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Cameron Jordan of New Orleans Saints has minor surgery on left foot

New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan recently underwent a minor surgery on his left foot but shouldn’t miss any offseason workouts, according to The New Orleans Times-Picayune. Jordan, a 2017 Pro Bowler, had the elective surgery earlier this month. He is expected to recover within six weeks, a source told The Times-Picayune. He has been using a scooter at public events this week. The 28-year-old Jordan did not appear to be affected by a foot injury during the season. He appeared in all 16 games for the seventh straight…

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Denis Shapovalov of Canada beats Taylor Fritz at the Delray Beach Open

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Denis Shapovalov of Canada beat American Taylor Fritz 7-5, 6-4 on Friday at the Delray Beach Open to earn the second semifinal berth of his career. The 18-year-old Shapovalov lost only five points on his first serve and was never broken. His opponent Saturday is still to be determined as the late match Friday between No. 8-seeded Chung Hyeon of South Korea and American wild-card Frances Tiafoe was suspended because of rain. That match will be played on Saturday. The other semifinal will match American Steve…

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Gossip: Guardiola, Pogba, Seri, Bale, Mourinho, Ghoddos, Pardew, Donnarumma

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has agreed a new contract with the club worth nearly £20m a year until 2021, a £3m increase on his current deal. (Mail) Guardiola is risking a touchline ban if he wears a yellow ribbon in support of imprisoned politicians in his native Catalonia during Manchester City’s game against against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday. (Times – subscription required) Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger does not believe Pep Guardiola has brought a higher level of football to the game in his spells at…

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Lonzo Ball of Los Angeles Lakers back on court in win over Dallas Mavericks after nearly six-week layoff

LOS ANGELES — In his first game back from injury after nearly six weeks off, Lonzo Ball came off the bench and still had to wait a little bit longer before he could play. The Los Angeles Lakers rookie drew an unusual delay of game whistle from officials for not getting his warmup top off as he walked onto the court. Other than that, Ball’s return after a 15-game absence due to a sprained left MCL injury went off without a hitch. Playing for the first time since Jan. 13,…

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Jimmy Butler of Minnesota Timberwolves leaves game with knee injury

Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Jimmy Butler left Friday night’s 120-102 loss to the Houston Rockets with a right knee injury. Butler drove into the paint with about three minutes remaining in the third quarter, missed a short jumper, but then clawed the rebound. He dished to a teammate, then crumpled to the floor in pain, holding his knee. Teammates, coaches and athletic trainers tended to Butler, who had to be helped off the court. He was unable to put any weight on the leg as he was helped to the locker…

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Honda Classic – Nerves? Pressure? Yes, it’s daunting pairing up with Tiger Woods

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Now in his 10th year as a pro, Patton Kizzire has seen a few things. He has dealt with the pressure of winning in golf’s minor leagues, qualifying for the PGA Tour and winning his first two tournaments. Kizzire, 31, is the only player who has won twice this season, but of course nothing could quite prepare him for what he faced the past two days at PGA National. For the first time in his career, he was grouped with Tiger Woods. “Extremely nervous,” Kizzire…

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Pittsburgh Penguins pick up Derick Brassard in 3-team deal with Vegas Golden Knights

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired center Derick Brassard from Ottawa on Friday night in a three-team deal that sent defenseman Ian Cole to Ottawa and forward Ryan Reaves to the Vegas Golden Knights. The Penguins announced the deal Friday night during their 6-1 victory at Carolina, with Pittsburgh general manager Jim Rutherford calling it “the most complex trade I’ve made” because of salary cap issues and the involvement of a third team. Last year, Derick Brassard battled the Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals. Now the center, whom…

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Colorado Rockies prospect and Parkland native Colton Welker dons alma mater’s ‘SD’ cap in spring training game

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Players throughout Major League Baseball wore caps with an “SD” logo Friday to honor the 17 victims of the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. For Colorado Rockies minor leaguer Colton Welker, the gesture hit especially close to home. Welker, a top infield prospect in the Rockies’ system, played for Stoneman Douglas’ state title team in 2016 and was a fourth-round draft pick by Colorado in June of that year. Along with Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and Oakland Athletics…

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Dominican welterweight Carlos Adames signs multi-year promotional deal with Top Rank

About 18 months ago, welterweight Carlos Adames served as a sparring partner for 2017 ESPN.com fighter of the year Terence Crawford and made an impression on those who saw him. Since then, the 23-year-old Adames has continued to develop, and this week, Top Rank, which promotes Crawford, signed him to a multiyear promotional agreement. “Carlos is clearly a five-star, Division I [-level] recruit and a prospect who is ready to break out in the talent-filled welterweight division,” Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti said. “All of us at Top Rank,…

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Dez Bryant hasn’t had contract talks with Dallas Cowboys yet

FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has yet to have talks with his agent or the organization about possibly having to take a pay cut to remain with the team in 2018. When asked on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Friday, Bryant was asked if he would be willing to take a cut in pay to remain with the team. “That’s a discussion for me, for myself and my agent and Mr. Jones and the Joneses, the Dallas Cowboys,” Bryant said. Stephen Jones loves Dez Bryant’s…

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