Indians’ Lowe and Reds’ Baker at odds
June 15, 2012
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BASEBALLIndians starter Derek Lowe angered Reds manager Dusty Baker Thursday when he suggested an inside fastball from Cincinnati starter Mat Latos Wednesday was payback for a personal issue between Baker and him. Baker acknowledged having Latos throw inside to Lowe, but said it was retaliation for Lowe hitting Joey Votto in the back in 2009, when Lowe was with Atlanta . . . Yankees leftfielder Brett Gardner needs three to four more weeks of rest for his strained right elbow that has kept him out since April 18. Gardner saw Dr. Timothy Kremchek Thursday and received a platelet-rich plasma treatment and a cortisone shot . . . Pirates righthander Charlie Morton underwent season-ending elbow surgery to repair his right ulnar collateral ligament . . . Joe Torre will return to the dugout next March to manage the United States at the World Baseball Classic. Torre, who turns 72 next month, led the Yankees to four World Series titles and managed the Dodgers from 2008-10 . . . Giants first baseman Aubrey Huff bruised his right knee trying to jump over the dugout railing to join the celebration of Matt Cain’s perfect game Wednesday and underwent an MRI . . . Mets manager Terry Collins expects to hear by Friday about the appeal for an error to give R.A. Dickey a belated no-hitter from Wednesday’s game in which Dickey only allowed a single to B.J. Upton.
Ravens’ Suggs plans on playing in 2012
NFLRavens linebacker Terrell Suggs was optimistic about returning to the lineup as soon as November after tearing his right Achillies’ tendon in April. But a slow rehabilitation following his May 8 surgery has made Suggs, 29, acknowledge a November return would be the absolute best scenario but didn’t rule out a 2012 return . . . The Rams and the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission are heading to arbitration over the Edward Jones Dome after the board that oversees the CVC voted to begin the process after the sides remained far apart on plans to upgrade the dome . . . Browns president Mike Holmgren said there are no plans “right now’’ to move either quarterback Colt McCoy or Seneca Wallace before training camp. One of them will be first-round pick Brandon Weeden’s backup. Holmgren also reiterated the Browns are not for sale, further refuting a report last week.
Tsonga injured, Wimbledon in jeopardy
TENNISJo-Wilfried Tsonga may have to miss Wimbledon after injuring the little finger on his right hand in the final set of a 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) third-round loss to Ivan Dodig at the Aegon Championships in London. Dodig will play Sam Querrey, who upset Julien Benneteau, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 . . . Rafael Nadal defeated Lukas Lacko, 7-5, 6-1, and Roger Federer downed Florian Mayer, 6-4, 7-5, in second-round matches at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany . . . Jelena Jankovic moved closer to her first title in over two years after advancing to the Aegon Classic quarterfinals in Birmingham, England, when Casey Dellacqua withdrew with a stomach ailment. Zheng Jie defeated Andrea Hlavackova, 6-4, 6-1, to advance to face Roberta Vinci, who overcame wild-card Heather Watson, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 . . . American Chichi Scholl topped Irina-Camelia Begu, 6-3, 6-4, to reach the quarterfinals at the Gastein Ladies tournament in Bad Gastein, Austria, where she will play Ksenia Pervak, a 6-2, 6-3 winner over Sarah Gronert. Johanna Larsson beat Jill Craybas of East Greenwich, R.I., 6-2, 6-3, and will face Mandy Minella, who downed Carla Suarez Navarro, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
Northeastern’s Quailer signs with Habs
MISCELLANYNortheastern University forward Steve Quailer gave up his last year of eligibility to sign a two-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens. Montreal’s third-round pick in 2008, Quailer notched 21 goals and 42 assists in 105 games with the Huskies . . . The St. Louis Blues re-signed forward Chris Stewart, who had 15 goals and 15 assists in 79 games, along with a career 109 penalty minutes, last season . . . Former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Charlotte Bobcats’ coaching job, according to a Sports Illustrated report . . . Adam Gee shot a 4-under 67 to share the opening round lead with Simon Wakefield and Sihwan Kim at the European Tour’s Saint-Omer Open in Saint-Omer, France . . . Churchill Downs announced a new points system pegged to three dozen races that will set the field for the Kentucky Derby.
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