About an hour after the final game of his 15th NBA season, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade acknowledged that he has thought about retiring but said he won’t make a final decision until later in the offseason.
Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill, who had widespread support from the sports world, was released from prison Tuesday and then attended the Sixers’ series-clinching Game 5 victory over the Heat.
It is the fifth time since joining the Rangers in 2011 that the 39-year-old Beltre has gone on the DL because of leg issues. He missed the first 51 games last season because of calf and hamstring problems before becoming the 31st player in MLB history with 3,000 career hits. He then had another DL stint in September.
Beltre, who is in his 21st MLB season, was limited to 94 games last year. That was his fewest games since 77 as rookie with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1998.
Shortstop Elvis Andrus is out at least another month after his right elbow broke when he was hit by a pitch April 12. Second baseman Rougned Odor has been out since April 10 with a left hamstring strain.
Texas recalled outfielder Ryan Rua from Triple-A Round Rock, the second time in eight days he has come back up because of injuries to other players. The Rangers also activated right-hander Doug Fister from the 10-day DL to start the series finale against the A’s on Wednesday night, and optioned reliever Matt Bush to Round Rock.
During a post-draft news conference in Dallas, Rosen said “there were nine mistakes ahead of me.” On Friday, Rosen said that he didn’t mean to include in that remark the six non-quarterbacks taken, and added that there were only “three mistakes” taken ahead of him, referring to quarterbacks Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold and Josh Allen.
Rosen plans to wear No. 3 with the Cardinals, which was worn by Carson Palmer for the last five years. Rosen said Friday the one misconception of him that he wants to put to rest is a lack of a passion for football. He had to repeatedly answer questions from teams on the topic, adding that he felt he had to keep coming up with answers to convince teams he loved football.
Cardinals offensive coordinator Mike McCoy said he doesn’t have a problem with Rosen’s personality.
“I’ve coached plenty of different personalities,” he said.
“I coached receivers in Carolina back in the day, and being the coordinator plenty of places, there’s plenty of people that have opinions, and everybody’s got an opinion, and I got no problem with that. There’s going to be a way we’re going to do it here, and I’m fine with it.”
Gray (2-4) had pinpoint control in scattering three hits and walking one to break his three-game slide. He had at least one strikeout in every inning before being lifted for a pinch-hitter after throwing 101 pitches.