NEW YORK (AP) - Minnesota's Miguel Sano has been suspended for one game and fined by Major League Baseball for what the sport termed "aggressive actions" that caused benches to clear during a game against Detroit last weekend. Joe Torre, MLB's chief baseball officer, announced Sano's suspension yesterday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jake Long, the first overall pick in the 2008 draft and a four-time Pro Bowl left tackle for the Miami Dolphins, has decided to retire after a torn Achilles tendon ended his ninth NFL season early with the Minnesota Vikings. Long announced yesterday on his Twitter account that a lack of progress on his latest rehabilitation has outweighed his desire to continue playing.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan has hired Mel Pearson as its new hockey coach. The school announced the move yesterday. Pearson replaces Red Berenson, who retired earlier this month after more than three decades at the helm. Pearson says he's looking forward to building on the Michigan program's rich tradition.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Former Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson has waived extradition and will be returned to Michigan from Indiana to face a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge. Ingham County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Lisa McCormick said yesterday that the 19-year-old Robertson could be arraigned as early as today.
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