Raiders cornerback Sean Smith was arrested Thursday and charged with two felonies stemming from a July 4 incident that allegedly included Smith beating and stomping on his sister’s boyfriend’s head. Smith was in the Raiders’ lineup for Saturday’s game against the Rams and coach Jack Del Rio suggested that will continue to be the case while the case plays out.
BOSTON — CC Sabathia didn’t like the Red Sox game plan in the first inning of Saturday night’s 4-3 Yankees win at Fenway Park. So, when he fielded Andrew Benintendi’s bunt toward the third base line and fired a hard strike to first base for the final out, the veteran lefty waved his pitching hand at the Red Sox dugout in a dismissive way. “To come out and that’s your strategy, that got me going a little bit,’’ Sabathia told The Post at his locker Sunday morning. “Literally, two of the hottest hitters in baseball bunting. If that was their strategy, I [handled] it.’’ Before Benintendi bunted, Sabathia watched leadoff hitter Eduardo Nunez foul off a 1-1 pitch trying to bunt his way on base. Benintendi
Kyrie Irving’s trade request to Cleveland Cavaliers came after he mistakenly believed LeBron James wanted him out of the team this summer, according to reports. Irving surprised the basketball world by formally asking the Cavs to trade him, with many believing that he wanted to get out of James’ shadow and become the main man elsewhere.