Prosecutors made the allegation without naming the Manafort associate but described his role with Manafort in detail.

The description matches the Russian manager of Manafort’s lobbying office in Kiev, Konstantin Kilimnik.

Kilimnik, a White House spokesman and an attorney for Gates did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Kilimnik has previously denied intelligence ties, telling The Washington Post in a statement in June that he has no relation to the Russian or any other intelligence service.

Angels: LHP Andrew Heaney, on the disabled list retroactive to last Monday with inflammation in his pitching elbow, threw 69 pitches over five times getting up and down during an intrasquad game in Arizona. General manager Billy Eppler will meet with the medical staff before determining the pitcher’s next step.

Athletics: OF Joyce was the DH for a second straight game as he nurses a sore right ankle. Manager Bob Melvin hopes it will only be a day or two before he’s back in left. … RHP Trevor Cahill, who signed a minor league deal last month for a second stint with Oakland, is still building his workload and innings at extended spring training.

Angels: RHP JC Ramirez, an 11-game winner last season, pitches the home opener for the Angels against Cleveland.

Athletics: RHP Andrew Triggs pitches for the first time since a hip injury last June 9 that required labrum surgery as the A’s open a series against Texas.

Even if the Panthers add a back in the 2018 draft, there’s a giant question mark hanging over the run game. And it isn’t as though the passing game will pick up the slack, either.

McCaffrey led the team in receptions in 2017. Greg Olsen started showing his age in an injury-marred campaign. Devin Funchess is OK, but he isn’t much more than that. Newcomer Torrey Smith isn’t a magic fix-it.

While the Panthers have a good defense, even Luke Kuechly and Co. can’t reasonably be expected to hold opponents under 17 points every week.

Among all of last year’s NFC playoff teams, the Panthers are the closest to their worst-case scenario at the end of March.

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