Sports

Sports Log: Another US speedskating coach is suspended

Speedskating

The US Speedskating coaching scandal became even messier. One speedskater, reigning national short-track champion Simon Cho, faces a disciplinary hearing after confessing that he tampered with a Canadian rival’s skate at the 2011 World Team Championship. Short-track interim coach, Jun Hyung Yeo, was suspended Friday by the federation for failing to report that tampering. And the man at the center of the scandal, head coach Jae Su Chun, remains suspended and also could be disciplined for not reporting the tampering. But investigators commissioned by US Speedskating said they didn’t find evidence that Chun engaged in ‘‘a pattern of physical and emotional abuse’’ as alleged by skaters, or Cho’s claim that Chun ordered the skate tampering.

Baseball

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Dodgers’ Kemp has shoulder surgery

Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp had surgery on his left shoulder and should be ready for Opening Day. Kemp, who had a tear of the labrum and minor rotator cuff damage repaired, will begin physical therapy soon in 7-10 days and is expected to start swinging a bat in early January . . . Catcher Chris Iannetta and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a $15.55 million, three-year contract.

Golf

Blixt (another 64) rolling in Las Vegas

Jonas Blixt shot his second straight 7-under 64 for a share of the second-round lead with Brendon de Jonge in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at Las Vegas. De Jonge followed his opening 62 with a 66 to match Blixt at 14-under-par 128 after two rounds. John Daly was 10 under after a 63, matching his lowest score of the year . . . Branden Grace shot a 5-under 67 and extended his lead to five shots after the second round of the Dunhill Links Championships in St. Andrews, Scotland. Joel Sjoholm of Sweden matched Grace’s 67 to move into second at 12 under, tied with Thorbjorn Olesen (69). Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps, playing in the team event with a 16 handicap, upstaged some of golf’s finest when he holed a 153-foot putt for a net hole-in-one on the par-4 sixth hole at Kingsbarns GC . . . Russ Cochran topped the SAS Championship leaderboard in his return from a back injury, hitting all 18 greens in regulation and shooting a 6-under 66 in Cary, N.C. Steve Pate, Andrew Magee, Fred Funk, and Jay Don Blake were a stroke back.

Miscellany

Sun top Fever in Eastern finals opener

Tina Charles scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half to lead the host Connecticut Sun to a 76-64 win over the Indiana Fever in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals. Kara Lawson had 16 points and Tan White added 13 for the Sun, who swept New York in the opening round . . . Pat Summitt said it was her decision to step down as coach of the Tennessee women’s basketball team and she never believed athletic director Dave Hart forced her out. ‘‘It was entirely my decision to step down from my position as the head coach of women’s basketball at the University of Tennessee,’’ Summitt, who has been diagnosed with early-onset dementia, said in the three-paragraph statement . . . Defending champion Andy Murray moved into the semifinals of the Japan Open in Tokyo with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory over seventh-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka. Milos Raonic beat Janko Tipsarevic, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 7-6 (9-7).

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