Sports at a glance
Mets’ ace still on the DL
NEW YORK — New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom is being shut down for at two more weeks because of inflammation in his right arm, making it unlikely he’ll rejoin the NL East leaders before September.
Acting New York general manager Zack Scott said deGrom was diagnosed with inflammation Thursday.
DeGrom is 7-2 with 1.08 ERA in 15 starts, striking out 146 in 92 innings.
He hasn’t pitched since July 7, when he allowed two runs and struck out 10 over seven innings against Milwaukee. He was put on the injured list July 18 with right forearm tightness.
NCAA to hold convention
The NCAA Board of Governors on Friday called for a constitutional convention in November, the first step toward launching dramatic reform in how the sprawling, multibillion-dollar enterprise of college sports is governed for years to come.
In the wake of a stinging loss in the Supreme Court and radical changes to the way athletes can be compensated — and with College Football Playoff expansion and major conference realignment already in motion — the NCAA said it wants to “reimagine” how it manages the needs of its more than 450,000 athletes.
“The goal is to make sure that we can align authority and responsibilities, get that right between campuses and the conferences and the national level,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a brief teleconference with reporters.
That begins with examining the NCAA’s very foundation, a six-article constitution that lays out the association’s purpose, principles and general policies. Action on proposed changes is expected to be taken at the NCAA’s January convention.
“We’ve talked about modernization of the rules, well, perhaps its time to modernize the association,” said Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Stein-brecher, a member of the Division I Council.
Verstappen has fast time
BUDAPEST, Hungary — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen was fastest ahead of Valtteri Bottas and his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in first practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday.
The Formula One championship leader went to the top of the board with about 10 minutes left, pipping Bottas by a narrow margin of .061 seconds and placing .167 clear of defending champion Hamilton.
Tensions between Hamilton and Verstappen have been running high since last Sunday’s British GP, where Hamilton won after Verstappen crashed following contact with his Mercedes on Lap 1. Verstappen was upset with Hamilton’s jubilant celebrations while he was in the hospital.
The Associated Press