Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was discharged from the inpatient rehabilitation center where he spent more than 10 weeks receiving treatment for possible substance abuse, a person familiar with the situation confirmed Saturday for the Beacon Journal.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the Browns nor Manziel's camp had issued a statement to confirm the news. ESPN.com first reported Manziel's release.
Manziel, the 22nd overall pick in last year's NFL draft, checked into the facility Jan. 28 in an effort to abandon a hard-partying lifestyle for which he became notorious.
Last month at the NFL owners meetings, Browns coach Mike Pettine said he expected Manziel to be released from rehab in time to report to team headquarters in Berea for the start of the franchise's offseason conditioning program April 20.
Got married: Andy Murray, to his long-term girlfriend Kim Sears in the tennis star's hometown of Dunblane, Scotland. Britain's No. 1 player wore a blue and green kilt.
Made history: Leighton Aspell, who became the first jockey in 61 years to win back-to-back Grand Nationals on different horses in the world's most grueling jumps race in Liverpool, England.
Scored big: Canada's Jamal Murray, who had 30 points to help the World Selects beat the United States 103-101 in the annual Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore.
American Pharoah wins Arkansas Derby
American Pharoah lived up to pre-race expectations by pulling away in the stretch to win the $1 million Arkansas Derby in Hot Springs.
The colt, trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert and owned by Zayat Stables, went off as the heavy 1-9 favorite in the eight-horse field at Oaklawn Park, and ran away to an eight-length victory over Far Right.
Ridden by Victor Espinoza, American Pharoah ran 1 ⅛ miles in 1:48.2 in the Kentucky Derby prep race.
American Pharoah paid $2.20, $2.20 and $2.10. Far Right returned $2.80 and $2.40, and Mr. Z paid $3.80 to show.
Last year's two-year-old champion has now won four straight races by a combined 22 ¼ lengths and figures to be one of, if not the, favorites at next month's Kentucky Derby.
Two U.S. men reach clay-court final
Sam Querrey and Jack Sock set up the first all-American final in a dozen years in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston.
The eighth-seeded Querrey to upset defending champion Fernando Verdasco of Spain 7-5, 2-6, 6-4. Sock knocked off third-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa 7-6 (3), 6-3.
The last time two U.S. players squared off in the final, Andre Agassi beat Andy Roddick in 2003. The Querrey-Sock match will be the first showdown between two Americans anywhere in an ATP Tour final since Mardy Fish topped John Isner in Atlanta in July 2011.
Keys advances to Family Circle final
Madison Keys, a 20-year-old American, reached the Family Circle Cup final with a dominating 6-1, 6-4 victory over Lucie Hradecka in Charleston, S.C.
The seventh-seeded Keys will be tested in Sunday's championship match by fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber, who beat good friend and fellow German Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 6-4.
AROUND THE HORN
College football: Mike Riley's first spring game as Nebraska coach drew an announced crowd of 76,881 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. Only the 2008 game had a bigger audience (80,149).
Men's college basketball: Buffalo moved swiftly to replace Bobby Hurley by promoting assistant Nate Oats to take over as head coach. Oats' promotion came two days after Hurley was hired by Arizona State.
Supercross: Ryan Dungey of Belle Plaine wrapped up his second AMA Supercross season title, finishing second behind Cole Seely in the 450SX race in Houston. Dungey has an 80-point lead over Eli Tomac with three races left.
Boxing: Unified junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia (30-0) beat light welterweight Lamont Peterson (33-3-1) by majority decision in a non-title fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Auto racing: Lewis Hamilton topped qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix. It was Hamilton's third straight pole to start the new Formula One season. ... IndyCar qualifying in Avondale, La., was rained out. Drivers will start in the order they finished in the season opener in St. Petersburg, Fla., two weeks ago.
1This was the first year that one of England's oldest sporting events, the annual Oxford-Cambridge crew competition, gave equal billing to both genders. The women's race between the country's top universities was staged on the same course on the River Thames and on the same day as the men's.