JUPITER, Fla. (AP) New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has been scratched from his final spring training appearance and could miss his opening day start at Kansas City on Sunday because of an unspecified related medical issue.
''It's a non-baseball medical issue we have to address,'' Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said. ''It came up this morning, as far as I know, and there will be some follow up tests and consultations that will take place over the next couple of days.''
Harvey did not travel with the rest of the team to Jupiter for Monday's spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Mets said he had an appointment with a doctor who was not an orthopedist.
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''I think it's a little too early to attach any level of concern,'' Alderson said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Malcolm Brogdon of Virginia, Buddy Hield of Oklahoma, Brice Johnson of North Carolina, Tyler Ulis of Kentucky and Michigan State's Denzel Valentine are among 10 players chosen for the John R. Wooden Award All-American team.
The others are Grayson Allen of Duke, Kris Dunn of Providence, Perry Ellis of Kansas, Yogi Ferrell of Indiana and Georges Niang of Iowa State.
All 10 members of the team have maintained at least a cumulative 2.0 grade point average and are making progress toward graduation, two components of the award that were insisted upon by the late UCLA coach, whose name is on the award.
Brogdon is the only player who was selected to last year's All-American team. Hield and Johnson will play in this weekend's Final Four in Houston.
The award will be presented to the men's and women's college basketball players of the year on April 8 in Los Angeles.
UNDATED (AP) - Breanna Stewart has earned The Associated Press All-America honors three times, becoming just the sixth player to do so.
UConn's star headlined the team, along with teammate Moriah Jefferson, Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell, Minnesota's Rachel Banham and South Carolina's A'ja Wilson.
Stewart once again did it in dominating fashion, appearing on all 32 ballots selected by the national media panel that votes in the weekly Top 25. It's the third consecutive year that the 6-foot-5 phenom was a unanimous choice. Voting was done before the NCAA Tournament.
Baylor's Brittney Griner, Tennessee's Chamique Holdsclaw, Duke's Alana Beard, Oklahoma's Courtney Paris and UConn's Maya Moore are the only other players to earn first-team honors at least three times. Paris and Moore were All-Americans all four years.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi State football signee Jeffery Simmons is facing charges of simple assault and disturbing the peace over a fight last week.
Macon police chief Lucious Mason confirmed the charges to several media outlets, including The Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger, which reported that Simmons - a 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive lineman - is accused of striking a woman several times while she was lying on the ground. Four others, including another man and three women, were also charged in the fight in Simmons' hometown of Macon, Mississippi.
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen told The Associated Press on Monday that the program is ''aware of the situation and we're evaluating the situation.''
Simmons was arguably Mississippi State's top recruit in February's class and had a five-star rating, according to Rivals.com.
NEW YORK (AP) - A former president of Honduras pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges and admitted to taking bribes in the wide-ranging FIFA soccer scandal over lucrative broadcast rights.
Rafael Callejas, a member of FIFA's television and marketing committee, entered the plea to racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy in federal court in Brooklyn. Each charge includes a maximum of 20 years in prison; he also agreed to forfeit $650,000.
He told the judge that he had accepted bribes and distributed some of the money to others. He said he knew it was wrong.
Callejas, who was president of Honduras from 1990 to 1994, will be sentenced Aug. 5.
Initial arrests in the case last May resulted in charges against 14 people, including seven top FIFA officials arrested at a Swiss hotel.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian Olympic athletes have appealed to President Vladimir Putin to help a coach who was banned for life over doping.
Four Olympic medalists, two of whom have been stripped of medals as part of doping bans, are among signatories on an open letter calling on the Russian president to ''restore the good name'' of coach Viktor Chegin whose ban was announced Friday.
Russian anti-doping authorities ruled Chegin helped run ''a scheme of using banned substances'' at his training center, which fielded a world-beating team of race walkers but also saw more than two dozen failed doping tests.
The letter to Putin, released by a Russian sports fund, portrays Chegin as ''a real professional and true patriot of Great Russia'' whose ban was due to political pressure from the West.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah announced his retirement after seven seasons, adding his name to the growing list of players who have walked away from the NFL because of health concerns.
Husain said on Instagram that he sustained his fifth concussion this past season, which sidelined him for five weeks. He said there were many factors in his decision with ''personal health being foremost.''
Abdullah joined the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Washington State, and spent four productive seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. He walked away in his prime to make a pilgrimage to Mecca, then returned after one season to earn a roster spot with the Chiefs.
He proved to be a dependable safety for Kansas City the past three seasons.
CHICAGO (AP) - New research bolsters evidence that a simple blood test may someday be used to detect concussions.
It suggests that a protein linked with head trauma may be present in blood up to a week after injury, which could help diagnose patients who delay seeking treatment.
The study involved patients at one hospital in Florida and the results are preliminary. A concussion blood test based on the proteins studied or on other biomarkers is likely at least a few years away from routine use.
But an editorial published with the study Monday in JAMA Neurology said the results ''are a substantial step'' in developing a test that could be used in broad settings, from the battlefield to sports events and doctors' offices.