Reyes (ankle) out until All-Star break
All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes likely will be sidelined until the All-Star break because of a severely sprained left ankle suffered Friday night. Ten games into his Toronto Blue Jays career, Reyes was injured sliding awkwardly into second base during an 8-4 win over Kansas City. ‘‘It is frustrating. I love baseball so much,’’ Reyes said Saturday. ‘‘I love to be with my teammates on the field and helping my ballclub. Now I know I'm not going to be there for a little while.” Reyes was carted off the field Friday and placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday. ‘‘A MRI came back, no fracture, but it’s a severe sprain,’’ Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. ‘‘Right now, it looks like it will be three months, and that’s just getting to the point that he’s back in a big league game.” Reyes is hitting .395 and led the major leagues with five stolen bases. Toronto selected the contract of shortstop Munenori Kawasaki from Triple A Buffalo.
A’s slugger Cespedes lands on DL
Burke expected to leave for NBA draft
Michigan star guard Trey Burke made a decision about his future and will announce it on Sunday at a news conference at the university. The John R. Wooden Award winner is expected to say he’s skipping his last two seasons of college to enter the NBA draft, according to media reports . . . Illinois rewarded coach John Groce’s successful first season in Champaign with a one-year extension through the 2017-18 season and a raise of $200,000 per year . . . Michigan football coach Brady Hoke said he has “no doubt” that running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (broken leg) and cornerback Blake Countess (torn knee ligament) will be ready for the start of the 2013 season . . . The Arizona Daily Star reported that Arizona’s leading receiver, Austin Hill, will likely miss the season with a torn ACL suffered in Wednesday’s practice . . . Freshman knuckleballer Gennifer Durham tossed the first perfect game in softball for Holy Cross since joining the Patriot League in 1991 in a 1-0 win over Colgate in Worcester. Durham had two strikeouts.
Sheppard quits WEEI while on the air
Weekend and fill-in host Pete Sheppard quit WEEI on the air, saying he could no longer stand working for the company. “I’m going out on my own terms this time,’’ said Sheppard, whose blustery but genuine, everyman style won him a loyal following during his two stints at the station. Sheppard built his greatest notoriety as the “Sports Flash’’ anchor on “The Big Show’’ during the program’s heyday in the early 2000s. He was fired by WEEI in January 2010 for what both sides said were financial reasons, then was rehired in March 2012. Sheppard said he was frustrated with the way WEEI’s parent company, Entercom, had been running the station over the past months.
Isner, Almagro set for Clay Court final
John Isner got his big serve working after a slow start to reach the final of the US Men’s Clay Court Championship, beating defending champion Juan Monaco, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4, in Houston. The fifth-seeded American will face Nicolas Almagro, the top seed who needed only 58 minutes to beat wild-card Rhyne Williams, 6-2, 6-1.
Jamie Murray and John Peers upset top-ranked Bob and Mike Bryan of the US, 1-6, 7-6 (7-3), 12-10, in the doubles final . . .
Ashley Wagner (second) and Gracie Gold (third) finished on the podium in the free skate to help the United States win the figure skating World Team Trophy in Tokyo