THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 2011

Examined St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is getting a second opinion on his injured right elbow, which the team fears will require reconstructive surgery. Team spokesman Brian Bartow said Wednesday night that results of MRIs and other tests were being examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles. The team anticipated a news conference this afternoon to disclose findings. Wainwright, a 20-game winner and runner-up for the N.L. Cy Young Award last year, was sent back to St. Louis on Wednesday for tests and consultation with team physician George Paletta.

Injured The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Vicente Padilla, a right-hander who can both start and relieve, will undergo surgery on his right elbow today and could be out anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.

Reprimanded The Pac-10 reprimanded California coach Mike Montgomery for publicly criticizing officials. Commissioner Larry Scott announced the decision. Montgomery made comments critical of the officials on postgame radio interviews following losses at Washington on Feb. 10 and Washington State on Feb. 12.

Finished Arizona State quarterback Steven Threet said he’s quitting football after suffering four concussions in the past five years, including two last fall. Threet threw for 2,534 yards and 18 touchdowns for the Sun Devils last season.

Retired Major League Baseball said Jerry Crawford, Mike Reilly and Chuck Meriwether are retiring, the second straight year a significant number of veteran umpires are leaving work. Crawford had been senior umpire since Ed Montague retired last year.

Waived The Buffalo Sabres placed captain Craig Rivet on waivers in a bid to clear their books of a defenseman who has spent much of the season struggling to get playing time. Rivet is a 16-year NHL veteran who has a goal and two assists in 23 games this season.


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