For the second time in three years, the New York Jets released cornerback Antonio Cromartie, a cost-cutting move that will save the team $8 million in salary-cap space. Cromartie, 31, was re-signed last offseason after he spent a year in Arizona. After reuniting with Darrelle Revis in New York, Cromartie finished with no interceptions for the first time since his rookie season in 2006. Opposing quarterbacks had a 112.0 passer rating when throwing in Cromartie’s direction last season, according to Pro Football Focus. The move Monday was not surprising because there was no guaranteed money remaining on Cromartie’s contract. He signed a four-year deal worth $32 million last March, but only his $7 million salary from last season was guaranteed . . . Details emerged of the arrest of former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle, who was jailed in his hometown of Wichita after an altercation at a housewarming party early Sunday. Police said that Randle was ordered to leave the party after getting into an argument, and that he struck the house’s two owners and a third individual while backing out of the driveway. Randle allegedly returned moments later and broke through the front door. He was jailed on $100,000 bond on suspicion of aggravated battery, drug possession, and criminal damage to property . . . Malcolm Jenkins agreed to a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. The All-Pro safety — who led the Eagles in tackles, passes defensed, and interceptions — will be with Philadelphia through 2020 if he plays out the new contract . . . Packers legend Jerry Kramer sold his ring from Super Bowl I at an auction over the weekend for $125,000. While the figure is well below the top price paid for a Super Bowl ring, it is believed to be the first bit of Packers memorabilia to bring six figures.
White Sox sign Rollins
Former National League MVP Jimmy Rollins agreed to a minor league contract with the White Sox. A three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove shortstop, Rollins helped the Phillies win the World Series in 2008 and the NL pennant the following year. He struggled at the plate with the Dodgers last year, hitting .224 with 13 homers and 41 RBIs. Under the deal’s terms, Rollins would get a $2 million, one-year contract if he is added to Chicago’s 40-man roster . . . New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom was held out of drills and a scheduled bullpen session because of a sore left groin. DeGrom said he started to feel sore Sunday. ‘‘I felt like I could have gone today, but I think it was just being careful,’’ he said. ‘‘I didn’t want to go out there and aggravate it more.’’
Pistons nullify trade
The Detroit Pistons rescinded a three-player, three-team trade with the Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers, negating it because not all the players involved were cleared medically. The Pistons had sent center Joel Anthony and a protected first-round draft pick this year to Houston for guard Marcus Thornton and center Donatas Motiejunas. The Rockets also acquired the draft rights of forward Chukwudiebere Maduabum from Philadelphia in the deal. The Pistons did not specify any medical information due to privacy issues . . . The New York Knicks signed Jimmer Fredette to a 10-day contract, giving the former college player of the year another chance to find NBA success. Fredette was called up from the Knicks' NBA Development League team and played one minute Monday night, his 3-pointer the Knicks’ last points in a 122-95 loss to Toronto at Madison Square Garden.
Sharks add depth
The San Jose Sharks acquired defenseman Roman Polak and forward Nick Spaling from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Raffi Torres and two second-round picks . . . The Nashville Predators signed forward Colton Sissons to a three-year contract worth $1.875 million.
Lady Vols out of poll
Tennessee fell out of the women’s Associated Top 25 basketball poll for the first time in 31 years. The Lady Vols (16-11) had been ranked for 565 consecutive weeks. UConn (26-0) remained the unanimous No. 1 . . . Villanova retained its top spot in the AP men’s basketball poll. The 24-3 Wildcats received 45 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel, while 23-4 Kansas was No. 1 on 20 ballots to hold onto the second spot. Oklahoma and Virginia are tied for third . . . Quinnipiac remained on top of the USCHO.com men’s hockey poll, followed by Boston College, St. Cloud State, North Dakota, and Providence.