Sports Digest: Sales says he feels fine after injury

2014-05-05T21:30:00Z 2014-05-06T14:27:12Z Sports Digest: Sales says he feels fine after injury nwitimes.com
May 05, 2014 9:30 pm

Pro baseball

SALE FINE AFTER BULLPEN SESSION: White Sox ace Chris Sale says he feels fine after throwing his first bullpen session since injuring his left arm.

Sale threw 40 pitches before Monday's game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. General manager Rick Hahn says the left-hander will go on a rehab assignment in the "coming couple weeks."

Sale has been sidelined since April 17, when he threw 127 pitches in a 3-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox. He was sore the next day and went on the 15-day disabled list on April 22.

Reliever Nate Jones had back surgery and will be re-evaluated in a month. He is on the 60-day disabled list.

College basketball

OSU FIRES CRAIG ROBINSON: Oregon State athletic director Bob De Carolis announced March 28 that head coach Craig Robinson would return for a seventh season as basketball coach, even penning a strongly worded letter of support for President Barack Obama's brother-in-law.

The more De Carolis thought about it, the more he realized it was a mistake.

Reversing his course from five weeks earlier, De Carolis fired Robinson on Monday, ending the tenure of a coach who brought prestige to the university but who failed to get the Beavers to the NCAA tournament during six seasons in Corvallis.

The brother of First Lady Michelle Obama, Robinson was hired during President Obama's first presidential campaign in 2008 and gave the university some added attention that summer, when he introduced his sister at the Democratic National Convention.

BIG TEN TOURNEY HEADED EAST?: The Big Ten Conference men's basketball tournament is headed to the East Coast in three years.

The league is going to make it official today that its 2017 tournament will be held at Washington's Verizon Center, according to a person familiar with the plans.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity because no official announcement had been made.

The conference said Commissioner Jim Delaney would appear at a news conference at Verizon Center today but did not say why.

Maryland and Rutgers are set to join the Big Ten next season.

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