The first review under Major League Baseball's expanded replay system took 2½ minutes, and the call stood.

Toronto manager John Gibbons used his challenge to ask umpires to review a play in the sixth inning of Monday's spring training game against Minnesota in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Chris Rahl of the Twins was called safe at first base when shortstop Munenori Kawasaki's throw pulled Jared Goedert off the bag.

The umpires gathered in front of the first base dugout while umpire Brian O'Nora watched the replays from a satellite truck outside the ballpark. After a wait of 2 minutes, 34 seconds, first base umpire Fieldin Culbreth spread his hands in the safe sign.

MLB has expanded replay this year beyond potential home runs and boundary calls. This season, most every play except for balls-and-strikes is subject to a review, with calls coming from a replay booth in New York.

  • San Diego center fielder Cameron Maybin is going to be out two to three months after rupturing his left biceps tendon diving for a fly ball during a game against the Dodgers on Sunday.

    NFL

    Washington placed a nonexclusive franchise tag on three-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, giving it the right to match any offer by another team or receive up to two first-round draft picks as compensation if he signs elsewhere.

  • The NFL formally designated New Orleans' Jimmy Graham as a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag value, which is now set at $7.05 million next season.

    Because Graham often split out as a wide receiver, there have been questions concerning whether the NFL's collective bargaining agreement calls for Graham to have a receiver's tag, worth $12.1 million.

  • Peyton Manning, as expected, passed the exam on his surgically repaired neck that was required by his contract with Denver that will pay him $20 million next season, according to a person with knowledge of the results.

  • Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes signed a $32 million, four-year contract to remain with Miami. The deal includes $16 million guaranteed.

    Soccer

    It looks as if the U.S. men's national team will get to play Ukraine after all. Wednesday's friendly in Larnaca, Cyprus, appeared to be in jeopardy because of the upheaval in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. But the U.S. Soccer Federation said in an emailed statement that the game would proceed as scheduled.

    Miscellany

    Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer had a short medical procedure over the weekend to remove fluid from a cyst on his brain. The operation was to alleviate headaches that Meyer had been experiencing the past few weeks. The school said Meyer was doing well and would be on the field when Ohio State begins spring drills Tuesday.

  • Former world champion boxer Antonio Tarver, 45, was arrested in Florida on a felony theft and bad check warrant stemming from unpaid IOUs at a Las Vegas Strip casino. He was held on $215,425 bail.

  • Olympic gold medalist ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States announced they will not defend their title at the world championships later this month in Saitama, Japan.