GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers say Justin Turner’s broken left wrist is expected to heal without surgery. Manager Dave Roberts says it’s just a matter of giving it time to heal. Turner was hurt yesterday when he was hit by a pitch from Oakland’s Kendall Graveman in a spring training game. Turner hit .322 with 21 homers and 71 RBIs last year and was a first-time All-Star.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma star freshman Trae Young is leaving for the NBA after a standout season. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 27.4 points and 8.7 assists this season, and many projections have him going early in the first round. He posted the reasons for his decision on ESPN early today, saying he was ready to put in the work needed to play in the NBA.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis says he has been released after 12 seasons with the team. Lewis says he got the news from his agent and feels “disrespected” by the timing of the move. It came a week after free agency began. The Jaguars picked up an option in Lewis’ contract last month that would have paid him $3.5 million in 2018. The Jaguars also released receiver Allen Hurns today to save another $7 million in 2018.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Penny Hardaway is the new men’s basketball coach at the University of Memphis. And school officials hope he can rejuvenate the program at his alma mater. Hardaway is a former NBA player who starred at Memphis in the early 1990s. He replaces Tubby Smith, who was fired Wednesday after two seasons as the Tigers coach. Hardaway has no college coaching experience but just led East High in Memphis to a third straight Tennessee Class AAA state title.
UNDATED (AP) — For the second straight year, a major winter storm has scrambled West Virginia’s travel plans for the NCAA Tournament. About 20 hours after arriving back on campus from the West Coast, the Mountaineers left today to begin preparations for Friday’s Sweet 16 appearance in Boston against Villanova. Last March the Mountaineers left a day early on a bus ahead of a snowstorm rather than risk flight delays to Buffalo, New York.