Brian Terlesky defends Ohio Junior golf title
Boardman’s Brian Terlesky defended his 15-and-under title at the Ohio Junior Golf Championship at Findlay Country Club on Wednesday.
Ben Sattler of Liberty Township won the boys older division with a 36-hole score of 4-under.
Pirates’ Cole to return Saturday against Mets
Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole will rejoin the rotation Saturday against the New York Mets after being sidelined by right shoulder fatigue.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle announced the news before Wednesday’s game against Tampa Bay.
Cole, out since June 4, threw 83 pitches over six innings in a simulated game Monday. Discussions will take place over the next couple of days to determine how Cole’s return will impact the rotation.
Blue Jackets trade Nikita Nikitin to Oilers
The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded defenseman Nikita Nikitin to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick.
Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced the trade Wednesday. With the trade, Columbus re-acquired the 2014 draft pick that it had sent to Edmonton in exchange for defenseman Nick Schultz in March.
The 28-year-old Nikitin registered two goals and 13 assists for 15 points in 66 games with Columbus last season. He was acquired in a trade with St. Louis in 2011. He tallied 12 goals and 44 assists for 56 points in 158 games as a Blue Jacket.
NFL removes cap on concussion damages
The NFL has agreed to remove a cap on concussion-related damages after a judge questioned whether a proposed settlement provided enough money to cover retired players.
A revised settlement agreement filed Wednesday also eliminates a provision that barred anyone who gets concussion damages from the NFL from suing the NCAA or other amateur football leagues.
U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had denied preliminary approval of the deal in January that set a $675 million cap on damages, because she worried the money could run out sooner than expected. The settlement is designed to last at least 65 years and cover retirees who develop Lou Gehrig’s disease and other neurological problems.
Dallas gets Chandler in 6-player deal with NY
Dallas and the New York Knicks have agreed to a six-player trade that brings center Tyson Chandler back to the Mavericks three years after he helped them win a championship only to leave right away in free agency.
The Mavericks sent guards Jose Calderon, Shane Larkin and Wayne Ellington and center Samuel Dalembert to the Knicks for Chandler and point guard Raymond Felton in the deal announced Wednesday.
The Knicks also get both Dallas picks in Thursday night’s draft, a pair of second-round selections at Nos. 34 and 51. New York didn’t have a draft pick before the trade.
Curt Schilling says his cancer is in remission
Curt Schilling, the former Boston Red Sox pitcher turned ESPN television analyst, says his cancer is in remission.
Schilling announced the news Wednesday on social media. He thanked his Boston-based medical team. He announced his diagnosis in February, saying he planned to “embrace this fight, just like the rest of them, with resolute faith, and head on.”
He hadn’t indicated the type of cancer or his prognosis, but has posted pictures of himself undergoing treatments.
Schilling starred in World Series for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Red Sox. He later launched a video game company, 38 Studios, whose collapse is the subject of a lawsuit in Rhode Island after it got a $75 million state-guaranteed loan. Schilling has said he lost as much as $50 million in 38 Studios.