Re­port: Ex-Ravens run­ning back West sign­ing with Saints

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Free-agent run­ning back Ter­rance West, who was a healthy scratch for six of the Ravens’ fi­nal seven games and didn’t get a sin­gle touch af­ter Week 5, ap­pears to have a new home. The New Or­leans Saints worked out West, 27, on Wed­nes­day and are sign­ing him to a deal, NFL.com re­ported, cit­ing a source in­formed of the sit­u­a­tion. The North­west­ern High and Tow­son Univer­sity alum­nus is ex­pected to pro­vide depth af­ter Mark Ingram was sus­pended for the first four games of the sea­son for vi­o­lat­ing the NFL's pol­icy on per­for­mance-en­hanc­ing sub­stances. He’ll join a back­field that in­cludes Alvin Ka­mara, Jonathan Williams, Trey Edmunds (Mary­land), Daniel Lasco and rookie Bos­ton Scott. In the NFL, West has rushed for 1,816 yards and 11 touch­downs on 465 at­tempts, av­er­ag­ing 3.9 yards per carry. — the 2018 Ge­orge Halas Award from the Pro­fes­sional Foot­ball Writ­ers of Amer­ica. The Halas Award is given to a NFL player, coach or staff mem­ber who over­comes the most ad­ver­sity to suc­ceed. Good­win’s wife, Mor­gan, lost a pre­ma­ture baby boy be­cause of com­pli­ca­tions dur­ing preg­nancy Nov. 12. Hours later, he caught an 83-yard touch­down pass, the long­est by a 49ers player since 2014. ... Red­skins T Trent Williams said he ex­pects to be back for train­ing camp af­ter hav­ing surgery on his right knee.

French Open cham­pion Rafael Nadal with­drew from next week’s Queen’s Club tour­na­ment in an at­tempt to be ready for Wim­ble­don. But af­ter play­ing 27 matches on clay the last two months, the 32-year-old Spa­niard feels he needs time to re­cover. ... Roger Federer ral­lied to beat home fa­vorite Mis­cha Zverev, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, at the Stuttgart Open in his first match in nearly three months.

Emails show the in­terim pres­i­dent of Michigan State crit­i­cized lawyers who rep­re­sent Larry Nas­sar’s as­sault vic­tims and said a for­mer gym­nast was prob­a­bly was get­ting a “kick­back” from her at­tor­ney. John En­gler’s re­marks were made to a univer­sity lawyer in April, a month be­fore Michigan State agreed to a $500 mil­lion set­tle­ment with hun­dreds of women and girls. ... The ESPYs are break­ing tra­di­tion for this year’s best coach award, award­ing it posthu­mously to three Florida high school coaches who died shield­ing their stu­dents from gun­fire. Fam­ily mem­bers of Mar­jory Stone­man Douglas High School he­roes Aaron Feis, Scott Beigel, and Chris Hixon will re­ceive the honor dur­ing the award show on July 18 in Los An­ge­les.

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