Baseball Report: Twins’ Mauer clears waiversTwins All-Star catcher Joe Mauer cleared revocable waivers Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported on Twitter. The Twins could trade Mauer now, but he has a no-trade clause in his contract, would have to approve a deal, and is due $23 million annually through the 2018 season. Mauer also would need to be traded by Friday to be eligible for another team’s postseason roster. He woke up Wednesday to news that he had been placed on waivers — and a flurry of phone calls and text messages from friends and family. ‘‘I was a little surprised about how much coverage, and how many questions I was asked about it,’’ Mauer said . . . Twins lefthander Scott Diamond dropped his appeal of a six-game suspension for throwing behind Texas’s Josh Hamilton last week in retaliation after Mauer was hit in the back by Roy Oswalt.
Dodgers’ Kemp day to day after testsTests on Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp a day after he collided with the wall showed no structural damage to his left knee and jaw. Kemp is day to day. Also, the Dodgers placed lefthander Scott Elbert on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow inflammation and recalled righthander Shawn Tolleson from Single A Rancho Cucamonga . . . The Indians designated outfielder Shelley Duncan for assignment and claimed lefthander Scott Maine on waivers from the Cubs . . . Phillies righthander Vance Worley was placed on the DL and will have elbow surgery next month . . . The third generation of the O’Malley family took over Padres ownership. The new group includes Peter O’Malley’s sons, Kevin and Brian, and nephews Peter and Tom Seidler. It also includes San Diego businessman Ron Fowler.GOLF Woods, Begay spark American victory Tiger Woods and tournament host Notah Begay III combined to shoot 9 under and lead the American side to victory at the NB3 Foundation Challenge in Verona, N.Y. The 12-player field was split into two teams, with Woods and Begay serving on a West squad that also included PGA Tour players Rickie Fowler and Gary Woodland and LPGA Tour players Cristie Kerr and Lexi Thompson. Woods and Begay, teammates at Stanford, took on K.J. Choi and Y.E. Yang in one of three stroke-play matches that were billed as an ‘‘East Meets West’’ challenge involving Asian and American players . . . Ramon Sota, 74, uncle of Seve Ballesteros and inspirational player of the 1960s-70s, died in Madrid. At age 18, Sota won the first of four Spanish championships. He finished sixth at the 1965 Masters in Augusta, which was at the time the best result by a European player.WNBA Dream’s McCoughtry meets with bossAtlanta Dream guard Angel McCoughtry, the WNBA’s leading scorer, remained on indefinite suspension after meeting with new coach and general manager Fred Williams in his office. Williams said he gave McCoughtry a written list of requirements she must sign and comply with before he will consider reinstating her. Williams suspended McCoughtry for breaking team rules before Tuesday’s home loss to Tulsa . . . The Connecticut Sun signed guard Tan White to a one-year extension.
SOCCER Gaven’s late goal powers Columbus
Eddie Gaven scored near the end of five minutes of stoppage time, lifting the Columbus Crew to a 2-1 MLS victory against the host Philadelphia Union . . . Wilman Conde scored in the 88th minute in Washington to lift the New York Red Bulls to a 2-2 draw with D.C. United. Dwayne De Rosario scored his 100th career MLS goal for United . . . The Portland Timbers hired University of Akron coach Caleb Porter as coach for the 2013 season. . . Host Real Madrid beat 10-man Barcelona, 2-1, to win the Spanish Super Cup on away goals after the two-legged tie ended, 4-4. Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Madrid and Lionel Messi for Barcelona . . . Bayern Munich completed the signing of Spain midfielder Javi Martinez from Athletic Bilbao for $50 million in the most expensive transfer in the 50-year history of the Bundesliga.
Miscellany Turris signs extension with SenatorsThe Ottawa Senators signed forward Kyle Turris to a $17.5-million, five-year contract extension. The deal will keep Turris in Ottawa through 2017-18. . . . Carl Edwards dismissed a rumor that he will join Penske Racing next season. Edwards is in the first year of a contract with Roush Fenway Racing . . . Sprinter Usain Bolt said he wants to defend his three Olympic titles at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games . . . Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s FBI file contains threatening letters sent to him and his staff years ago but nothing about his former assistant Jerry Sandusky, convicted of molesting boys.