WASHINGTON (AP) — Three-time Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson has joined the Washington Redskins. A person familiar with the terms of the deal says Jackson will get $16 million guaranteed in the three-year, $24 million deal. Jackson set career-highs with 82 catches for 1,332 yards last season for the NFC East-champion Eagles, but Philadelphia tried to trade him and then cut him last week amid reports of off-the-field concerns.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers say ace Yu Darvish will make his first start of the season Sunday at Tampa Bay. Manager Ron Washington says Darvish is as strong as he was before the neck stiffness that kept the pitcher from throwing for two weeks. His return means Tanner Scheppers’ next start will be pushed back to Monday at Boston.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer has agreed to a six-year $25.5 million, 6-year deal. The 25-year-old went 9-7 with a 3.22 ERA in 23 starts as a rookie last season.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews (TAYVZ) will miss the rest of the regular season with an upper-body injury suffered in Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh, However, coach Joel Quenneville (KWEHN’-vihl) expects Toews to be “100 percent” for the playoffs. The Hawks are already without star forward Patrick Kane, who is out for the rest of the regular season with a lower-body injury.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia men’s basketball coach Mark Fox has been given a two-year contract extension. Fox is 85-77 in five seasons at Georgia, including a 20-14 record in the 2013-14 season. The Bulldogs tied for second in the Southeastern Conference at 12-6.