MLB suspends Tigers’ Young for 7 days
May 1, 2012
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BaseballMajor League Baseball suspended Delmon Young for seven days following his arrest on a hate crime harassment charge last week in New York. The commissioner’s office said Monday the suspension is retroactive to Friday, the day Young was arrested after a late-night tussle at his hotel during which police say he yelled anti-Semitic epithets. Young will also be required to participate in a treatment program. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Young will not appeal the ruling and that he will not face additional discipline by the team when he comes off the restricted list . . . Mets starter Mike Pelfrey will have season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Tuesday . . . Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher is expected to miss a week because of a strained left hamstring . . . Outfielder Johnny Damon will join the Indians Tuesday for their series in Chicago. The Indians signed Damon, 38, to a minor league deal April 17 . . . Outfielder/DH Hideki Matsui signed a minor league contract with the Rays, and the two-time All-Star will report Wednesday to extended spring training in Port Charlotte, Fla. Matsui, 37, played with the Athletics last season.
Silas won’t return to coach the Bobcats
NBAPaul Silas is out as Bobcats coach after completing the final year of his contract. The decision was made after Charlotte finished 7-59 for the worst winning percentage in league history (.106). Silas, 68, said he was promised a job in the organization by team owner Michael Jordan and was not interested in coaching elsewhere . . . Knicks guard Jeremy Lin took part in his fourth straight day of drills and practice, four weeks after he underwent surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. The former Harvard star has targeted Sunday’s Game 4 of New York’s first-round playoff series with the Heat for his return . . . Lakers forward Jordan Hill faces a felony assault charge after his girlfriend accused him of choking and shoving her in Houston in February while he was playing for the Rockets. Hill, 24, who had 10 points and 10 rebounds in the Lakers’ playoff-opening win over Denver Sunday, is scheduled to appear in Houston court Tuesday.
City tips United in battle of Manchester
SoccerVincent Kompany’s powerful header gave Manchester City a 1-0 win against Manchester United to overtake its rival for England’s Premier League lead with two games remaining. Kompany connected with David Silva’s corner kick for the only goal in first-half stoppage time and City held on for a potentially title-deciding victory; it leads United by 8 on goal difference and once again has matters in its own hands, having erased an 8-point deficit in three weeks. The crosstown rivals have been locked in a two-way fight for the title for most of the season, and this game had been hyped even more than others in the 131-year history of matches.
Overlooked Keenum to join the Texans
NFLDisappointed that he wasn’t drafted, record-setting Houston quarterback Case Keenum said he will sign with the Texans. Keenum is the Football Bowl Subdivision’s career leader in yards passing (19,217) and touchdown passes (155), and he’s the only FBS quarterback to throw for more than 5,000 yards in three different seasons . . . Undrafted Boise State star Kellen Moore, who won an FBS-record 50 games as a starting quarterback, agreed to a deal with the Lions . . . Nick Schwieger, a former Globe All-Scholastic at Bishop Feehan who went on to become Dartmouth’s all-time leading rusher and a three-time All-Ivy first-team selection, signed with the Rams . . . Endicott defensive end Kevin Eagan (West Hartford) and Rhode Island guard Jason Foster (East Pittsford, Vt.) were among 15 undrafted players signed by the Colts, UConn cornerback Gary Wilburn was signed by the Titans, and Brown wide receiver Alex Tounkara-Kone signed with the Bills . . . . . . Former Tennessee quarterback Matt Simms, son of ex-Giants star Phil Simms, was among 23 players invited by the Jets for a tryout at their rookie minicamp this weekend . . . The Redskins signed linebacker Jonathan Goff, who played three years with the Giants before missing last year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee . . . Ex-Jets quarterback Brett Favre will have to testify about sexually suggestive text messages after a Manhattan Supreme Court judge in early April refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the Jets and Favre by two massage therapists . . . Former Patriots lineman Billy Neighbors, 72, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and a two-way star on Alabama coach Bear Bryant’s first national title team in 1961, died in Huntsville, Ala.
Virginia Tech to name Johnson coach
MiscellanyA person familiar with the talks told the Associated Press that James Johnson will replace Seth Greenberg as Virginia Tech basketball coach after serving as his assistant for five years . . . The unbeaten UMass lacrosse team (13-0) is No. 1 in both the USILA coaches poll and the media poll . . . St. Louis’s Ken Hitchcock, Ottawa’s Paul MacLean, and the New York Rangers’ John Tortorella are the finalists for the Jack Adams Award, which goes to the NHL’s coach of the year . . . The New York Racing Association Executive Committee placed CEO Charlie Hayward and senior vice president Patrick Kehoe on unpaid administrative leave after a state report said $8.5 million in winnings wasn’t paid to bettors . . . Thomas Austin “Amarillo Slim’’ Preston Jr., 83, a poker champion whose brash style, fast talking, and love of the spotlight helped broaden the game’s appeal, died of colon cancer in Amarillo, Texas.
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