Suns agree to trade Bledsoe...Jaguars back Ramsey...UConn has three
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Phoenix Suns have agreed to trade disgruntled guard Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks for big man Greg Monroe and two 2018 draft picks. The deal is said to include a protected first-round and a protected second-round draft pick. Bledsoe has not been with the team since Oct. 22 when he posted “I Don’t wanna be here” on Twitter, the same day the Suns fired coach Earl Watson.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars executive Tom Coughlin is backing cornerback Jalen Ramsey, saying he “was playing football within the rules” when Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green attacked him Sunday. Ramsey and Green were ejected late in the first half of Jacksonville’s 23-7 victory. Referee Brad Allen said Ramsey was ejected for instigating the fight, and Green was tossed for throwing punches. Officials warned both players following verbal exchanges earlier in the game.
NEW YORK (AP) — UConn’s Gabby Williams, Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier headline The Associated Press women’s basketball preseason All-America team, marking the first time a school has had three players on the squad. The trio are joined by South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson, who was a unanimous choice by the 32-member national media panel that selects the weekly poll. Kelsey Mitchell of Ohio State is the fifth member of the squad.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Robbie Rogers, the LA Galaxy defender who became the first openly gay male athlete in a major North American professional sport, is retiring from soccer. The 30-year-old Rogers announced his retirement today through the Galaxy. Rogers is a 10-year MLS veteran and two-time All-Star who won league championships in 2008 and 2014. He missed the entire 2017 season with injuries.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP tax reform bill released last week would eliminate federal subsidies for new stadiums. It’s one of several aspects of the bill that would touch the world of sports. The bill would end the tax exemption for bonds issued by state and local governments to pay for stadiums. Getting rid of the exemption has long been a popular talking point in Washington. Former president Barack Obama’s 2015 budget sought to do the same thing.