Friday, April 23, 2021 5:45 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College football teams will have to go for 2 after touchdowns starting with the second overtime possession, and beginning in the third round each team will get one play to score from the 3-yard line. The NCAA playing rules oversight panel approved a proposal made last month by the playing rules committee to tweak the overtime format. The new rule will have teams run alternating 2-point plays in the third overtime instead of starting another drive at the opponent’s 25-yard line.
UNDATED (AP) — Atlanta point guard Trae Young will miss the Hawks’ next two games because of a sprained left ankle suffered in Wednesday’s 137-127 overtime loss at the New York Knicks. X-rays in New York were negative, but an MRI revealed the sprain. Young leads Atlanta with 25.3 points per game and ranks third in the NBA at 9.6 assists.
CHICAGO (AP) — Loyola Chicago star Cameron Krutwig says he has decided to enter the NBA draft and forgo his final year of eligibility. Krutwig helped the Ramblers reach the Final Four as a freshman and return to the Sweet 16 as a senior this year. The 6-foot-9 Krutwig was the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year last season, averaging a team-leading 15 points along with seven rounds and three assists.
UNDATED (AP) — Blue Jays outfielder George Springer will play in an intrasquad game today, the next step on his return from two strained muscles that have delayed his Toronto debut. Springer signed a team-record $150 million, six-year deal with the Blue Jays this offseason but missed time in spring training, first because of a strained oblique and later because of a right quadriceps strain. General manager Ross Atkins says the 2017 World Series MVP could return in this weekend’s road series against the Tampa Bay Rays.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger is still uncertain when he will return from a hairline fracture in his left leg, saying he can’t do much until the bone heals. Bellinger is hitting in the batting cage and playing catch, but running is still not perfectly comfortable. He was injured April 5 when Athletics reliever Reymin Guduan (ray-MEEN’ goo-DWAHN’) inadvertently spiked him at first base.