2 more arrested in Ramos case
Venezuelan police have arrested two more suspects in the kidnapping of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos.
National investigative police chief Humberto Ramirez said a Colombian man and a Venezuelan man were detained Sunday in a car with several others in the town of Moron, not far from where Ramos was held captive.
Police seized revolvers from the men and a cellphone “directly linked” to the kidnapping, Ramirez said. He said police are hunting other suspects. Eight people have been arrested so far.
• All-Star center fielder Matt Kemp is on the verge of signing an eight-year, $160 million deal with the Dodgers, ESPN and the Los Angeles Times reported, but Kemp said no agreement has been finalized.
• Closer Jonathan Papelbon finalized a $50 million, four-year deal with Philadelphia.
QB for Houston out indefinitely
Houston quarterback Matt Schaub is out indefinitely with a “significant” right foot injury and will miss at least the Texans’ next game in two weeks. Coach Gary Kubiak said Schaub was injured on a quarterback sneak Sunday.
• Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel could be lost for the season with what his coach called a significant injury to his throwing hand. Coach Todd Haley refused to say whether the team had discussed putting Cassel on injured reserve, but he did say “it’s a possibility” when asked whether Cassel would be done for the year.
• The injury-marred season of Broncos tailback Knowshon Moreno came to an end after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee at Kansas City on Sunday. Coach John Fox said surgery is planned in the near future.
• The NFL is looking into an Internet video that shows Jets coach Rex Ryan using an obscenity while angrily responding to a fan at halftime of the team’s 37-16 loss to the Patriots on Sunday. “I know it was a mistake and I apologize,” Ryan said Monday.
• Colts executive Bill Polian says he’s spoken with Peyton Manning about the possibility of using a high draft pick on a quarterback.
Power back after Las Vegas crash
Will Power was back in a race car Monday for the first time since breaking his back in the IndyCar Series finale last month at Las Vegas.
Power ran 115 laps at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama, and said he felt fine and had no soreness in his back. He is scheduled to test again today.
Power suffered two compression fractures in his thoracic vertebrae in an accident at the Oct. 16 race that killed two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon.
Georgia tops in local fundraiser
The University of Georgia won the Salvation Army of Augusta’s Kettle Kick-Off competition.
Kettles representing Georgia, South Carolina, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern were set up at Kroger on Washington Road on Nov. 10. The winner was determined by which kettle brought in the most donations that day.
The Bulldogs tallied $462.07; the Tigers had $380.41; the Eagles $287.30; the Yellow Jackets $134.73; and the Gamecocks $125.93. In all, the competition raised more than $1,400 for the Salvation Army.
• In Kershaw, S.C., Augusta’s Skylar Robinson won the Clone Senior Class at the Gatorade Karting Championship on Saturday.