Urlacher joins bid to buy Mets
Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher reportedly is joining a bid to purchase the Mets.
ESPN reported Monday that Urlacher, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and former NFL running back DeMarco Murray were joining a group led by former baseball great Alex Rodriguez and entertainer Jennifer Lopez that is trying to buy the team. The Rodriguez-Lopez group already has submitted an initial bid of $1.7 billion, ESPN reported.
Urlacher played 13 seasons with the Bears and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018.
The Braves said they have no plans to follow the lead of the NFL’s Redskins and change their name. The team, however, said the tomahawk chop chant used by Braves fans is under review.
†Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks opted out of playing this season, citing pre-existing health concerns. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in high school.
‘Redskins’ name no more
The Washington NFL franchise said it is dropping the ‘‘Redskins’’ name and Indian-head logo, bowing to pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans.
The team said that it is ‘‘retiring’’ the name and logo and that owner Dan Snyder and coach Ron Rivera are working closely to develop a new moniker and design.
†Seahawks tight end Greg Olsen said he has agreed to a deal with Fox Sports to be its No. 2 NFL game analyst once he retires.
Westbrook says he has virus
Rockets star Russell Westbrook said on social media that he has tested positive for the coronavirus but eventually plans to join his team for the restart of the NBA season late this month.
Reigning MVP Elena Delle Donne, who has suffered from Lyme disease since 2008, said doctors denied her request to be excused from the WNBA season with full pay.
Lakers guard Rajon Rondo suffered a broken right thumb in a practice for the NBA restart and will be out six to eight weeks.
Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips will be the chairman of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee in 2021-22.