AP Source: Bills meet, dine with QB Geno Smith
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills’ offseason search for a quarterback has led them to West Virginia, where they have conducted a private workout involving Mountaineers’ Geno Smith.
A person familiar with what happened told The Associated Press that Smith’s workout took place on campus Friday. The person said Smith also had dinner the previous night with numerous team officials, including general manager Buddy Nix and coach Doug Marrone.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Bills would not reveal any details except to announce the workout had been scheduled.
Bears, LB DJ Williams reach one-year deal
CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with linebacker D.J. Williams, giving them a possible replacement for Brian Urlacher.
General manager Phil Emery said Friday that Williams has a chance to “restart his career” after he was suspended for part of last season in Denver.
The deal comes two days after the Bears said they couldn’t agree on a contract with Urlacher, the eight-time Pro Bowl selection. Chicago also has an opening at strong side linebacker with Nick Roach signing with Oakland.
Former Knicks guard Ray Williams dies at 58
NEW YORK — Ray Williams, the former New York Knicks guard who averaged 15.5 points and 5.8 assists in 10 seasons in the NBA, died Friday. He was 58.
The Knicks confirmed the former guard’s death, but didn’t provide a cause.
Coach Mike Woodson said he spoke to Williams’ wife and brother to offer his condolences.
Born in Mount Vernon on Oct. 14, 1954, Williams was drafted 10th overall by the Knicks in 1977. He averaged 16.4 points in five seasons in New York and went on to play for New Jersey, Kansas City, Boston, Atlanta and San Antonio.
D’backs CF Eaton possibly out two months
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Eaton will be out for up to two months with a left elbow sprain.
Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said on Friday that Eaton had an MRI that revealed a small tear in the fibers around the ulnar collateral ligament. Eaton had been bothered by a sore elbow for a couple of weeks and the Diamondbacks had recently given him a couple days off.
S Ed Reed signs with Texans
HOUSTON — Free agent safety Ed Reed is finally a Houston Texan.
The nine-time Pro Bowl safety signed a contract with Houston on Friday, a week after leaving town with no deal in place.
Laurenne Ross wins super G
SQUAW VALLEY, Calif. — Laurenne Ross won the super G on Friday in the U.S. Alpine Championships, beating Stacey Cook by 0.01 seconds for her first national title.
Defending champion Julia Mancuso was third, 0.08 seconds behind Ross. The race served as the first half of the combined event, pairing the fastest times from super G and slalom.
In the men’s race, Squaw Valley star Travis Ganong won by 0.20 seconds on his home course.
MLB sues Fla. clinic over banned player drugs
MIAMI — Major League Baseball on Friday sued a now-shuttered South Florida clinic and its operators, accusing them of scheming to provide banned performance-enhancing drugs to players in violation of their contracts.
The lawsuit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court seeks unspecified damages from Coral Gables anti-aging clinic Biogenesis of America and its operator, Anthony Bosch. Several other Bosch associates are named in the lawsuit. A phone message left for a Bosch representative wasn’t immediately returned, and associates have previously said Anthony Bosch is out of the country.
Mets plan to put LHP Santana on disabled list
JUPITER, Fla. — As expected, New York Mets lefty Johan Santana will start the season on the disabled list while he works to strengthen his pitching shoulder.
Mets manager Terry Collins announced the plan Friday before a game against the Miami Marlins. The 33-year-old Santana hasn’t pitched in a spring training game this year. The Mets soon will officially put the two-time Cy Young winner on the DL.
From wire sources