The Dodgers traded pitcher Aaron Harang to the Colorado Rockies for former All-Star catcher Ramon Hernandez and cash on Saturday. General manager Ned Colletti said the deal gives the Dodgers another backup at catcher behind starter A.J. Ellis. Colorado immediately designated Harang for assignment. Hernandez, an All-Star in 2003, has a .264 average with 166 home runs over a 14-year career. Colorado, which owed him $3.2 million, designated him for assignment March 29. Harang hadn’t pitched for the Dodgers this season. He was 10-10 with a 3.61 ERA in 31 starts last year . . . Orioles pitcher Daniel McCutchen was suspended for 50 games under baseball’s minor league drug program after a positive test for Methenolone and a metabolite of Trenbolone . . . The Indians placed lefthander Scott Kazmir on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right ribcage muscle . . . The Astros recalled lefthander Dallas Keuchel from Triple A Oklahoma City and placed lefthander Travis Blackley on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder . . . Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton says his wife had to call for security before his first game against the Rangers Friday in Arlington, Texas, because fans of his former team were shouting obscenities and personal insults at his family . . . A 1909 Honus Wagner card was sold for more than $2.1 million at auction. The T206 card, originally released by the American Tobacco Co., went for $2,105,770.50 in an online sale, according to Goldin Auctions.
Serena routs Venus in Family Circle
Serena Williams routed Venus Williams, 6-1, 6-2, at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, S.C., the most one-sided match in the sisters’ long rivalry. Serena won her 14th straight match at the tournament. The top-ranked woman will play for her second straight title in this tournament Sunday against Jelena Jankovic, the 2007 champion, who defeated Stefanie Voegele, 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, in the other semifinal. It was the first time since 2009 the Williams sisters played each other in a tournament . . . Serbia took a 2-1 lead over the United States in a Davis Cup quarterfinal in Boise, Idaho. Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac beat the top-ranked doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-1), 5-7, 4-6, 15-13.
Klinsmann willing to stay on longer
Jurgen Klinsmann has coached the United States national team for 20 months and he said he’s open to staying on after the World Cup for the next four-year cycle — if the Americans play well at the 2014 tournament in Brazil. ‘‘It all depends on results,’’ he said. “I want to be measured by the outcome of your work, and the outcome of your work is Brazil 2014.” Klinsmann said part of the reason he might want to stay for another cycle is to give his management team time to make an impact . . . The South African Football Association agreed to allow the government to begin investigating suspected match-fixing in the run-up to the 2010 World Cup, but said it wanted a top FIFA prosecutor to join in.
Armstrong asks for lawsuit dismissal
Lance Armstrong has asked a Texas court to dismiss a lawsuit by a Dallas promotions company seeking repayment of more than $12 million in bonuses paid for winning the Tour de France. SCA Promotions sued Armstrong and his manager, Bill Stapleton, in state district court in Dallas in February. It contends Armstrong committed fraud by using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France seven times . . . Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn says he thinks his school’s administration responded well to reports alleging misdeeds in the program going back to the 2010 national championship season. He said nobody on the team was distracted by reports in ESPN The Magazine and roopstigo.com alleging a coverup of synthetic marijuana use and changing a player’s grade . . . Josh Lopez of UMass (132 pounds) defeated Army’s Kevin Jones in the National Collegiate Boxing Championships at Foxwoods in Ledyard, Conn. Lopez, of South Hadley, Mass., won his second consecutive national title . . . Team USA 1, known as the Haydenettes from Lexington, were third with 202.53 points in the World Synchronized Skating Championships. Team Finland 1 (208.77) and Team Canada 1 (208.25) were first and second.