Morning Roundup: Clayton Kershaw to be OKC Dodgers' opening day starter
Kershaw to pitch Thursday for OKC Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw is coming to Oklahoma City.
After throwing a bullpen session Monday afternoon, it was determined the Los Angeles Dodgers ace will pitch a rehab assignment Thursday night when the OKC Dodgers open their season.
First pitch is 7:05 p.m. against San Antonio in Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
This will be Kershaw’s second appearance at The Brick. He made a rehab assignment in August 2017.
Chiefs trade for Emmanuel Ogbah
The Kansas City Chiefs acquired defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah from the Cleveland Browns on Monday and traded away safety Eric Murray.
Ogbah, an Oklahoma State product who was taken by the Browns in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft, didn’t show up to the first day of Cleveland’s offseason program in anticipation of being traded, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Ogbah, 25, started 40 games for the Browns over three seasons and figures to be a key piece of Steve Spagnuolo’s 4-3 defense in Kansas City.
Stanton goes on DL after injury
Giancarlo Stanton strained his left biceps fouling off a 3-1 fastball from Baltimore's Dylan Bundy in the third inning of Sunday's 7-5 loss, an injury that could cause the outfielder to miss much of April.
Stanton grimaced and stepped out of the batter's box when he first felt the injury but remained in the game and played all nine innings.
He felt the biceps tighten after the game and went for an MRI, which led to a diagnosis of a Grade 1 strain. He won't participate in any activities for 10 days, and the Yankees will evaluate him then.
North Carolina suspends women's basketball coach
North Carolina has placed Hall of Fame women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell and her three assistants on paid administrative leave amid player concerns and is reviewing the program.
School spokesman Steve Kirschner said Monday in a statement that the review is "due to issues raised by student-athletes and others." He did not specify what those issues were.
Kentucky announces long-term deal with Calipari
John Calipari has agreed to terms on a long-term contract with the University of Kentucky and will finish his career as head coach of the Wildcats, the school announced Monday evening.
Kentucky did not announce terms of Calipari’s new long-term deal. Calipari, 60, has led Kentucky to four Final Fours and won the 2012 national championship.
Fan assaulted at Dodgers Stadium
Los Angeles authorities searched Monday for a man who punched a fan during an argument following Friday night's marathon six-hour game between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Christel Reyna said her 47-year-old husband, Rafael, sustained a skull fracture in a fall in a parking lot and is on life support.
Reyna said she was on the phone with her husband as he was leaving the stadium and heard a woman and a man arguing with him. She said she heard a crack and then her husband started moaning.
A 2011 assault at Dodgers Stadium drew national attention and led to increased security.