Compiled from wire reports
Tiger Woods posts video ?to rebut rumors of setback
•?Tiger Woods posted a video of him swinging a 9-iron in a golf simulator on Wednesday to shoot down rumors on social media that suggested his recovery from back surgeries had worsened to the point he could not even sit in a chair. The 13-second video Woods posted on Twitter shows him dressed in shorts and golf shoes and taking a smooth swing on a golf simulator. “Progressing nicely,” Woods wrote. The video had a time stamp of Wednesday.
49ers GM says he expects Kaepernick to be on roster
•?San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke said he expects quarterback Colin Kaepernick to be with the 49ers next season. Asked at the NFL combine if Baalke foresees a return to the team by Kaepernick, who lost his job during 2015 to Blaine Gabbert, he replied “absolutely.”
•?The 49ers signed defensive tackle Quinton Dial to a three-year contract extension through 2019.
• The Eagles released two-time Pro Bowl linebacker DeMeco Ryans, saving Philadelphia $3.5 million in salary cap space.
Blues forward Reaves ?suspended for 3 games
•?The NHL suspended St. Louis Blues forward Ryan Reaves for three games without pay for a blindside hit into the boards that injured San Jose defenseman Matt Tennyson.
•?Ed Belfour’s decision to trade his Olympic gold medal to go into the distilling business with his son has paid off. The medal the Hockey Hall of Fame goalie won representing Canada at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games was auctioned off for $41,200 according Classic Auctions, which handled the sale.
• The Minnesota Wild placed forward Jason Zucker on injured reserve because of a concussion.
Djokovic wins 700th career match, advances in Dubai
•?Novak Djokovic earned his 700th career match win at the expense of Tunisian wild card Malek Jaziri 6-1, 6-2 at the Dubai Championships. Djokovic, who joined the tour a decade ago, has a 700-146 career match record. Second-seeded Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland advanced with a 7-5, 6-1 win against Croatian qualifier Franko Skugor.
•?Third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska came through a tough first set before beating Monica Niculescu 7-5, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open.
Player reportedly punched for helping rape victim
•?A former Tennessee football player confirms he assisted a woman who said she had been raped by two other players and that he was later attacked by teammates and told by coach Butch Jones that he had “betrayed the team.” An amended complaint filed in a Title IX lawsuit against Tennessee states Drae Bowles says a woman called 911 from his car to report a rape on Nov. 16, 2014. Bowles says he was punched in the mouth by teammate Curt Maggitt later that day and confronted by Geraldo Orta and Marlin Lane the following day.
— From wire reports