The Los Angeles Angels have reached one-year contract agreements with all six of their remaining arbitration-eligible players: Tyler Skaggs, Andrew Heaney, Cam Bedrosian, Hansel Robles, Luis Garcia and Tommy La Stella.
The Reds avoided arbitration with Yasiel Puig, agreeing on a $9.7 million contract for 2019. Cincinnati also reached deals with Tanner Roark, Anthony DeSclafani, Michael Lorenzen, Scooter Gennett and Jose Peraza -- but not Alex Wood.
The Aussie Open draw has ensured that defending champ Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic can't play each other until the final. On the women's side, Serena Williams has drawn into the same section as No. 1-ranked Simona Halep.
Tampa Bay's new assistant head coach, Harold Goodwin, didn't mince words when asked about his disappointment over the firing of Steve Wilks by the Arizona Cardinals after one season and over the lack of minority hires.
Former USC running-backs coach Todd McNair, who spent the past seven years fighting the NCAA over the Reggie Bush scandal and lost, has been hired to the same position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a source confirmed to ESPN.