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Hunt to play Sunday for Browns…Blue Jays’ Travis becomes free agent…Mariners fill out coaching staff

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns say running back Kareem Hunt will play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills afer serving his eight-game NFL suspension. It will be his first game since being banned for two physical off-field altercations. Hunt has been practicing for two weeks and was officially reinstated to the roster this week. The Browns signed him in February, two months after Hunt was cut by Kansas City. The Chiefs said he lied to them about an incident in which he shoved and kicked a woman during an argument.

TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis has refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Buffalo and elected to become a free agent. The 28-year-old spent the entire 2019 season on the injured list following surgery on his left knee. He had a .274 average with 35 home runs and 153 RBIs in four seasons with Toronto. Acquired from Detroit in a November 2014 trade, Travis became the fourth player with the Blue Jays to homer in his first big league game.

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have made a trio of promotions to fill out the major league coaching staff for next season. Manager Scott Servais (SUR’-vihs) says Pete Woodworth will be the new pitching coach, Carson Vitale will be the field coordinator and Jarret DeHart will be the assistant hitting coach. Paul Davis, who was the pitching coach last season, will now be a pitching strategist for the organization.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — St. Peter’s basketball coach Shaheen Holloway has been suspended for four games for an NCAA violation while working at Seton Hall. St. Peter’s didn’t disclose the infraction. Holloway will sit out an exhibition tonight and will miss the Peacocks’ first three games of the regular season. The university says Holloway won’t be available for comment because the matter remains under NCAA investigation.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California has hired veteran collegiate sports administrator Mike Bohn as its new athletic director. USC announced the hiring today, nearly two months after Lynn Swann abruptly resigned. Bohn has spent the past five years as the athletic director at the University of Cincinnati. He also has been the AD at Colorado, San Diego State and Idaho.

Associated Press

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