Leaders battle...Apologies for tweets...Jets ink Darnold
Jul. 30, 2018
BOSTON (AP) — A pair of division leaders meet tonight at Fenway Park when All-Star Aaron Nola and the Phillies visit David Price and the Red Sox to start a two-game series. Philadelphia tops the NL East despite losing three in a row for the first time in more than a month. Boston owns the best record in the majors, winning 18 of its last 22 to stay atop the AL East.
UNDATED (AP) — Atlanta pitcher Sean Newcomb and Washington shortstop Trea Turner are facing the fallout from their tweets, a day after they apologized for offensive posts from 2011 and 2012. The 25-year-old Newcomb came within one strike of a no-hitter Sunday at SunTrust Park against the Dodgers. Less than an hour later, after the racist, homophobic and sexist tweets came to light, he said he regretted his actions. Homophobic and racially insensitive tweets by Turner surfaced Sunday night. The 25-year-old Turner apologized in a statement released by the team.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners added to their bullpen by acquiring left-handed reliever Zach Duke from the Minnesota Twins for a pair of minor leaguers. Seattle made a second move in a matter of days to bolster its bullpen, less than 24 hours before the nonwaiver trade deadline.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed Sam Darnold to a four-year, $30.25 million deal, ending the rookie quarterback's contract holdout. Darnold missed the first three days of training camp practice while his representatives and the team worked out the details of his contract. The Jets announced the signing Monday with a post on Twitter featuring a short video of Darnold saying he's happy to be signed and calling it a "very special moment."
SPARTANBERG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers cornerback Ross Cockrell broke his left tibia and fibula during practice at the team's training camp at Wofford College. The team said Cockrell will need surgery, but has not said if he is expected to miss the remainder of the season.