Reds short­stop out for sea­son

Los Angeles Times - - THE DAY IN SPORTS -

Cincin­nati Reds short­stop Zack Cozart tore a ten­don and two lig­a­ments in his right knee and will need re­con­struc­tive surgery, leav­ing him with a nine-month re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion. Cozart hurt the knee when he slipped on first base while try­ing to beat out a grounder dur­ing a 5-2 win over Philadel­phia on Wed­nes­day.

The con­di­tion of the Mas­sachusetts woman hit by a bro­ken bat at Fen­way Park has been up­graded from fair to good. Of­fi­cials at Beth Is­rael Dea­coness Med­i­cal Cen­ter said Thurs­day that Tonya Car­pen­ter’s con­di­tion has im­proved.

The Detroit Pis­tons ac­quired vet­eran Er­san Ilyasova from the Mil­wau­kee Bucks for for­wards Caron But­ler and Shawne Wil­liams.

FIFA’s top spokesman left his job Thurs­day, hours af­ter Sepp Blat­ter was urged to do the same by the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment. FIFA com­mu­ni­ca­tions direc­tor Wal­ter De Gre­go­rio, closely tied to the em­bat­tled FIFA pres­i­dent since 2011, left three days af­ter telling a joke about soc­cer’s gov­ern­ing body on a TV talk show. ... Ar­turo Vi­dal and Ed­uardo Var­gas scored sec­ond-half goals to give Chile a 2-0 win over Ecuador in the open­ing match of the Copa Amer­ica at San­ti­ago, Chile.

The Glen­dale City Coun­cil has voted to end an arena lease agree­ment with the Ari­zona Coy­otes, thrust­ing the fran­chise’s fu­ture fur­ther into doubt. The coun­cil voted 5-2 Wed­nes­day night to end a 15year, $225-mil­lion lease agree­ment signed by Glen­dale and Ice Ari­zona shortly af­ter the team was pur­chased from the NHL in 2013.

An ac­cred­i­ta­tion agency im­por­tant to col­leges re­ceiv­ing fed­eral funds put the Uni­ver­sity of North Carolina on pro­ba­tion for a year over its aca­demic fraud scan­dal. The board of South­ern Assn. of Col­leges and Schools’ Com­mis­sion on Col­leges stopped short of im­pos­ing the harsh­est penalty, which would have blocked the coun­try’s old­est public uni­ver­sity from re­ceiv­ing fed­eral funds in­clud­ing stu­dent loan pro­ceeds.

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal opened his grass­court sea­son with a hard-earned, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-2 victory over Mar­cos Bagh­datis at the Mercedes Cup at Stuttgart, Ger­many.

Brazil may lift the visa re­quire­ments for Amer­i­cans wish­ing to at­tend next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics, an ap­par­ent ef­fort to boost ticket sales.

South­ern Illi­nois fresh­man Raven Saun­ders won the shot­put on her fi­nal at­tempt, a few hours af­ter team­mate ju­nior DeAnna Price won the ham­mer in the NCAA track and field cham­pi­onships at Eu­gene, Ore.

Akela Jones of Kansas State won the col­le­giate ti­tle in only the sec­ond hep­tathlon of her ca­reer and Demi Payne of Stephen F. Austin outdueled ri­val Sandi Mor­ris of Arkansas in the pole vault, set­ting a col­le­giate record of 15 feet 5 inches.

In the only men’s com­pe­ti­tion of the day, de­fend­ing cham­pion Mai­cel Uibo of Ge­or­gia passed Ari­zona’s Pau Ton­nesen in the fi­nal two events to win the de­cathlon.

The Philadel­phia Ea­gles re­leased two-time Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis. ... The Dal­las Cow­boys signed their first-round draft pick, cor­ner­back By­ron Jones, to an $8.6-mil­lion, four-year deal. ... The San Diego Charg­ers will of­fi­cially re­tire star run­ning back LaDainian Tom­lin­son’s jer­sey dur­ing a Nov. 22 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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