Revis reports for voluntary workout
Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis reported for the first day of the team’s voluntary offseason conditioning program, a few hours after having an MRI at a hospital in Manhattan. Revis did not speak with reporters who were waiting outside the entrance to the Jets’ training complex . . . The Giants have started voluntary offseason workouts without restricted free agent wide receiver Victor Cruz. A source close to the team says Cruz, who has led the Giants in receiving the last two seasons, was not at the well-attended workout at the club’s headquarters . . . Matt Ryan isn’t focusing on contract talks as he appears destined to become the NFL’s next $100 million quarterback. General manager Thomas Dimitroff recently said the Falcons hope to finalize a new deal with Ryan before the season . . . The NFL added four coaches to its subcommittee for the Competition Committee, which discusses and recommends rules changes.
Roger Goodell chose Minnesota’s Leslie Frazier, Miami’s Joe Philbin, Carolina’s Ron Rivera, and Atlanta’s Mike Smith
Reyes meets with ankle specialist
Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes won’t need surgery on his sprained left ankle, but is still expected to miss three months, general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. Reyes visited a specialist in Charlotte on Monday who confirmed the diagnosis of a severely sprained ankle. Anthopoulos says Reyes will be in a cast for two weeks and then in a walking boot for two more . . . Johnny Cueto will miss at least a few weeks because of a strained muscle in his back. The Reds placed him on the 15-day DL after he strained a back muscle during the fifth inning of a 3-1 loss in Pittsburgh on Saturday . . . Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is performing limited on-field work at the team’s minor league complex in Florida as part of a rehabilitation program for a left ankle injury. Jeter took five rounds of batting practice and also fielded 21 grounders . . . Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said the $500 million deal with the city of Chicago to renovate the nearly century-old Wrigley Field is a milestone. He says if the plan is approved the team would ‘‘win the World Series.’’ However, owners of rooftop seats outside of Wrigley, who were shut out of negotiations, are troubled by the potential obstruction caused by the new video board that’s set to be installed. The rooftop owners have 11 years remaining on a contract with the Cubs in which they share revenue from the rooftop seats.
76ers not ready to see Collins leave
Doug Collins is on his way out as the 76ers’ coach. It remains to be seen if he’ll stick with the organization in some other role. A person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press Collins and the Sixers are trying to resolve their relationship after the coach told them he would not return for a fourth season. Three people who spoke to the AP said management wanted Collins to return and he was under no pressure to step down. On Monday, Collins did not comment on his future . . . Pistons owner Tom Gores said he ‘‘expected better results’’ this season, and he remains noncommittal about the future of team president Joe Dumars and coach Lawrence Frank
. . . Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried won’t suit up again until the playoffs after an MRI revealed a sprain of the anterior talofibular ligament in his left ankle . . . Former Baylor star Brittney Griner was selected first overall by Phoenix in the WNBA draft. Delaware’s Elena Delle Done went second to Chicago, and Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins went third to Tulsa. The Connecticut Sun stayed close to home with their 11th pick, choosing UConn’s Kelly Faris. The Sun added Anna Prins (Iowa State) in the second round and Andrea Smith (South Florida) in the third.
Boston in mix for 2016 world skating
US Figure Skating has nominated Boston, which has never held the event, to host the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships. Boston will be the site of next year’s US championships, when the team for the Sochi Olympics will be chosen . . . Penguins star Sidney Crosby skated before the team’s practice, wearing a mask to protect his broken jaw. Coach Dan Bylsma said there is no timetable for Crosby’s return, but called it a positive step for the NHL’s leading scorer . . . Steve Tambellini was fired as general manager of the Oilers, and he’ll be replaced by former Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish
. . . Boise State filed a lawsuit in 4th District Court in Boise, Idaho asking a judge to declare that the school does not owe a $5 million penalty for cancelling its entry into the Big East Conference last year. University president Bob Kustra argues the conference the Broncos agreed to join no longer exists . . . Prize money at the French Open will rise for both singles champions and players who lose in some of the early rounds. Roland Garros organizers said the winners will receive $1.96 million compared to $1.64 million in 2012. Players eliminated in the second, third, and fourth rounds will receive 25 percent more than last year . . . Dave Kaval, president of the San Jose Earthquakes, said he is appalled that forward Alan Gordon directed an anti-gay slur at an opponent. Gordon apologized after the match and said his comments don’t reflect his views . . . A proposal for state assistance toward millions of dollars in improvements at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has stumbled in the Indiana House. Representatives voted, 47-46, in favor of the plan, but that fell short of the 51 votes needed to advance the bill.