Concussion puts Mets’ Bay on DL again
June 17, 2012
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BaseballJason Bay is back on the disabled list with his second concussion in two years. The Mets placed their left fielder on the seven-day concussion DL Saturday and activated infielder Justin Turner from the DL. After missing six weeks this season with a broken rib, Bay was hurt again Friday when he crashed into the wall while trying to catch Jay Bruce’s inside-the-park home run for Cincinnati . . . Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton was released from an Arlington, Texas, hospital after becoming dehydrated because of an intestinal virus. Hamilton will work out Sunday and accompany the team to San Diego for a series that starts Monday . . . The Rangers optioned righthander Yoshinori Tateyama to Triple A Round Rock and moved Neftali Feliz (sprained right elbow) from the 15-day to the 60-day DL . . . The Blue Jays put rookie righthander Drew Hutchison on the 15-day DL with a sprained right elbow and recalled righthander Robert Coello from Triple A Las Vegas. Hutchison left Friday’s win over the Phillies after nine pitches . . . The Mariners called up lefthander Oliver Perez from Tacoma and optioned righthander Steve Delabar to the Triple A team. Perez has not pitched in a major league game since Oct. 3, 2010, with the Mets . . . D.J. Baxendale and Brandon Moore combined on a four-hitter and Jake Wise homered as Arkansas beat Kent State, 8-1, at the College World Series in Omaha. Jimmy Rider homered for Kent State.
Federer goes for record 6th Weber title
TennisRoger Federer will face Tommy Haas Sunday in a bid to win the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany, for a record sixth time. Haas beat defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber in the semifinals, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5, while Federer eased past Mikhail Youzhny, 6-1, 6-4. Federer is aiming for his 75th tour title, two behind all-time leader John McEnroe . . . Marin Cilic beat Sam Querrey, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, in the Queen’s Club semifinals in London, and in the final will play David Nalbandian, who defeated Grigor Dimitrov, 6-4, 6-4 . . . Yanina Wickmayer beat Mandy Minella, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, to advance to the final of the Gastein Ladies in Bad Gastein, Austria. She will face Alize Cornet, who beat Ksenia Pervak, 6-2, 6-2.
Fichardt leads at European Tour event
GolfDarren Fichardt shot a 2-under-par 69 to take a five-stroke lead after the third round of the European Tour’s Saint-Omer (France) Open. The South African had five straight birdies on the front nine before making three bogeys to finish with a 7-under 206. Simon Wakefield of England shot a 1-over 72 to climb into second place, two strokes ahead of compatriot Gary Lockerbie, Mark Tullo of Chile, and Wil Besseling of the Netherlands, who shared third place at 213. Fichardt won the Brazil Open in 2001 and the Qatar Masters in 2003, but his last top-three finish was third at the Qatar Masters in 2006. Tullo had the day’s low round, a bogey-free 67.
Hunter-Reay captures Milwaukee Mile
Auto racingRyan Hunter-Reay held off Tony Kanaan to win IndyCar’s Milwaukee Mile, getting a win for the man who brought the financially troubled track back to IndyCar - car owner Michael Andretti. James Hinchcliffe was third. Points leader Will Power was 12th. Milwaukee was put back on this year’s schedule after Andretti agreed to serve as race promoter - and Andretti announced before the race that the event would return in 2013.
Davenport leads Fever to win over Sky
MiscellanyJessica Davenport scored 19 points to lead the host Indiana Fever to an 84-70 WNBA win over the Chicago Sky. Sylvia Fowles had 26 points for Chicago . . . Sophia Young and Becky Hammon scored 24 points each to lead the host San Antonio Silver Stars to a 98-85 overtime win against the Los Angeles Sparks. Candace Parker had 21 points for the Sparks . . . In Major League Lacrosse, Matt Poskay scored five goals and Jordan Burke made 16 saves to lead the Boston Cannons to a 16-8 victory over the host Charlotte Hounds . . . Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal qualified for the Olympics by reaching the semifinals of a beach volleyball event in Rome . . . Four top US cyclists and former teammates of Lance Armstrong on the US Postal squad - Levi Leipheimer, George Hincapie, Christian Vande Velde, David Zabriskie - removed their names from consideration for the Olympic team. Armstrong is facing fresh allegations of doping by the US Anti-Doping Agency . . . Connor Fields won the US men’s BMX trials in Chula Vista, Calif., to qualify for the Olympics . . . A week after riding Union Rags to victory in the Belmont Stakes, jockey John Velazquez was transported to a Louisville hospital after injuring a shoulder in a spill in the ninth race at Churchill Downs. He complained about shoulder pain, but had full mobility . . . Ethiopian Girma Berhanu won Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minn., in 2 hours, 12 minutes, 25 seconds, and Kenyan Everlyne Lagat won the women’s division in 2:33:14 . . . Nils Karlsson, 94, the Swedish cross-country ski great who won a gold medal at the 1948 Olympics, died in Stockholm.
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