COURTS

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from hundreds of e-mails to see that staff executives are doing control of damage to public relations in the Roman Catholic diocese of the area to help with the sexual abuse crisis.

Solicitors for about two dozen men who sue the church in court filing say that the 276 documents they received by discovery show that the NFL team, whose owner is Catholic, has helped the Archdiocese of New Orleans in its “pattern”. and a practice of concealing its crimes. ”

“Of course, the Saints should not be assisting the Archdiocese, and the public relations team of the Saints is not in the management of the public relations of criminals engaged in pedophilia,” the solicitors wrote in court filing. “The Saints understand that if the documents in question are publicly available, this professional sports organization will smear itself.” T

The Saints’ organization and its solicitor strongly urged any suggestion that staff helped the church to cover crimes. In Friday’s statement, the Archdiocese of the Archdiocese said to seek its advice on how to handle media attention that would come out of its 2018 release of a list of over 50 clergy “credibly accused” members of sexual abuse. .

It is hoped that a special master appointed by the court will hear arguments in the coming weeks as to whether communications should be kept confidential.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – NFL agent Antonio Brown was released on Friday bonds after a night in Florida prison, where he himself faced accusations that he and his trainer attacked a movement truck driver who brought some of his holdings from California .

Coreard County Judge Corey Amanda Cawthon decided to impose a $ 110,000 imposed bond and conditions, including surrendering her passport, carrying out GPS monitoring, no weapons or ammunition, and agreeing to mental health assessment and random drug testing.

Brown was released a few hours after the hearing, his lawyer said.

Brown, 31, was seen through a video in a green jail outfit, and his wrists broken. He only spoke to answering the judge’s questions.

The prosecutors did not seek any bonds, indicating that the wide receiver is a rich sports figure that is at risk of flying if released. They noted that police had been called to their Florida home 18 times since December, for various reasons.

But one of Brown’s lawyers, Eric Schwartzreich, said that Brown deserved credit for voluntary surrender and that he had no incentive to flee.

NFL

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Eli Manning completed his 16-year NFL career on his own terms. He was classy, ​​well-prepared and walked out as New York Giant.

In a speech of about seven minutes with a little humor and feeling, the Manning finished 39 years of age officially on Friday at a news conference with family, friends and former colleagues and coaches and the two Super Bowls delivered to the store franchise.

“From the first minute I made my way,” said the low-key Manning, who followed in the stages of his father Archie and his brother Peyton, as NFL circulars. “I couldn’t be someone other than me. Obviously, I want to make the fans, the media, even the front office more comfortable to be a rah-rah guy.

“But that’s not me,” says Manning. “Ultimately I choose to believe that my colleagues and the fans learned that understanding. What they found was pure unpolluted Eli. ”

John Mara, co-owner of the Giants, was the person who was emotional, saying that Manning would be put into the team’s honor ring at the MetLife Stadium next season and that there was a jumper No.

MLB

CHICAGO (AP) – Dallas Keuchel is the first member of Houston Astros 2017 to offer a public apology to a stolen staff signal scheme while they are running to the World Series championship.

Speaking Friday at the fan convention for Chicago White Sox, who signed the man who left the contract of a $ 55.5 million contract in December, Keuchel said he was of the opinion that what had happened profound, but he was sorry.

“I won’t go into detail specifically, but during the play games in ’17, everyone was using numerous signs,” Keuchel said, “I mean, for factual purposes, when there is no one on the base , where did the history of the game base of the baseball league feature?

“The situation at the time was the original practice,” said the former AL Cy Young Award winner. “Was it against the rules? It was, and I am personally sorry for the things that arose, the whole story. ”

A Major League Baseball investigation found that Astros used the video video from a mid-field camera to see and decode the chair signs. Players who break up litter can give dealers a sign of what was coming, believing that it would improve things that were emerging.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Oakcher Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers had no more say about his role as a whistleblower.

Fiers refused Friday to answer questions about the stolen scam signatures that reveal a Great League Baseball, and said he just wanted to focus on the future. He talked a day before A’s fans event, his first public appearance since he unveiled the Houston electronics that were used to illegally steal signs from holders who were opposed in 2017.

