CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns security Jermaine Whitehead has been launched following his disturbing social media rant after a loss in Denver.
The Browns introduced the transfer Monday, hours after rebuking Whitehead for “completely unacceptable and extremely inappropriate conduct” following a 24-19 loss to the Broncos on Sunday.
Whitehead made a number of threatening and expletive-laden posts on Twitter. Considered one of Whitehead’s tweets was directed at Dustin Fox, a former NFL participant who works for the workforce’s radio community. Fox had despatched an earlier tweet criticizing Whitehead’s tackling.
Whitehead began the sport instead of security Damarious Randall, who missed his second straight recreation due to a hamstring harm. Whitehead missed tackles on two large performs by the Broncos.
Whitehead was in his second season with Cleveland. The Browns signed him final yr after he was waived by the Inexperienced Bay Packers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump honored the World Collection champion Nationals on the White Home on Monday, although greater than a half-dozen gamers skipped the ceremony on the South Garden.
Reliever Sean Doolittle, who alongside along with his spouse has labored with Syrian refugees and navy veterans and helps homosexual rights, didn’t the occasion. Additionally amongst these not listed as being in attendance Monday are Nationwide League MVP candidate Anthony Rendon, outfielders Victor Robles and Michael A. Taylor, and pitchers Joe Ross, Javy Guerra and Wander Suero.
Of the 25 gamers on Washington’s World Collection roster, 18 had been in attendance. Principal proprietor Mark Lerner was the one member of the possession group listed as attending.
Trump applauded the workforce’s first title in franchise historical past, calling it a “comeback story for the ages” and predicting it is going to be the primary victory of many. He singled out World Collection MVP Stephen Strasburg, NLCS MVP Howie Kendrick and others.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner has obtained a $17.eight million qualifying supply from the San Francisco Giants, a transfer that probably will lower demand for him within the free-agent market.
San Francisco’s resolution Monday means a workforce signing Bumgarner would lose not less than one decide in subsequent yr’s newbie draft as compensation except a deal is struck after the draft begins in June. Compensation prompted pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel to attend till after the draft to signal 2019 contracts.
San Francisco additionally made a qualifying supply to left-handed reliever Will Smith, who went 6-Zero with a 2.76 ERA and 34 saves in 63 appearances.
Bumgarner, the 2014 World Collection MVP, all however stated his goodbye to San Francisco on the season’s closing day.
Bumgarner, 30, wrapped up a $35.56 million, six-year contract singed in April 2012 that included $12 million membership choices for each 2018 and ’19. The Giants opted to not deal him on the commerce deadline.
BOSTON (AP) — Crimson Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez has determined to maintain his contract with the Crimson Sox as a substitute of changing into a free agent once more.
Martinez signed a $110 million, five-year deal after groups had began reporting to spring coaching in 2018.
In his two seasons in Boston, the 32-year-old slugger has averaged simply in need of 40 homers and 118 RBIs, together with a .317 common and .985 OPS. He was fourth, behind teammate Mookie Betts, within the AL MVP voting in 2018, when the Crimson Sox gained a franchise-record 108 video games and the World Collection.
Martinez has three years and $62.5 million remaining on the deal: $23.75 million for 2020 and $19,375,000 for each 2021 and 2022. He needed to make the opt-out resolution Monday. He additionally has the choice to decide out after every of the subsequent two seasons, so long as he doesn’t spend a prolonged interval on the injured listing.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Collection had been bought to Penske Leisure Corp. in a surprising transfer Monday that relinquishes management of the long-lasting speedway from the Hulman household after 74 years.
Tony Hulman purchased the dilapidated speedway in 1945 and introduced racing again to the nook of 16th St. and Georgetown Ave. after a four-year absence following World Conflict II. Roger Penske will develop into simply the fourth proprietor of the 110-year-old speedway.
The speedway spun off a number of subsidiaries, together with the IndyCar Collection and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Productions, that are additionally a part of the deal to Penske Leisure. That group is a subsidiary of Penske Corp., which is owned by billionaire Roger Penske.
“Nice day for our household and our workforce,” Penske stated in a textual content message to The Related Press.
BOSTON (AP) — The NBA has agreed to a multiyear deal making DraftKings an official sports activities betting operator.
The Boston-based firm joins a half-dozen others, together with MGM and longtime every day fantasy sports activities rival FanDuel, with offers that permit them the rights to official betting knowledge and NBA logos.
Skilled sports activities leagues have lengthy banned any connection to playing. However previously few years they’ve embraced it and sought to revenue from each every day fantasy sports activities and outright playing on video games. Final yr, the U.S. Supreme Courtroom tossed out a regulation that in impact prohibited sports activities playing in most states.
The league says it’s going to work with DraftKings to guard the integrity of NBA video games.
VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL participant Kellen Winslow Jr. pleaded responsible Monday to raping an unconscious teen in 2003 and to sexual battery involving a 54-year-old hitchhiker in a deal that spared him the potential for life in jail.
Winslow initially hesitated and appeared to agonize over his resolution.
“I’m sorry. I’m simply not pondering very clearly,” Winslow informed the choose at one level.
He requested the choose for extra time earlier than he lastly entered the responsible pleas moments earlier than he was about to be retried on six felonies together with kidnapping, sodomy, compelled oral copulation and two expenses of rape in San Diego County Superior Courtroom that might have despatched him to jail for all times if he was convicted.
In change for his plea, the courtroom agreed to condemn him to between 12 and 18 years in jail for the 2 expenses and dismiss the others.