Compiled from wire reports

FOOTBALL

Kaepernick’s agents ask ?to seek trade from 49ers

•?Hours after Chip Kelly assured reporters that Colin Kaepernick is excited to play for the 49ers this year, his agents requested a trade.

That was reported on Thursday by NFL Network’s Rand Getlin. Kaepernick’s agents, Scott Smith and Jason Bernstein, met with team officials in Indianapolis Thursday afternoon.

Kaepernick was benched after eight games in 2015. Disparaging rumors leaked to national reporters about how he conducted himself in the locker room preceded the move. Kaepernick also has had three surgeries since November — on his shoulder, knee and thumb — all of which were performed by specialists in Vail, Colo., not by team doctors.

Still, both general manager Trent Baalke and Kelly were adamant in recent days that Kaepernick would be part of their offseason roster.

•?Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has filed a lawsuit seeking in more than $15,000 in damages against ESPN and reporter Adam Schefter for posting his medical records. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Miami Dade County in Florida, alleges that Pierre-Paul’s privacy was violated — as was Florida’s medical records statute — by the report last summer after the player severely injured his right hand in a fireworks accident on July 4. The New York Post first reported the lawsuit Wednesday night.

Hockey

Maple Leafs to be without two forwards for season

•?The Maple Leafs will be without forwards James van Riemsdyk and Joffrey Lupul for the rest of the season, the team confirmed Thursday. The 26-year-old van Riemsdyk broke his left foot on Jan. 9 in San Jose and was expected to miss six to eight weeks. His recovery has taken longer than expected, however, and he remains on crutches with a walking boot. Lupul, meanwhile, continues to be hampered by various injuries. The latest will require the 32-year-old to have sports hernia surgery. He last played on Feb. 6 before sitting with a “middle-body injury” as the team described it.

•?The Chicago Blackhawks have re-acquired forward Andrew Ladd in a trade with the Winnipeg Jets. The 30-year-old Ladd had 17 goals and 17 assists in 59 games for Winnipeg this season. He previously played for Chicago for two-plus seasons, helping the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 2010. The Blackhawks, who are trying for their second straight NHL title, sent two draft picks and prospect Marko Dano to Winnipeg for Ladd, forward Matt Fraser and defenseman Jay Harrison. Fraser and Harrison will report to Rockford in the AHL.

•?The Anaheim Ducks have reclaimed center Chris Wagner off waivers from the Colorado Avalanche. The Ducks announced Wagner’s return to the franchise on Thursday, three months after he left. Wagner was a fifth-round pick by the Ducks in 2010, and the Colgate University product rose through their system to make his NHL debut last year.

— From wire reports