Clemson women’s hoops visiting Italy
CLEMSON — The Clemson women’s basketball team is headed to Italy for a 10-day foreign tour from Aug. 8-18. The Tigers will be visiting the cities of Rome, Florence, Trieste and Venice.
The trip will consist of both an educational component and a basketball component. The Tigers will experience about the Italian culture and history through sightseeing tours in each of the cities. On the basketball side, the Tigers will play three games while overseas.
Clemson will play the University of Ottawa on Aug. 10, Slammers Select on Aug. 12 and TK Hannover on Aug. 16.
Prosecutors want to close Neymar case
SAO PAULO — Brazilian prosecutors are recommending the investigation of soccer star Neymar on a rape allegation be closed, saying there is a lack of evidence.
Sao Paulo state prosecutors Flávia Merlini and Estefânia Paulin said Thursday they agree with a police decision not to bring charges. A judge will make the final decision.
Brazilian model Najila Trindade went to Sao Paulo police to accuse Neymar of raping her at a Paris hotel in May. No complaint was filed with French police.
Neymar denied the accusation and said their relations were consensual. He is in France, where he plays for Paris Saint-Germain.
Red Sox LHP Price has cyst on wrist
BOSTON — Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday after an MRI revealed a cyst on his left wrist.
The team announced Thursday that the 33-year-old Price was treated with a shot of cortisone in the wrist. Price is 7-5 record with a 4.36 ERA over 21 starts this season.
He most recently pitched Sunday against the New York Yankees after being reinstated from paternity leave.
Browns trade RB Johnson to Texans
CLEVELAND — Duke Johnson got his wish, and the Browns got more than expected for him.
Cleveland traded the disgruntled running back to the Houston Texans on Thursday for an undisclosed 2020 draft pick. A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that the Browns are getting a fourth-round pick that can become a third-rounder.
One of the NFL’s most versatile backs over the past four seasons, Johnson had grown unhappy with his role and asked to be traded earlier this year after the Browns signed suspended free agent running back Kareem Hunt, who will sit out the season’s first eight games.
Cowboys DE Quinn suspended 2 games
OXNARD, Calif. — Dallas Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s ban on performance enhancers.
Quinn was acquired in a trade with Miami in the offseason. The league said Thursday the ninth-year player is eligible to practice and play in preseason games, but he is out until the regular season after breaking his left hand in practice at training camp.
The 29-year-old Quinn will be eligible to return in Week 3 at home against the Dolphins.
Quinn’s agent, Sean Kiernan, said he was “extremely disappointed” in the NFL’s decision to suspend Quinn. Kiernan said Quinn takes medication to control seizures.
Chiefs sign Mo Claiborne to deal
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms with cornerback Morris Claiborne on a one-year deal Thursday to fortify a thin and unproven backfield, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person, who said the deal could be worth about $3 million with incentives, spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced it. Claiborne still must pass a physical to make it official.
The Chiefs have been searching for help at cornerback all offseason, and that need became even more apparent when backup Keith Reaser suffered a season-ending Achilles injury.