Emmanuel Sanders is sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team announced Sunday it matched the $2.5 million offer the New England Patriots...
Steelers match offer for Sanders
Emmanuel Sanders is sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The team announced Sunday it matched the $2.5 million offer the New England Patriots made to the restricted free agent wide receiver last week. Pittsburgh would have received a third-round pick from the Patriots if it let Sanders go to New England.
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Instead Sanders will likely be second on the depth chart behind Antonio Brown when training camp opens in July. The 26-year-old Sanders caught 44 passes for 626 yards and a touchdown in 2012, and was the only wide receiver to appear in all 16 games for Pittsburgh in 2012.
Keselowski still angry with NASCAR over conduct
Brad Keselowski is pretty angry with NASCAR these days.
“The things I’ve seen over the last seven days have me questioning everything that I believe in, and I’m not happy about it,” Keselowski said in the garage area after Saturday night’s race at Texas.
Before Saturday night’s race, NASCAR confiscated the original rear-end housing from Keselowski’s No. 2 Ford and the No. 22 of Joey Logano, his Penske Racing teammate. That could lead to penalties, including possibly suspensions, the loss of championship points and/or fines.
Both Keselowski and Logano recovered to finish in the top 10 at Texas.
Alonso captures Chinese Grand Prix for Ferrari
Fernando Alonso’s win at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai announced the Ferrari driver as a strong contender for the Formula One championship after a comfortable victory.
Alonso took the lead for good with 13 laps to go and won by 10 seconds ahead of Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen. Pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes finished third, just two tenths of a second ahead the hard-finishing Sebastian Vettel.
Larson wins Truck Series at Rockingham
Kyle Larson picked up his first NASCAR national series win by holding off Logano on the final restart of the Truck Series race at Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway.
Logano was closing in on Larson when a collision between Timothy Peters and Ryan Sieg brought out the caution with two laps remaining.
Man dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound at Texas race
A medical examiner says a man who died in the infield during a NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway shot himself in the head.
The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office said the death of 42-year-old Kirk Franklin of Saginaw was a suicide.
Fort Worth police have said a man who was camping in the infield died of a “self-inflicted injury” after getting into an argument with other campers. The incident happened late in the Sprint Cup race.
Djokovic might miss Monte Carlo Masters
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is unsure whether he’ll play at the Monte Carlo Masters this week, even though he is optimistic his right ankle injury is healing.
The Serb twisted his ankle on April 7 during the quarterfinal of the Davis Cup against the United States. Tests showed the damage was not as serious as Djokovic feared, and he has been training with his coach for the past three days before his scheduled second-round match on Wednesday.
Isner takes Men’s Clay Court Championship
John Isner of the United States beat Argentina’s Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-5 in the final of the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston.
Isner won his first tournament of the year and the sixth of his career. He had seven aces in the match, giving him a record 64 for the tournament.
Robredo wins Morocco event
Tommy Robredo won the Grand Prix Hassan II by beating Kevin Anderson of South Africa 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-3 in the final for his 11th career title.
• A year after record-setting temperatures near 90 degrees left organizers thinking about canceling the race, the weather looks good for Monday’s edition of the Boston Marathon. Cool temperatures at sunrise will climb to the upper 40s by the time the race starts in Hopkinton at 10 a.m. It should be in the mid- to high-50s when the field is crossing the Back Bay finish line in the afternoon. That’s considered perfect weather by long-distance runners.
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