November 20, 2010 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Added The Texas Rangers signed catcher Kevin Cash, outfielder Doug Deeds and infielder Esteban German to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training. The A.L. champions on Friday also purchased the contracts of left-hander and 2010 Spokane Indians player Miguel De Los Santos, right-handers Fabio Castillo and Wilmer Font, and outfielder Engel Beltre, adding them to their 40-man roster.

Completed The Detroit Tigers completed a $16.5 million, three-year contract with right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit. Benoit reached a preliminary agreement during the general managers’ meetings this week in Orlando, Fla.

Voted FC Dallas player David Ferreira was voted the Most Valuable Player of Major League Soccer. The Colombian playmaker beat out Edson Buddle of the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chris Wondolowski of the San Jose Earthquakes. Ferreira played all but one minute this season, running the team as an attacking midfielder.

Retired Preakness champion Lookin At Lucky is looking at retirement. Breeding organization Coolmore purchased the 3-year-old colt from owner Mike Pegram and will stand him at Ashford Stud. Terms of the deal were not released.

Deadlocked Jurors said they are deadlocked in the Florida DUI manslaughter case against former major league baseball player Jim Leyritz. After signaling the stalemate, a judge in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., ordered them to return today to try to reach a verdict. If they can’t, a mistrial would be declared. Prosecutors have said there would be a second trial if that happens. Leyritz faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

Died Soccer player Mike Stojanovic, a goal-scoring threat for Canada’s national team as well as several clubs in the defunct North American Soccer League, has died at his Ottawa home. He was 63. He played for the Rochester Lancers, San Diego Sockers and Golden Bay Earthquakes, all of the NASL.

Gaye Stewart, a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Stanley Cup championship teams in 1942 and 1947, has died. He was 87.

Scheduled NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne will have surgery on both knees after Sunday’s Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. Kahne said he was born with a condition called plica syndrome that causes irritation of tissue in his knee.

Announced Furman head football coach Bobby Lamb announced he will resign after the Paladins’ season finale. Lamb announced that he is stepping down following a fourth season in which Furman missed the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.


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