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Cubs’ Zambrano put on disqualified list

August 14, 2011

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Baseball
The Cubs placed Carlos Zambrano on the disqualified list yesterday and said the righthander would receive no pay and have no part in team activities for 30 days. Zambrano cleaned out his locker and left the team after giving up five homers and being ejected from Friday night’s 10-4 loss to the Braves. He did not return to the team yesterday. General manager Jim Hendry said that Zambrano’s actions, including a brush-back pitch to Chipper Jones that led to the ejection, were “intolerable.’’ Cubs manager Mike Quade said that Zambrano told team personnel he might retire. Hendry said he apologized to Braves general manager Frank Wren for the actions by Zambrano, which tarnished former manager Bobby Cox’s night. The Braves retired Cox’s No. 6 before the game . . . The Diamondbacks signed first baseman Lyle Overbay and placed first baseman Xavier Nady on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left hand. Overbay was released by Pittsburgh last week . . . The Pirates placed first baseman Derrek Lee on the 15-day DL with a broken bone in his left wrist . . . Yankees righthander Freddy Garcia was scratched from his scheduled start today against the Rays because of a cut on a finger sustained in a kitchen accident last week. A.J. Burnett will start in his place . . . Alex Rodriguez was the DH in his second minor league rehab game and went 0 for 3 with a walk against Dunedin for the Yankees’ Single A Tampa affiliate.

Basketball
Former Celtic Perkins arrested in Texas Authorities charged Oklahoma City center and former Celtic Kendrick Perkins with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and public intoxication after an altercation early yesterday morning in Beaumont, Texas. Story, B4 . . . Tina Charles and Renee Montgomery each scored 16 points to lead the host Connecticut Sun to an 82-75 WNBA win over the Washington Mystics. Crystal Langhorne had 17 points for Washington . . . Tamika Catchings tied a career high with 32 points, surpassing 5,000 for her career to lead the host Indiana Fever over the New York Liberty, 82-71 . . . Angel McCoughtry and Iziane Castro Marques each scored 17 points as the visiting Atlanta Dream pounded the Seattle Storm, 92-63 . . . The Boston College women’s team lost to the Netherlands, 61-53, in the opener of the EuroJam Tournament in Amsterdam. Junior Kerri Shields scored 14 points to lead the Eagles.

Tennis
Djokovic faces Fish in Rogers Cup final Top-ranked Novak Djokovic advanced to the Rogers Cup final when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retired from their semifinal because of a right arm injury. Djokovic, who led, 6-4, 3-0, when Tsonga retired, will face sixth-seeded Mardy Fish, who advanced to his third straight ATP Tour final, beating unseeded Janko Tipsarevic, 6-3, 6-4 . . . Serena Williams beat Victoria Azarenka, 6-3, 6-3, to advance to the final of the women’s Rogers Cup in Toronto. Williams will face Samantha Stosur, who beat Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 . . . John McEnroe had to be helped off the court with a hamstring injury during a Rogers Legends Cup match against Michael Chang. McEnroe was stretching for a shot in the second set when he collapsed to the ground. McEnroe will be replaced by Jim Courier for today’s match against Andre Agassi.

Miscellany
Kang to defend title against Jutanugarn Defending champion Danielle Kang and Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn advanced to today’s US Women’s Amateur golf final at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington. Kang, the 18-year-old Pepperdine star from Westlake Village, Calif., beat the University of Alabama’s Brooke Pancake, from Chattanooga, Tenn., 1 up. Jutanugarn, 17, edged LSU’s Austin Ernst, the NCAA champion from Seneca, S.C., 1 up. Kang is trying to become the first player to win two years in a row since Kelli Kuehne in 1995-96 . . . Southeastern Conference presidents will meet today in Atlanta to discuss Texas A&M’s admission to the league, The New York Times reported . . . Abner Mares won the IBF bantamweight championship, defeating Joseph Agbeko by a controversial majority decision at Las Vegas. Mares appeared to land a number of illegal low blows, but was never deducted a point . . . The Calgary Flames signed defenseman Scott Hannan to a one-year, $1 million contract . . . Kristian Ipsen won the 3-meter springboard title at the US diving championships in Los Angeles. Brittany Viola completed her comeback from two foot surgeries, easily winning the 10-meter platform. Newton’s Gracia Leydon Mahoney finished second. The 3-meter synchro title went to Kassidy Cook and Cassidy Krug . . . Italy’s Martina Grimaldi overtook American Eva Fabian of Keene, N.H., in the first swim test event for the 2012 Olympics in a 10-kilometer race in London. Brazil’s Poliana Okimoto was third and Christine Jennings of the US was fourth. Canada’s Richard Weinberger won the men’s race.

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