June 28, 2009 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Transfer Former Oregon Ducks quarterback Justin Roper said Saturday he will play this season at Montana, ESPN.com reported. Oregon granted Roper his release in late May. Roper started Oregon’s first three games a year ago before suffering a knee injury in overtime at Purdue, forcing him to miss the next four games. After redshirting as a true freshman in 2006, Roper will have two years to complete his final two seasons of eligibility.

Traded The Cleveland Indians have traded infielder Mark DeRosa to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-handed reliever Chris Perez and a player to be named later.

Injured Texas Rangers lefty Matt Harrison will be placed on the disabled list with biceps inflam- mation. Right-hander Tommy Hunter will be called up from to start in Harrison’s place tonight against San Diego.

Ailing New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter and left fielder Johnny Damon were out of the starting lineup against the Mets because of flu. Teammates Chien-Ming Wang, Robinson Cano and Melky Cabrera have also had the flu recently.

Staying Ten-time All-Star Teemu Selanne has decided to play another season with the Anaheim Ducks. Selanne’s decision, announced by the Ducks, came a day after Scott Niedermayer, who turns 36 in August, told the team he’s coming back. Selanne turns 39 next week.

Completed Real Madrid has completed the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United. The 24-year-old Portugal winger will be a Madrid player on July 1 after agreeing to a six-year, $131 million deal.

Asked The National Football League is going to the Supreme Court in search of a bigger victory in an antitrust tussle over team merchandise than it already won from a lower court. The Supreme Court could decide as early as Monday whether it will hear the case, which involves American Needle Inc.’s challenge to the league’s exclusive contract for selling headwear such as caps and hats with team logos on them.


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