The Detroit Tigers recalled the injury rehabilitation assignment of left-handed pitcher Andrew Miller on Friday, a day after they optioned the contract of right-hander Zach Miner to Triple-A Toledo. Miller started two games for Toledo and had a 9.00 ERA over six innings. The rookie was 5-4 with a 4.42 ERA with the Tigers — entering his start in the series opener against the New York Yankees –…
Tommie Harris had little to say as he walked off the field following Thursday’s practice, other than that he’s ready to play. That doesn’t necessarily meant the Chicago Bears will give the Pro Bowl defensive tackle a chance against the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday. Although he has been practicing and will be in uniform, his status for the third preseason game remains a question mark.
The Atlanta Falcons placed quarterback D.J. Shockley and receiver Jamin Elliott on injured reserve Thursday. Shockley will have surgery next week after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. He also has a partially torn medial collateral ligament and a bone bruise.
Linebacker Jeremiah Trotter worked out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, two days after being released by the Philadelphia Eagles. The 30-year-old, four-time Pro Bowl selection was one of the leaders of the Eagles defense for much of the past decade. He was let go Tuesday in a move that opened a spot in the lineup for second-year pro Omar Gaither.
Kalookan Dancer led all the way to win Thursday’s $64,000 feature by a half-length over So Long Sonoma at Del Mar. Ridden by Jose Valdivia Jr., Kalookan Dancer covered 6 1/2 furlongs in 1 minute, 18.14 seconds and paid $21.20, $8 and $4.20 at 9-1 odds. So Long Sonoma returned $3 and $2.20 as the 6-5 wagering favorite, while Excessiveobsession was another 2 lengths back in third and paid $3.20.
Former Florida State forward Alexander Johnson signed with the Miami Heat on Friday after playing last season with the Memphis Grizzlies. Johnson appeared in 59 games last season as a rookie with the Grizzlies, averaging 4.4 points and 3.1 rebounds. Johnson was drafted in the second round in 2006 by Indiana and was later traded to Portland, then Memphis.
David Wells is coming back to a pennant race with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wells and the Dodgers agreed to a contract, and the big lefty plans to make his first start for Los Angeles on Sunday night against the Mets in New York. The 44-year-old Wells was designated for assignment by his hometown San Diego Padres on Aug.
Hal Handel, a longtime racing executive in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, was appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer of the New York Racing Association on Thursday. Handel, 60, has been the chief executive officer at Greenwood Racing since 1998. He oversaw the renovation of Philadelphia Park’s grandstand and the development of New Jersey’s first off-track wagering facility.
Wait a While snapped trainer Todd Pletcher’s losing streak when she came from off the pace to win Thursday’s $200,000 Ballston Spa Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. Pletcher, the leading trainer at Saratoga for the past four consecutive years, had saddled only nine winners from 78 starters going into Thursday’s card at the Spa.
Adrian Chip, a 3-year-old bay colt, has drawn the No. 5 post position for the finals of the $724,770 Yonkers Trot at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday. The American-born, Swedish-owned Adrian Chip won one of the eliminations in 2:01.2 on Saturday. Primary As, a 3-year-old bay colt who won the other elimination in 1:58.2, has drawn the sixth hole.