LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra says head coaches and senior department staffers will take 10% salary cuts. The reductions are expected to save about $15 million to offset anticipated revenue shortfalls because of event cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Approximately $10 million of that estimated savings comes from salary reductions for men’s basketball coach Chris Mack, football coach Scott Satterfield, women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz and baseball coach Dan McDonnell.
UNDATED (AP) — Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano is back in New York after completing his quarantine period following a positive test for the coronavirus. Castellano tested positive for COVID-19 last month as part of a physical mandated by Gulfstream Park to determine if he could be cleared to ride in the Florida Derby on March 28. He quarantined in Florida and said he was largely asymptomatic throughout his time with the virus.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have retained the services of cornerback Bashaud Breeland after the two sides hammered out a one-year deal that could be worth up to $4.5 million. The contract helps to alleviate one of the Super Bowl champions’ biggest concerns ahead of the NFL draft after Breeland, Kendall Fuller and Morris Claiborne all became free agents. Fuller has since signed a $40 million, four-year deal with Washington.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the Houston Texans have acquired Brandin Cooks from the Los Angeles Rams. The NFL Network reports the Rams will get a second-round pick while sending a future fourth-rounder to Houston. Cooks is a fast, steady deep threat who has five 50-reception seasons for three franchises. He had 42 receptions for 583 yards and two touchdowns for Los Angeles last season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball’s most valuable franchise at $5 billion, up 9% over last year and 47% more than the No. 2 Los Angeles Dodgers. The Yankees are second among all sports in Forbes’ evaluations to the Dallas Cowboys, listed at $5.5 billion in the last NFL ranking. The Boston Red Sox are third on Forbes’ list of MLB teams, followed by the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals.