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MLB-DODGERS-BAUER SUSPENDED

Dodgers’ Bauer suspended 2 seasons over alleged sex assault

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer has been suspended for two full seasons without pay by Major League Baseball for violating the league’s domestic violence and sexual assault policy.

A San Diego woman whom the pitcher had met through social media says that Bauer beat and sexually abused her last year. She later sought but was denied a restraining order. Los Angeles prosecutors said in February there was insufficient evidence to prove the woman’s accusations beyond a reasonable doubt.

Bauer has repeatedly said that everything that happened between the two was consensual. He is appealing the suspension. If it is upheld, Bauer will lose about $60 million in salary.

Elsewhere around the majors:

— The Colorado Rockies placed struggling left fielder Kris Bryant on the 10-day injured list because of back pain. Bryant, who signed a $182 million, seven-year free-agent deal in March, is still looking for his first home run with the Rockies. He’s batting .281 with four RBIs and 12 strikeouts in 65 plate appearances.

— Los Angeles Angels right-hander Noah Syndergaard has been scratched from his scheduled start against the Chicago White Sox tonight because of an undisclosed illness. Right-hander Jimmy Herget will take the mound for the Angels against Lucas Giolito in the opener of a three-game series.

NBA PLAYOFFS

T-wolves try to avoid ‘hero’ ball, stay alive vs. Grizzlies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves will try to stave off elimination by the Memphis Grizzlies tonight in Game 6 of their first-round series. Minnesota is down three-games-to two after giving up a double-digit-point fourth-quarter lead twice in this series.

NBA-NEWS

Bulls’ LaVine plans to test free agency

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine isn’t ruling out re-signing with the Chicago Bulls, but he isn’t slamming the door on joining another team, either. The high-flying guard says he’s keeping an open mind and intends to meet with other teams when free agency opens.

LaVine averaged 24.4 points this season, made his second straight All-Star team and got his first taste of the playoffs. But he was also limited by injuries.

NFL DRAFT

Trades, RBs, DBs, but no QBs early in Round 2

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Both players of the year from the Big 12, a standout receiver from an FCS powerhouse, and more trades marked yet another dizzy and busy round at the NFL draft.

Quarterbacks in the second round Friday? Not yet — the first time since 2000 only one QB, Kenny Pickett of Pitt to the Steelers, went in the top 40 picks.

The round began with Houston defensive tackle Logan Hall going to the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay, under new head coach Todd Bowles owned the spot after trading with Jacksonville last night.

NFL-NEWS

Raiders decline options on three 2019 1st-round picks

UNDATED (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders are declining the fifth-year options on all three of their 2019 first-round picks as the new regime doesn’t want to commit to players inherited on the roster.

General manager Dave Ziegler announced that the team will let defensive end Clelin Ferrell, running back Josh Jacobs and safety Johnathan Abram play out the final year of their rookie contracts instead of extending them through 2023.

In other NFL news:

— The Carolina Panthers have picked up the fifth-year option on Pro Bowl defensive end Brian Burns’ contract, keeping him with the team at least through the 2023 season.

— New Seattle Seahawks left tackle Charles Cross says he’s betting on himself by choosing to not have an agent to begin his NFL career. Cross was selected with the No. 9 pick in the first round by the Seahawks and was introduced at the team’s facility on Friday. C

TENNIS-BECKER SENTENCED

Becker gets 2 1/2 years in prison for bankruptcy offenses

LONDON (AP) — Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for illicitly transferring large amounts of money and hiding assets after he declared bankrupt.

The 54-year-old German was convicted earlier this month on four charges under Britain’s Insolvency Act and had faced a maximum sentence of seven years in prison. Becker was found to have transferred hundreds of thousands of dollars after his June 2017 bankruptcy from his business account to other accounts, failing to declare a property in Germany and hiding an $871,000 bank loan and shares in a tech firm.

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