SEATTLE (AP) — The New York Yankees added some veteran presence and speed to their lineup by acquiring 38-year-old Ichiro Suzuki (EE'-cheer-oh soo-ZOO'-kee) for two pitchers and cash yesterday. Batting eighth in the Yankee order last night after getting a standing ovation and bowing to the Seattle crowd, Ichiro singled in his first at-bat while wearing pinstripes and went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in the Yankees' 4-1 win over the Mariners.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bryce Harper homered his first time up in New York, then hit a tiebreaking single to key a six-run burst in the 10th inning in the Washington Nationals' 8-2 win over the Mets. Ryan Zimmerman followed with a three-run double and Michael Morse added a two-run homer as the NL East-leading Nationals increased their division lead to four and a-half games over Atlanta.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All the big prizes Penn State usually plays for — the conference championships, the marquee bowl games — are off the table for the next four seasons. The Nittany Lions got walloped by NCAA sanctions yesterday that included a $60 million fine, five years of probation and a four-year bowl ban as a result of the school looking the other way while former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky brought boys onto campus and molested them.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP)— The NCAA also erased 14 years of victories, wiping out 111 of Joe Paterno's wins and stripping him of his standing as the most successful coach in the history of big-time college football. That moved former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden atop the all-time college football victory list, although Bowden says there are no winners in this case.
MILTON, Ontario (AP) — The NHL and the NHL Players' Association are set for another round of negotiations starting with three days of talks today in Toronto. Both sides are working on establishing a new collective bargaining agreement before the current one expires on Sept. 15.
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