Oakland Athletics pitching prospect Jesus Luzardo will be shut down for four to six weeks because of a strained rotator cuff in his left shoulder, general manager David Forst told reporters. Luzardo, who is No. 31 overall and the highest-rated prospect for the A’s on ESPN Insider Keith Law’s list of the top prospects for
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The University of California’s athletic department has referred allegations of sexual harassment to its Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination, the school said in a statement Wednesday. Cal’s response came after a former sports medicine intern in the athletic department outlined several alleged instances of sexual harassment involving unnamed Cal football players, coaches
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Former junior middleweight world titleholder Jermell Charlo was acquitted in a Dallas courtroom Wednesday of two counts of domestic violence against his former girlfriend. The Houston resident, who trains in Dallas, was arrested in May for allegedly trying to choke his then-girlfriend, Jazmyne Olison, pulling her hair and forcing her against a fence and to
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The Oakland Raiders have reached a deal with cornerback Nevin Lawson, the team announced Wednesday. The Detroit Lions released Lawson on March 11 in a salary-cap move, saving $4.675 million. Lawson, 27, was a consistent if not flashy cornerback for the Lions. A fourth-round pick (133rd overall) by the Lions in 2014, he played in
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Holly Holm isn’t going anywhere. The former UFC bantamweight champion has signed a new six-fight contract with the promotion, her agent, Lenny Fresquez, told ESPN. Holm had two fights left on her previous deal. “I’m very happy with the deal,” Fresquez said. “We worked feverishly with the UFC to get this done.” The 37-year-old Holm
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Barcelona continue their commitment to gender equality in football with their #wearefootballers campaign on International Women’s Day. BARCELONA, Spain — England international Toni Duggan has set her sights on playing at Camp Nou after scoring in Barcelona’s win over Atletico Madrid at the weekend as a new world record attendance was set for a women’s
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The Buccaneers have hired Lori Locust and Maral Javadifar, the first full-time female coaches in franchise history, making Tampa Bay the first NFL team with two female coaches on staff. Locust is assistant defensive line coach, and Javadifar is assistant strength and conditioning coach, the team announced. Locust joins the Buccaneers after working as the
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TAMPA, Fla. — New York Yankees guest instructor Lee Mazzilli was struck in the head by a ball in batting practice Wednesday and taken to a local hospital. Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo said in an email that Mazzilli “will spend the night at the hospital for observation.” Yankees players not on the travel roster for
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