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THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2013

Arrested The Colorado Rockies say first baseman Todd Helton was arrested Wednesday morning on a charge of driving under the influence in the Denver suburb of Thornton.

Retired Green Bay’s all-time leading receiver, Donald Driver, has officially retired after 14 seasons. He celebrated his career inside the Lambeau Field atrium with 1,500 fans, his family, Packers coaches, Wisconsin polticians and a handful of teammates. He retires after catching 743 passes for 10,137 yards. He was a seventh-round draft pick out of Alcorn State in 1999.

Agreed The Cincinnati Reds agreed to a one-year $3.06 million deal with right-hander Mike Leake, avoiding salary arbitration.

• Shortstop Alex Gonzalez and the Milwaukee Brewers finalized a $1.45 million, one-year contract.

• Reliever Sergio Romo and the San Francisco Giants agreed to a $9 million, two-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.

• Third baseman Albert Callaspo and the Los Angeles Angels finalized a two-year contract worth $8,975,000.

Died San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker says that his aunt and uncle were killed in a fiery crash just hours after the Super Bowl. A spokeswoman for Louisiana State Police says two people were killed about 5 a.m. on Monday in a crash on Interstate 10, just west of New Orleans. Walker says in a Twitter posting that his aunt and uncle, Alice and Bryan Young, died in a crash with a drunken driver around the same time.

Leaving Hamline University says suspended basketball coach Nelson Whitmore has left the school after a player was accused of punching a woman. Hamline said Whitmore and the St. Paul, Minn., university agreed he did not violate any NCAA or MIAC policies. Whitmore was suspended in early January after former Hamline forward Eugene Lawrence III was arrested in Spokane while on a team trip to play Whitworth. Lawrence was charged with second-degree assault for allegedly hitting a woman in the face at the team hotel and has pleaded not guilty.

Out Twenty-third-ranked Venus Williams has withdrawn from next week’s Qatar Open due to an ongoing lower back injury.


 

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