Los Angeles Times
Cardinals remove study requirement in Murray’s contract
The Arizona Cardinals removed an addendum to quarterback Kyler Murray’s $230.5-million, fiveyear contract that mandated at least four hours of “independent study” during game weeks.
“After seeing the distraction it created, we removed the addendum from the contract,” the team said Thursday in a statement. “It was clearly perceived in ways that were never intended. Our confidence in Kyler Murray is as high as it’s ever been ...”
Earlier in the day, Murray burst through the locker room door, marched up to the podium for an impromptu media session and declared that there have been no “shortcuts” to success during his career.
In a rare show of public emotion, Murray vociferously defended his football study habits.
“To think I can accomplish everything I’ve accomplished in my career and not be a student of the game, and not have that passion and not take this serious, it’s disrespectful and almost a joke,” Murray said. “I’m honestly flattered that y’all think that, at my size, I can go out there and not prepare for the game and not take it serious.”
The Seattle Seahawks are expected to sign wide receiver DK Metcalf to a threeyear contract extension that will be worth up to a reported $72 million . ... Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder testified before a congressional committee investigating the team’s history of workplace misconduct . ... Tampa Bay Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen injured his left knee and was carted off the field near the end of practice. Neither coach Todd Bowles nor general manager Jason Licht would speculate on the severity of the injury . ... The Seahawks will be without safety Jamal Adams for an unknown period after he left training camp to seek additional medical opinions about the surgically repaired fingers on his left hand . ... The Kansas City Chiefs are signing defensive end Carlos Dunlap to a one-year deal . ... The Dallas Cowboys signed receiver and kick returner KaVontae Turpin, adding the former Texas Christian player who was kicked off the team in 2018 before pleading guilty to assaulting his girlfriend . ... Former NFL tight end Kevin Ware was charged with murder in the killing of his girlfriend.
Marlins’ Castano hit by line drive
Daniel Castano was hit on the forehead by a 104 mph line drive off the bat of Donovan Solano in the first inning of the Miami Marlins’ 7-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
The ball hit the bill of his cap and ricocheted off the crown, manager Don Mattingly said. The team said Castano showed mild concussion symptoms and was bruised, and a CT scan was normal.
The New York Mets acquired outfielder Tyler Naquin and left-handed reliever Phillip Diehl from the Cincinnati Reds in a trade for minor leaguers Hector Rodriguez and right-hander Jose Acuna . ... Marlins right-hander Max Meyer
will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery . ... Mets reliever Drew Smith
(strained lat muscle) was put on the 15-day injured list. ... Unvaccinated left-hander Andrew Chafin was put on the restricted list by the Detroit Tigers before a fourgame series in Toronto.
The New York Rangers agreed to terms with forward Kaapo Kakko on a two-year contract worth $4.2 million.
UEFA said it is investigating Turkish club Fenerbahce after its fans chanted the name of Russian President Vladimir Putin during a Champions League qualifying game against Ukraine’s Dynamo Kyiv.
Yannick Hanfmann stunned former world No. 3
Dominic Thiem 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to reach the semifinals at the Generali Open in Austria . ... Top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz eased past Norbert Gombos 6-2, 6-3 to start the defense of his first ATP title at the Croatia Open . ... Top-ranked
Iga Swiatek extended her clay-court winning streak to 18 matches by defeating
Gabriela Lee 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals at the Poland Open . ... Topseeded Anett Kontaveit advanced to the quarterfinals at the Prague Open after a 6-4, 6-3 victory over 17-yearold Lucie Havlickova, while
Nao Hibino of Japan stunned defending champion Barbora Krejcikova 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3.
Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel announced that this season will be his last.