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CINCINNATI (AP) – New York Mets manager Luis Rojas was suspended for two games on Monday and fined for excessive arguing with the referees, an explosion that followed a bizarre game a day earlier in Pittsburgh.

Rojas was scheduled to begin serving his suspension Monday night in Cincinnati. He said he had not been given the opportunity to appeal. The amount of the fine was not disclosed.

Bench coach Dave Jauss will take on the leadership role.


A Nashville Predators prospect turned out to be gay ahead of his first NHL camp, with the intention of leading an “authentic life.”

Luke Prokop, a 19-year-old Canadian who was a third-round pick in the 2020 draft last fall, posted a message on Twitter on Monday:

No active NHL player has ever turned out to be gay. Prokop said he hopes his example shows gay people are welcome in the hockey community.


LAS VEGAS (AP) – Raiders team president Marc Badain stepped down just before training camp began after helping orchestrate the team’s move to Las Vegas.

Owner Mark Davis announced Monday that Badain is leaving the organization and that executive vice president and general counsel Dan Ventrelle will take over on an interim basis.

Badain went from a ball collector for the team to a 30-year career with the organization. He eventually became the CFO of the team and was an assistant to former CEO Amy Trask.


TOKYO (AP) – Kara Eaker, a replacement for the United States women’s gymnastics team, tested positive for COVID-19 at an Olympic training camp in Japan.

Al Fong, the personal trainer of Eaker and his Olympic teammate Leanne Wong, confirmed the positive test in an email to The Associated Press on Monday. The coach said Eaker, 18, was vaccinated against the new coronavirus two months ago.

Eaker and Wong were placed in segregation.

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Katie Lou Samuelson is absent from 3-on-3 basketball at the Olympics after contracting COVID-19 while training in Las Vegas.

Samuelson, who plays for the WNBA’s Seattle Storm, flew in to get a shot during her European season so she was ready to help the United States qualify for the May Olympics.

She will be replaced on the roster by Jackie Young, who played for the United States in a 3v3 training camp in 2020 and also competed in the event at the 2019 World Beach Games.

TOKYO (AP) – Keigo Oyamada, a Japanese composer working on the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics, resigned on Monday after being criticized for harassing his classmates as a child.

Reports of his past mistreatment of his classmates, including people with disabilities, recently surfaced online and sparked a backlash on social media as well as demands for resignations.

College athletics

The NCAA spent nearly $ 68 million on legal services in fiscal year 2019-20, even as it lost hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue during the pandemic, according to tax documents released Monday.

Revenue fell more than 50% from the previous year, from over $ 1.1 billion to just over $ 520 million, mainly because the lucrative college basketball tournaments were canceled as the coronavirus hit the United States hard in early 2020.

The loss of media rights for the men’s tournament alone was $ 702 million, the NCAA said. Championship revenues fell by $ 162 million due to the cancellation of the winter and spring championship events, although the NCAA said the blow had been offset to some extent since spending for those ci had fallen by $ 119 million.


ESPN eventually recruited Peyton Manning as a “Monday Night Football” commentator. It’s just not in an expected way, and it won’t be for the entire season.

The Walt Disney Company on Monday announced a partnership with Manning and his company Omaha Productions in which Peyton and Eli Manning will be part of a “Monday Night Football” MegaCast for 10 games per year for the next three seasons.

Manning’s MegaCast will debut in the first three weeks of this season, including the Sept. 13 opener between the Baltimore Ravens and Las Vegas Raiders, with the remaining seven weeks to be announced. It will air on ESPN2 and air on ESPN + while the standard airing will be on ESPN and / or ABC.

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