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Twins place Liriano on the disabled list

May 31, 2011

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Baseball
Twins lefthander Francisco Liriano was placed on the 15-day disabled list yesterday with inflammation of his throwing shoulder, less than a month after pitching a no-hitter. Liriano, who missed his last start because of the injury, threw a no-hitter against the White Sox May 3. The Twins recalled righthander Anthony Slama from Triple A Rochester to take his roster spot . . . Shortstop Jose Reyes flew home to the Dominican Republic following the death of his grandmother and was placed on the bereavement list by the Mets. Reyes will be out 3-7 days, according to bereavement list rules. The Mets activated reliever Bobby Parnell from the DL . . . The Pirates put catcher Ryan Doumit (left ankle sprain) and infielder Steve Pearce (right calf strain) on the 15-day DL, transferred pitcher Ross Ohlendorf from the 15- to 60-day DL, and purchased the contracts of catcher Dusty Brown and infielder Josh Harrison from Triple A Indianapolis . . . Former Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda, 83, is recovering from a bacterial infection that caused him to be hospitalized for four days last week in Los Angeles.

Colleges
Virginia top seed for NCAA Tournament Virginia was selected as the top seed for the 64-team NCAA Division 1 baseball tournament. The Cavaliers (49-9) will host one of 16 four-team, double-elimination regionals that begin Friday. Virginia opens against Navy (33-23-1). Maine (32-22) will face North Carolina (45-14) Friday in Chapel Hill, N.C. Connecticut (41-17-1) meets Coastal Carolina (41-18) and Sacred Heart (34-21) faces Clemson (41-18) Friday in Clemson, S.C. . . . Southern California’s Steve Johnson beat Tennessee’s Rhyne Williams, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, to win the NCAA men’s tennis singles title in Stanford, Calif. California’s Jana Juricova beat Stanford’s Stacey Tan, 6-0, 7-6 (7-2), to win the women’s title . . . Penn State will interview Duquesne basketball coach Ron Everhart for its vacant position today, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Everhart, 49, who has led Duquesne to four straight winning seasons, also coached at Northeastern . . . Boston College’s Kristin Igoe was named a first-team Division 1 All-American by the Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association. Teammate Brittany Wilton and UMass’s Jackie Lyons were named to the third team.

NHL
Thrashers prepare for Winnipeg move The Thrashers’ sale to a group that would move the team from Atlanta to Winnipeg could be completed as early as today. The Thrashers’ owners are in negotiations with True North Sports and Entertainment on the relocation. The Stanley Cup final between the Bruins and Canucks begins tomorrow, and the league would prefer the sale is announced on a day there is no hockey . . . Forward Louie Caporusso, who helped lead Michigan to the NCAA title game, signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Senators.

Soccer
MLS’s Fire, Whitecaps replace coaches The Chicago Fire (1-4-6) fired coach Carlos de los Cobos and named technical director Frank Klopas interim coach for the rest of the season . . . The Vancouver Whitecaps (1-5-6) fired coach Teitur Thordarson and goalie coach Mike Salmon, and named director of operations Tom Soehn interim coach . . . Former Boston College star Alejandro Bedoya joined the US national team’s training camp in Cary, N.C., in preparation for the Gold Cup after the Revolution’s Benny Feilhaber injured his ankle in Saturday’s MLS game against Los Angeles. Teams have until 24 hours before their first Gold Cup game to replace injured players. The US team begins group play June 7 against Canada.

Miscellany
Indy victory earns Wheldon big payday Dan Wheldon received $2,567,255 for winning Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. Wheldon won in dramatic fashion when leader JR Hildebrand crashed in Turn 4 on the final lap. Hildebrand, a rookie, won $1,064,895 for his second-place finish . . . Matthew Busche won the USA Cycling Pro race in Greenville, S.C., beating hometown favorite George Hincapie at the line in a tight finish . . . Ethiopia’s Belete Assefa won the 10-kilometer Bolder Boulder in Colorado, while Kenya’s Lineth Chepkurui won the women’s race.