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Padres place OF Travis Jankowski on DL with foot injury
The San Diego Padres have placed outfielder Travis Jankowski on the 10-day disabled list with a bone bruise in his right foot. Manager Andy Green said Jankowski tried to play through the injury after fouling a ball off his foot in Atlanta on April 14. Green said Jankowski would be in a walking boot for a few days and was uncertain how long the outfielder would be sidelined.
Blue Jackets may look to add offense in offseason
Despite an early exit from the playoffs, Columbus Blue Jackets executives like the team's development and defensive depth. They were at the center of the hockey world at midseason when they had a 16-game winning streak, the second-longest streak in NHL history. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky struggled to get saves at critical times as he had done all season. (But) four out of five games we thought we were right there, neck to neck with the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Former All-Star Steve Delabar suspended 80 games for positive test
Former All-Star pitcher Steve Delabar, a veteran of six major league seasons with Seattle, Toronto and Cincinnati, has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test under baseball's minor league drug program. The 28-year-old right-hander, on the roster of Cleveland's Triple-A team in Columbus, tested positive for the performance-enhancing substance Ostarine, the commissioner's office said Monday.
Top 10 team NFL draft classes in league history
CLOSE USA TODAY Sports' Lorenzo Reyes looks at some of the big questions that will help shape the outcome of the 2017 NFL draft in Philadelphia. Teams in this year's NFL draft can only hope to one day land on a list such as this. These are the greatest draft classes in NFL history. The Buccaneers had endured 12 consecutive seasons with 10 or more losses; the team finished 7-9 in 1995.
Madison Bumgarner's rented bike slipped near end of ride
Madison Bumgarner had nearly finished a ride of more than two hours in the mountains outside Denver when his rented dirt bike slipped on the trail and took the pitcher to the ground. He was scheduled to have another MRI exam later in the evening and be checked by Dr Ken Akizuki. Bumgarner says Giants CEO Larry Baer, general manager Bobby Evans and manager Bruce Bochy all have been supportive and he hasn't been told he faces discipline.
John Stevens believes small changes will be big for LA Kings
Stevens is moving into the top job with no plans to upend the system in which he played a major part. It's just kind of the nature of our business that sometimes a little change can make a big difference, Stevens said. The Kings introduced Stevens as the 27th head coach in team history Monday. From the front office to the ice, Blake and Stevens plan to offer only tweaks to the Kings' current identity, not a thorough overhaul.
Browns OT calls out NFL's 'flawed' drug testing
Browns Pro Bowl lineman Joe Thomas spent Monday arguing against the NFL's drug testing policy when it comes to diluted test samples. NFL prospects Jabrill Peppers and Reuben Foster both failed drug tests at the NFL combine and pointed to diluted urine samples as the cause. Thomas went off on the NFL in a series of tweets, claiming that prospects shouldn't be penalized for diluted samples. Thomas then said he's had to give another sample in the past after his initial urine was diluted.
Ian Desmond takes batting practice with broken hand on mend
Ian Desmond launched a baseball in batting practice that bounced off the yogurt stand behind the seats in left field. He's been sidelined since he was hit by a pitch from Cincinnati's Rookie Davis on March 12. For now, the tentative plan is for Desmond to take more batting practice. Hitting a home run in batting practice isn't necessarily a goal of mine, Desmond said. Anytime you go to a new team you owe it to your teammates to be fully invested, Desmond said.
UFC's Dana White lists reasons why Floyd Mayweather could struggle vs. Conor McGregor
While most people believe Floyd Mayweather will simply eviscerate Conor McGregor if when they square off in a boxing match, UFC President Dana White has said there are no guarantees what the outcome will be. It's no surprise White would say McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) has a chance against Mayweather (49-0 boxing). Whether that set of facts translates into McGregor pulling off a huge upset, though, remains to be seen.
A Formula One Driver in the Indianapolis 500 Is No Longer Blasphemy
Until this year, the titans who ruled Formula One the past 40-odd years would not have allowed it. They would have considered it a betrayal in a competitive turf war that has raged between Formula One and Indy cars for decades. It's only been since 1974 that the Indianapolis 500 has been scheduled to run on a Sunday like Monaco, said Donald Davidson, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's historian. In 1967, for example, Davidson said, there were six drivers from Formula One in the 500 field.
