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Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has absitively to alteration to Oklahoma.
Hurts fabricated the advertisement Wednesday in a adventure in the Players’ Tribune . He will be accessible anon as a alum transfer.
Hurts was a two-year amateur who led Alabama to a brace of civic championship amateur and was Southeastern Conference abhorrent amateur of the year as a freshman.
Tua Tagovailoa replaced Hurts at halftime adjoin Georgia in the civic appellation bold afterwards the 2017 season, afresh exhausted him out for the starting job branch into this accomplished analysis and accomplished additional in the Heisman Trophy voting.
PARIS (AP) Four tennis players are in French aegis on suspicion of allowance an organized bank syndicate believed to accept anchored hundreds of low-tier matches.
They are doubtable of alive for an Armenian who badge alarm the “Maestro. Badge accept the Belgium-based arbiter may accept paid added than 100 players from at atomic bisected a dozen countries.
The detentions are allotment of months of digging by badge alive beyond Europe to break a massive match-fixing scheme.
Sources abutting to the analysis told The Associated Press that four French players were in aegis on Wednesday. They said at atomic one doubtable told board that he anchored about two dozen matches for the Maestro.
By AP Sports Writer John Leicester.
SAN DIEGO (AP) Tiger Woods is starting accession year at Torrey Pines, this time with college expectations.
Woods appear Wednesday that he will comedy in the Farmers Insurance Open abutting week. He has won the clash seven times, and Torrey Pines is area he won the U.S. Open in 2008.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) LeBron James has been austere to convenance with the Los Angeles Lakers afterwards they acknowledgment from their accessible two-game alley trip.
The Lakers gave the latest amend on James’ beam abrasion Wednesday.
James artificial his beam on Christmas. He will accept absent 13 afterwards amateur by the time Los Angeles allotment from the alley this weekend, analogous the best amateur anytime absent in one analysis by the four-time NBA MVP.
The Lakers alone say James will “progress against a acknowledgment to bold play” afterwards he rejoins convenance abutting week.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Turkish prosecutors are gluttonous an all-embracing arrest accreditation for New York Knicks amateur Enes Kanter, accusing him of associates in a alarm organization.
Sabah bi-weekly says the Istanbul arch prosecutor’s appointment had additionally able an displacement appeal for the NBA player. Officials at the prosecutor’s appointment could not be accomplished by The Associated Press for comment.
Kanter, who didn’t go with the Knicks this anniversary for their bold in London because he feared he could be dead over his action to Turkish Admiral Recep Tayyip Erdogan, responded on Twitter that the Turkish government could not present “any distinct allotment of affirmation of my wrongdoing.”
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers accept fabricated it official: Byron Leftwich is the team’s new abhorrent coordinator.
The Bucs appear the hiring Wednesday, a anniversary afterwards admission drillmaster Bruce Arians said the ex-NFL quarterback would alarm plays abutting analysis and Clyde Christensen would serve as quarterbacks coach.
Christensen’s hiring additionally was appear Wednesday, aback the Bucs said above amateur Antwaan Randle El is abutting Arians’ agents as an abhorrent assistant.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars accept assassin above Minnesota abhorrent coordinator John DeFilippo to the aforementioned position.
Coach Doug Marrone appear the accession Wednesday forth with bristles added abettor coaches. DeFilippo replaces Nathaniel Hackett, who was accursed in backward November and landed in Green Bay.
The Vikings beggared way with the 40-year-old DeFilippo in mid-December, reportedly for declining to accomplish to the run arena game.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Gregg Williams was assassin Wednesday as the New York Jets’ arresting coordinator, the aboriginal above agents accession by Adam Gase aback he became coach.
The aggregation additionally appear it has retained appropriate teams coordinator Brant Boyer, whose assemblage had a standout season.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions accept assassin Darrell Bevell as their new abhorrent coordinator.
Bevell spent seven seasons as Seattle’s abhorrent coordinator from 2011-17 and was allotment of a Super Bowl champ with the Seahawks. Prior to abutting the Seahawks, he was Minnesota’s abhorrent coordinator for bristles seasons and a quarterbacks drillmaster for Green Bay.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills accept re-signed adept linebacker Lorenzo Alexander to a one-year contract.
The signing Wednesday comes as no abruptness afterwards both abandon concluded the analysis aboveboard discussing the likelihood of the 35-year-old abiding for a third analysis in Buffalo.
Alexander is a 12-year NFL adept who said he capital to comedy one added analysis and adopted it actuality in Buffalo.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers assassin above Jacksonville abettor Nathaniel Hackett as their new abhorrent coordinator Wednesday.
Hackett spent best of the aftermost four seasons with the Jaguars as quarterbacks drillmaster (2015-16) and afresh as abhorrent coordinator afore he was accursed in November afterwards Jacksonville absent its seventh afterwards game.
PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks accept agreed to a one-year, $3.75 actor arrangement with above New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores, a actuality accustomed with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The actuality batten on action of anonymity Wednesday because the acceding had not been announced. The accord includes a $6 actor club advantage for 2020 with a $500,000 buyout.
The 27-year-old Flores spent his absolute six-year career arena a array of infield positions with the Mets. He played 83 of 126 amateur at aboriginal abject aftermost season, hitting .267 with 11 home runs and 51 RBIs.
By AP Sports Writer John Marshall.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers right-hander Shawn Tolleson has retired afterwards a setback in the above closer’s attempted improvement from Tommy John surgery.
Tolleson fabricated the advertisement Wednesday, three canicule afore his 31st birthday. He artificial his appropriate flexor bond during a throwing affair aftermost week.
He fabricated the aftermost of his 215 above alliance appearances with the Rangers on July 27, 2016. He absent the blow of that analysis with aback issues afore signing with Tampa Bay as a chargeless agent.
NEW YORK (AP) Kansas City Royals bullpen Eric Skoglund was abeyant Monday for the season’s aboriginal 80 amateur afterwards testing absolute for two performance-enhancing substances.
The commissioner’s appointment said the absolute tests were for careful androgen receptor modulators S-22 (Ostarine) and LGD-4033 (Ligandrol).
Royals accepted administrator Dayton Moore said in a account Skoglund “unknowingly fabricated a mistake” and “we abide appreciative of who Eric is as a actuality and will abutment him as an organization.”
CINCINNATI (AP) Reds annual anchorperson Marty Brennaman will retire afterwards the 2019 season, his 46th in Cincinnati.
The aggregation fabricated the advertisement Wednesday.
The 76-year-old Brennaman abutting the Reds’ radio aggregation in 1974 and anon became accepted for his accomplishment band afterwards anniversary win: “And this one belongs to the Reds.” He and above Reds bullpen Joe Nuxhall aggregate the berth for 31 seasons from 1974-2004.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Bob Costas, who stepped bottomward as NBC’s prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has larboard the network’s sports analysis altogether.
NBC Sports said Wednesday that Costas beggared means with his longtime employer, accouterment no added details.
A adumbrative for Costas didn’t anon acknowledge to a appeal for comment.
Costas, 66, served as the emcee for NBC’s Olympics 11 times starting in 1992. In aboriginal 2017, he stepped abreast for arrangement newcomer Mike Tirico, aforetime with ESPN.
When the about-face was appear in aboriginal 2017, Costas said he had absitively on his own that the time was appropriate for a change.
The NHL and NHL Players’ Association accept accustomed up on the achievability of staging the abutting Apple Cup of Hockey in September 2020 but will abide aggregate acceding talks.
The alliance and PA appear the cessation in abstracted statements Wednesday that there’s not abundant time to put calm a Apple Cup in almost 20 months. The abandon met beforehand in the day in Toronto to altercate the Apple Cup as allotment of aggregate acceding talks afterwards captivation an breezy affair in Las Vegas on Jan. 10 that lasted added than two hours.
Not captivation the Apple Cup in September 2020 is consequential because it was so carefully affiliated to the abeyant of activity accord in hockey. But the NHL and NHLPA plan to accommodated afresh anon with the ambition of alienated a abeyant assignment stoppage.
ATLANTA (AP) Above Alliance Soccer MVP Josef Martinez kept insisting he was blessed with Atlanta United.
He backed it up Wednesday by signing a five-year arrangement addendum with the MLS Cup champion, catastrophe any questions about whether ability be attractive for accession attempt in Europe afterwards a almanac season.
No agreement were appear on a accord that runs through the 2023 season, but Martinez ample to get a ample access over the $1.4 actor in affirmed bacon he accustomed aftermost season.
DETROIT (AP) The above governor brought in to advice Michigan State balance from the Larry Nassar animal corruption aspersion accommodated Wednesday as the school’s acting admiral amidst backfire over his comments about some of the ex-sports doctor’s victims.
John Engler, who had resisted beforehand burden to resign, appear his affairs in an 11-page letter to Dianne Byrum, administrator of Michigan State’s Board of Trustees. It makes no acknowledgment of contempo criticism of his animadversion and instead lists what he considers to be his accomplishments in his one year of service, adage the university is a “dramatically better, stronger institution.”
His resignation, which he said he was authoritative at the trustees’ request, is able on Jan. 23.
DENVER (AP) A able balderdash addition died afterwards a balderdash stomped on his chest during a antagonism at the Civic Western Stock Show in Denver.
The Able Balderdash Riders say Mason Lowe died Tuesday black afterwards actuality taken to a hospital. Group agent Andrew Giangola said he was cutting a allowable careful vest.
The 25-year-old from Exeter, Missouri, was ranked 18th in the world.
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