“I don’t want this to draw attention to them. I want them to be ready for the season, ”Fiers said. “For me, I plan to prepare for the season, playing baseball and not getting into this team.”

Fiers said that he would take “baseball questions.” With regard to the cheating scam and the result, “I’m not talking about that at the moment,” he said.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington Nationals “face the franchise” Ryan Zimmerman agreed to contract a $ 2 million contract for 2020 including the possibility of earning $ 3 million in incentives.

A person who was familiar with negotiations negotiated parameters of the discussion with the Associated Press on Friday, stating that they were anonymous as a physical examination was still pending.

The incentives are based on the number of games played by the first baseman and how many plates it receives.

The man also said that Zimmerman was given a full trade clause for 35 years.

It had already received $ 2 million when the Nationals refused their $ 18 million option for the next season.

The Washington Post reported the new agreement for the first time.

—Sao AP Sports Writer, Howard Fendrich.

NEW YORK (AP) – Luis Rojas began his time as manager of the New York Mets by thanking his famous father, Felipe Alou.

The Mets introduced Rojas on Friday as a representative of Carlos Beltrán, whose short tenure was last week after 84 days.

Felipe Alou was an All-Star three times who managed Montreal for 10 seasons and San Francisco for four. Rojas asked the “college, university of games” he said, “he taught me the game and life and it helped me to balance that through this trip.” T

Last year, Rojas was a Mets quality control coach and was raised after the newly-employed Beltane became involved in his role as a player in 2017 in the Houston Astros scandal.

Rojas praised his brother, All-Star Moises Alou, who was six times.

NHL

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Pig tracking and players are coming to the NHL in the playoffs.

Commissioner Gary Bettman said on Friday that all spring playgrounds will have a puck and players track and it is hoped that it will be fully operational next season.

“There will be more detail than ever,” said Bettman. “I believe the players will generate something like 200 data points per second and that the 2,000 puck will take the second data, so in terms of getting into the game, telling stories, as incoming fans to If you’re interested, I’ll be able to do more things than ever before and even imagine. ”

The series will test the system – a combination of sensors and optical tracking – during certain games in the regular season. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said the series has not decided which games will be selected for that test.

FOOTBALL BALLOT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky freshman forward Kahlil Whitney says her Twitter verified that his time in school is not “as I had expected” and that he leaves No.

The average 6-foot-6, 210-pound Whitney average of 3.3 points and 1.7 rebounds and started eight of the first 11 Kentucky games. He did not play more than 11 minutes during the last seven competitions and only recorded three points and reversed in that stretch.

The Chicago native thanked the coach John Calipari and others in his job and also said that “the basketball business doesn’t get anyone, and sometimes tough choices have to be made to make progress.”

GOLF

SAN DIEGO (AP) – The PGA Tour is the collection of silver at The Players Championship to $ 15 million, making it the biggest purse in the golf if none of the stewards decide this year. .

The winner of the event on March 12-15 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, will receive $ 2.7 million, almost as Tiger Woods earned in the first two seasons as a pro.

PGA Tour Commissioner, Jay Monahan, announced the increase in the annual meeting of players this week by Torrey Pines during Open Open Farmers, according to several players.

The tour does not normally release information on the prize money, and the focus is more than a cash prize. But he also has a history that he wants to show his main event to show the money available.

SCREEN FIGURE

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Ailia Liu was all required for his technical sound to the Mari Bell to cancel and his title successfully defended his Figure Championships.

No American woman comes close to the jumps store that is at the 14-year-old Liu. She met two triple axles in total of eight missions and tried to make the fourth quarter of the event, which was an over-rotated lutz. His points 160.12 far exceeded the rest of the field and took it to 235.52 and left second place after the shortlist.

Skating finally, Liu didn’t play much after Bell’s amazing skate.

Bell knew after her final triple lutz, a seventh-dimensional jump of the program, that she put out her life performance. Spread a huge smile over her face for the final half-minute and fly across the ice with spirals and then she turns.

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