Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli
is negotiating to re-sign Chris Kelly
, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent July 1. “He’s a good, versatile player who had a career year,’’ Chiarelli said. “He’s told me he wants to stay.’’ Kelly is coming off a four-year, $8.5 million contract. The 31-year-old would require a raise to re-sign with the Bruins. If Kelly reaches the open market, Ottawa might be interested in bringing back the former Senator. Kelly’s primary residence is in Ottawa . . . The Bruins were presented with the Sports Team of the Year by SportsBusiness Journal.
Canucks extend contract of Vigneault
The Vancouver Canucks signed coach Alain Vigneault to a two-year contract extension through 2014-15. Vigneault guided the Canucks to the Stanley Cup final last season. Vancouver has made five playoff appearances with Vigneault, who has won more playoff games than any coach in franchise history . . . The Columbus Blue Jackets signed right wing Derek Dorsett, 25, to a three-year contract . . . Finnish star forward Mikael Granlund, 20, signed a three-year deal with the Minnesota Wild. Granlund was the ninth overall pick in the 2010 draft.
A’s Ramirez might need more time
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might not be ready to play for the Oakland Athletics by May 30, his 40th birthday, when his 50-game suspension ends. Manager Bob Melvin
says the A’s want to make sure Ramirez is fully prepared and comfortable with his swing before he plays in major league games following his stint with Triple A Sacramento . . . Federal prosecutors have asked for a 45-day delay until July 19 to respond to Barry Bonds’s
appeal of his obstruction of justice conviction. If the request is granted, it probably would delay oral arguments until October or November, and a decision by a three-judge panel until late 2013 at the earliest . . . Torii Hunter
is expected to rejoin the Los Angeles Angels during the team’s homestand next week. Hunter has been on the restricted list since May 14 after Hunter’s teenage son, 17-year-old Darius McClinton-Hunter
, was arrested for sexual assault in Texas.
Williams women win fifth straight title
The Williams College women’s tennis team defeated the University of Chicago, 5-2, at Cary, N.C., to become the first Division 3 team to win five consecutive NCAA national championships . . . New Tulsa coach Danny Manning
announced that forward Kauri Black
signed scholarship papers with Tulsa to transfer from Northeastern University. Black will be able to play next season . . . The UMass baseball team dropped a 9-5 decision to Richmond in the Atlantic-10 tournament at Fordham’s Houlihan Park. UMass then lost to Rhode Island, 6-5, which eliminated the Minutemen.
O’Neill may face six-month suspension
Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O’Neill
could be facing up to a six-month suspension when the California Horse Racing Board meets to discuss a case involving one of his horses testing for a high level of total carbon dioxide in 2010. The board meets Thursday at Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood. It comes in the midst of I’ll Have Another’s
bid to become horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 34 years . . . Former UCLA player Reeves Nelson
is suing Sports Illustrated over its recent article about problems in the school’s basketball program . . . Sprint Cup champion Rusty Wallace
heads the group of five picked for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Owner Leonard Wood
and drivers Cotton Owens
, Herb Thomas,
and Buck Baker
are the others . . . If the Revolution beat Harrisburg City Tuesday in the US Open Cup, they will play the winner of the New York Red Bulls/Charleston Battery in Charleston, S.C. . . In MLS action, Kenny Cooper
scored for the Red Bulls and Juan Pablo Angel
scored for Chivas in a 1-1 draw at Harrison, N.J. . . . Sebastian Grazzini
and Marco Pappa
scored and goalkeeper Sean Johnson
stopped a penalty kick as the host Chicago Fire beat FC Dallas, 2-1 . . . Justin Meram
and Emilio Renteria
scored to lead the Columbus Crew to a 2-0 win over the Sounders in Seattle . . . Alan Gordon
scored in stoppage time as the San Jose Earthquakes beat the host Los Angeles Galaxy, 3-2.