Leon Day, 78, elected to the baseball Hall of Fame just six days earlier, died Monday in Baltimore… . Stan Van Gundy, fired after just 7 1/2 months as Wisconsin’s basketball coach, suggested prominent boosters played a role in his ouster… . Former WBO featherweight champion Ruben Palacio was sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison after pleading guilty Jan. 5 in Miami to charges of importing heroin… . Ed Sabol, who founded NFL films and brought America the “Voice of Doom,” has retired… . Hart Lee Dykes, the New England Patriots’ former No. 1 pick, is suing Lloyd’s of London, demanding payment on $1.7 million in insurance policies.