Rays give extension to Cash...Chargers owner dies...Bills sign veteran quarterback
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays, who won more games than any American League team that didn’t make the playoffs, have rewarded manager Kevin Cash with a contract extension that runs through 2024, plus a club option for 2025. Cash had one year remaining on a five-year, $5 million deal he signed when he replaced Joe Maddon after the 2014 season.
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers owner Alex Spanos has died at the age of 95. Spanos used his fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984. The team announced in 2008 that Spanos was suffering from dementia. He eventually stopped attending games. His oldest son, Dean, decided to move the Chargers from San Diego, their home of 56 years, to Los Angeles in 2017.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed quarterback Derek Anderson to add veteran experience and have him serve as a mentor for rookie starter Josh Allen. The Bills announced the signing a day after Anderson visited the team’s facility. He has a 20-27 record over 12 NFL seasons, and spent the past seven serving as Cam Newton’s backup in Carolina.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is out indefinitely with a concussion. Coach Mike Sullivan said Murray suffered the concussion during practice Monday and reported potential symptoms immediately afterward. This is the third time in his NHL career the 24-year-old Murray has been diagnosed with a concussion. He struggled during the opening week of the season. He allowed six goals in an overtime victory over Washington and then let in five in a loss to Montreal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA freshman guard Tyger Campbell has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the upcoming season, making him the third player to be sidelined. Freshman forward Shareef O’Neal, the son of Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, also will sit out the season because of a heart condition he has described as “risky.” And forward Alex Olesinski has a stress fracture in his right foot that will force him to miss two to three months.