Baseball: Spokane Indians left fielder Jared Hoying (pictured) was named the Northwest League’s Most Valuable Player and his manager, Tim Hulett, was chosen Manager of the Year.
Hoying, from Ft. Loramie, Ohio, was hitting .326 going into Tuesday night’s game at Boise with 75 hits, including 10 home runs, 12 doubles, five triples and 50 runs batted in. Hoying has stolen 19 bases, tying him for second in the NWL.
Hulett led the Indians to the Eastern Division first-half championship. This is the second time in three seasons Hulett has won the award – his first coming in 2008. Hulett has a 161-136 overall record in four seasons (2007-2010).
NCAA denies waiver for Masoli
College football: The NCAA has denied Mississippi quarterback Jeremiah Masoli’s request for a waiver that would allow him to play immediately, meaning the former Oregon standout won’t be eligible until 2011.
Mississippi officials announced Tuesday plans to appeal the ruling, with a response expected in less than one week.
Masoli transferred to Mississippi after being kicked off Oregon’s team after two run-ins with police.
The senior has already completed his undergraduate degree.
Chelios retires from NHL at 48
Hockey: Chris Chelios finally is retiring at the age of 48 after 26 NHL seasons and three Stanley Cups.
The longest-tenured defenseman in league history made the announcement at a news conference in Detroit on Tuesday. He says he’s “been dreading this day for a long time.”
Chelios won three Norris Trophies during a career that included stops in Montreal, Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta.