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Angels’ Weaver, Scioscia suspended

August 3, 2011

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BASEBALL
Angels righthander Jered Weaver yesterday was suspended six games for throwing a pitch near the head of Detroit’s Alex Avila on Sunday, and his manager, Mike Scioscia, was suspended for one game. Weaver was ejected in the bottom of the seventh inning for throwing a pitch just over Avila’s head after Carlos Guillen showboated on a home run. Weaver will appeal; he also was fined an undisclosed amount . . . Righthander Dustin McGowan could rejoin the Blue Jays in September after not pitching in the majors since 2008 because of an injured right shoulder. Toronto manager John Farrell said the team is looking at adding McGowan for the final month of the regular season . . . Orioles righthander Jake Arrieta will have his elbow examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles next week. Arrieta said his elbow was sore after pitching five innings against the Yankees Sunday. Manager Buck Showalter said Arrieta has a fibrous mass growth and if surgery is necessary he should be “ready to go in the spring.’’ Arrieta is 10-8 with a 5.05 ERA in 22 starts this season . . . The Tigers designated reliever David Purcey for assignment. In his last six appearances, he’s allowed seven runs, four hits, and nine walks in 3 1/3 innings.

Comeback of Mets’ Santana is derailed Johan Santana’s comeback has stalled. The Mets ace was scratched from his next scheduled rehab start because of lingering discomfort in his surgically repaired pitching shoulder. He will head back to New York to be examined tomorrow, and it’s uncertain if he will get back to the majors this season. He had been slated to pitch again tonight for Single A St. Lucie . . . Dodgers starter Rubby De La Rosa will have Tommy John surgery on his left elbow and miss the rest of the season. The Dodgers said De La Rosa had an MRI Monday after complaining of soreness in the elbow and results revealed a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. The recovery time for elbow reconstruction surgery typically spans 9-12 months . . . The Mariners placed infielder Chone Figgins on the disabled list with a right hip flexor injury. Figgins is batting .188 in 81 games . . . The Rangers designated 41-year-old reliever Arthur Rhodes for assignment to clear a spot on the 25-man roster for reliever Mike Adams, who was acquired from San Diego Sunday.

HOCKEY
Canucks’ Kesler undergoes hip surgery Canucks center Ryan Kesler could miss the first three weeks of the season after having hip surgery to repair a torn labrum. He will be sidelined 10-12 weeks. He had a career-high 41 goals and added 32 assists in 82 games last season . . . The Islanders have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with right wing Blake Comeau. He had career highs in goals (24), assists (22), and points (46) last season . . . The Bruins have renewed their affiliation with the Reading Royals of the East Coast Hockey League for a third season . . . A day after voters soundly defeated a $400 million referendum for a new hockey arena in Uniondale, N.Y., Nassau county executive Edward Mangano said he welcomes Islanders owner Charles Wang - or anyone - to submit a proposal for the 77-acre property. An Islanders spokeswoman said Wang has no comment and the team will honor its lease which expires in 2015. Wang has said if a new arena is not built he might move the team.

BASKETBALL
Noah ready to play in European tourney Injured Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah should be ready to join his France teammates this week, the French Basketball Federation said. Noah has been having treatment in Los Angeles on his right ankle. France opens against Latvia Aug. 31 in the European Championships . . . In WNBA action, Pienette Pierson scored 20 points, Leilani Mitchell sank four 3-pointers - all in the final period - and the New York Liberty held off the host Atlanta Dream, 85-75 . . . Maya Moore scored 22 points and the host Minnesota Lynx opened the fourth quarter with a 14-2 run to put away the Phoenix Mercury, 90-73 . . . Sue Bird scored 17 points and Swin Cash added 16 to help the host Seattle Storm beat the San Antonio Silver Stars, 78-64.

MISCELLANY
Patrick negotiating for NASCAR ride The Associated Press has learned Danica Patrick still could race in the Indianapolis 500 even if she makes a full-time move to NASCAR. Two people familiar with Patrick’s 2012 plans say she is in the final stages of a deal to run a full-time Nationwide Series schedule with JR Motorsports and limited Sprint Cup Series races with the team owned by Tony Stewart. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal won’t be finished until she secures a release from Andretti Autosport. One of the people said the talks include her continuing to race in the Indy 500 . . . Former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik has withdrawn from Saturday’s 10-round fight against Darryl Cunningham for unknown reasons. Pavlik was scheduled to fight in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio, with the bout to be televised nationally on Showtime. Pavlik most recently fought in May, when he beat Alfonso Lopez . . . Dana Vollmer won the women’s 100-meter butterfly at the US nationals in Stanford, Calif., adding to the gold medal she won in the same event last week at the world championships. Ryan Lochte, coming off a breakout performance at the worlds, did not qualify for the finals of the 100 breaststroke, his only event of the day . . . USA Track and Field said 400-meter runner Jeremy Wariner will miss the world championships in South Korea this month with an unspecified foot injury . . . The 39th annual Falmouth Road Race will be Sunday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m., with a field of 11,000 runners.