MEXICO OUSTS PUERTO RICO
Luis Urías hit the go-ahead single in a three-run seventh inning that fueled Mexico’s 5-4 comeback victory over Puerto Rico in Miami to advance to its first World Baseball Classic semifinals.
Mexico will face Shohei Ohtani and Japan on Monday. Puerto Rico failed to make it past the second round for the first time.
Isaac Paredes, who homered earlier, tied it at 4 with a single off losing pitcher Alexis Díaz that drove in Austin Barnes and Randy Arozarena.
Marcus Stroman of the Cubs started for Puerto Rico and allowed four runs in 4„ innings.
Vikings pick up ex-Packer Lowry
The Vikings reportedly agreed to terms on a contract with former Packers defensive end Dean Lowry, bringing in a replacement for the departed Dalvin Tomlinson. Over seven seasons in Green Bay, Lowry started 80 of 111 games with 27 tackles for losses and 15½ sacks.
† Former Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard reportedly signed a four-year contract with the Jets worth $44 million, including $22 million guaranteed.
† The Eagles and quarterback Marcus Mariota reportedly have agreed on a one-year, $5 million contract. The deal could be worth up to $8 million, including incentives.
† The Packers signed former 49ers safety Tarvarius Moore and former Rams long snapper Matt Orzech.
† The Super Bowl champion Chiefs reportedly agreed to terms with former Buccaneers safety Mike Edwards III and former Chargers linebacker Drue Tranquill
on one-year deals.
† The Seahawks continued the overhaul of their defense by signing versatile safety Julian Love, a former Nazareth star, to a two-year contract worth up to $12 million.
† The Cowboys re-signed quarterback Cooper Rush as Dak Prescott’s backup on a two-year contract worth up to $6 million.
Schenk leads by one at Innisbrook
Adam Schenk is playing for the 10th consecutive week on the PGA Tour and finally seeing some good results, making enough putts for a 2-under 69 that gave him a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Schenk was at 7-under 135 on the Copperhead course at Innisbrook, one shot ahead of Kramer Hickok, who had a 68. Jordan Spieth is a big part of the weekend, wasting a great round of driving with some suspect short irons. He still posted a 70 and was only two shots behind.
Wolves win on four-goal blitz
The Wolves (26-26-3-2) exploded for four goals in the third period to take a 6-2 road victory over the Milwaukee Admirals (33-20-3-2). Malte Stromwall scored twice for the Wolves, his 13th and 14th goals of the season.
† Aryna Sabalenka defeated Maria Sakkari 6-2, 6-3 to move into the BNP Paribas Open final in Indiana Wells, California. Sabalenka, the Australian Open champion, improved to 17-1 this year. ✶