GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez is taking a two-week break from hitting to heal tendinitis in the Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman's right elbow.
Gonzalez still hopes to play for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic next month, he said Friday after reporting to camp.
Gonzalez said he pursued his usual varied offseason workout program, including weightlifting and boxing exercises. It left him with a case of tennis elbow, or inflammation on the outside of the elbow after forearm tendons are overused.
The hitting break is purely a precaution, and Gonzalez said the injury isn't thought to be serious by the Dodgers. He initially felt the pain in December, but kept working out until the brink of spring training.
The 34-year-old Gonzalez is already five days into his two-week hitting break.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez had a late eagle and closed with a birdie for a 7-under 65 and a share of the lead Friday in the PGA Tour Champions' Chubb Classic.
Doug Garwood and Scott Parel joined Jimenez atop the leaderboard on the Talon Course at The TwinEagles Club. Mike Goodes had a 66, and Scott Hoch, Tommy Armour III, Bob Tway, Duffy Waldorf and Tuesday qualifier John Elliott shot 67.
Jimenez hit a 3-wood to 10 feet to set up the eagle on the par-5 sixth — his 15th hole — and made a 9-footer for birdie on the par-4 ninth.
"I played very well, very solid," Jimenez said. "I make plenty of putts. Very solid from tee green. It's nice. Very happy. The condition of the golf course was excellent and not very windy."
The Spaniard won the last of his 21 European Tour titles in 2014. He has three victories in 23 career starts on the 50-and-over tour, winning once in each of the last three seasons.
JUPITER, Fla. — For the first time, the Miami Marlins acknowledged that the team is for sale and owner Jeffrey Loria is a candidate to be the U.S. ambassador to France — two possibilities that are not connected, team president David Samson said.
Samson said Friday afternoon that the Marlins’ talks with the Kushner family to purchase the Marlins are over, as the Kushner family itself said in a statement earlier this week.
The Kushner statement cited Loria’s potential ambassadorship as reason to cut of negotiations, perhaps to avoid a conflict of interest or the appearance of one. Joshua Kusher, one of two family members who led the group, is the younger brother of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser.
“It’s absolutely two separate things,” Samson said. “There was a statement made by the Kushner family that sort of tied them together. I don’t view that (as necessary). I believe that discussions that we were having with Josh Kushner about buying the team are over now.”
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's wrestling team Friday defeated the United States wrestling team to secure the gold medal at the Freestyle World Cup.
During the final matches, Iranian wrestlers sealed a 5-3 victory against their American guests in the western Iranian city of Kermanshah. State TV broadcast the matches live.
The Iranians won at the 57, 61, 65, 70 and 125 kilogram divisions, while the American wrestlers won 74, 86 and 97 kilogram divisions.
The U.S. wrestling team reached the final matches after defeating Russia, Georgia and Azerbaijan in group A of the competition. Iran defeated Turkey, India and Mongolia in group B over two days to reach the final.
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky's adult son won't be in court next week for a hearing on accusations he pressured a teen girl for naked photos and asked her teen sister to perform a sex act.
Jeffrey Sandusky on Friday waived a preliminary hearing on charges that include solicitation of statutory sexual assault and solicitation of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. He remained in a county jail near State College, with bail set at $200,000. Defense attorney Lance Marshall wasn't commenting on the case.
The 41-year-old Sandusky is a state prison corrections officer and the adopted son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Jeffrey Sandusky has been suspended without pay from his prison guard job. His father is serving decades in prison on convictions of sexual abuse involving 10 boys.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Nesta Carter has filed an appeal against his doping ban, a sanction that caused Usain Bolt to lose one of his nine Olympic gold medals.
Carter tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine in fresh analysis of his urine sample given at the 2008 Beijing Games. The positive test led to the rest of the Jamaican 4x100-meter relay team, including Bolt, losing their gold medals.
A CAS verdict will likely take several months. The court says a three-member judging panel must be appointed before a hearing date can be set.
CAS says the panel will then "deliberate and at a later date, it will issue a decision."