The Philadelphia Eagles announced today that they have signed DeVonte Smith to his 4-year rookie contract. Total value of the contract is $20.1 million, which includes a signing bonus of just over $12 million. Smith also addressed the media late in the afternoon after the contract signing was announced by the Eagles.
The Los Angeles Dodgers activated Jimmy Nelson off the 10-Day Injured List today on the eve of its upcoming road trip.
The Stephen and Renee Bisciotti Foundation are honoring Ozzie Newsome by creating the Ozzie Newsome Scholars Program. The program is being funded with four $1,000,000 donations made in Newsome’s name to each of Maryland’s four historically black colleges and universities.
Kenzie Wright shot another 66 at the Texas Women’s Open, increasing her lead to three strokes going into tomorrow’s final round.
O.J. Howard missed much of Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl run last season due to a tendon injury, but he gained so much more in his time off.
A’Shawn Robinson addressed the Rams beat, and discussed the changes he made to his training regimen in the offseason, which included a more vegetarian diet and yoga. Robinson’s goal is to play at 305 pounds, with the possibility of getting into the 290s if the team wants him to.
When Emma Talley tees off at the U.S. Women’s Open today, she’ll be sporting the logo of a new sponsor. Talley has been named brand ambassador for ImageQuest, a Nashville-based IT company.
Patriots linebackers coach Jerod Mayo talked at length today about how glad he’ll be to get Dont’a Hightower back in the building, and what Hightower adds to the defense.
DeMeco Ryans had his first media session since being named Defensive Coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers. Here’s the video of the session.
Rodney Cooper has recently launched a YouTube channel, “Locker Room Talk with Coop.” Cooper is interviewing former Alabama players and coaches, and sharing some behind the scenes stories from their times at Alabama. Recent guests have included Levi Randolph, Trevor Lacey, Justin Coleman, Ricky Tarrant, Lawson Schaffer, Rod Grizzard, and footballers Christion Jones and Donnie Lee. Here is the debut episode, which featured Randolph and Lacey:
Retin Obasohan weighs in on what signing with ERA Nymburk this season has meant to him.
- Jimmy Nelson – activated from the 10-Day Injured List by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- DeVonta Smith – signed to a 4-year rookie contract by the Philadelphia Eagles.
GOLF Jabra Ladies Open Rd 1: Camilla Lennarth – 77, +6, T75. The Memorial Rd 1 (suspended): Justin Thomas – 69, -3, T7 Michael Thompson – 70, -2, T14 Robby Shelton – E thru 1, T36 Rex Hospital Open Rd 1 (suspended): Trey Mullinax – 68, -3, T14 Lee Hodges – 68, -3, T14 Davis Riley – hasn’t started US Women’s Open Rd 1: Lauren Stephenson – 70. -1, T9 Kristen Gillman – 72, +1, T26 Cheyenne Knight – 76, +5, T84 Stephanie Meadow – 76, +5, T84 Emma Talley – 76, +5, T84 Texas Women’s Open Rd 2: Kenzie Wright – 66,-66 -12, 1st (leads by 3). BASKETBALL Chalon/Saône 94, Châlons-Reims 91. Jimmie Taylor (C-R) – DNP. Western Conference Rd 1 Gm 6. Denver 126, Portland 115; wins series 4-2. JaMychal Green – 23 minutes, 10 points (3-4 2pg, 0-1 3pg, 4-5 FT), 9 rebounds, 1 steal, 0 turnovers, 0 fouls. BASEBALL Atlanta 5, Washington 1. Alex Avila (C) – 1-4, 1 single, 1 RBI. Beloit 7, Quad Cities 5. Tyler Gentry (RF) – 0-3, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 RBI, 1 run. San Antonio 9, Springfield 1. Kyle Overstreet (3B) – 0-4, 1 SF, 1 RBI. Omaha 8, Iowa 5. Adam Morgan – 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 IBB, 3 K. Midland 12, Corpus Christi 7. Chandler Taylor (CF) – 1-2, 1 BB, 1 SF, 1 RBI, 1 run. San Jose 9, Modesto 1. Brett Auerbach (DH) - 0-3, 2 BB, 1 SB, 1 run. TRACK & FIELD Meeting Iberoamericano Women's Long Jump: Filippa Fotopoulou - 6.38 meters, 3rd