March 31, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Died Former major league pitcher Bob Turley, who won the Cy Young Award with the New York Yankees in 1958, died on Saturday from liver cancer, according to one of his sons. Turley, hard-throwing right-hander also played for the Baltimore Orioles (and the St. Louis Browns before they became the Orioles), Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox. In 12 seasons, he went 101-85 with a 3.64 ERA.

• The university of Alabama says that former athletic director Mal Moore has died. The school says the 73-year-old Moore died on Saturday at Duke University Medical Center. Moore had been in the Durham, N.C., hospital since March 13 with pulmonary problems.

Signed A person familiar with talks said that the quarterback-needy Buffalo Bills are close to completing a deal to sign free agent Kevin Kolb.

• Cornerback Brent Grimes, who missed most of last season with an Achilles tendon injury, signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.

• The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed with first baseman Paul Goldschmidt on a five-year, $32 million contract.

Scheduled Former New York Mets ace Johan Santana will have surgery Tuesday to repair a re-torn anterior capsule in his left pitching shoulder.

• Atlanta Hawks center Zaza Pachulia will undergo surgery on his right Achilles and miss the rest of the season.

Traded The Buffalo Sabres have traded defenseman Jordan Leopold to the St. Louis Blues for two draft picks. The Sabres received a second-round pick and a conditional fifth-round pick in this year’s draft.

Debuts American midfielder Stuart Holden made his debut on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, playing the opening 62 minutes before being substituted in a 2-1 victory over Barnsley.

Courted Fired Minnesota basketball coach Tubby Smith is in talks with Texas Tech to become the next head coach of the Red Raiders.


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