Following is a abstract of present sports activities information briefs.
Ravens signal veteran LT Alejandro Villanueva
Former Pittsburgh Steelers deal with Alejandro Villanueva signed Tuesday with the AFC North rival Baltimore Ravens. A number of shops reported it was a two-year, $14 million take care of $8 million assured.
White Sox signal OF Brian Goodwin
The Chicago White Sox signed free agent outfielder Brian Goodwin to a minor league deal on Tuesday in a transfer to assist bolster the crew’s decimated outfield. Goodwin, 30, was launched by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday evening.
Biking: Italian rider Spreafico will get three-year doping ban
Italian rider Matteo Spreafico has been banned for 3 years after failing two anti-doping exams throughout the Giro d’Italia in October, the Worldwide Biking Union (UCI) mentioned in an announcement https://www.uci.org/inside-uci/press-releases/uci-statement-concerning-matteo-spreafico.
The 28-year-old, who rides for the Italian crew Vini Zabu, failed two exams for the banned steroid ostarine throughout final 12 months’s Giro and has been disqualified from all aggressive outcomes obtained on the race.
World primary Dustin Johnson has dedicated to play within the Palmetto Championship at Congaree Golf Membership in his house state of South Carolina per week earlier than the U.S. Open, the PGA Tour mentioned on Tuesday. The June 10-13 Palmetto Championship changed the Canadian Open on the PGA Tour’s schedule after that occasion was cancelled as a result of logistical challenges associated to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Basketball: From trial balloon to TV rankings hit, WNBA marks 25 years
By age 22, Rebecca Lobo had picked up a nationwide faculty basketball championship, quite a few player-of-the-year awards and Olympic gold on the 1996 Atlanta Video games. However the 6-foot-4 (193 cm) middle’s future on the courtroom was unsure: She joined the Girls’s Nationwide Basketball Affiliation (WNBA) in its inaugural 1997 season, at a second when some questioned whether or not knowledgeable ladies’s league may survive for the long run.
Tigers LHP Matthew Boyd set for Sunday begin
Detroit Tigers supervisor A.J. Hinch mentioned beginning pitcher Matthew Boyd will keep away from the injured listing and can seemingly begin Sunday’s house recreation in opposition to the Minnesota Twins. The left-hander was eliminated within the second inning of final Thursday’s begin due to tendinitis in his left knee.
Shortstop Trevor Story (finger) again in lineup for Rockies
Colorado Rockies two-time All-Star Trevor Story was within the beginning lineup at shortstop within the first recreation of Tuesday’s doubleheader in opposition to the San Francisco Giants. Story was eliminated within the eighth inning of the Rockies’ 8-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday after being hit by a pitch on his proper index finger. X-rays cleared him of any structural harm.
Motor racing: Ex-Marseille coach Villas-Boas to make world rally debut
Former Olympique de Marseille and Chelsea coach Andre Villas-Boas has swapped the dugout for the World Rallying Championship. The 43-year-old will make his debut later this month in Portugal, driving a Citroen C3 in WRC3, the third tier of the championship for privateer vehicles.
No. 13 seed Elise Mertens rallied from a break down in every of the ultimate two units to get rid of No. 3 seed Simona Halep 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 and advance to the quarterfinals of the Mutua Madrid Open on Tuesday. Mertens, of Belgium, wanted two hours and 34 minutes to defeat the Romanian on the clay courts of Spain. It was Mertens’ second win in six makes an attempt in opposition to Halep and her first on clay.
Report: LeBron James (ankle) to overlook at the very least subsequent two video games
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is predicted to sit down out the crew’s subsequent two video games — on the street in opposition to the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Path Blazers — to relaxation his injured ankle, ESPN reported Tuesday. After lacking 20 video games due to the damage, James returned to play within the Lakers’ loss to Sacramento on Friday and their loss to Toronto on Sunday. He had 16 factors, eight rebounds and 7 assists in opposition to the Kings; and added 19 factors, seven rebounds and 6 assists in opposition to the Raptors.
(With inputs from businesses.)