Curt Schilling is interested in interviewing for the Red Sox’ pitching coach job and/or the Phillies’ managerial opening, according to USA Today. The polarizing 52-year-old, who retired after the 2009 Red Sox season and has no MLB coaching experience, said of the Phillies job that “I think it’s one of the few openings since I left that I ‘fit.’ ” Boston reassigned former pitching coach Dana LeVangie to the pro scouting department earlier this week, and Philadelphia fired Gabe Kapler on Thursday . . . Phillies managing partner John Middleton fired Kapler despite resistance from team president Andy MacPhail and general manager Matt Klentak, Middleton made clear on Friday, also conceding public opinion played a role in ending the former Red Sox outfielder’s tenure after he went 161-163 in two seasons . . . The price of one-year qualifying offers for Major League Baseball free agents dropped for the first time, the average of this year’s top 125 contracts coming out to $17.8 million, $100,000 less than a year ago.
Darnold ready to return
Sam Darnold will start at quarterback for the winless Jets when they host Dallas on Sunday, his first action since a bout with mononucleosis sidelined him for three games. Cleared by doctors Monday, he will likely wear customized protective padding around his ribs/spleen area for the rest of the season as a precaution. The New York offensive line has allowed an NFL-worst 23 sacks, including 10 last week in Philadelphia . . . Undrafted rookie free agent Devlin ‘‘Duck’’ Hodges will get the start when Pittsburgh (1-4) faces the Chargers (2-3) in prime time. The Steelers ruled quarterback Mason Rudolph out while he continues to recover from a concussion suffered against Baltimore last week . . . Jacksonville listed cornerback Jalen Ramsey as questionable to play against New Orleans, a day after owner Shad Khan said he expected the disgruntled defender to return following a two-week absence because of an apparent back injury. New Orleans, meanwhile, listed running back Alvin Kamara as questionable because of an ankle injury that Saints coach Sean Payton has declined to discuss in specifics.
Lowell topples No. 1 Duluth
Lucas Condotta scored twice in a three-goal second period for UMass Lowell, which weathered a furious storm in Duluth, Minn., and upset the top-ranked Bulldogs, 3-2, to move to 3-0 on the young season. Tyler Wall stopped 32 shots, including 15 as the Bulldogs outshot UML, 17-1, in the final period. The teams play again on Saturday . . . A Virginia own goal in the 64th minute and a career high nine saves from goalkeeper Christian Garner helped Boston College men’s soccer draw, 1-1, with the top-ranked Cavaliers (10-0-1, 4-0-1 ACC) in Newton. The Eagles (7-2-3, 1-2-2) are 3-0-3 in their last six . . . UMass scored three times in a dominant second period and beat RPI, 5-3, on the same night it raised banners saluting last season’s Hockey East regular-season title and trip to the national title game. Mitchell Chaffee scored twice for the Minutemen . . . Julius Mattila scored twice in the first period as No. 10 Boston College led early and held off No. 16 Wisconsin, 5-3, in its season opener at Kelley Rink . . . Andrew Dumaresque tied it in Providence with 23 seconds left in regulation, and Kevin Darrar scored the winner 2:57 into overtime, as Holy Cross upset the No. 6 Friars, 2-1 . . . Jordan Harris and Grant Jozefek had the goals for No. 15 Northeastern as it came from behind to win its season opener, 2-1, at Union (0-3-0) in Schenectady, N.Y. . . . Despite a 24-11 shot advantage after the first period, the No. 10 Boston University women (1-0-1, 0-0-1 Hockey East) could only muster a 2-2 tie with Merrimack (2-2-1, 0-2-1) at Walter Brown Arena. Lea-Kristine Demers had 33 saves for the Warriors.
Nike ends Salazar’s Project
Despite backing Alberto Salazar’s efforts to overturn his four-year doping ban, Nike will “wind down” its elite Oregon Project track program co-founded and overseen by him. Salazar was found guilty last week of, among other things, running experiments with supplements and testosterone that were bankrolled and supported by Nike . . . Coco Gauff advanced to her first WTA semifinal with her first win over a top-10 player, beating top-seeded Kiki Bertens, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4, at the Upper Austria Ladies in Linz. The 15-year-old American sensation is the youngest woman to reach a WTA semifinal since 2004. She will next play 75th-ranked Andrea Petkovic . . . Roger Federer saved five match points before losing, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, in the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals to fifth-seeded Alexander Zverev. Defending champion Novak Djokovic lost as well, to No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 . . . Weston McKennie set a US record with a hat trick in the first 13 minutes as the United States men’s national soccer team trounced Cuba, 7-0, to open the CONCACAF Nations League in Washington, D.C. . . . Nikita Nagornyy won his first men’s all-around gymnastics title at the world championships in Stuttgart, Germany, with fellow Russian Artur Dalaloyan and Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine completing the podium . . . Doug Barron bogeyed three of his last four holes, but his 6-under 66 gave him a one-shot lead in the SAS Championship in Cary, N.C., the last regular-season event on the Champions Tour. Northampton’s Tim Petrovic opened with a 68.