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Jurickson Profar of Texas Rangers is expected to miss at least 10 weeks

Second baseman Jurickson Profar of the Texas Rangers will be out an estimated 10 to 12 weeks with a muscle tear in his right shoulder. The 21-year-old reportedly is not expected to have surgery.

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Profar might miss 10 to 12 weeks

Second baseman Jurickson Profar of the Texas Rangers will be out an estimated 10 to 12 weeks with a muscle tear in his right shoulder, assistant general manager Thad Levine said Sunday.

Profar, 21, is not expected to have surgery. Touted as one of the sport’s top prospects, he hit .234 in 85 games last season.

“He was going to be our everyday second baseman and is a guy we hoped would take a meaningful step forward,” Levine said.

Machado to start season on DL

Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado will start the season on the 15-day disabled list, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.

All-Star Machado, 21, had surgery on his left knee Oct. 14. “I think you’re still going to get him sometime in April,” Showalter said.

Ortiz, Red Sox agree on contract

David Ortiz, 38, and the Red Sox agreed to a 2015 contract with options for the following two years, a move that means the popular slugger probably will finish his career in Boston.


Cousins, Thomas lead Kings

DeMarcus Cousins contributed 32 points and 12 rebounds and former Washington Huskies guard Isaiah Thomas scored 30 points to lead the host Sacramento Kings to a 124-107 victory over Milwaukee. The Bucks have lost seven in a row.

Thomas made 9 of 13 shots from the field and added a game-high eight assists.


Jackson is intriguing to Jets

Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson is among several players who have the New York Jets interested.

Speaking at the league meetings in Orlando, Fla., Jets owner Woody Johnson said “we’re looking at a number of players, including DeSean.” Jackson might be made available by Philadelphia because he has a $10.25 million salary for 2014.

Jackson, 27, led the Eagles last season with 82 receptions for 1,332 yards and had nine TDs.

Report: Williams is stabbed

The Tampa Bay Times reported Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams, 26, was stabbed in the thigh at his home and an arrest warrant has been issued for his brother, 23-year-old Eric Baylor. Williams was treated for a relatively minor laceration at a hospital and released, the newspaper reported.


Red Bulls get a tie with host Fire

Dax McCarty’s goal in the 21st minute lifted the New York Red Bulls to a 1-1 draw with the host Chicago Fire in a Major League Soccer match. The temperature was as low as 28 degrees.

Chicago midfielder Jeff Larentowicz scored in the sixth minute.


Murray advances to 4th round

Andy Murray of Britain advanced to the fourth round at the Sony Open by beating Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-4, 6-1 in Key Biscayne, Fla.

Murray, a two-time Key Biscayne champion, is playing in his first event since parting with Ivan Lendl, who coached Murray for two years and helped him become a major champion.

Lendl, who was at the match as a spectator, said he decided to step down because he wanted to concentrate on other projects, among them playing in more senior tournaments.


• Team Katusha cyclist A lexander Kristoff of Norway sprinted to victory in the Milan-San Remo classic in Italy, edging Fabian Cancellara of the Trek Factory team.

Kiel Reijnen, who grew up on Bainbridge Island and competes for the UnitedHealthcare team, placed 77th.

• Horses trained by Bob Baffert finished one-two in the $800,110 Sunland Derby at Sunland Park in New Mexico.

Chitu, a colt ridden by Martin Garcia, beat Midnight Hawk, with Mike Smith aboard, by 2¼ lengths in the Grade III race. The winner ran 11 / 8 miles in 1 minute, 47.88 seconds.

• Clarkson’s Shannon MacAulay scored on a breakaway with 4:16 left in her team’s 5-4 victory over two-time defending champion Minnesota in the NCAA women’s hockey final in Hamden, Conn.

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