LSU LB Divin­ity re­in­stated to team

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No. 1 LSU re­in­stated LB Michael Divin­ity Jr. on Tues­day for the na­tional cham­pi­onship game Jan. 13 against No. 3 Clem­son in New Orleans.

Divin­ity briefly left the team in mid­sea­son and re­turned to prac­tice on Nov. 18. He was pre­vented by LSU from play­ing in a hand­ful of games be­cause of vi­o­la­tions of team rules.

Speak­ing by con­fer­ence call, LSU coach Ed Org­eron said a de­ci­sion was made to let Divin­ity, a 6-foot-2, 241-pound se­nior, play in the ti­tle game.

“Mike has been a tremen­dous pass rusher for us. I know we’re def­i­nitely go­ing to use him,” Org­eron said.

Divin­ity has played in five games this sea­son and has four tack­les for loss, in­clud­ing three sacks. As a ju­nior, Divin­ity had 10 1⁄2 tack­les for loss and was LSU’s co-leader in sacks with five.

Divin­ity started 11 games in 2018, record­ing 54 tack­les, in­clud­ing 9 1⁄2 tack­les for loss and five sacks.

On Satur­day, Divin­ity tweeted “I’m back. See y’all back in my city on Jan­uary 13th.” af­ter LSU’s win against Ok­la­homa in the Col­lege Foot­ball Play­off semi­fi­nal.

■ Penn State WR KJ Ham­ler said he’s for­go­ing his fi­nal two col­lege sea­sons to en­ter the NFL draft, ESPN re­ported. Ham­ler caught 56 passes for 904 yards and eight TDs, all team highs, this sea­son for the Nit­tany Lions . ... Alabama ju­nior LB Dy­lan Moses, a for­mer Butkus Award fi­nal­ist, will re­turn to school next sea­son rather than en­ter the NFL draft . ... Wake For­est start­ing QB Jamie New­man plans to play else­where next sea­son as a grad­u­ate trans­fer.

Base­ball:

The Twins signed RHP Homer Bai­ley and LHP Rich Hill to one-year deals. Bai­ley, 33, made 31 starts be­tween the Royals and Ath­let­ics last sea­son. He was a com­bined 13-9 with a 4.57 ERA. Hill, 39, started 13 games for the Dodgers in 2019, go­ing 4-1 with a 2.45 ERA. He missed about two months with a left fore­arm strain.

Soc­cer:

Chelsea has recorded a loss of around $128 mil­lion for the year end­ing June 30. The loss was re­vealed Tues­day in the Premier League club’s lat­est fi­nan­cial re­sults. Af­ter two prof­itable years, Chelsea in­sisted it’s still com­pli­ant with UEFA’s Fi­nan­cial Fair Play reg­u­la­tions. The club cited a lack of Cham­pi­ons League foot­ball, in part, for the loss.

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