San Francisco Chronicle

Hoskins has torn ACL; Wainwright to miss opener


CLEARWATER, Fla. — Philadelph­ia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins needs surgery for a torn ACL after injuring his left knee Thursday fielding a grounder in a spring training game and is expected to miss a significan­t amount of time.

The Phillies did not say when Hoskins would have the surgery or exactly how long the slugging first baseman might be sidelined.

Hoskins hit 30 homers with 79 RBIs last season for the reigning National League champions.

Also Thursday, St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright will begin his final season on the injured list with a groin injury.

Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said Wainwright could miss several weeks.

Atlanta Braves closer Raisel Iglesias will open the season on the injured list due to right shoulder inflammati­on, the team said.

ELSEWHERE Transgende­r ban among new rules

Track and field banned transgende­r athletes from internatio­nal competitio­n Thursday, while adopting new regulation­s that could keep Caster Semenya and other athletes with difference­s in sex developmen­t from competing.

The World Athletics Council adopted the same rules as swimming did last year.

Another set of updates, for athletes with difference­s in sex developmen­t (DSD), will impact 13 athletes, WAC President Sebastian Coe said. They include Semenya, a two-time Olympic champion at 800 meters who has been barred from that event since 2019.

Golf: Rory McIlroy had a 2-up victory over Denny McCarthy in the WGC-Dell Technologi­es Match Play at Austin, Texas. Defending champion Scottie Scheffler had seven birdies in a nine-hole stretch in the middle of his match against Alex Noren for a 5-and-4 victory.Patrick Cantlay (4), Max Homa (5) and Xander Schauffele (6) also won their matches.

NFL: The Las Vegas Raiders re-signed wide receiver Keelan Cole and signed free-agent cornerback Duke Shelley. Cole caught 10 passes for 141 yards and a touchdown last season. Shelley played for the Chicago Bears in 2019-21 and then joined the Minnesota Vikings last season.

At Charlotte, the Panthers re-signed free agent Eddy Pineiro and released Zane Gonzalez following two injury-riddled seasons. Pineiro took over as the team's kicker last season after Gonzalez was injured during a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.

Tennis: Sixth-seeded Coco Gauff opened her 2023 Miami Open with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Rebecca Marino and advanced to the third round where she will face 27th-seeded Anastasia Potapova. Gauff's doubles teammate, world No. 3 Jessica Pegula beat Katherine Sebov 6-3, 6-1.

NHL: The Chicago Blackhawks have decided against wearing special warmup jerseys to commemorat­e Pride night, citing an anti-gay Kremlin law that could imperil Russian athletes when they return home.

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