New York Mets re­as­sign Tim Te­bow to mi­nor league camp.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SPORTS - Si­mona Halep is on track to re­tain her No. 1 world rank­ing af­ter de­feat­ing Wang Qiang of China 7-5, 6-1 in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open. Halep im­proved to 17-1 this year and needs only to reach the fi­nal to stay at the top. If not, Car­o­line Wo

BASE­BALL Mets re­as­sign Te­bow

Tim Te­bow was re­as­signed by the New York Mets to their mi­nor league camp af­ter he went 0 for 4 with four strike­outs in an ex­hi­bi­tion game against the Hous­ton Astros. The for­mer NFL quar­ter­back and 2007 Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner hit .056 (1 for 18) with 11 strike­outs in seven big league ex­hi­bi­tion games. The 30-year-old, who is not on the Mets’ 40-man ros­ter, has been ham­pered by a left an­kle sprain. Te­bow’s only hit was a hard sin­gle to cen­ter off Wash­ing­ton’s Erick Fedde on March 2. He has been used solely as a des­ig­nated hitter or pinch hitter. Te­bow, an out­fielder, can ap­pear in games for New York but would have to be brought over from the mi­nor league side. New York also re­as­signed right-han­der Kevin

McGowan to the mi­nor league camp on Tues­day and op­tioned right-han­ders Ger­son Bautista, Mar­cos Molina, Jamie Cal­la­han and Corey Oswalt to mi­nor league af­fil­i­ates.

Wright, Ce­s­pedes out

New York Mets cap­tain David Wright won’t par­tic­i­pate in base­ball ac­tiv­i­ties for two months be­cause of back and shoul­der is­sues, an­other set­back in his at­tempt to re­turn from in­juries that have side­lined him for two years, and Mets out­fielder Yoe­nis Ce­s­pedes is side­lined af­ter hurt­ing a wrist. New York made the an­nounce­ments Tues­day, a day af­ter Wright was ex­am­ined by Dr.

Robert Watkins in Los An­ge­les. A seven-time All-Star, Wright is guar­an­teed $47 mil­lion by the Mets over the next three sea­sons. New York signed Todd Fra­zier in case Wright would not be able to play. Ce­s­pedes hurt his right wrist while swing­ing in a game on March 6. He was to play Tues­day but was scratched.

TEN­NIS Halep wins at In­dian Wells

Open fi­nal, could re­place her if the Dane wins the ti­tle. Halep and Woz­ni­acki are the only for­mer In­dian Wells win­ners left in the women’s draw. Next up for Halep is Pe­tra Mar­tic of Croa­tia, who beat Mar­keta Von­drousova of the Czech Re­pub­lic 6-3, 7-6 (4) on Tues­day.

Flach, 54, dies

Ken Flach, who won four Grand Slam ti­tles in men’s dou­bles and two in mixed dou­bles, has died, ac­cord­ing to the ATP World Tour and In­ter­na­tional Ten­nis Fed­er­a­tion. He was 54. The ATP World Tour an­nounced Tues­day that Flach died Mon­day night in Cal­i­for­nia af­ter a brief ill­ness. In a post­ing on Face­book, Flach’s widow, Christina, wrote that he “passed away af­ter fight­ing pneu­mo­nia.” “Ken was taken far too soon and his sud­den pass­ing comes as a real shock to every­one in ten­nis,” Flach reached No. 1 in the men’s dou­bles rank­ings and paired with Robert Se­guso to form one of the world’s top teams in the 1980s.They won 28 ti­tles to­gether, in­clud­ing ma­jor cham­pi­onships at the U.S. Open in 1985 and Wim­ble­don in 1987 and 1988. They twice were the run­ners-up at the U.S. Open.Flach and Se­guso also col­lected a gold medal for the United States at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Flach fin­ished with a to­tal of 34 men’s dou­bles ti­tles, in­clud­ing win­ning the 1993 U.S. Open with Rick Leach. Flach’s Grand Slam mixed dou­bles tro­phies came with Kathy Jor­dan at the French Open and Wim­ble­don in 1986.

