Dodgers Send Wood, Bellinger to 10-Day DL – The Los Angeles Dodgers placed outfielder Cody Bellinger and starting pitcher Alex Wood on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday and recalled pitchers Brock Stewart and Josh Ravin from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Bellinger, who is one home run shy of Mike Piazza’s franchise rookie record of 35, suffered a mild right ankle sprain while playing right field Saturday against the Detroit Tigers. Wood, who is 14-1 with a 2.41 ERA, is out with inflammation in the sternoclavicular joint in front of his left shoulder.
Wiggins, Agent Split With Max Contract on Table – After agent Bill Duffy negotiated a five-year, $148 million maximum contract extension for forward Andrew Wiggins with the Minnesota Timberwolves, it is unclear how quickly Wiggins will sign the deal after he filed papers to sever ties with his representation at BDA Sports. Minnesota management sent Duffy and Wiggins a contract for a rookie extension deal, but Wiggins filed paperwork Tuesday with the National Basketball Players Association to terminate his relationship with the agency, Duffy told ESPN. While a player can leave an agent at any time, the NBPA has guidelines that compensate previous agents for deals negotiated under their watch.
Cavs Deal Kyrie to Celtics for Isaiah – The Boston Celtics have acquired All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers for point guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and Brooklyn’s 2018 unprotected first-round pick, sources tell ESPN. Thomas had been bracing for the possibility of a trade on Tuesday, league sources told ESPN. Irving, 25, requested a trade during a July meeting with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Irving has said that he wants to play in a situation where he can be more of a focal point and that he no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James, sources said.
Wings’ Johnson Suspended 1 Game For Punch – Dallas Wings forward Glory Johnson has been suspended for one game for throwing a punch at Atlanta Dream guard Matee Ajavon. Johnson made a fist and took a swing at Ajavon as the two tangled with Ajavon trying to defend Johnson late in the fourth quarter of the Wings’ 90-86 win at home on Saturday. The play happened away from the ball, but officials immediately stopped the game as Ajavon staggered away from Johnson, who led all scorers with 23 points. Johnson will serve her suspension Wednesday against Connecticut.
Fever Lose January (knee) For Rest of Season – Indiana Fever guard Briann January will miss the final two weeks of the WNBA season because of a knee injury.The nine-year veteran has torn cartilage in her right knee. She is averaging 9.5 points and 3.9 assists in 25 games this season. January played on the Fever’s 2012 championship team and helped Indiana reach the WNBA Finals in 2009 and 2015. Indiana has now lost three guards this year to season-ending injuries. Shenise Johnson and Tiffany Mitchell are the others.
All-Star, Lynx F Pierson to Retire After Season – Minnesota Lynx forward Plenette Pierson is retiring after the season. The two-time WNBA champion entered the league in 2003 and won titles with Detroit in 2006 and 2008. She has played for six different teams and earned the league’s sixth woman of the year honor in 2007.
Chicago White Sox 7 – Minnesota Twins 6 Game 1 of DH
Highlights: Yolmer Sanchez homered and drove in four runs, Jose Abreu hit his 25th of the season and the Chicago White Sox held on to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-6 in the first game of a doubleheader. Carlos Rodon (2-4) pitched effectively into seventh inning for the fifth straight outing to earn his first win since July 3. The left-hander allowed two runs and four hits in 6 1/3 innings while striking out nine. Rodon threw 115 pitches. Going forward, the 24-year-old is expected to be an important part of the rotation for a rebuilding Chicago team. Jorge Polanco hit a three-run homer for the Twins off Derek Holland to cut it to 7-6 in the eighth. Holland, who has struggled in 24 starts this season, was charged with three runs in one-third of an inning during his second relief appearance. Juan Minaya worked a perfect ninth for his third save.
Chicago White Sox 2 – Minnesota Twins 10 Game 2 of DH
Highlights: Jorge Polanco hit his second three-run homer of the day as the Twins scored six times in the second inning and routed the Chicago White Sox 10-2 to split a doubleheader Monday night. Brian Dozier added a three-run drive off Carson Fulmer during the rally, and Minnesota bounced back from a 7-6 loss in the first game. Byron Buxton and Jason Castro each added a solo shot for the Twins, who have won five of six. They are a half-game ahead of the Angels for the second AL wild card. Dillon Gee (1-0) retired the first 12 Chicago batters before rookie Nicky Delmonico homered leading off the fifth. Gee allowed only two hits and walked none through six innings while striking out four. Adam Engel hit a solo shot in the ninth off Tyler Duffey, who followed Gee with three innings to earn his first save.
- New York Giants 6 – Cleveland Browns 10
Highlights: Odell Beckham sprained his left ankle on a questionable hit in the first half of the Giants’ 10-6 exhibition loss to the Cleveland Browns on Monday night. After catching an 18-yard pass from Eli Manning in the first half, Beckham was undercut by Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun, who drove his shoulder and helmet into the star receiver’s left leg. Beckham’s legs flipped into the air and he banged his head hard on the turf. The Giants (0-2) said Beckham only suffered a sprain, but the team will have further medical tests conducted Tuesday. The Browns (2-0) won their second straight game after going a combined 1-19 in 2016. Brock Osweiler started his second straight game and completed 6 of 8 passes for 25 yards in two series. He was intercepted by Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who snagged a tipped pass on the Browns’ opening drive.