FILE - In this March 5, 2014, file photo, Oakland Athletics' Jarrod Parker throws before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Phoenix. All over spring training, there's been an outbreak of wrecked elbows and pained pitchers. The AL West champion Athletics once again lost Parker to an operation. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Norwell grad Parker has “successful” surgery

Pitcher Jarrod Parker recently underwent what the Oakland Athletics are calling “successful” surgery on his right elbow as the Norwell grad begins working his way back to the majors.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) makes a catch against Chicago Bears strong safety Ryan Mundy (21) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Calvin Johnson retires after nine seasons

The 30-year-old receiver, known as Megatron, announced his decision Tuesday to walk away from the NFL after nine mostly spectacular seasons with the Detroit Lions.

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A Pitcher’s Perseverance: The Jarrett Grube Story

Corunna native Jarrett Grube has gone from a small town to the big leagues – and after a brief stint in the majors the righty is looking to get back to bigs with the Cleveland Indians.

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) makes a catch during Team Irving's NFL Pro Bowl football practice, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Kahuku, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Report: X-rays negative on Eifert, no broken bones

According to a report by Cincinnati Sports Central the x-rays of Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert came back negative on Monday after the Bishop Dwenger grad suffered an apparent foot injury in Sunday’s Pro Bowl in Honolulu.