In brief: Pitchers hot commodity in Indianapolis
Baseball: Major League Baseball’s winter meetings in Indianapolis heated up even more Wednesday, with Milwaukee landing pitchers Randy Wolf and LaTroy Hawkins, Baltimore acquiring Kevin Millwood in a trade with Texas and the Yankees completing the three-team, seven-player swap that brought them All-Star center fielder Curtis Granderson.
New York also re-signed postseason star Andy Pettitte, and Houston reeled in hard-throwing reliever Matt Lindstrom from Florida.
Detroit sent Granderson to the Yankees and All-Star pitcher Edwin Jackson to the Diamondbacks.
Detroit obtained lefty reliever Phil Coke and outfield prospect Austin Jackson from the Yankees, plus touted young pitchers Max Scherzer and Daniel Schlereth from Arizona. Arizona also got right-hander Ian Kennedy from New York.
Baltimore will receive about $3 million from Texas along with Millwood, while the cash-strapped Rangers get a player to be named.
Relief pitcher Chris Ray and a player to be named head to the Rangers, a club in the process of being sold.
Milwaukee agreed to a $29.75 million, three-year contract with Wolf and a $7.5 million, two-year deal with Hawkins.
Pettitte got an $11.75 million, one-year contract.
Late Wednesday, the Rangers reportedly reached a one-year deal for $7.5 million with right-hander Rich Harden.
•Mariners’ minor leaguer suspended: Robert Rodriguez, a 19-year-old minor league outfielder for the Seattle Mariners, has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.
Texans’ Slaton placed on injured reserve
NFL: Houston Texans running back Steve Slaton is done for the season.
The team said Slaton will be placed on injured reserve because of a nerve issue in his neck.
In other injury news: St. Louis Rams safety Oshiomogho was placed on injured reserve with a dislocated shoulder and will miss the rest of the season; the Detroit Lions plan to rest QB Matthew Stafford’s banged-up shoulder for at least one game; and New York QB Mark Sanchez will sit out the Jets’ game at Tampa Bay because of a sprained knee.
•Four Patriots sent home: New England coach Bill Belichick sent wide receiver Randy Moss and linebackers Adalius Thomas, Gary Guyton and Derrick Burgess home after the four players showed up late for an 8 a.m. team meeting, according to the Web site of the Providence Journal.
•Raiders assistant returns: Randy Hanson, who accused Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable of assault after a training camp scuffle, has returned to work in the team’s personnel department.
•Reid gets extension: Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid has signed a three-year contact extension through 2013. Terms were not disclosed.
Stuckey’s hot hand sparks Pistons
NBA: Rodney Stuckey scored 27 points and hit the winner with 8.7 seconds left to lead the visiting Detroit Pistons to a 90-86 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
•Roy propels Blazers: Brandon Roy scored 29 points, leading the Portland Trail Blazers to a 102-91 road win over the Indiana Pacers at Indianapolis.
No. 20 Wisconsin falls in overtime
College basketball: Bryquis Perine scored 22 points, and Troy Cotton hit a key 3-pointer as Wisconsin-Green Bay (9-2) beat No. 20 Wisconsin (6-2) 88-84 in overtime in Green Bay.
•Kentucky holds off UConn: Freshman John Wall scored a season-high 25 points, and fourth-ranked Kentucky (9-0) beat No. 14 Connecticut (6-2) 64-61 in the SEC/Big East Invitational in New York.
•Memphis stands firm: The University of Memphis isn’t backing down in its appeal of the NCAA order to vacate the 2007-08 men’s basketball season.
Memphis argues in its 28-page rebuttal to the NCAA’s response to the university’s appeal that the Committee on Infractions puts the Tigers at risk of double jeopardy.
•Xavier women score upset: Allyssa DeHaan had 22 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 21 Michigan State (6-3) post a 66-53 victory over eighth-ranked Xavier (7-1) in East Lansing, Mich.
Miller, Sabres cool off red-hot Capitals
NHL: Ryan Miller made 35 saves for his 16th career shutout and the Buffalo Sabres halted Washington’s six-game winning streak with a 3-0 victory over the Capitals in Buffalo, N.Y.
House panel passes football playoff bill
Miscellany: Dismissing complaints from some members that Congress had more pressing matters, a House subcommittee approved legislation aimed at forcing college football to switch to a playoff system to determine its national champion.
•Tennessee confirms probe: University of Tennessee officials say they are “cooperating fully” with the NCAA in its investigation into some of the school’s football recruiting practices.
•MLS eyes Montreal: Buoyed by the success of Toronto FC, Major League Soccer is considering expanding its presence in Canada by placing a team in Montreal.