The Las Vegas Raiders have signed O.J. Howard, who was at the team’s facility for a free agent visit today. Terms aren’t available as of yet. Two other signings were reported late today, but not yet confirmed by the teams. The Buffalo Bills have reportedly agreed to terms with Damien Harris on a one-year deal, and Cam Sims appears to be signing with the Raiders.
New England offically announced the re-signing of Mack Wilson.
The Miami Dolphins officially exercised Tua Tagovailoa’s 5th year option today. The option, which will cover the 2024 season, will pay Tagovailoa a salary of $23.1 million. The last year of Tagovailoa’s four-year rookie deal calls for Tagovailoa to be paid $9.5 million in 2023.
The Chicago White Sox revealed today that Matt Foster, who has been sidelined for the past couple of weeks, is dealing with a right forearm strain. The team plans to provide an update by the end of camp. Foster, who is out of options, seems destined to begin the season on the injured list.
Monaco (Donta Hall) and ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne (Retin Obasohan) have advanced to the Coupe de France finals. Both teams won quarterfinal and semifinal games over the weekend, and will now face in the in-season tournament finals on April 22. ASVEL has previously won 11 Coupe de France titles, including two of the last three championships. Monaco has never won the cup, and is reaching the finals for only the second time in the history of the tournament.
Current NFL free agent Slade Bolden will return to Tuscaloosa on Thursday to run routes for Bryce Young at the Alabama Pro Day. Also in attendance at Alabama Pro Day will be D.J. Fluker, who is attempting an NFL comeback after being out of the league the past two seasons.
Dylan Smith is confident that he will pitch in the major leagues this season.
Detroit Tigers blog Bless You Boys has a season preview on Spencer Turnbull, and looks at what makes him stand out.
DeVonta Smith announced that his charity softball game will return for a second year on June 10 at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown.
Scenes and Highlights
- O.J. Howard – signed by the Las Vegas Raiders.
- Mack Wilson – re-signed by the New England Patriots.
BASKETBALL Golden State 121, Houston 108. JaMychal Green – 13 minutes, 4 points (2-3 2pg, 0-2 3pg), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, +4. Utah 128, Sacramento 120. Collin Sexton – inactive (hamstring) Keon Ellis – 4 minutes, 3 points (1-2 3pg), 1 steal, -3. Birmingham 111, Mexico City 98. John Petty – inactive Sampaio 95, Ituano 73. Alana Gonçalo Da Silva – 32 minutes, 13 points (0-2 2pg, 4-6 3pg, 1-2 FT), 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 3 turnovers, 2 fouls, +23. SOCCER Tigres UANL 1, Club América 0. Riley Mattingly Parker – no stats; subbed in at 64’.