Seahawks Acquire Sheldon Richardson From the Jets


Sheldon Richardson, chosen by the Jets in the 2013 draft and a Pro Bowl selection after the 2014 season, should solidify the Seahawks’ defensive line. Julio Cortez/Associated Press

The Seattle Seahawks acquired defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson from the Jets on Friday in exchange for wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and a second-round draft pick, bolstering a defense that was already considered among the best in the N.F.L.

Seattle will also send a 2018 second-round pick to the Jets, and the clubs will swap seventh-round picks in 2018.

Richardson solidifies the interior of Seattle’s defensive line. The Jets picked him in the first round in 2013 and he was a Pro Bowl selection after the 2014 season, when he recorded a career-high eight sacks.

SOCCERP.S.G. Signings Prompt an Investigation

UEFA, the governing body of European soccer, put Paris St.-Germain’s finances under formal investigation, citing “recent transfer activity” that triggered concern the club was again flouting rules designed to control excessive spending by top European clubs.

UEFA’s club finance monitoring panel intervened after P.S.G. broke the world record fee to sign Neymar from Barcelona for 222 million euros ($262 million) and on Thursday signed Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe. The deal for the 18-year-old Mbappe was unusual as a one-season loan with a commitment to pay a reported 180 million euros ($216 million) next year.

Source: The New York Times