A Scottish council on Thursday rejected a plan by Donald Trump to build a golf course on a stretch of remote and stunning coastline that is home to some of the country’s rarest birds. “Mr. Trump is shocked, extremely disappointed and dismayed at this decision,” said George Sorial, managing director of Trump International Golf Resorts.
Dallas Stars right wing Jere Lehtinen could be out eight to 10 weeks because of an abdominal injury that required surgery. The Stars put him on injured reserve Monday and activated defenseman Mattias Norstrom. Lehtinen has missed six games because of his injury. Norstrom missed 12 games after fracturing the orbital bone around an eye Nov.
Canada still has a chance to play in the Olympics, but shouldn’t expect any help from Steve Nash. The Phoenix Suns star said Sunday night he probably would not play for the Canadians next summer even if they land a spot in the Beijing Games. “I would say no, but I can’t really talk about it until the situation arrives and this season’s come to a conclusion,” Nash said.
Tim Duncan most likely will miss no more than a few games after injuring his ankle and knee. The San Antonio Spurs star was hurt against Portland on Sunday, and the team said his MRI came back negative Monday. He has a sprained right ankle and will miss Wednesday’s game against Dallas, Spurs spokesman Tom James said.
Stephon Marbury played the second half of New York’s loss to Phoenix on Sunday night unaware his father had been taken to a hospital, where he died before the game ended. Don Marbury was taken from Madison Square Garden to St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center during halftime, reportedly because of chest pains, but a family member advised a Knicks official not to inform Stephon Marbury at the…
The Tampa Bay Rays traded another troubled outfielder Monday, sending Elijah Dukes to the Washington Nationals for minor league pitcher Glenn Gibson. Due in part to others being injured, Dukes began this season as Tampa Bay’s starting center fielder. The rookie batted .190 with 10 homers and 21 RBIs in 52 games.
At last, Bowie Kuhn beat Marvin Miller at something. The late commissioner was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday while Miller was rejected by a revamped Veterans Committee stacked with those he regularly opposed — and beat — in arbitration and bargaining sessions that altered the history of the game.
The Boston Red Sox and reliever Mike Timlin reached a preliminary agreement on a one-year contract worth $3 million. The deal, which is pending the results of a physical, was confirmed Monday by a person with knowledge of the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced.
Andy Pettitte decided to pitch for the New York Yankees in 2008 and put off retirement. Pettitte’s agent, Randy Hendricks, said Monday that the 35-year-old left-hander had started telling teammates on Sunday. Hendricks then informed Yankees general manager Brian Cashman of the news. Hendricks said Yankees captain Derek Jeter and catcher Jorge Posada had lobbied Pettitte to return, and the pitcher…
The New York Yankees want an answer from Minnesota. Now. Refusing to bid against rival Boston any longer, the Yankees insist they’ll probably pull out of trade talks for ace Johan Santana if the Twins don’t make a decision on New York’s offer by late Monday. “We’ll see how it goes, but this is not an act.
Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy of the San Diego Padres could have a contract extension within the next several days. “We’re moving toward it but it’s not a done deal yet,” Peavy’s agent, Barry Axelrod, said Sunday night from Nashville, Tenn., site of the winter meetings. “There’s still some stuff we’re trying to work out.
Second baseman Kaz Matsui finalized a $16.5 million, three-year contract with the Houston Astros on Sunday, a little more than a month after helping the Colorado Rockies to their first World Series appearance. The 32-year-old switch-hitter batted .288 with four homers and 37 RBIs for Colorado, stealing 32 bases and scoring 84 runs — his best totals in the majors.