The New York Yankees placed lefthander CC Sabathia and third baseman Brandon Drury on the 10-day disabled list Saturday. Sabathia left Friday’s game against the Orioles with a sore right hip after throwing just 58 pitches over four innings. The move to the DL for the 37-year-old pitcher came despite a clean MRI. Drury has been dealing with severe migraines for some time. He already has seen a doctor and is set for more tests Monday . . . The Orioles placed outfielder Colby Rasmus on the 10-day disabled list with a hip injury. He has a strained left hip flexor and is batting .095 with 13 strikeouts in 21 at-bats. Rasmus signed a one-year contract in February . . . Nationals rookie skipper Dave Martinez earned his first ejection as a major league manager, getting tossed in his eighth game on the job by umpire Marty Foster at the end of the third inning against the Mets. Martinez came out to argue after Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon was ejected by Foster. Rendon had flipped his bat after being called out on strikes . . . Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was back in the lineup after leaving the previous game because of left hip flexor tightness.
Rangers send Vigneault packing
The New York Rangers fired coach Alain Vigneault after missing the playoffs for the first time since 2010. During Vigneault’s tenure, the Rangers reached the Stanley Cup Final in 2014. New York finished this season 34-39-9, last in the Metropolitan Division. General manager Jeff Gorton announced the firing Saturday night, after a 5-0 loss to the host Philadelphia Flyers, a full day before the end of the NHL regular season, but long after New York’s playoff hopes were gone. Claude Giroux earned his first hat trick in the regular season as the Flyers clinched the last Eastern Conference playoff berth. The Rangers went 226-147-37 in the regular season under Vigneault, who is third in regular-season and playoff wins in franchise history . . . The Red Wings and general manager Ken Holland agreed to a new two-year contract. Detroit has missed the playoffs the past two seasons. But team owner Chris Ilitch pointed to Holland’s performance as both a scout and the team’s director of scouting when the Red Wings won four Stanley Cups between 1997-2008 as an indication that Holland can mastermind the current rebuild
Hall of Famer Steve Spurrier was hired as coach of the Orlando Alliance, the first team in the planned Alliance of American Football league. The Alliance is the creation of Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Polian and longtime TV and film producer Charlie Ebersol. The league plans to have eight teams and will play a 12-week season starting Feb. 9, 2019, the week after the Super Bowl, and will be broadcast on CBS.
Vino Rosso wins Wood after inquiry
Vino Rosso survived a stewards inquiry to win the $1 million Wood Memorial in New York and earn 100 points toward qualifying for the Kentucky Derby. Ridden by John Velazquez, Vino Rosso ran 1⅛ miles in 1:49.79 at Aqueduct for trainer Todd Pletcher. Vino Rosso and Enticed hooked up at the top of the stretch and dueled until Vino Rosso pulled away nearing the finish. It appeared that Vino Rosso came over and bumped Enticed along the rail hard twice in the stretch. That prompted the stewards inquiry and an objection but after video review, there was no change to the order of finish . . . Justify vaulted into the role of probable Kentucky Derby favorite with a three-length victory over Bolt d'Oro in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby in Arcadia, Calif. . . . Good Magic overtook Flameaway entering the stretch to win the $1 million Blue Grass Stakes by 1½ lengths at Keeneland and earn 100 qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby.
Messi scores hat trick in historic win
Lionel Messi scored a hat trick and ensured host Barcelona equaled a Spanish soccer league record of 38 matches without a loss after beating Leganes, 3-1 . . . Visiting Bayern Munich defeated Bavarian rival Augsburg, 4-1, to win its record-extending sixth consecutive Bundesliga soccer title. It was a record 28th German championship for Bayern . . . Gary Trent Jr. said he’s leaving Duke University after one year for the NBA draft. He is the third member of the Blue Devils’ freshman class to enter the draft, joining Marvin Bagley III and Trevon Duval. A fourth, Wendell Carter Jr., has yet to announce his decision . . . The Denver Nuggets pulled into a tie with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the eighth playoff spot in the NBA’s Western Conference with two games to play after beating the Clippers, 134-115, in Los Angeles. The Clippers were eliminated from the playoff race . . . The US beat India, 10-0, and Japan, 7-3, in the opening rounds of the wrestling World Cup in Iowa City, Iowa. The Americans are heavy favorites to win since top rivals Russia (visa problems) and Iran (no reason given) chose not to compete . . . . . . English swimmer Adam Peaty defended his Commonwealth Games title in Gold Coast, Australia, in the 100-meter breaststroke to complete a four-year unbeaten run in the event. Since winning at Glasgow in 2014, Peaty has won an Olympic and two world titles over the distance . . . Sebastian Vettel took the pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix in Sakhir, followed by Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen under desert floodlights.