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Sat., Oct. 31, 2009

Hired The Seattle Mariners hired Mike Brumley as their new third-base coach, completing the team’s 2010 staff. He replaces Bruce Hines.

Signed The San Francisco Giants signed infielder Freddy Sanchez to a $12 million, two-year contract extension. He hit .293 with seven home runs and 41 RBIs in 111 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Giants this season.

•Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston signed a four-year consulting deal with the team that will begin when his managerial deal expires after the 2010 season.

Cleared Kentucky point guard John Wall was cleared to play by the NCAA. The 6-foot-4 freshman must sit out two games and repay almost $800 in expenses incurred during unofficial visits to schools during his junior year at Word of God Christian Academy.

Fined Arizona Cardinals safety Antrel Rolle was fined $7,500 by the NFL for hitting a defenseless receiver. Cardinals tackle Levi Brown also was fined $5,000 for a chop block. Indianapolis Colts cornerback Jacob Lacey was fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct when he went to the ground to celebrate after a touchdown. Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams was fined $5,000 for an illegal chop block. Cleveland Browns rookie linebacker Kaluka Maiava was fined $5,000 an unnecessary roughness on his hit of Green Bay receiver Greg Jennings

Injured Detroit Pistons guard Richard Hamilton will miss at least two games because of a sprained right ankle. He was injured late in Wednesday night’s season-opening win at Memphis.

•Jockey Julia Brimo has been hospitalized in critical condition following a spill at Keeneland (Ky.) when mount Golden Stride clipped heels and fell during the first race, her third at the Keeneland fall meet.

•Defending overall World Cup skiing champ Aksel Lund Svindal is still having problems with his bruised leg and may skip his next race. Svindal was injured during training in Switzerland earlier this month.

Separated Interim executive director Ian Penny and the NHL Players’ Association parted ways. Penny was hired after the union’s executive board fired Paul Kelly on Aug. 31.


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