November 14, 2010 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Injured In Edmonton, Alberta, a 1,300-pound bull jumped a 6-foot fence and plunged into the stands at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, injuring four spectators and forcing others to scatter. Rewind had just bucked rider Tanner Girletz and was trotting around the competition area at Rexall Place when he leaped the fence. All the spectators who were injured were sitting in the front row. Three were treated at the scene and another was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Auctioned The ball Babe Ruth hit for his 702nd career home run fetched $264,500 during an auction at the Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, Ky. The anonymous winning bid was more than three times the estimated sale price by Hunt Auctions. A Cy Young autographed bat from the 1903 World Series sold for $138,000, while a Marilyn Monroe autographed photo signed to former husband Joe DiMaggio sold for $63,250.

Agreed Philadelphia Flyers star forward Jeff Carter signed a long contract extension, a deal reported to be for 11 years and worth $58 million. The 25-year-old Carter could have become a restricted free agent on July 1.

Suspended The NHL suspended Minnesota Wild defenseman Brent Burns for two games for careless use of his stick against Panthers forward Steve Bernier at the end of Friday night’s game at Florida. Burns will lose $38,172 in salary and will be forced to sit out games against the Tampa Bay Lightning today and against the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday.

Returned Former NBA referee Joe DeRosa, the official who was suspended one game without pay during the NBA playoffs for throwing a ball at a fan, was back on the court – now as a college official – for No. 17 Butler’s season-opening 83-54 win over Marian. John Adams, the NCAA’s coordinator for men’s basketball officiating, confirmed that besides doing Horizon League games, DeRosa is expected to work games in Conference USA, the Sun Belt Conference and the Ohio Valley Conference.

Traded The Florida Marlins traded outfielder Cameron Maybin to the San Diego Padres for right-handed relievers Edward Mujica and Ryan Webb. Maybin was the 10th overall pick in the 2005 draft and later traded by Detroit in a multiplayer deal for Miguel Cabrera.


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