Pirates call up Lithuanian reliever Dovydas Neverauskas
The Pirates called up Dovydas Neverauskas from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, giving the reliever the chance to become the second Lithuanian-born player to appear in a major league game. Pittsburgh brought up Neverauskas after placing utility player Adam Frazier on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. The 24-year-old Neverauskas was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, and was signed by the Pirates in 2009. Neverauskas did not allow an earned run in 8 1/3 innings for Indianapolis this season.
Regrouping Bulls hope Canaan can provide answer at point
Rolling along with a humming offense not too long ago, the Chicago Bulls will now try to regroup. The eighth-seeded Bulls looked as if they were positioning themselves to knock off the top-seeded Celtics after taking the first two games in Boston. Things got so bad in Game 4 on Sunday that the Bulls actually had to turn to Canaan in the first quarter.
Kevin Durant loves the Draymond pep talk meme
Kevin Durant has been nursing a calf injury since Game 1 of the Warriors' series against the Trail Blazers, but he's seen the court long enough to play part in an excellent NBA meme. Before Game 1 of the series with Portland, cameras caught Draymond Green giving Durant a spirited pep talk. That moment became a meme, and it turns out that Durant is a fan. The latest episode of Still KD revealed that Durant appreciates memes just like the rest of us.
Pirates call up Lithuanian reliever Neverauskas
The Pirates called up Dovydas Neverauskas from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, giving the reliever the chance to become the second Lithuanian-born player to appear in a major league game. Pittsburgh brought up Neverauskas after placing utility player Adam Frazier on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. The 24-year-old Neverauskas was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, and was signed by the Pirates in 2009. Neverauskas did not allow an earned run in 8 1/3 innings for Indianapolis this season.
When it comes to 2017 NFL draft, who's No. 2?
CLOSE The San Francisco 49ers will consider taking a quarterback with the team's No 2 overall pick in this week's NFL draft, reports NFL.com's Ian Rapaport. Myles Garrett, the defensive end from Texas A&M, will be the first player selected by Cleveland when the NFL draft commences Thursday night in Philadelphia. It's draft season - when smokescreens, innuendo, rumors and disinformation are sprinkled into the mix with 40-yard dash times and Wonderlic scores.
Deron Williams turning into playmaker Cavaliers needed
It was two of the 12 points Williams scored in the second quarter of Cleveland's 106-102 series-clinching victory in Game 4 on Sunday. At the right time, the Cavs have received quality production from Williams, who they signed after Dallas waived him following the trade deadline. Williams was a key contributor in Cleveland's 119-114 Game 3 victory in which the Cavs erased a 26-point deficit.
Kyle Larson gives Jimmie Johnson a run for his money at Bristol
CLOSE Johnson won his second consecutive Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Monday at Bristol Motor Speedway. - Kyle Larson saw the second red light flash on his dashboard, an indication that a pit lane speeding penalty was moments away late in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Monday. Larson rallied all the way back to second over the closing laps before he settled for a sixth-place finish as defending series champion Jimmie Johnson won his second consecutive race.
Houston's D'Antoni: Nene 1 of those players you have to have
Nene has spent 15 years in the NBA and many still struggle in pronouncing his name. As Houston's backup center made play after play on Sunday they repeatedly called him NAY-NAY, something many of his teammates also do routinely. He was known by Nene Hilario when Denver drafted him and he became the first Brazilian selected in the first round, but he legally changed his name to Nene that summer.
Chiefs waive DT Jaye Howard with failed physical designation
The Chiefs waived Jaye Howard with a failed physical designation Monday after the veteran defensive tackle was limited to eight games by a hip injury last season. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said last week Howard was progressing with rehab work following hip surgery. The 28-year-old Howard started 13 of the 16 games he played in two years ago, racking up 36 tackles and 51/2 sacks.
Newcastle seals immediate return to English Premier League
After one season in the English Championship, Newcastle United secured an immediate return to the Premier League by beating Preston North End 4-1 on Monday. One of England's best supported clubs which regularly attracts crowds more than 50,000 for home games, Newcastle sealed promotion with two matches remaining. Championship leader Brighton and Hove Albion secured one of the two automatic promotion places a week ago.

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