A series of trades in the NBA...Cleveland honors Mayfield...Gronk gets bonked
CHICAGO (AP) — The Washington Wizards have decided to shake things up with All-Star point guard John Wall out for the season. Washington has traded Otto Porter Jr. to the Chicago Bulls for Jabari Parker, Bobby Portis and a protected 2023 second-round pick. And a person familiar with the negotiations says the Wizards have also agreed to trade Markieff Morris to the New Orleans Pelicans for Wesley Johnson.
MIAMI (AP) — Anthony Davis is still a member of the New Orleans Pelicans, but that could change before the day is over as the NBA’s annual trade deadline looms. The six-time All-Star forward has made it known he wants out of New Orleans, and he was fined $50,000 by the NBA after his agent went public with that request.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield has received a postseason trophy after finishing second to Giants running back Saquon (SAY’-kwahn) Barkley in voting for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. The Browns quarterback was named Cleveland’s top professional athlete at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards last night. Mayfield was selected over Indians All-Stars Corey Kluber and Jose Ramirez and Browns cornerback Denzel Ward.
BOSTON (AP) — Rob Gronkowski says he got hit in the face by a can of beer thrown during Tuesday’s Super Bowl victory parade in Boston. The New England Patriots’ star tight end told “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” the can drew blood, and he showed Fallon the small cut it left near one of his eyebrows. The same thing happened to Red Sox manager Alex Cora during October’s World Series parade, prompting Mayor Marty Walsh to warn Patriots fans not to throw anything at the team.
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is sitting out downhill training again, two days after her crash in the super-G at the world championships. Vonn got the wind knocked out of her after hitting the safety nets and was left with bruises on her face and a puffy right eye. Her spokeswoman tells The Associated Press that Vonn is “just resting” and plans to run the course again for sure before Sunday. She already completed one downhill training run on Monday, meaning that technically she doesn’t need to start another one to race. The 34-year-old Vonn says she will retire after Sunday’s downhill.