Skins sign first-rounder Haskins
The Washington Redskins signed first-round pick Dwayne Haskins and seven others from their draft class.
The team on Thursday announced rookie deals with the Ohio State quarterback they took 15th overall, fourth-round running back Bryce Love and guard Wes Martin, fifth-round center Ross Pierschbacher and linebacker Cole Holcomb, sixth-round receiver Kelvin Harmon and seventh-round cornerback Jimmy Moreland (James Madison) and linebacker Jordan Brailford.
Edge rusher Montez Sweat, Washington’s other first-round pick at No. 26, and third-round receiver Terry McLaurin are the only unsigned picks going into rookie camp.
Seahawks release Baldwin
Doug Baldwin appears to be another step closer to retirement after being released by the Seattle Seahawks because of a failed physical.
Safety Kam Chancellor, the former Virginia Tech star who did not play last season due to a neck injury suffered in November 2017, was also released due to a failed physical. Chancellor remained on Seattle’s roster last season for salary purposes and was on the physically unable to perform list but was not expected to play again following the injury.
Baldwin’s failed physical is the latest sign his career could be over. Baldwin had surgery in the offseason to repair shoulder and groin injuries and he also had a knee procedure.
The Seahawks also signed defensive end Ezekiel Ansah to a one-year contract. Ansah played six seasons in Detroit.
Jaguars’ Smith to take hiatus
Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith, the team’s leading tackler the past two seasons and a Pro Bowl selection in 2017, is stepping away from football to “give this time back to myself, my family & my health.”
Smith made the announcement Thursday on Instagram, saying “at this time I must take time away from this game & get my world in order.”
He signed a four-year, $45 million extension with Jacksonville in October 2017 that included $20 million guaranteed.
Lakers to interview Vogel
A person familiar with the search says Frank Vogel will be interviewed for the Lakers head coach opening.Vogel flew to Los Angeles on Thursday.
Vogel, 45, did not coach last season following two years with the Orlando Magic. He arrived in Orlando following five-plus seasons leading the Indiana Pacers, including two trips to the Eastern Conference finals in 2013 and ‘14.
Vogel is the fifth candidate known to have interviewed for the opening since the Lakers dismissed Luke Walton on April 12. Los Angeles was thought to be on the verge of hiring Tyronn Lue this week before talks broke down. They have also considered Monty Williams, who was hired by the Phoenix Suns, Juwan Howard and Jason Kidd.
Federer reaches Madrid quarters
Roger Federer had to save two match points before reaching the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open with a 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (3) win over a gritty Gael Monfils.
It was the 1,200th career win for Federer, allowing him to join Jimmy Connors as the only players to have reached the milestone in the Open Era.
Federer will next face fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem, who defeated Fabio Fognini 6-4, 7-5. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic, second-seeded Rafael Nadal and defending champion Alexander Zverev also advanced to the last eight on Thursday.
In the women’s quarterfinals, top-ranked Naomi Osaka lost 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 to Belinda Bencic, falling to the Swiss for the second time this season.
American Sloane Stephens got past Petra Martic in two sets and will face Kiki Bertens, who upset defending champion Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-3 in a rematch of last year’s final.
McCarthy leads at Byron Nelson
Denny McCarthy shot a career-low 8-under 63 for the first-round lead at the Byron Nelson.
McCarthy had 10 birdies over a 12-hole stretch after a double bogey in his morning round. The former Virginia player was a stroke ahead of Tyler Duncan and Tom Hoge. Three-time major champion Brooks Koepka was among a large group at 65.
Jordan Spieth shot 68 during the afternoon when the wind picked up at the rain-soaked course.
Day holds Regions Tradition lead
Glen Day was 7 under through 16 holes to top the Regions Tradition leader board when bad weather halted the opening round of the first PGA Tour Champions major of the year.
After a two-tee start to try to beat the weather, lightning stopped play just after noon when Day was aiming for his second straight long birdie putt on Greystone’s Founders Course.
Defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez and David Toms were two strokes back. Jimenez played 17 holes, and Toms finished 13.
- Banner Christian School announced it will launch an eight-man football program beginning in August. The Bearcats will play their first game Aug. 31 at Greenbrier Christian.
- Maple Leafs center
- John Tavares
- injured his side while practicing with the Canadian team and will miss the upcoming world championships in Slovakia.
- Georgia has added
- Donnell Gresham
- , a graduate transfer from Northeastern. The 6-foot-2 guard started 33 games and averaged 9.7 points last season.
- Sunday’s baseball game between Virginia and Louisville was moved up to Friday due to expected inclement weather in Charlottesville. A doubleheader will start Friday at 3 p.m.