Wain­wright on DL

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SPORTS -

St. Louis Car­di­nals right-han­der Adam Wain­wright was placed on the dis­abled list Tues­day with back tight­ness. Wain­wright, 35, is 11- 5 with a 4.89 ERA in 20 starts. St. Louis made Wain­wright’s DL move retroac­tive to Sun­day, a day af­ter he al­lowed two runs in a no-de­ci­sion against the Chicago Cubs.

BASE­BALL Wain­wright on DL

St. Louis Car­di­nals ace Adam Wain­wright went on the dis­abled list Tues­day with back tight­ness and out­fielder Dex­ter Fowler went on the DL be­cause of a strained left wrist. Har­ri­son Bader, the Car­di­nals third-round draft pick two years ago, was brought up from Class AAA to play cen­ter field. Wain­wright, a 35-year-old righthander, is 11-5 with a 4.89 ERA in 20 starts, lead­ing the Car­di­nals in vic­to­ries. He also went on the DL in 2008 for right mid­dle fin­ger sprain, 2011 for Tommy John surgery and 2015 for a torn right Achilles. St. Louis made Wain­wright’s DL move retroac­tive to Sun­day, a day af­ter he al­lowed two runs over 72/ in­nings in a no-de­ci­sion at the Chicago Cubs. Rookie Luke Weaver, who pitched in two games for the Car­di­nals this sea­son, was scratched from his start for Class AAA Mem­phis on Tues­day and is ex­pected to be re­called to­day. Bader, 23, was the 100th over­all pick in the 2015 am­a­teur draft and was hit­ting .297 with 19 home runs and 48 RBI in 97 games for Mem­phis this sea­son.

Stras­burg may start Fri­day

The Wash­ing­ton Na­tion­als are hope­ful that Stephen Stras­burg will make his next sched­uled start de­spite ex­it­ing Sun­day’s out­ing af­ter two in­nings with pain in his fore­arm. The right-han­der met with team doc­tors but did not un­dergo an MRI, Man­ager Dusty Baker said Tues­day. Team spokesman Amanda Co­mak later told re­porters that Stras­burg was di­ag­nosed with a nerve im­pinge­ment that is no longer a prob­lem, with­out pro­vid­ing fur­ther de­tails. “The doc­tor said he’s do­ing fine. Hop­ing he’ll progress enough to make the next start,” Baker said. Fol­low­ing Sun­day’s start at Ari­zona, Stras­burg de­scribed the prob­lem as slight “ach­i­ness” in his fore­arm and said the early exit was a pre­cau­tion. Stras­burg (10-3 with a 3.25 ERA in 20 starts) is sched­uled to start Fri­day against the Colorado Rock­ies. Stras­burg, 28, had Tommy John surgery in 2010. His more re­cent in­juries in­clude a fore­arm strain last sea­son.

Port­land, Brook­lyn trade

The Port­land Trail Blazers have traded Allen Crabbe to the Brook­lyn

Nets in ex­change for for­ward An­drew Ni­chol­son. The deal, first re­ported by ESPN, comes a year af­ter the Nets of­fered Crabbe a four-year, $75 mil­lion deal as a re­stricted free agent. The Trail Blazers matched that of­fer. A 6-6 wing, Crabbe av­er­aged 10.7 points, 2.9 re­bounds and 1.2 as­sists last sea­son in Port­land. He hit 44.4 per­cent of his three-point­ers. Ni­chol­son, who was traded from Wash­ing­ton to the Nets at the dead­line in Fe­bru­ary, av­er­aged 2.6 points and 1.6 re­bounds last sea­son. Port­land is ex­pected to waive the 6-9 power for­ward.

MO­TOR SPORTS Ke­selowski gets ex­ten­sion

Team Penske has reached an

agree­ment with 2012 NASCAR Cup cham­pion Brad Ke­selowski on a mul­ti­year ex­ten­sion. Ke­selowski, 33, has driven for Penske through­out his 10-year ca­reer in NASCAR’s top se­ries, notch­ing 23 vic­to­ries and the se­ries ti­tle five years ago. His crew chief with the No. 2 Ford, Paul Wolfe, has also agreed to a mul­ti­year ex­ten­sion with Penske. “In the time that Brad has driven for Team Penske, he has risen to the top ech­e­lon of stars in NASCAR,” owner Roger Penske said Tues­day. “Brad and Paul have es­tab­lished a ter­rific, win­ning com­bi­na­tion and they are both real lead­ers within our team.” Ke­selowski has two Cup vic­to­ries so far this sea­son, at At­lanta and Martinsville, and is sixth in the points stand­ings. Ke­selowski joined Penske near the end of the 2009 sea­son and Wolfe joined him prior to the 2010 Xfin­ity Se­ries sea­son. They won the 2010 Xfin­ity driv­ers’ championship with six vic­to­ries and a se­ries-record 26 top-five fin­ishes. Wolfe then joined Ke­selowski on the No. 2 and they have earned six trips to the NASCAR play­offs.

SOC­CER Trade sets record

Sport­ing Kansas City for­ward Dom Dwyer has been traded to Or­lando City for what could be a Ma­jor League Soc­cer-record $1.6 mil­lion. Or­lando traded $900,000 in guar­an­teed al­lo­ca­tion money, plus more based on per­for­mance, in the deal for Dwyer, who re­cently got his first call-up for the U.S. na­tional team af­ter be­com­ing a ci­ti­zen. Dwyer was se­lected by Kansas City in the 2012 MLS Su­perDraft. He ranks sec­ond on the team with five goals this sea­son, and he’s scored 57 goals over 128 games for his ca­reer. He scored in his na­tional team de­but against Ghana this month. He also scored against Panama in the open­ing game of the CON­CA­CAF Gold Cup. MLS said the pre­vi­ous record was Or­lando’s trade of Kevin Molino to Min­nesota United for $650,000 in al­lo­ca­tion money.

GOLF

Lyle in hos­pi­tal

Jar­rod Lyle is in a hos­pi­tal with what his fam­ily sus­pects is a re­cur­rence of the cancer he has twice over­come. Golf Aus­tralia is­sued a state­ment Wed­nes­day on be­half of the Lyle fam­ily, say­ing the 35-yearold golfer was in Royal Mel­bourne Hos­pi­tal in Aus­tralia for what doc­tors sus­pect will be a third fight against leukemia. He beat the leukemia in 1998 and in 2012. Lyle was first di­ag­nosed with acute myeloid leukemia at age 17 and was de­clared in re­mis­sion two years later. Af­ter play­ing on the Aus­tralasian, Na­tion­wide and PGA Tours, Lyle had a re­lapse in 2012 — not long start­ing the year with a fourth-place fin­ish at the North­ern Trust Open in Los Angeles and af­ter the birth of his first child — and again un­der­went life-sav­ing treat­ment. He re­turned to the United States in 2015 to use his med­i­cal ex­emp­tion in an at­tempt to win back his PGA Tour card but missed out and re­turned to Aus­tralia to live in 2016.

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