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MLB

CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson said Tuesday that Josh Donaldson was clearly trying to harass him when the New York Yankees third baseman referred to him as “Jackie,” a statement that caused Donaldson to be suspended one game by the Premier League. Baseball.

Anderson and White Sox manager Tony La Russa said earlier that Donaldson became racist when referring to Anderson, who is Black, by the name of the man who broke baseball’s street barrier.

Donaldson has appealed the suspension and has denied having racist intent. He said the comments were a reference to a 2019 Sports Illustrated interview where Anderson said he considered himself a modern Robinson.

NEW YORK (AP) – The business arm of the baseball players ’association has secured a licensing deal with a marketing organization for major league retirees.

MLB Players Inc., an affiliate of the Major League Baseball Players Association, said Tuesday that it has reached a multi-year agreement with Major League Alumni Marketing, a profitable subsidiary of the Major League Baseball Alumni Association.

MLB Players Inc. acquire exclusive rights to collective market, promotion and licensing of names, images and similarities of former players. It will focus on digital games, clothing and other consumer products.

NFL

The NFL has expanded the Rooney Rules again, this time to include quarterbacks coaches in a further effort to diversify their coaching ranks.

The changes were announced Tuesday at an owners meeting in Atlanta by Jonathan Beane, NFL senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer. The often-criticized Rooney rule, adopted in 2003 to increase the chances for a minority to get a head coach job and increased several times to include home office positions, now requires one minority or female candidate from another team to be interviewed to coach quarterbacks. Previously, the rules included head coaches, general managers and all coordinator duties.

GOLF

BENTON HARBOR, Michigan (AP) – Former Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker withdrew from the Senior PGA Championship after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Stricker announced the positive test Tuesday on Twitter, saying he was “super bummed” and “just a small setback.”

Stricker did not compete for six months because there was a virus that doctors said was never known.

He will win the first of five majors on the PGA Tour Champions schedule, two weeks ago at Tradition Region.

TENNIS

PARIS (AP)-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ended his career as a lone tennis player with a 6-7 (6), 7-6 (4), 6-2, 7-6 (0) defeat to Casper Ruud in the first. round of the French Open on Saturday.

Tsonga was ranked No. 5, reaching the final of the 2008 Australian Open and helping France to the Davis Cup. But he is now 37 and has suffered a number of injuries.

Tuesday’s match ended with pain in his right shoulder until he couldn’t hold his baby.

The emotional Tsonga knelt down and put his forehead on the clay field amid thunderous applause as the match ended. He has the most Grand Slam match wins among the French.

MEN’S BASKET COLLECTION

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) – Evansville has hired David Ragland as its basketball coach, the school said Monday.

Ragland replaces Todd Lickliter, who was sacked earlier this month after going 15-53 in 2 1/2 seasons.

Ragland will be introduced Wednesday. He waited last season as an assistant at Butler at LaVall Jordan. New Bulldogs coach Thad Matta has planned to have Ragland on staff.

COLLECTION

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The University of California system announced Tuesday it will pay nearly $ 375 million to more than 300 women who say they were sexually abused by a UCLA gynecologist, bringing the record total number of payments by public universities in a wave of sexual conduct scandals by campus doctors .

The settlement follows a previous agreement with hundreds of other patients who said that Drs. James Heaps tasted him, making suggestive comments or performing unnecessary invasive examinations during his 35 -year career.

The university agreed to pay nearly $ 700 million for Heap patients, reducing the $ 500 million settlement by Michigan State University in 2018 that is considered the largest by a public university. The University of Southern California, a private institution, has agreed to pay more than $ 1 billion to settle thousands of cases against longtime school gynecologists.

BAL-BALAN

LONDON (AP) – The Premier League has approved a proposed sale of Chelsea to a consortium led by Los Angeles Dodgers division owner Todd Boehly, although the English government still needs to sign the deal before it can be finalized.

Boehly has agreed to buy the club for £ 2.5 billion ($ 3.1 billion) – the highest price for a sports team – by the time Roman Abramovich’s ownership comes to an end after 19 years.

The Premier League said in a statement on Tuesday that the board “today approved the proposed takeover of Chelsea Football Club by the Todd Boehly/Clearlake Consortium.”

INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) – Finland is expected to host the men’s hockey world championships two years in a row after joining Latvia in a bid to host the 2023 tournament that was removed from Russia due to the war in Ukraine.

The city of Tampere in Finland, one of the cities hosting this year’s competition, is bidding with the Latvian capital, Riga, to host it in 2021.

The International Ice Hockey Federation said on Tuesday that the Finland-Latvian offer was not rejected after rival applications from Hungary and Slovenia were withdrawn. The IIHF said that because the Hungarian host of the offer “did not accept government guarantees.”

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