CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have agreed to trade defensive tackle Danny Shelton to the New England Patriots for a future draft pick. That’s according to a person familiar with the negotiations, who says the Browns’ new general manager worked out the deal with the Patriots today. The 6-foot-2, 335-pounder started 45 of 46 games in three seasons and the Browns.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a three-year contract worth more than $15 million to keep defensive tackle Justin Ellis off the free-agent market, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person says Ellis will be guaranteed at least $6 million. Ellis has been with the Raiders for four seasons and was slated to become an unrestricted free agent next week.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn has fired basketball coach Kevin Ollie following the Huskies’ second straight losing season. The team is also under investigation by the NCAA. The university says in a statement that it has “initiated disciplinary procedures” to dismiss him for “just cause.” The school says it will have no further comment until its “disciplinary process” and the ongoing NCAA inquiry are complete.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri basketball player Jordan Barnett has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The Missouri University Police Department says Barnett was arrested early today after failing to drive within a single lane. The arrest comes two days after Missouri’s 62-60 loss to Georgia in the second round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The jockey who rode Spectacular Bid to victory in the 1979 Kentucky Derby and Preakness has died. Ronnie Franklin was 58. His nephew, Walter Cullum, said Franklin died of lung cancer on Thursday. Franklin was 19 when he guided Spectacular Bid to victory as a 3-5 favorite in the Kentucky Derby. After winning the Preakness by 5 ½ lengths, Franklin’s bid to capture the Triple Crown ended with a third-place finish in the Belmont.