BaseballThe Padres and Cubs officially announced yesterday that Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod are leaving San Diego to accept positions in Chicago’s front office. The Cubs agreed to send the Padres a player to be named as compensation. Both teams said they will hold news conferences after the World Series. The Padres will also announce Josh Byrnes as Hoyer’s successor as general manager, and the Cubs will announce Hoyer as GM and McLeod as senior vice president of scouting and player development. The deals were in the works since Theo Epstein left his job as Red Sox GM and was hired by the Cubs as president of operations . . . A Delaware judge postponed a bankruptcy court showdown between the Dodgers and MLB. The hearing, which was to have begun Monday, was rescheduled Nov. 29-Dec. 2. The Dodgers want to exit bankruptcy by selling television rights to future games . . . Dodgers lefthander Hong-Chih Kuo will have arthroscopic surgery on his throwing elbow tomorrow in Los Angeles . . . Bonuses for draft picks is the last major issue left in talks for baseball’s new labor contract. Representatives for players and owners met Tuesday in New York, people familiar with the session told the Associated Press . . . Daniel Burke, owner of the Red Sox’ Double-A Portland affiliate, died yesterday at age 82.
Sharapova exit ensures Wozniacki No. 1
TennisSecond-ranked Maria Sharapova pulled out of the WTA Championships in Istanbul with a sore ankle after losing her second straight match at the season-ending tournament. Sharapova’s withdrawal ensures that Caroline Wozniacki will finish the year with the No. 1 ranking, despite losing her group-stage round-robin match against Vera Zvonareva. Sharapova lost to Li Na, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, after losing to Sam Stosur in her opening match. Wozniacki fell to 1-1 after losing, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, against Zvonareva . . . Second-seeded Juan Martin Del Potro beat Philipp Petzschner, 6-3, 6-4, to reach the quarterfinals of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna.
Senators ship top pick back to Sweden
NHLThe Senators sent first-round draft pick Mika Zibanejad back to Swedish club team Djurgardens rather than burn the first year of his entry-level contract. Zibanejad, 18, appeared in nine games for the Senators. A 10th game would have meant he was sticking in the NHL. . . . The Devils claimed forward Ryan Carter on waivers from the Panthers . . . The Red Wings sent goalie Joey MacDonald to Grand Rapids of the AHL . . . The Blue Jackets assigned defenseman David Savard to their AHL affiliate in Springfield.
Stefanski joins front office of Raptors
BasketballThe Raptors hired Ed Stefanski as executive vice president of operations. Stefanski was fired last week as general manager of the 76ers . . . Hall of Famer Julius Erving denied an upcoming auction of his personal memorabilia collection is tied to a lawsuit filed against him by a Georgia bank. Erving told The Associated Press he’s never been a “hoarder or collector,’’ and plans to donate a portion of the auction proceeds to the Salvation Army. Erving’s auction includes his 1983 NBA championship ring with the 76ers, a pair of ABA title rings with the Nets, and MVP trophies from each league.
Caquatto takes home all-around gold
Pan American GamesGymnast Bridgette Caquatto, 17, won the gold medal in the all-around competition in Guadalajaro, Mexico, becoming the seventh straight American to win the marquee event at the games. The United States stayed atop the team medals table on Day 12, winning two golds. Kibwe Johnson set a Pan American record of 79.63 meters in the men’s hammer throw, besting the previous record (79.61) set by American Lance Deal in Winnipeg in 1999. Also, the US beat the Dominican Republic, 77-76, in men’s basketball.
Red Bulls advance in MLS wild card
MiscellanyJoel Lindpere scored in the 61st minute and the New York Red Bulls withstood a late charge to hold off FC Dallas, 2-0, in an MLS wild-card playoff match at Frisco, Texas. New York will play Los Angeles in the semifinals. Game 1 of the two-game aggregate-goal series is Sunday in Carson, Calif. . . . A judge found boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. not guilty on misdemeanor charges accusing him of threatening two security guards outside his Las Vegas home . . . Will Power said he’s committed to IndyCar and believes the series will become much safer from the investigation into Dan Wheldon’s fatal accident. Power suffered a broken vertabra in the accident that killed the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Reports in Power’s native Australia indicated he was reconsidering his future in IndyCar following the accident, which he said is not the case . . . More than 10,000 fans lined up in the rain in Coriano, Italy, to pay final respects to MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli. Simoncelli, 24, died of chest, head, and neck injuries after he lost control of his motorcycle during Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix . . . Brazil sports minister Orlando Silva, tasked with overseeing preparations for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, resigned amid corruption allegations.