BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker died of injuries he sustained in a dirt bike crash in Miami.

The 23-year-old Walker played one season in the NFL. The Ravens say his godmother confirmed ''that he had passed.''

Miami-Dade Police say Walker was riding a Honda dirt bike with no lights and wearing dark clothing when he collided with a Ford Escape on Thursday night.

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He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

A fourth-round 2015 draft pick, Walker played in eight games last season, mostly on special teams.

In a letter to the team Friday before Walker died, Ravens coach John Harbaugh wrote: ''That was the kind of phone call you never want get as a coach, as a parent, as a brother, as a friend. This shook me and all of us.''

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Colts owner Jim Irsay announced that the team will retire Peyton Manning's No. 18 and build a statue of the record-setting quarterback outside Lucas Oil Stadium.

Less than two weeks after announcing his retirement in Denver, Manning returned to his first NFL home one more time to thank his supporters. Irsay made the announcement as a slide show of Manning's moments in Indy played on the podium in front of him and on two screens behind him.

The ceremony took place in the same room that an emotional Irsay announced the Colts would release their star quarterback to clear the path for Manning's successor, Andrew Luck.


GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Chicago ace Chris Sale accused general manager Kenny Williams of lying as the team remained in an uproar over the retirement of Adam LaRoche.

LaRoche said he is retiring after Williams asked that LaRoche's 14-year-old son, Drake, spend less time around the team. The allegation became public this week, angering players around the major leagues, and Sale had harsh criticism for Williams.

Sale hung Drake's uniform outside his locker and said Williams lied about the matter and was trying to fix a problem that didn't exist.

He says players were told different stories about why Drake needed to spend less time with the team. Sale said of Williams: ''We got bold-faced lied to by someone we're supposed to be able to trust.''

White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf says discussions within the team were ongoing and declined comment on what he called ''an internal issue.''

Outfielder Adam Eaton says he has reached out to the MLB Players Association.


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma State and Travis Ford have agreed to end the basketball coach's tenure.

OSU athletic director Mike Holder announced ''that the school and Ford will part ways.''

Ford had a 155-111 record in eight years at OSU, but just one NCAA Tournament win. The team went 12-20 this season and 3-15 in the Big 12.

Ford was given a contract extension in 2009 that was to run through the 2018-19 season, a deal that Holder expressed regret about last year in an interview with The Associated Press.

Ford had great success as a recruiter, bringing in high-profile talent such as Marcus Smart, Markel Brown, Le'Bryan Nash and most recently, point guard Jawun Evans.

But winning just one NCAA Tournament game exasperated a fan base that was spoiled by previous success. Eddie Sutton led Oklahoma State to Final Fours in 1995 and 2004.


FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - A swarm of bees took over the flag stand at Fontana, forcing NASCAR to improvise before the start of qualifying.

The starter used a temporary platform on the fan side of the fence to start the Sprint Cup Series qualifying laps, track officials say.

Track officials dispensed with most of the bees with a non-lethal spray, but a few angry ones hung around. Although the red light on top of the flag stand is still functional, nobody wanted to wave a green flag in the remaining bees' faces.

NASCAR officials told the teams and spotters about the problem. The track doesn't anticipate the bees will stick around to bother the Xfinity Series race on Saturday.


ZURICH (AP) - FIFA has signed its first World Cup sponsor since 2013, agreeing to a four-tournament deal with a Chinese conglomerate that has links to Sepp Blatter.

FIFA says the deal with property and cinema giant Dalian Wanda Group runs through the 2030 World Cup. The value was not disclosed.

The firm's Wanda Sports Holding subsidiary is led by Blatter's nephew, Philippe Blatter. Sepp Blatter was forced out as FIFA president by a corruption crisis.

FIFA last signed a sponsor 2 1/2 years ago when Russian energy giant Gazprom agreed to a deal.

The Wanda money will help fund the spending promises that FIFA President Gianni Infantino's made before his election last month.

On Thursday, FIFA committed to pay $517 million more to national, regional and continental soccer bodies through 2018.