Compiled from wire reports

Soccer

FIFA selects unheralded ?Infantino as new president

•?Gianni Infantino, a veteran European soccer official, was elected Friday to a four-year term as president of world soccer’s scandal-plagued ruling body, replacing Sepp Blatter, who had run FIFA for 18 years.

The election of Infantino, a lawyer with Swiss and Italian nationality, was something of an upset since Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim was considered the solid favorite heading into the balloting. Neither candidate got the required 138 votes — two-thirds of those cast — in the first round of voting.

In the second round only a simple majority was needed to win, and Infantino easily cleared that bar with 115 votes, 11 more than required. Infantino becomes the ninth man to head FIFA in its 112-year history.

Football

Ravens to place franchise tag on kicker Justin Tucker

•?The Ravens aren’t waiting around until March 1 to place the franchise tag on kicker Justin Tucker. Robert Roche, Tucker’s agent, said on Twitter this morning that the team has used the franchise designation on the kicker after talks between he and Ravens’ officials this week couldn’t bridge the gap on a long-term contract extension. The Ravens haven’t officially confirmed they have placed the tag on Tucker. The expected result puts Tucker in line to make $4.5 million this year. It also buys both sides some time to negotiate a long-term deal. The Ravens now have until July 15 to reach a new deal with Tucker. Without an agreement, Tucker will play the season under the franchise tag.

Hockey

Kings, Blackhawks swap defensemen in transaction

•?Defenseman Rob Scuderi is returning to the Los Angeles Kings in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks for defenseman Christian Ehrhoff. The two Stanley Cup contenders announced the deal Friday. Scuderi returns to Los Angeles, where he spent four seasons from 2009-13. He played a key leadership role on the Kings’ 2012 championship-winning team while also providing steady defense. He left for Pittsburgh as a free agent in 2013, and the Penguins traded him to Chicago on Dec. 14. Scuderi went scoreless in 17 games for the Blackhawks.?

•?Hall of fame winger Andy Bathgate, one of the most prolific scorers of his day, has died. He was 83. Bathgate’s death was confirmed by the Hockey Hall of Fame and by the New York Rangers on Friday. A dynamic shooter, Bathgate was the NHL’s MVP for the 1958-59 season when he scored 40 goals and had 88 points. He was the first member of the Rangers to score 40 times in a season. A two-time first-team all-star in an era when Gordie Howe was the dominant right wing, Bathgate played in eight All-Star games. He spent just under 12 seasons with the Rangers before being traded to Toronto in 1964, when he won his only Stanley Cup.

— From wire reports