Kershaw could miss 4-6 weeks

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Braced for the worst possible news on injured ace Clayton Kershaw, the Los Angeles Dodgers tried to find some comfort Monday that his back diagnosis did not appear as dire as last season.

The Dodgers put their superstar left-hander on the 10-day disabled list, a day after he exited a start after just two innings. They called the injury a lower back strain, not the herniated disk issue that sidelined him for 2+ months last year.

A report by Fox Sports said Kershaw would miss four to six weeks.

Rose, Cavaliers agree to 1-year deal

CLEVELAND (AP) For the moment, the Cavaliers have one content, proven point guard.

Free agent Derrick Rose agreed Monday to sign with Cleveland, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Rose, a former NBA MVP who has battled knee injuries, will get a one-year contract at the veteran's minimum of $2.1 million, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the agreement. (MORE)

Broncos give GM Elway 5-year extension

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) One leadership saga down, another one continues for the Denver Broncos.

John Elway agreed to a new five-year contract on Monday, ending a long-running story line that had fans wondering if their Hall of Fame QB-turned-GM might leave the franchise he's led to three Super Bowl titles. (MORE)

Luck to hit PUP list, hopeful for opener

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck's surgically repaired right shoulder will keep him out for the start of training camp.

How much more time he'll miss is still unclear. (MORE)

Earnhardt to join NBC booth in 2018

NEW YORK (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have a new way to voice his racing opinions next season - on television.

NASCAR's most popular driver will join NBC Sports Group's coverage of stock car racing next year and there may be more options once he climbs out of the car for good. (MORE)

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