Tuesday's Sports in Brief
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Proponents of Arlington taxpayer funding for a $1 billion retractable-roof Texas Rangers stadium have won approval.
With 98 percent of the vote counted, voters approved by a 60-to-40-percent margin the extension of a half-cent sales tax, 2 percent hotel-occupancy tax and 5 percent car-rental tax for a new home for the Major League Baseball team. That revenue now goes to defraying Arlington's $155 million debt on its share of the cost of the NFL Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium, which opened in 2009.
The vote also allows a 10 percent admission tax and a $3 parking tax for the Rangers' use, the same deal reached for the Cowboys.
Although the Rangers hadn't publicly threatened to leave, a team representative held preliminary talks with Dallas officials about a covered stadium there.
NEW YORK (AP) – First baseman Anthony Rizzo and right fielder Jason Heyward from the World Series champion Chicago Cubs have won Gold Glove awards.
San Francisco star Buster Posey was picked at catcher in the National League, ending Yadier Molina's eight-year reign with St. Louis. Posey was joined by a pair of Giants teammates, the double-play combination of shortstop Brandon Crawford and second baseman Joe Panik.
Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado won for the fourth consecutive year, and Arizona pitcher Zack Greinke took his third straight Gold Glove. Other winners in the NL were Atlanta center fielder Ender Inciarte and Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte.
Young shortstop Francisco Lindor from AL champion Cleveland was a first-time winner, along with Texas first baseman Mitch Moreland, Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler, New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner and Boston right fielder Mookie Betts.
Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez won his fourth Gold Glove in a row, Houston pitcher Dallas Keuchel took his third straight and Tampa Bay center fielder Kevin Kiermaier repeated from last year.
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was rewarded for the fifth time overall.
Washington moved into fourth in the College Football Playoff rankings, putting the four remaining unbeaten teams from the Power Five conferences at the top of the selection committee's second top 25.
Alabama, Clemson and Michigan still hold the top three spots.
The committee's first ranking of the season caused a bit of a stir because the unbeaten Huskies were behind Texas A&M last week. The Aggies then went out and lost at Mississippi State to clear up the mini-controversy.
Ohio State is behind Washington at fifth.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) – Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight will miss the rest of the regular season with a right shoulder injury.
Knight was injured on Saturday in the 10th-ranked Aggies loss to Mississippi State. Coach Kevin Sumlin announced that he wouldn't return for the regular season, but says they expect him to return for Texas A&M's bowl game. Sumlin added that Knight does not need surgery, but did not provide further details on his injury.
With Knight out the Aggies will go with Jake Hubenak, a junior who has appeared in three games this season. Hubenak was 11 of 17 for 222 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in Texas A&M's 35-28 loss to Mississippi State on Saturday.
Knight is in his first season with the Aggies after transferring as a graduate student from Oklahoma. He threw for 1,911 yards and 13 touchdowns and ran for 583 yards and 10 more scores.
The Aggies host Mississippi on Saturday.
Nike and Cristiano Ronaldo have extended their long-term sponsorship deal.
The Portuguese soccer star has had a contract with Nike since 2003 and wears its Mercurial cleats. In a video released by the Beaverton, Oregon-based apparel maker, he suggested the deal was ''for life,'' although terms weren't released.
Ronaldo said in a statement released Tuesday by the company: ''I have a great relationship with this brand, I have great friends here in the company. We work as a family, too. This is my brand.''
Ronaldo, a three-time world player of the year, is captain of the Portuguese national team that won the European Championship this year.
On Monday, the 31-year old signed a new five-year contract with Real Madrid that runs through June 2021. Ronaldo has scored 372 goals in 360 matches for Real Madrid, helping the team to two Champions League titles and the La Liga crown since joining it in 2009.
NEW YORK (AP) – Indiana Pacers forward Paul George has been fined $15,000 for inadvertently kicking the ball into the stands during a victory over Chicago.
The NBA announced the fine.
George appeared to be upset Saturday night when no foul was called after he took a shot. He kicked the ball after drawing a foul on the Bulls' ensuing possession. The ball went into the stands with 1:42 left in the third quarter. The officials called a technical foul and immediately ejected the three-time All-Star.
After the game, George said he intended to kick the ball into the basketball stanchion and joked that his soccer skills were not as good as he thought. George also said he apologized to the fan who was hit by the ball. The fan was not injured.