The Ravens are Maclin’s choice
Recently released wide receiver Jeremy Maclin signed a two-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens, who spent much of the offseason looking for a deep threat.
After being cut this month by the Kansas City Chiefs, Maclin visited the Ravens and Buffalo Bills last week before choosing the Ravens, who announced the signing Monday.
Maclin fulfills the Ravens’ quest to provide another downfield target for quarterback Joe Flacco.
Mike Wallace returns but Steve Smith won’t be back after announcing his retirement.
Maclin, a Pro Bowl pick in 2014, caught 44 passes last season despite sitting out four games because of a groin injury. He caught a career-high 87 in 2015, a Chiefs single-season record by a wide receiver.
The New York Jets released wide receiver Eric Decker, six days after saying they would do so if they couldn't work out a trade. The announcement officially ends Decker’s tenure with the team after three seasons. It’s the latest in a series of offseason moves by the Jets to cut highpriced veterans . ... Michael Oher’s future with the Carolina Panthers remains cloudy as the team prepares for its mandatory three-day minicamp. The Panthers’ starting left tackle during their Super Bowl season in 2015 and subject of the popular movie “The Blind Side” has not had any contact with the team in more than a month. It is unclear if he will attend the camp. He remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol.
A person with knowledge of the decision said that LaVall Jordan has agreed to become Butler’s next basketball coach.
Jordan, a former Butler player, replaces Chris Holtmann, who accepted the Ohio State job last week.
Jordan went 11-24 in his only season at Milwaukee but led the Panthers to the Horizon League championship game.
Bob Boughner's hiring as coach of the Florida Panthers is now official as the team has announced the deal.
The former NHL defenseman, who is 46, spent the last two seasons as an assistant with the San Jose Sharks.
He’s about to become an NHL coach for the first time.
Andrew Barroway is now sole owner of the Arizona Coyotes, a move the NHL hopes will help them secure a long-term foothold in the state. Barroway bought out the Coyotes’ minority owners, according to a person with direct knowledge of the transaction who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.
Amid continued questions about the Coyotes’ arena situation, the person said that Barroway is committed to keeping the Coyotes in the area.
Emirates Team New Zealand sped away from Sweden’s Artemis Racing on Bermuda’s Great Sound to advance to the America’s Cup match and another showdown with nemesis Oracle Team USA.
With unflappable 26-year-old Peter Burling at the helm, the Kiwis finally won a start against Artemis skipper Nathan Outteridge. Their 50-foot catamaran rose up on hydrofoils and showed its incredible speed in a 56-second, wire-to-wire victory that clinched the best-of-nine challenger finals at 5-2.
There were subdued celebrations aboard the Kiwi cat until a magnum of champagne arrived.
Grinder-trimmer Blair Tuke, who teamed with Burling to win Olympic gold and silver medals, popped the cork and sprayed his mates.
The victory sets up a rematch of the epic 2013 America’s Cup, when Team New Zealand squandered an 8-1 lead on San Francisco Bay and watched as Oracle Team USA's Jimmy Spithill won eight consecutive races to retain the Auld Mug.
The match starts Saturday with Races 1 and 2.
Oracle Team USA, owned by software billionaire Larry Ellison, needs to win seven races to keep the oldest trophy in international sports.
Because Oracle won a bonus point by winning the qualifiers, Team New Zealand must win eight races.