Spring baseball training still on schedule

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday that Commissioner Rob Manfred had a meeting with managers Tuesday and expressed optimism about opening spring camps as scheduled … Longtime major league shortstop Omar Vizquel denied accusations of domestic abuse made by his wife after she described two alleged acts of physical violence by the 11-time Gold Glove winner in a story published by The Athletic … Righthander Anthony DeSclafani signed a $6 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants, giving the club a veteran option for the rotation.

He led the sport in 2019 with 83 appearances for the Brewers, tying their franchise record …The Seattle Mariners continued their bullpen overhaul by signing righthanded reliever Keynan Middleton .

The US Supreme Court agreed to hear a bid by the National Collegiate Athletic Association to defend its limits on education-related compensation for college basketball and football players.

Circuit Court of Appeals that deemed the organization’s rules anticompetitive under a federal law called the Sherman Antitrust Act … Michigan Lawmakers gave final approval to bills that would clear the way for college athletes to be paid for the use of their names, images or likeness rights — putting Michigan on the cusp of becoming at least the fourth state with such a law … The NCAA Division I Council voted to grant a blanket waiver allowing all Division I transfers to play immediately this year.

The ATP said that men’s qualifying for the season’s first Grand Slam tournament is being moved to Doha, Qatar, from Jan. 10-13 … The NBA said that only one new case of coronavirus was found in test results from 549 players taken since Dec. 10.

The Blackhawks are splitting McDonough’s job in two …Colombian track cycling star Fabian Puerta , the 2018 keirin world champion and a medal favorite at next year’s Tokyo Olympics, was given a four-year suspension after testing positive for the banned substance boldenone … Four-time African badminton champion Kate Foo Kune was banned for two years in a doping case and will miss the Tokyo Olympics.

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