Los Angeles Times

Raiders let quarterbac­k Carr go

- Wire reports

Quarterbac­k Derek Carr was released by the Las Vegas Raiders on Tuesday as the club evaluates its future at the position.

The move was expected after Carr was benched with two games remaining this season because the Raiders would have owed him $40.4 million in guaranteed money over the next two years if he remained on the roster beyond Tuesday.

Over nine seasons, Carr, 32, became the Raiders’ career leader in yards passing (35,222) and touchdown passes (217). The knock on Carr was that he led the Raiders to just two playoff appearance­s and still is looking for his first postseason victory.

Eagles assistants hired as coaches

The Philadelph­ia Eagles will be replacing their top coordinato­rs after both were hired as first-time coaches.

Arizona hired defensive coordinato­r Jonathan Gannon, while Indianapol­is tabbed offensive coordinato­r Shane Steichen.

Steichen, 37, comes to the Colts just as the last coach they hired, Frank Reich, did: Both served as offensive coordinato­r for Eagles teams that made the Super Bowl. Both are former quarterbac­ks who came to Philadelph­ia after directing offenses with the Chargers. Steichen becomes the Colts’ fourth coach since 2017.

Gannon becomes the Cardinals’ fourth coach in seven years.

Baltimore hired Georgia offensive coordinato­r Todd Monken for the same position

. ... Carolina hired former coach Jim Caldwell as a senior assistant.

Ovechkin taking leave of absence

Alex Ovechkin will be away from the Washington Capitals to attend to a family matter and the health of a loved one and is expected to be gone for at least the rest of the week, if not longer.

Coach Peter Laviolette said he doesn’t envision Ovechkin will be back “in the foreseeabl­e future.”

Ovechkin, 37, leads Washington with 32 goals and 54 points. He has missed only 48 games in his 18-year NHL career, and the Capitals have lost 25 of them.

Mike Bobo, a longtime assistant at his alma mater,

reclaimed the offensive coordinato­r job at Georgia. .. Miami is hiring Houston assistant Shannon Dawson to be its offensive coordinato­r, the Associated Press reported.

New Mexico State fired basketball coach Greg Heiar in the wake of hazing allegation­s that shut down the program for the rest of the season. The Aggies were 9-15 in his first season.

Buddy Hield, the 2020 winner, is back to try to become the eighth player to win the NBA All-Star threepoint contest more than once. He will face Indiana teammate Tyrese Haliburton, the Portland duo of Damian Lillard and Anfernee Simons, Miami’s Tyler Herro, Sacramento’s Kevin Huerter, Utah’s Lauri Markkanen and Boston’s Jayson Tatum. The dunk contest will feature Philadelph­ia’s Mac McClung, Houston’s

Kenyon Martin Jr., New Orleans’ Trey Murphy III and New York’s Jericho Sims. ... Philadelph­ia added frontcourt depth for the playoffs and signed veteran center Dewayne Dedmon . ... Jrue Holiday scored 40 points and made a go-ahead three-pointer with 25.2 seconds left in overtime as host Milwaukee edged Boston 131-125 for its 11th win in a row. Giannis Antetokoun­mpo added 36 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists. The Celtics were without their two All-Stars, Tatum (illness) and Jaylen Brown (facial fracture) . ... Denver added depth to its backcourt by signing former Clippers guard Reggie Jackson.

LeBron James’ son Bronny, a standout at Chatsworth Sierra Canyon, was one of 26 players announced as members of the USA Basketball rosters for this year’s Nike Hoop Summit. Jared McCain of Corona Centennial also made the team, as did USC commit Isaiah Collier. Juju Watkins of Sierra Canyon made the women’s team.

The San Diego Padres agreed with right-hander Michael Wacha on a multiyear contract, according to people not authorized to speak publicly.

— San Diego Union-Tribune

Boxers from Britain and the Czech Republic joined a United States-led boycott of the world championsh­ips, deepening a standoff over the Internatio­nal Boxing Assn.’s Russian president and his insistence on letting Russian fighters compete with their country’s flag and anthem . ... The U.S. edged defending champion Norway 3-2 in the final to win the team event at the Alpine skiing world championsh­ips.

 ?? David Becker Associated Press ?? FANS HOLD a sign thanking Raiders quarterbac­k Derek Carr during the Pro Bowl in Las Vegas.
David Becker Associated Press FANS HOLD a sign thanking Raiders quarterbac­k Derek Carr during the Pro Bowl in Las Vegas.

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