Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Elbow injury forces Anderson to skip clay season
Kevin Anderson has pulled out of all clay tournaments this season, including next month's French Open, to give himself time to recover from an elbow injury, the South African said on Tuesday. The big-serving 32-year-old, who also withdrew from Indian Wells and the Mote Carlo Masters this year, last played at the Miami Open last month where he was ousted in the quarter-finals by eventual champion Roger Federer.
Kings coach Walton not under investigation: report
Police in Santa Monica, Calif., said a local sports reporter never filed a report accusing Luke Walton of sexual assault, and the Sacramento Kings reportedly weren't aware of the allegations when they hired him as their head coach last week. Santa Monica police told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that Walton, 39, is not under investigation.
Tennis: Mertens, Ostapenko bow out of Stuttgart Open in first round
Belgium's Elise Mertens and Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko were among Tuesday's first round exits at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart on a day where other high-profile players withdrew without playing a single match. The tournament draw had to be restructured after world number two Simona Halep pulled out with a hip injury, while two-times Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza also withdrew due to illness.
MLB roundup: Harper tossed as Mets beat Phillies
Jeff McNeil had two hits, including a solo home run, to lift the host New York Mets past the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Monday in a game that saw Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper get ejected while arguing from the dugout. Mets starter Steven Matz (2-1) was effective, allowing three hits and one run in six innings. He struck out six and walked two. It was a completely different outcome from his last start against the Phillies in which he faced eight batters and failed to record an out on April 16.
Tennis: Lucky loser Jarry stuns Alexander Zverev in Barcelona Open
Alexander Zverev crashed out of the Barcelona Open in the second round on Tuesday, continuing his troubled start to 2019. The German, who joined the tournament on a late wildcard, was beaten 3-6 7-5 7-6(5) by lucky loser Nicolas Jarry.
NHL to purchase carbon offsets to counter playoff air travel
The National Hockey League said on Monday it would purchase carbon credits to offset airline emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases during the Stanley Cup playoffs. For the first round of the playoffs, which has the highest number of teams traveling and is currently underway, the NHL will offset more than 465 metric tons of carbon emissions, equivalent to taking 99 cars off the road for one year.
Chiefs acquire Seahawks' Clark, agree on $105 million deal: reports
The Seattle Seahawks agreed to trade franchise-tagged defensive end Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs for a 2019 first-round pick, a 2020 second-round pick and a swap of 2019 third-round picks, according to multiple reports on Tuesday. Clark, who must pass a physical for the trade to become official, has also agreed in principle with the Chiefs on a five-year, $105.5 million contract with $63.5 million guaranteed, according to multiple reports.
NFL notebook: Cardinals reportedly fielding offers for top pick
The Arizona Cardinals still haven't tipped their hand as to how they'll use the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft on Thursday, and teams continue to inquire about a trade, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Monday. He also said general manager Steve Keim, coach Kliff Kingsbury and owner Michael Bidwill have a final meeting scheduled to make a decision.
Running back Stewart retires with Panthers after 11 seasons
Longtime Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart signed a one-day contract to retire as a member of his old team on Tuesday, ending an 11-year NFL career. "Thank you @panthers for 10 amazing seasons and bringing me to this place that I now call home," Stewart said, according to the team's Twitter account. "Keep Pounding!!!"
Steelers eye Roethlisberger extension before draft: REPORT
The Pittsburgh Steelers are working to finalize a contract extension with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger before the 2019 NFL Draft begins Thursday, ESPN reported Tuesday. According to the report, the sides have been in discussions since the regular season ended and are making progress.