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The Browns will have more salary-cap space in preparation for the start of NFL free agency next week.Kirksey made 54 starts with Cleveland and appeared in 73 games. But the 27-year-old has been slowed by injuries the past two seasons. He sustained a chest injury last year and played in two games.The move with Kirksey is surprising because the team is not expected to re-sign linebacker Joe Schobert.MLB-NATIONALS-SCHERZERScherzer scratched from start The Providence, Rhode Island-based league also announced that it will limit spectators at all other sporting events for the rest of the spring season.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SANTA CLARASharks and NHL discuss what to do with San Jose gamesSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Sharks and the NHL are still determining how to proceed with three scheduled games in San Jose, California, this month.Santa Clara County health officials have banned gatherings of more than 1,000 people in response to the spread of the coronavirus. The Sharks and the league say they will abide by the guidelines. The Sharks have games scheduled for March 19, 21 and 29 at the SAP Center in San Jose. The could move those games to a neutral site, postpone them or play without fans in the arena.SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAKSome European soccer games to be played in empty stadiumsMADRID (AP) — All upcoming professional soccer games in Spain and Portugal and others in Germany will be played in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Spanish league says matches in the first and second divisions will be played without fans. The announcement comes after the league was told by the government that a series of preventive measures were being implemented to help contain the spread of the virus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS-IVY LEAGUE TOURNAMENTS CANCELEDCAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Ivy League is canceling its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus.The four-team tournaments were scheduled to be played Friday through Sunday at Lavietes Pavilion in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Ivy League says it will award its automatic NCAA Tournament bids to regular-season champions Princeton women and Yale men. The move in Spain came a day after Italy said sports events in the country would be suspended until April 3.NBA-SCHEDULELakers host NetsLOS ANGELES (AP) — With wins in their last four games, and 11 of their last 12, the Los Angeles Lakers hope to continue that streak at home tonight against the Brooklyn Nets. It’s the first of three home games for the Lakers this week.The Los Angeles Clippers, meanwhile, play at Golden State — they’ve beaten the Warriors in both meetings so far this season. UNDATED (AP) — The deadline for applying franchise and transition tags to NFL free agents has been moved from Thursday to Monday by the league and the players’ union.The decision comes because the NFL Players Association’s members are still voting on a propsed labor agreement the owners already have approved. That deadline was extended by two days to just before midnight on Saturday.The last time to use the tags at Thursday made little sense. There would be different tag requirements under each collective bargaining agreement.NFL-RAVENS-YANDA RETIRESRavens guard Yanda retires after 13 seasons Racing board finds no use of illegal medications in horse deathsLOS ANGELES (AP) — A report released by the California Horse Racing Board on a spate of horse deaths at Santa Anita found that no illegal medications were used on the animals and 39% of the 23 fatalities occurred on surfaces affected by wet weather.The long-awaited report focused on 23 deaths as a result of racing or training between Dec. 30, 2018, and March 31, 2019. The fatalities roiled the industry and led track owner The Stronach Group to institute several reforms involving safety and medication.The 77-page report found no evidence of animal welfare violations. The Houston Rockets are trying to snap a four-game losing streak when they host Minnesota. The Rockets had won six in a row before hitting a rough patch. During their winning streak, the Rockets were looking to move up in the Western Conference standings and get one of the top three seeds. But now they’ve tumbled into sixth place in the West and need to find a way to get back on track with five weeks left in the season.After losing four straight at home, the Boston Celtics get back on the road against the Indiana Pacers.Other NBA contests find the Knicks at Washington, the Bulls hosting the Cavaliers, Orlando at Memphis, the Mavericks in San Antonio, and the Trail Blazers hosting Phoenix.NHL-SCHEDULEFlyers seek ten in a row PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers, now a point behind Washington in the Metropolitan Division, carry a nine-game winning streak into tonight’s game at home against the Boston Bruins. The Flyers are 25-5-and-4 at home, where 21-year-old goalie Carter Hart has been nearly unbeatable — he has a record of 20-2-and-2 in home games.After losing eight of their last ten, the Pittsburgh Penguins are as close to missing the postseason as they are to first place in the Metropolitan Division, with just a month left in the regular season. They are looking to turn things around tonight in New Jersey against the Devils.In other NHL action, Tampa Bay skates at Toronto, the Canadiens host Nashville, the Red Wings host Carolina, the St. Louis Blues are at home against Florida, the Rangers are at Dallas and the Vancouver Canucks host the New York Islanders.NFL-LABORNFL and players put off deadline for applying tags WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer was scratched from his scheduled start against Miami because of fatigue on his right side.The 35-year-old right-hander said his right side has lagged behind the rest of his body as he attempts to build strength in preparation for the season.Scherzer had made three spring training starts. He expects to pitch Sunday against the Mets and remain on track to start the World Series champions’ opener on March 26 at New York. Nationals manager Dave Martinez has not announced his opening day starter.HORSE RACING-MAXIMUM SECURITYBaffert to train Maximum Security after trainer Servis was indicted on charges of using illegal substances OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ravens guard Marshal Yanda is retiring after 13 seasons in which he was named to the Pro Bowl eight times and helped Baltimore win the 2012 Super Bowl.The Ravens made the announcement Tuesday morning on Twitter. Yanda will formally step down during a news conference Wednesday.The 35-year-old Yanda played in 191 games, including playoffs, and has been an anchor on the Ravens offensive line since being picked out of Iowa in the third round of the 2007 NFL draft. He was a first-team AP All-Pro twice and named to the second team four times, including last season.NFL-BROWNS-KIRKSEY RELEASEDCLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have released veteran linebacker Christian Kirksey after six seasons. One of team’s leaders, Kirksey was cut after the team couldn’t re-work his contract. March 10, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — Owner Gary West is removing all of his horses from Jason Servis’ barn after the trainer was indicted on multiple counts of administering illegal substances and performance-enhancing drugs.That includes last year’s 3-year-old champion Maximum Security.West says the news of Servis’ behavior is extremely disturbing and disappointing. West and his wife, Mary, have sent horses to Servis for the past five years. West says horses will be taken away from Servis as soon as arrangements can be made with other trainers.Maximum Security is being sent to two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert.SANTA ANITA FATALITIES Associated Press Update on the latest in sports:
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