BaseballTwo men charged with the beating of a Giants fan at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day are suspected of assaulting three other Giants fans, a law enforcement official in Los Angeles said yesterday. Aside from the near-fatal beating of Bryan Stow, detectives believe the other people were approached by suspects Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood on the west side of the stadium. Eyewitnesses told police they saw Sanchez assault one of those unidentified men, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. Sanchez has been charged with misdemeanor assault in connection with that incident. He also is accused of misdemeanor battery on a woman at the game. The official said the woman was wearing a Giants shirt and Sanchez threw something at her . . . The Braves activated Chipper Jones from the disabled list, two weeks after the third baseman underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee . . . The Pirates placed outfielder Alex Presley on the 15-day DL with a left hand contusion and recalled infielder Pedro Alvarez from Triple A Indianapolis . . . Third baseman Placido Polanco (back) is expected to play two rehab games for Triple A Lehigh Valley and return to the Phillies’ lineup Saturday . . . The Diamondbacks signed pitcher Trevor Bauer, the third overall pick in the draft.
NHLRed Wings’ Draper is expected to retire The Red Wings called a news conference today with Kris Draper amid reports that the veteran forward will retire. Draper, 40, helped Detroit win four Stanley Cups and was named the NHL’s best defensive forward in 2004. But injuries limited him to 47 games and 11 points last season. Draper made his NHL debut with the Winnipeg Jets during the 1990-91 season and has 161 goals and 364 points in his career . . . The Rangers re-signed defenseman Steve Eminger, who was acquired from the Ducks last July for forwards Aaron Voros and Ryan Hillier . . . The brother of NHL enforcer Derek Boogaard made his first court appearance in Minneapolis on charges stemming from his brother’s overdose death in May. Aaron Boogaard, 24, did not enter a plea and is next due in court Aug. 17. He faces one felony drug count and one gross misdemeanor count of interfering with the scene of a death.
BasketballMourning cited for leaving crash scene Former NBA star Alonzo Mourning is being cited by police for leaving the scene of a traffic crash in Miami Beach last week. The Florida Highway Patrol said Mourning is being issued a notice to appear in court for the second-degree misdemeanor of leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. Mourning was also issued a citation for failure to leave information at the scene. Mourning and his wife were heading home early July 17 when they came upon a wreck that had just occurred. Police say Mourning was unable to avoid hitting one of the cars. Mourning left the scene but returned about 40 minutes later . . . Former NBA player Tracy Murray joined Teresa Edwards’s coaching staff with the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock . . . Daniel Goncalves, a New Jersey man who admitted stealing a valuable Internet address and selling it to former NBA player Mark Madsen, was sentenced in Elizabeth, N.J., to five years in prison and ordered to pay restitution. Goncalves pleaded guilty in December to stealing the P2P.com domain name and selling it on
MiscellanyMessi, Xavi, Ronaldo finalists for award Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez, and Cristiano Ronaldo will compete for the inaugural Best Soccer Player in Europe award. The winner will be decided by a media panel Aug. 25. Messi, a two-time FIFA player of the year, scored 53 goals as he and Xavi led Barcelona to the Champions League and Spanish titles last season. Ronaldo scored a league-record 40 goals for Real Madrid. Messi will be rested rather than join Barcelona on a three-match tour of the United States that begins this weekend . . . Turkey postponed the start of its soccer season from Aug. 5 to Sept. 9 because of a game-fixing investigation that has landed 30 suspects in jail, including the president of the league champion . . . Mary Ann Catalano, Canadian sports doctor Anthony Galea’s former assistant who cooperated with prosecutors on her role in bringing unapproved drugs into the US to treat athletes, was given probation in Buffalo for lying to border agents about medical supplies she was transporting . . . UConn president Susan Herbst confirmed she has initiated an evaluation of the school’s athletic department, amid a report that she’s trying to buy out athletic director Jeff Hathaway . . . British triathlete Harry Wiltshire was banned for six months by the International Triathlon Union for deliberately obstructing world champion Javier Gomez at last month’s European Championship.
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