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Giants put Collins on IR...Reports say Alex Smith is battling infection...Indians extend Carrasco’s contract

December 6, 2018

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have placed two-time Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. Collins was hurt Sunday against the Chicago Bears and will need surgery to repair a partially torn labrum. Collins was the Giants’ leading tackler in each of his first three seasons. He led the team this year with 96 tackles. The Giants signed defensive back Kenny Ladler off their practice squad to fill the roster spot.

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have asked for privacy for Alex Smith and his family amid reports he is dealing with complications from surgery to repair a broken leg. A team spokesman declined to say whether the 34-year-old quarterback is still in the hospital, more than two weeks after surgery to repair a broken right tibia and fibula. NFL Network and Washington’s FM-106.7 are reporting that Smith is still battling infection in his right leg and being tended to by doctors.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reuben Foster’s ex-girlfriend tells ABC’s “Good Morning America” that he slapped her and pushed her during an incident in Tampa, Florida, that led to his arrest for domestic violence. Elissa Ennis says in the interview televised today that Foster abused her three times, most recently last month in Tampa. Foster was charged with one count of first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence. The San Francisco 49ers released Foster after the incident, and the Washington Redskins claimed the second-year linebacker off waivers, even though he is not allowed to play or practice.

NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson has been fined $15,000 for making an “inappropriate gesture” to a spectator. The NBA announced the punishment today. Thompson’s action came at the end of the Cavaliers’ 99-97 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday at the Barclays Center. Thompson finished with 19 points and 14 rebounds.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have signed starter Carlos Carrasco to a four-year contract extension through the 2022 season. His deal includes a club option for 2023. Financial terms were not immediately available. The 31-year-old right-hander went 17-10 with a 3.38 ERA in 30 starts last season for the AL Central champions. He finished with a career-high 231 strikeouts as the Indians became the first team to have four pitchers reach 200 strikeouts in the same season.

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