MIAMI (AP) There's a very good chance the Miami Marlins' two-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Puerto Rico will not be held there because of concerns about the Zika virus, a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the teams said no decision had been made.
Marlins players attended a seminar on Zika that heightened concerns about playing the games in San Juan on May 30-31, team player representative Tom Koehler said. An announcement is expected by the end of the week regarding whether the games will be played as scheduled or moved, Koehler said.
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave a presentation on the disease to the Marlins and representatives of Major League Baseball and the players' union. Marlins players voted on whether to play the games as scheduled, said Koehler. He declined to share the result but said there's a lot of concern within the clubhouse about playing in Puerto Rico.
If moved, the games would likely be played in Miami, because the Marlins are designated as the home team. Games against the Pirates are scheduled in Miami on June 1-2.
CHICAGO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval's rocky second season with the Boston Red Sox was cut short by shoulder surgery.
Sandoval had a torn labrum repaired by Dr. James Andrews in Florida, and the estimated recovery time for the slugger is six months. He was placed on the disabled list in April with a strained left shoulder, but it was unclear when the injury occurred.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Shortstop J.J. Hardy was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Baltimore Orioles because of a hairline fracture in his left foot.
Hardy is expected to miss four-to-six weeks. He was in the Orioles clubhouse on crutches and will wear a boot for two to three weeks. The three-time Gold Glove winner has no idea when he might return.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA said there were five incorrect non-calls on the wild final sequence in San Antonio, including a foul on Oklahoma City's Dion Waiters that referees earlier had already acknowledged they missed.
The league agreed with the refs that Waiters should've been whistled for knocking Manu Ginobili back with his elbow to create space to throw an inbounds pass, but also ruled in its Last 2 Minute report that Ginobili first committed a delay-of-game violation by stepping on the sideline as he was defending.
The inbounds play began a frenzied final 13.5 seconds in the Thunder's 98-97 victory over San Antonio on Monday in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals. The Spurs ended up stealing Waiters' pass to Kevin Durant to start a fast break but couldn't score, leaving the Western Conference semifinal tied at 1-1.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Golden State backup big man Anderson Varejao insists he didn't deliberately trip Trail Blazers guard Gerald Henderson in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series.
Yet after watching the replay, he understands it sure looked like he did it on purpose - which is what Henderson thought. Varejao said it looked worse than it was. Portland coach Terry Stotts on Monday called it a ''dirty play.'' Then Tuesday, the NBA ruled it a Flagrant 1 foul on Varejao.
TORONTO (AP) - Miami forward Chris Bosh was in Toronto for the Heat's opening game of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Raptors, but remained on the inactive list.
Bosh has expressed a desire to return to action after missing the final 29 games of the regular season and Miami's first-round victory over Charlotte. The 11-time All-Star has not played since a blood clot was found in his left calf during February's All-Star break in Toronto. It's the second consecutive year Bosh's regular season has ended because of a clot detected over All-Star weekend.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Curry has won the Magic Johnson Award, given by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to an NBA player who combines excellence on the court with cooperation with the public and media.
Curry led the NBA with 30.1 points per game and a record 402 3-pointers in leading the Golden State Warriors to a 73-9 record, best in league history.
The reigning MVP beat out teammate Draymond Green, Portland's Damian Lillard, New York's Carmelo Anthony and Atlanta's Paul Millsap on Tuesday in voting by the PBWA, made up of approximately 175 writers and editors who cover the league on a regular basis.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - The Calgary Flames fired Bob Hartley, a season after he was voted the NHL's coach of the year.
Calgary took a big step backward this year after reaching the playoffs last season. The Flames finished 35-40-7, with only Vancouver and Edmonton posting fewer wins in the rugged Western Conference.
Last season, he led the Flames to a 45-30-7 record and third place in the Pacific Division, but there was no sign of that team this season behind Johnny Gaudreau and Marc Giordano. In February, Calgary dealt forward Jiri Hudler to Florida for draft picks and sent winger David Jones to Minnesota for goalie Niklas Backstrom and a sixth-round pick.
In four years with Calgary, Hartley had a regular-season record of 134-135-25.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Penguins will be without Kris Letang for Game 4 against Washington after the NHL suspended him one game after interfering with Washington's Marcus Johansson early in Pittsburgh's 3-2 win over the Capitals on Monday night.
The NHL Department of Player Safety ruled that Letang made ''significant head contact'' on Johansson well after the Capitals forward had released the puck during a sequence in the first period.
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Brazil's embattled President Dilma Rousseff ignited the Olympic flame as a nationwide torch relay got under way with protests highlighting the country's deep political and economic crisis.
Rousseff presided over the flame ceremony in Brasilia, even though she faces impeachment and is unlikely to be in office when South America's first Olympics open in less than three months.
''Brazil is ready to host the most successful Olympics in history,'' Rousseff said in a speech to off the torch relay, which will reach 329 Brazilian cities and end on Aug. 5 at the opening ceremony in Rio's Maracana stadium.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Rio de Janeiro's city council set up a commission to investigate whether the city's Olympic projects were tarnished by corruption.
The five-member commission will have up to six months to examine contracts and other documents related to the stadiums, highways and other projects tied to the Aug. 5-21 games. The group is also expected to hear expert testimony on whether the structures are technically sound, members said.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The head of ice hockey's international body says there is a strong possibility that NHL players won't be competing at the next Winter Olympics.
International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel puts the chances at 60 percent that the NHL will decline to go to the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, because of a lack of money to cover player insurance.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Fasel said the IOC has canceled its contribution to player travel and insurance costs for Pyeongchang, leaving the IIHF facing a $10 million shortfall and ''begging'' for money around the world.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A former San Francisco 49er defensive lineman charged with raping a developmentally delayed woman denied the charges, saying the episode was a consensual encounter with a mentally competent woman who asked for money and a job afterward.
Dana Stubblefield is accused of raping the woman in his home in Morgan Hill, California, south of San Jose. The woman, who was then 31, traveled to Stubblefield's home on April 9, 2015, to interview for a job babysitting his children. Investigators say she left after 20 minutes, but she returned when Stubblefield texted her that he wanted to pay for her time.
After raping her, investigators said, Stubblefield gave her $80 and let her go. The woman immediately went to the Morgan Hill Police Department and reported the rape, prosecutors said. DNA evidence matched that of Stubblefield, the report said.
Stubblefield spoke briefly at a news conference Tuesday in San Jose, saying he was ''completely innocent'' and noting that he has financially supported the Special Olympics.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brady's lawyers will get another two weeks to appeal his ''Deflategate'' suspension.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Brady could have until May 23 to decide whether to ask for a rehearing in front of the same three-judge panel or a new hearing - called ''en banc'' - in front of the entire circuit.
The court ruled 2-1 on April 25 ruled that Commissioner Roger Goodell was within his rights to suspend Brady for four games for his role in using improperly inflated footballs in the 2015 AFC championship game. Brady was given two weeks to appeal. But since then, he has added top lawyer Ted Olson to his team.
MIAMI (AP) - Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Don Shula was admitted to a hospital for treatment of fluid retention and sleep apnea.
Shula's ailments were confirmed in a statement by his wife, Mary Anne. He was admitted Monday, and she said the family ''is looking for a speedy recovery.''
The 86-year-old Shula led his teams to an NFL-record 347 victories in 33 seasons and helped the Miami Dolphins achieve the only perfect season in league history in 1972. He retired following the 1995 season and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997.