BAS­KET­BALL No timetable for Porzingis

Kristaps Porzingis thought he would go right back into the game when he hurt his knee last month. Now he’s not sure when he can play again. Porzingis said Tues­day there is still no timetable for his re­turn from a torn left ACL that will keep him out the re­main­der of this sea­son and at least some of the next. The 7-foot-3 All-Star for­ward was hurt upon land­ing af­ter a dunk in a game against Mil­wau­kee on Feb. 6. He said there was sharp pain when the in­jury hap­pened, but that he quickly felt bet­ter. “I was shocked at first. I couldn’t be­lieve that it hap­pened to me, and then about 30 sec­onds later I said, ‘OK, what can I do now?’” Porzingis said. “Now it’s just time for me to make a come­back and then I fo­cused on the next thing, and that was pre­pare my­self for the surgery.”

Clip­pers’ Bradley has surgery

The Los An­ge­les Clip­pers say guard Avery Bradley could miss the rest of the sea­son af­ter hav­ing surgery to re­pair mus­cles in his pu­bic area. The Clip­pers ex­pect the re­cov­ery time to be six to eight weeks, mean­ing they would need to make the play­offs for him to play again this sea­son. They were sev­enth in the Western Con­fer­ence en­ter­ing Tues­day’s game against the Chicago Bulls. Ac­quired in late Jan­uary from Detroit in the Blake Grif­fin trade, Bradley is av­er­ag­ing 14.3 points in 46 games. He missed seven games with the Pis­tons be­cause of a right ad­duc­tor strain and has not played since Feb. 14.

HOCKEY Pen­guins’ Mur­ray nears re­turn

Pitts­burgh Pen­guins goal­tender Matt Mur­ray is near­ing a re­turn from a con­cus­sion that’s side­lined him for two weeks. Mur­ray faced shots Tues­day be­fore the rest of the two-time de­fend­ing Stan­ley Cup cham­pi­ons took the ice. Mur­ray hasn’t played since sus­tain­ing the con­cus­sion af­ter tak­ing a shot to the face­mask in prac­tice late last month. Coach Mike Sul­li­van said the team is “en­cour­aged” by Mur­ray’s progress. Sul­li­van added he ex­pects Mur­ray to travel with the Pen­guins when they be­gin a three-game road trip against the New York Rangers tonight. The Pen­guins are 4-3 since Mur­ray went down and trail first-place Wash­ing­ton by one point in the crowded Metropoli­tan Di­vi­sion.

GOLF Woods, Els named cap­tains

Tiger Woods and Ernie Els are the next Pres­i­dents Cup cap­tains for the 2019 matches in Aus­tralia. Still to be de­ter­mined is if one of them plays. Woods and Els have each played in the Pres­i­dents Cup eight times and served as as­sis­tants. Els will be 50 when the matches are played in mid-De­cem­ber next year, the lat­est the Pres­i­dents Cup has ever been staged. Woods, com­ing off a run­ner-up fin­ish last week at In­nis­brook, says he will talk to the PGA Tour about a pos­si­ble change to al­low him to be a play­ing cap­tain if it comes to that. Hale Ir­win is the only play­ing cap­tain in 1994, the first year of the matches. The qual­i­fy­ing cri­te­ria have been changed to al­low each team four cap­tain’s picks.

IDI­TAROD Ul­som has big lead

Joar Ul­som said a few words in English but used his na­tive Nor­we­gian to heap praise on his dog team Tues­day as he ar­rived at the sec­ond-to-last check­point in the Idi­tarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Ul­som held a com­mand­ing lead in the world’s most fa­mous sled dog race, and af­ter a manda­tory eighthour rest, he was hours from the fin­ish line in Nome. He ar­rived in White Moun­tain just be­fore 8 a.m., and left shortly be­fore 4 p.m. For be­ing first to the check­point, he picked up a $2,500 check. Ul­som ar­rived in the check­point with a nearly three-hour lead on the sec­ond-place musher, Nic Petit, a na­tive of France liv­ing south of An­chor­age. Bar­ring any catas­tro­phes, Ul­som, a na­tive of Nor­way who has been liv­ing in Wil­low, Alaska, the dog mush­ing cap­i­tal of the United States, is on track to reach the fin­ish line some­time early to­day. The win­ner will be awarded about $50,000 and a new pickup.


Tim Te­bow has been re­as­signed to the New York Mets mi­nor league camp af­ter go­ing 0 for 4 in an ex­hi­bi­tion game against the Hous­ton Astros.

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