, Martin Piller, Roberto Diaz, Joey Garber, Nate Lashley and Alex Kang.