No interest in Hunt...Heisman finalists...Roberts extended
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kareem Hunt went unclaimed on NFL waivers three days after he was released by the Kansas City Chiefs. The star running back was cut Friday after TMZ released a video showing him pushing and kicking a woman during a February incident at a Cleveland hotel. Police did not charge Hunt with a crime, but the Chiefs released him for being untruthful with them about what happened.
NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa (tag-oh-vay-LOH’-ah), Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins are the Heisman Trophy finalists, ensuring a quarterback will win the award for the 16th time in the last 19 years. Tagovailoa has been the favorite for most of the season, but Murray and Haskins both finished strong. Unlike most seasons, there should be some real drama Saturday night when the Heisman is awarded in New York City.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed on a four-year contract with manager Dave Roberts, which would keep him at the helm of the team through 2022. Roberts just finished his third season as the Dodgers’ skipper during which he led LA to its second straight World Series. Los Angeles lost in five games to the Boston Red Sox in October.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two people familiar with the deal say the Philadelphia Phillies are finalizing a trade with the Seattle Mariners to acquire two-time All-Star shortstop Jean Segura for veteran slugger Carlos Santana and infielder J.P. Crawford. Both people spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been officially announced. The Phillies also get left-hander James Pazos and righty Juan Nicasio in the deal.
PITTSBURGH (AP) —The Daniel Sprong experiment is over for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins have traded Sprong to the Anaheim Ducks for defenseman Marcus Pettersson. Pittsburgh selected Sprong in the second round of the 2015 draft but the 21-year-old struggled to find a secure spot in Pittsburgh’s forward group. Sprong had four goals in 42 games across parts of three seasons for the Penguins. Pettersson has one goal in 49 games with the Ducks.