The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to a trade All-Star righthander James Shields and righty Wade Davis to Kansas City for highly touted outfield prospect Wil Myers and package of other players, according to many reports on Sunday night. Shields, 30, was 15-10 with a 3.52 ERA and 223 strikeouts in 227⅔ innings. Myers, who turned 22 Monday, hit .314 with 37 homers, 109 RBIs, and 98 runs in 134 minor-league games last season. Myers was Baseball America’s minor league player of the year. The Rays will also receive righthander Jake Odorizzi, lefthander Mike Montgomery, and third baseman Patrick Leonard. Kansas City also will receive a player to be named or cash . . . The Dodgers signed South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin to a $36 million, six-year deal. The team and Ryu had until 5 p.m. Sunday to reach an agreement or else the lefthander would have returned home and the Dodgers would have been refunded the $25.7 million fee they paid for exclusive rights to negotiate with him. Multiple sources also have the Dodgers closing in on an agreement with righthander Zack Greinke . . . Former Orioles infielder Mark Reynolds, 28, agreed to a one-year deal with the Indians worth $6 million, sources told the Baltimore Sun . . . Philadelphia officially acquired All-Star infielder Michael Young from Texas for two relief pitchers, a day after Young agreed to waive his no-trade clause.
After collapse, talks may resume soon
NHL labor talks could be back on as early as this week after negotiations fell apart a few days ago. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Sunday he has been in contact with the players’ association and the sides are working on returning to the bargaining table. Talks broke down Thursday night after three days of talks at a New York hotel. Moments after players’ association executive director Donald Fehr said he believed the sides were closing in on a deal to end the lockout, he announced the NHL rejected the union’s latest offer. Commissioner Gary Bettman followed him and angrily stated that the sides weren’t close and added he didn’t know why Fehr thought they were.
Schwartzel coasts to win in Thailand
Charl Schwartzel shot a 7-under-par 65 for the third time at the Thailand Golf Championship, capping a dominating win by 11 shots. Schwartzel led from the start and finished with a 25-under total of 263 for his first victory since last year’s Masters. This year’s Masters winner Bubba Watson also shot a 65 to finish in a tie for distant second with native Thitiphun Chuayprakong . . . Scott Jamieson won his first European Tour title in Durban, South Africa, beating Steve Webster and Eduardo de la Riva in a playoff after the Nelson Mandela Championship was reduced to a 36-hole shootout because of rain. Jamieson shot an 8-under 57 in his second round . . . Kenny Perry and Sean O’Hair birdied five of the last six holes to win the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Fla. The 52-year-old Perry became the oldest player to win the Shootout . . . Peter Senior won the Australian Open by one stroke, overcoming a three-hour suspension because of winds. The 53-year-old shot an even-par 72 to become the oldest Australian Open champion, finishing with a 4-under 284.
Maze keeps rolling, Vonn struggles
Tina Maze of Slovenia won her third straight World Cup giant slalom to extend her lead in the overall standings, and defending champion Lindsey Vonn placed 27th after almost crashing out at St. Moritz, Switzerland. Vonn, who is still struggling for full fitness after a stomach virus landed her in the hospital last month, hit trouble in her second run after her skis appeared to touch . . . In Winterberg, Germany, World Cup titleholder Alexander Zubkov won his fourth consecutive four-man bobsled race to extend his lead in the season standings . . . Lionel Messi set the record for most goals in a year by scoring his 85th and 86th to lead first-place Barcelona to a 2-1 win over host Real Betis in a Spanish league match. Messi struck in the 16th and 25th minutes to break German great Gerd Mueller’s 1972 mark of 85 goals . . . . Spurs forward Stephen Jackson was fined $25,000 by the NBA for threatening Oklahoma City’s Serge Ibaka in a Twitter post. Jackson reportedly posted the message after Ibaka and Lakers forward Metta World Peace got tied up during the fourth quarter of the Thunder’s 114-108 victory on Friday. The post has been deleted and Jackson issued an apology on his Twitter account . . . Cavaliers coach Byron Scott was fined $25,000 by the NBA for criticizing officiating following a Friday loss to the Timberwolves.