Mr Met gives fan the finger
NEW YORK (AP) — Even Mr. Met is frustrated with the team's disappointing start.
New York's funny-looking mascot flashed his "middle" finger at a fan during Wednesday night's 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, and the team says the employee who did it won't work in the costume again.
A person tweeted video of the incident, which soon went viral online, and the club quickly issued a statement.
"We apologize for the inappropriate action of this employee," the Mets said in an email attributed to the organization. "We do not condone this type of behavior. We are dealing with this matter internally."
A Mets official told The Associated Press more than one person wears the Mr. Met costume during each season, and the person who donned it Wednesday night will not do so again. The Mets official spoke on condition of anonymity because the statement from the organization was the team's only authorized comment.
Mr. Met, known for an oversized head with baseball seams, is among the sport's most recognized mascots. Technically, he has only four digits on each hand — three fingers and a thumb.
LA Chargers sign 3rd-round pick Dan Feeney
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed to a four-year contract with guard Dan Feeney, their third-round draft pick.
The Chargers completed the signings of their entire draft class Friday, avoiding the protracted disputes that plagued them in San Diego in recent years.
Feeney was a four-year starter at Indiana, playing as a right tackle last season. The 6-foot-4 lineman was the 71st overall pick and the second straight offensive lineman chosen by the Chargers, who used their second-round pick on Western Kentucky guard Forrest Lamp.
The Chargers also waived cornerback Michael Lee, who spent part of last season on their practice squad.
Coach Randy Carlyle gets contract extension from Ducks
ANAHEIM (AP) — Coach Randy Carlyle has received a one-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season from the Anaheim Ducks.
The deal announced Friday also includes an option for 2019-20.
Carlyle began his second stint in charge of the Ducks last year and immediately led the team to its fifth consecutive Pacific Division title. The Ducks also reached the Western Conference finals, losing to Nashville in six games.
Carlyle is the winningest coach in franchise history and the only Ducks coach to win the Stanley Cup, triumphing in 2007 during his first successful stint with the club.
Carlyle returned last summer to replace Bruce Boudreau, who had replaced Carlyle in late 2011.
The Ducks also announced the return of assistant coaches Trent Yawney and Rich Preston. Assistant Paul MacLean left the team Thursday.
Kyle Busch wins pole for Cup race at Dover
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kyle Busch led a strong qualifying effort for Toyota, turning a lap of 158.954 mph to win the pole at Dover International Speedway.
Led by Busch, Toyota had the first four drivers Friday in the qualifying session. Martin Truex Jr. was second, followed by Daniel Suarez and Matt Kenseth. Busch, Suarez and Kenseth are all winless this season for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Erik Jones was seventh and JGR's Denny Hamlin was 10th to give Toyota six of the top 10.
Busch has gone 28 straight races without a win and was second last week in the Coca-Cola 600.
Austin Dillon, the Charlotte winner Sunday night for his first Cup victory, will start ninth.
Busch won his first pole of the season and 20th of his career.
Earnhardt forced to scrap Eagles car
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s ride in a Philadelphia Eagles car has been benched.
Earnhardt was scheduled to race next week at Pocono Raceway in the No. 88 Chevrolet wrapped in team colors and with the Eagles logo. Hendrick Motorsports and the Eagles say the sponsorship is off because the NFL doesn't allow team designs accompanying the promotion or presentation of another sport.
Earnhardt will drive the NASCAR Cup race with the Axalta paint scheme at Pocono.
The Eagles had agreed to team with Axalta as part of the All-Pro Teachers program, which recognizes outstanding sixth through 12th grade teachers concentrating on STEM education in the Delaware Valley.
Earnhardt is a Washington Redskins fan and had joked he hoped the team would not disown NASCAR's most popular driver.