October 28, 2011 in Sports



Announced The St. Louis Cardinals picked up a two-year, $21 million contract on injured pitcher Adam Wainwright, helping set their rotation for next year. Wainwright, a 20-game winner in 2010, is rehabbing from elbow surgery in February that sidelined him for the entire season.

• Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy says that he is in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. Kennedy, who took a leave of absence from the team earlier this month, says his doctors tell him he should be able to rejoin the team soon.

• Boise State President Bob Kustra says he had an informative meeting with Big East Conference executives but is in no hurry to make a decision on whether to join the conference.

Filed The attorney for former NBA player Jose Ortiz says his client will plead guilty to drug charges in Puerto Rico following an agreement with federal prosecutors. Hector Guzman Jr. filed a motion in San Juan requesting a hearing so Ortiz can enter a new plea. Ortiz was arrested in June after federal agents seized 218 marijuana plants at his house along with 40 rounds of ammunition.

Hospitalized Two members of a British women’s bobsled team were hospitalized after crashing in Winterberg, Germany. British bobsled federation performance director Gary Anderson told the BBC that driver Fiona Harrison suffered a head injury and brakewoman Serita Shone had spine surgery.

Accused Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley is accusing his former agent and an AAU coach of conspiring to forge a relationship with him from the age of 14 and giving his mother improper cash benefits while Beasley starred at Kansas State, all in an effort to land the basketball prodigy as a client. Beasley laid out the allegations in a lawsuit filed in Maryland a month ago in response to agent Joel Bell’s wrongful termination lawsuit against him.

Terminated Women’s Professional Soccer has terminated its South Florida franchise after clashing with the owner all season. The 3-year-old league announced that its Board of Governors had voted to terminate the magicJack, one of its six teams this past season. The magicJack featured Abby Wambach, Hope Solo and several members of the U.S. team that played in the World Cup this summer.

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