Update on the latest sports


Yankees activate Severino

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitcher Luis Severino has been activated by the New York Yankees and is in position to make his first major league appearance in nearly two years. Yankees manager Aaron Boone says he plans to use Severino out of the bullpen.

The 27-year-old right-hander has completed his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery on Feb. 27, 2020. He made four minor league appearances totaling 10 2/3 innings for Tampa, Hudson Valley and Somerset. A two-time All-Star and a 19-game winner in 2018, he was limited by shoulder soreness to three appearances in 2019. Right-hander Sal Romano was released by the Yankees.

The Yankees were 1 1/2 games behind Toronto for the second AL wild-card spot going into the series opener Monday night against Texas.


Packers hope to win another home opener

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Coming off of a lopsided loss to start the season, the Green Bay Packers face the Detroit Lions in a Monday night home opener.

Green Bay’s string of six straight season-opening victories ended with a thud when the Packers fell 38-3 to the New Orleans Saints. The Packers now will try to win their home opener for a ninth consecutive season.

The Lions opened their season by losing 41-33 to the San Francisco 49ers.


Landry is week-to-week

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry could miss multiple games after spraining his knee in Sunday’s win over Houston. Landry hurt his medial collateral ligament while being tackled at the end of a 9-yard completion on Cleveland’s second offensive play. Coach Kevin Stefanski said Landry will be “week to week” but provided no other specifics on a timeline for his return.

Elsewhere in the NFL:

— The Indianapolis Colts won’t know until later this week whether quarterback Carson Went will play at Tennessee after spraining both ankles in Sunday’s loss to the Rams. Colts coach Frank Reich says he does not yet have a timeline for a return. Wentz hurt his right ankle midway through the fourth quarter and did not return. Wentz hurt his left ankle earlier in the game. If Wentz can’t play, Jacob Eason is expected to make his first NFL start.

— Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr underwent tests on his injured right ankle, but coach Jon Gruden expects him to be able to play this week. Carr got hurt after throwing a TD pass to Foster Moreau in the third quarter of Sunday’s 26-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. After being down on the turf for a bit, Carr got taped up in the medical tent and didn’t miss a play. Gruden said Carr had an MRI and is questionable but added: “I think he’ll be able to play” when the Raiders host Miami on Sunday.

—Houston quarterback Tyrod Taylor is day to day with a hamstring injury as the Texans face a quick turnaround with a Thursday night game against Carolina. If Taylor can’t play, Deshaun Watson won’t be an option. Coach David Culley says Watson will be inactive for Thursday’s game just as he has been for the first two games. Watson has been listed as inactive/not injury-related following his trade request and after 22 women filed lawsuits alleging sexual assault or harassment.


Miami waiting to see status of QB King’s injured shoulder

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami quarterback D’Eriq King has a shoulder injury that will need further evaluation this week in the latest blow to the reeling Hurricanes. Coach Manny Diaz says King will meet with doctors again on Tuesday.

The Hurricanes fell out of the AP Top 25 on Sunday for the first time this season. They play lower-division Central Connecticut State on Saturday before opening Atlantic Coast Conference play against Virginia on Sept. 30.

Elsewhere in college football:

— Nebraska running back Gabe Ervin Jr. is out indefinitely and possibly the season with a knee injury sustained in the loss at Oklahoma. Coach Scott Frost says Ervin has an injury to his right patellar tendon.

— Purdue coach Jeff Brohm says David Bell is in the concussion protocol and his status for Saturday’s Big Ten opener against Illinois is uncertain. Bell was carted off the field after taking a hard hit that led to his head bouncing off the ground during Saturday’s loss at No. 12 Notre Dame.

— Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. is the starter for Saturday’s game against Western Kentucky. Penix has struggled early this season. He has thrown three interceptions in each of Indiana’s two losses. Coach Tom Allen says he is confident enough in the fifth-year senior to keep him as the starter.


Coyotes put in $1.7 billion proposal to build arena in Tempe

UNDATED (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have proposed a $1.7 billion development in Tempe that will include a hockey arena. Renderings by the Coyotes include proposed restaurants, shops and apartments on a 46-acre tract of land.

The team says the arena would be funded by private investors but would seek city sales tax revenues to help pay for $200 million in additional costs, including infrastructure work. The Coyotes put in the only proposal for the land earlier this month. The city of Tempe said the evaluation process would take several months and will include extensive examinations, with opportunities for community feedback.

Elsewhere in the NHL:

— Longtime New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac is retiring. Zajac signed a one-day contract with the Devils so he could retire as a member of the organization where he spent all but 27 games of his 15-year career. The 36-year-old Zajac plans to remain with the Devils in a number of roles on and off the ice. Zajac played in 1,037 career regular-season games and had 203 goals and 349 assists. He finished his career with the New York Islanders following a trade in April and played 13 regular-season games and 14 playoff games.