Colorado forward Brad Richardson, sidelined by an offseason wrist injury, was cleared to play Wednesday and reassigned to the Avalanche’s AHL affiliate. He’ll play for the Lake Erie Monsters in Cleveland. Richardson, who was injured during offseason workouts before training camp, posted career highs in games played (73), goals (14) and points (22) last season with the Avalanche.
Juan Uribe and the White Sox agreed Wednesday to a $4.5 million, one-year contract that keeps the slick-fielding shortstop in Chicago. Although he ranked second among AL shortstops in home runs (20) and fielding percentage (.976) this year, Uribe had a difficult season. He batted just .234 with a paltry .284 on-base percentage, 34 walks and 112 strikeouts.
Padres pitcher Greg Maddux won his record 17th Gold Glove while Boston first baseman Kevin Youkilis earned his first award Tuesday for fielding excellence. Detroit catcher Ivan Rodriguez won for the 13th time and outfielders Andruw Jones, Ichiro Suzuki and Torii Hunter added to their totals. The Colorado Rockies, who set a major league record for fielding percentage, did not have a winner.
Soon-to-be 44-year-old Vinny Testaverde has moved back into the lead in the pothole-filled race to be the Carolina Panthers’ starting quarterback. Testaverde returned to practice Wednesday after missing the Panthers’ loss to Tennessee with a sore right Achilles’ tendon. David Carr watched practice from the sideline, yet to be cleared after sustaining a concussion against the Titans.
Jonathan Babineaux expressed relief Wednesday after he was cleared of a felony animal cruelty charge that could have sent the Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle to prison. “I’m just happy the whole situation is over with,” Babineaux said. “It’s been a long process. I’ve been waiting it out and it’s finally over.” Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter said Wednesday he dismissed the charges…
Strong safety Sean Considine will miss the rest of the season after hurting his left shoulder in the Eagles’ loss to Dallas on Sunday night. Considine, who became a starter before the midpoint of last season, was placed on injured reserve. Philadelphia promoted safety Marcus Paschal from the practice squad to take Considine’s roster spot.
Derrick Rose didn’t want to wait until getting to New York to explode onto the college basketball scene. Memphis worked just fine. The freshman had 21 points to help the third-ranked Tigers beat Richmond 80-63 on Tuesday night in the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic. Rose was selected the most valuable player of the Memphis regional, scoring 38 points in the first two rounds of the tournament that…
San Francisco forwards Vince Polakovic and Jay Watkins are ineligible and will miss the Dons’ season-opening road trip to Oklahoma for the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic. Watkins, a sophomore, is academically ineligible, while the university is working with the NCAA to determine Polakovic’s eligibility.
In his 10 seasons as Kentucky’s coach, Tubby Smith never had a team hold an opponent to 20 percent shooting. Billy Gillispie’s players accomplished the feat Tuesday night in his first game. So how did the new coach describe the defensive effort — the lowest shooting percentage allowed by the Wildcats since 1995 against Morehead State?
Marcus Parker scored 18 points to lead Findlay to a 70-68 victory over Ohio State on Tuesday night, the second time in a week a Division II school beat a Big Ten team in an exhibition game. On Saturday, Grand Valley State beat No. 8 Michigan State, the conference preseason favorite, 85-82 in double overtime.
James Gist and Landon Milbourne will miss Maryland’s season opener against North Florida after inadvertently violating an NCAA rule, the school announced Tuesday. Gist and Milbourne participated in one day of the Maryland state 5-on-5 tournament in Ocean City, Md. in April. The pair later learned their participation was in violation of an NCAA bylaw that prohibits student-athletes from competing in…
North Carolina is back in its familiar preseason spot — No. 1. Kansas State is making a rare appearance in the Top 25 rankings. For the sixth time since Sports Betting News started a preseason college basketball poll in 1961, the Tar Heels were ranked No. 1 Friday. They beat out UCLA and Memphis in a three-way race for the top spot.