Penn State Nittany Lions running back Saquon Barkley, one of the top prospects in the 2018 NFL draft, reportedly told a friend he wants to play the role of LeBron James for the Cleveland Browns.
On Wednesday, Ian O’Connor of ESPN.com provided comments from Barkley’s longtime friend Kayla Cunningham about his desire to help turn around the struggling franchise.
Red Sox: Rick Porcello (3-0, 1.83 ERA) took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of his last start against the Yankees. He has won five straight decisions since last September. He also has thrown a complete game in each of his last two starts in Anaheim.
Angels: Tyler Skaggs (2-0, 1.69 ERA) makes the fourth start of his promising season after getting pushed back due to the Kansas City weather. The left-hander hasn’t yielded more than two runs in a start this year.
Left tackle Eric Fisher and right tackle Mitchell Schwartz are back for the Chiefs. They also have former Browns first-round pick Cameron Erving as a backup option after acquiring him in a trade last August.
As part of the Jackie Robinson Day tribute, all fans at Dodger Stadium received a Jackie Robinson jersey. All players wore his No. 42 on the anniversary of the date the Brooklyn great broke baseball’s color barrier on April 15, 1947. Don Newcombe, a former Robinson teammate, was in the stands with Hall of Famer Frank Robinson.
Diamondbacks: RHP Taijuan Walker was put on the 10-day DL with inflammation of the right forearm. The Diamondbacks recalled RHP Silvino Bracho from Triple-A Reno. Walker came out of Saturday’s game after two innings with discomfort. He will undergo a MRI in Arizona on Monday.
Dodgers: INF Logan Forsythe was put on the 10-day DL (right shoulder inflammation) and recalled INF Breyvic Valera, 26, from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Valera was hitting .316 with a .417 on base percentage in 7 games at OKC.