Seahawks LT Fant suffers torn ACL

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(TSX / STATS) -- Seattle Seahawks starting left tackle George Fant, who was carted off the field during Friday night's preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings, needs surgery after tearing his ACL.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed after the game that Fant likely will miss the 2017 season because of the right knee injury suffered in the second quarter.

"Really broken-hearted about George Fant getting hurt," Carroll said after Seattle's 20-13 win. "Just unfortunate. He's done so much, come so far and everybody's cheering for him and rooting for him all along. He's going to be in trouble getting back this season. He's got a knee injury that's going to require surgery, unfortunately. Kinda takes a little something out of it for everybody."

Nats put Scherzer on DL with sore neck

(TSX / STATS) -- SAN DIEGO -- Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer was scratched from his start against the San Diego Padres on Friday night with a sore neck.

Scherzer (12-5) arrived at Petco Park earlier than usual to try and loosen his neck, according to Nationals manager Dusty Baker. The two-time Cy Young Award winner informed Baker about three hours before the game that he couldn't go. (MORE)

Dodgers acquire OF Granderson from Mets

(TSX / STATS) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers added a veteran on Friday to bolster their already-strong roster before the postseason begins in a little more than a month.

The Dodgers acquired outfielder Curtis Granderson and cash considerations from the New York Mets in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations. (MORE)

Penn St. gives Franklin 6 years, $34.4M

(TSX / STATS) -- Penn State approved a six-year contract extension for head coach James Franklin through at least the 2022 season, the school announced Friday.

The new contract for the football coach will average $5.73 million per year for six years, according to Sports Illustrated and confirmed by ESPN. Franklin was scheduled to make $4.7 million this year under his previous deal. (MORE)

Kluber sprains ankle in win, deemed mild

(TSX / STATS) -- KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The good news for the Cleveland Indians was not Jay Bruce's huge offensive night but that Corey Kluber's ankle injury is not thought to be serious.

Bruce homered twice and drove in five runs as the Indians battered the Kansas City Royals 10-1 on Friday. (MORE)

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